On March 11, Brandon Case, a PhD candidate in molecular biology and biochemistry, delivered a talk titled “Just Another Day Fixing the Double Helix” as part of the Graduate Speaker Series. Case’s advisor is Manju Hingorani, professor of molecular biology and biochemistry, professor of integrative sciences.
The human genome, which contains genetic information needed to grow and build an organism, is under constant assault by damaging agents from sources such as sunlight, tobacco smoke, and barbecued foods. “Fortunately, we have multiple DNA repair pathways that remove damage lesions and restore genome integrity,” Case explained.
The Graduate Speaker Series events are open to the entire Wesleyan community and include lunch. (Photos by Olivia Drake)