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Justina D. McEvoy, PhD
Retinoblastoma: Bridging Developmental Neurobiology and Cancer Genetics
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Developmental Neurobiology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee
2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24016
Dr. McEvoy’s characterization of the human retinoblastoma genome revealed epigenetic deregulation of multiple cancer and developmental pathways. This discovery led to the identification of novel therapeutic targets that were not previously considered for treating retinoblastoma. Dr. McEvoy’s findings demonstrate that deregulation of epigenetic mechanisms in the developing retina contributes to retinoblastoma tumor progression.
About the Speaker:
Justina D. McEvoy, PhD is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Developmental Neurobiology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.