November 3 in NYC: “Cell Division: From Molecular Machines to Human Disease”

cheeseman092716Join us for a special presentation and cocktail reception with Whitehead Member Iain Cheeseman, PhD.

What: “Cell Division: From Molecular Machines to Human Disease”
When: Thursday, November 3; 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Where: Arader Gallery, 1016 Madison Avenue, New York, NY

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ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Iain Cheeseman, PhD

Iain Cheeseman is a Member of Whitehead Institute and Associate Professor of Biology at MIT. Cheeseman’s research focuses on the kinetochore, a group of proteins required for chromosome segregation and cell division. Cheeseman’s laboratory uses a combination of proteomics, biochemistry, and cell biology to examine kinetochore composition, structure, organization, and function and he is noted for discovering multiple new components of the kinetochore. Because many cancers may be driven by errors in chromosome segregation, Cheeseman’s studies may deliver new insights in cancer research.

Cheeseman completed his undergraduate training at Duke University and his graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned a doctorate in 2002. He carried out his postdoctoral work in the lab of Arshad Desai at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in San Diego and the University of California, San Diego. He is the recipient of the Searle Scholar Award, and received the Early Career Life Scientist Award from the American Society of Cell Biology in 2012.