The College of IS&T Roundtable Presents Christine Cutucache, Ph.D. | 11:30 a.m.
The College of IS&T Roundtable presents Christine Cutucache, Ph.D., from the UNO Department of Biology. She will present on, "Split Personalities: Discipline-Based Educational Research and Tumor Immunology."
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My research goals are two-fold: I focus on both discipline-based education research (DBER) across K-16 in science education and, at the wet bench, tumor-induced immunosuppression. We use bioinformatics to address questions regarding prognostic markers for B-and T-cell leukemias/lymphomas, to identify new diagnostic methods, and to study mechanisms of action within tumor cells. Additionally, we generate large data sets from microarrays, gene expression profiles from murine models, and from a pedagogical intervention that spans K-16. We are interested in forming partnerships with those interested in any of these projects. To be comprehensive and to convey the breadth of our work, I will describe all of our current projects during the roundtable discussion. This will be an informal presentation and discussion.
Dr. Cutucache received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and her doctorate from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The goals of the Cutucache Lab investigates are two-fold. First, the lab investigates which methods of pedagogical intervention lead to improved understanding of content and critical thinking skills by students. Secondly, the role of the immune response (particularly that of regulatory lymphocytes) on leukemic progression.