IIT Seminar Series: Justin Colacino

Tue, November 15, 2022 11:00 AM - Tue, November 15, 2022 1:00 PM at 162 Food Safety & Toxicology Building

Justin Colacino
*The Institute for Integrative Toxicology presents Dr. Justin Colacino, University of Michigan, to speak on, “Chemical Exposures, Dysregulated Stem Cell Biology, and Breast Cancer Disparities,” on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building.

There are profound breast cancer disparities by race. African American women are two to three times more likely to be diagnosed with the most aggressive subtype, triple negative, and 40% more likely to die of breast cancer. The etiological drivers of these disparities are complex and multifactorial. In this presentation, I will discuss our work characterizing the role of chemical exposures in breast cancer disparities. I will describe patterns of chemical exposure disparities and discuss toxicological assessment of these chemicals with exposure disparities to evaluate their mechanistic links to aggressive breast cancers, with a focus on dysregulation of stem cell biology.

*Fulfills seminar requirements for the Environmental and Integrative Toxicological Sciences Graduate Programs. Seminars that fulfill this requirement are archived at: https://iit.msu.edu/training/eits/recent-seminar-list.html.