Hoyo To Give NCI Seminar, Oct. 21
Dr. Cathrine Hoyo will give the next lecture in the NCI Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities’ Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) Distinguished Scholars Seminars on Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 1 to 2:30 p.m., via Webex. Her talk is titled “Toxic Metal Exposure Disparities, Epigenomic Response and Hepatocellular Carcinoma: The Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHAD) Framework.”
Hoyo is a professor of epidemiology in the department of biological sciences, co-director of the integrated health sciences facility core in the Center for Human Health and the Environment and director of the epidemiology and environmental epigenomics laboratory at North Carolina State University. She is a former CURE K01 recipient.
Hoyo’s research improves our understanding of how early development influences risk of common chronic diseases, particularly those that exhibit racial/ethnic differences in incidence and/or mortality, including in certain cancers. She will present about her group’s two-pronged approach to this work—both following a cohort of newborns from the first trimester in order to pinpoint epigenetic targets, as well as conducting population-based case control studies of cancer in adults to assess to what extent the epigenetic targets contribute to these cancers in adulthood.
To register for the seminar, visit https://cbiit.webex.com/cbiit/onstage/g.php?MTID=ea4d4327dc035986bdf8dd4805d226cda. Those who need reasonable accommodation to participate should contact Victoria Coan at (240) 276-7659 and/or the Federal Relay Service (1-800-877-8339) at least 2 days before the meeting.