IIT Seminar Series: Jonathan Diedrich

Tue, January 17, 2023 11:00 AM - Tue, January 17, 2023 1:00 PM at 162 Food Safety & Toxicology Building

Jonathan Diedrich*The Institute for Integrative Toxicology presents Dr. Jonathan Diedrich, Michigan State University, to speak on, “Adipocyte-Modulated Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Expression and Activity in Multiple Myeloma,” on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. in 162 Food Safety and Toxicology Building.

John Diedrich is a Senior Research Assistant in the Bernard Lab at Michigan State University. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Michigan State University where he majored in Zoology. He continued his education at Wayne State University, obtaining his doctorate in Cancer Biology. His thesis work focused on the role of bone marrow adipocyte-supplied factors (i.e. lipids, adipokines) on signal transduction pathways in metastatic prostate cancer cells, leading to metabolic dysregulation and tumor progression within the bone. Prior to joining the Bernard Lab, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where he studied the impact of cis­-regulatory elements on chemotherapeutic response and resistance in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. John’s current research goals are to expand our understanding of obesity-associated cancers by identifying adipose-derived factors and their biological significance in tumorigenesis.

*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.