Robert Welner presents at HudsonAlpha Research Seminars

Next seminar to be Wednesday, November 9

Robert Welner, PhD, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, presented at the HudsonAlpha Research Seminars on Monday, November 7.

Welner received his PhD in immunology and microbiology from University of Oklahoma with Paul Kincade, PhD. He later moved to the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School for post-doctoral training with Daniel Tenen, PhD. Welner is an assistant professor in the department of hematology and oncology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Welner’s research has focused on stem cell biology, transcription factors, and gene regulation differences between normal adult cells and their diseased counterpart. Major advances have been made recently in describing the transcriptional networks dictating self-renewal of stem cells, and a number of important transcriptional regulators have been characterized during hematopoiesis. Meanwhile, understanding how these processes become dysregulated in their function in hematopoietic stem cells has not been well established. Welner’s research projects investigate the role of steady-state and perturbed microenvironments on the stem cell self-renewal and differentiation and more importantly the interplay between these contradictory forces within the stem cell niche.

The next HudsonAlpha Research Seminar, featuring David C. Williams, Jr., PhD, will be Wednesday, November 11, at noon in the HudsonAlpha auditorium.

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