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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Calendar of Events

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute hosts a number of lectures and seminars, open to ophthalmologists, vision researchers, the University of Miami community and, in some instances, the general public. For a complete schedule of Continuing Medical Education events for the 2013-14 academic year, you may download the brochure with registration forms. If you wish to obtain additional information about any of these events please contact the respective coordinator.

McKnight Vision Research Seminar- Presenter: Dr. Gaofeng Wang, PhD Associate Professor of Human Genetics

Calendar: McKnight Vision Research Seminars

“Vitamin C and human epigenome: implication in reprogramming cancer cells”

We are the first group that published a novel function of vitamin C in regulating the conversion of 5-methylcytosine (5mC), the major epigenetic mark of
mammalian DNA, to 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC). Recently, the loss of 5hmC has been identified as a novel epigenetic mark for most, if not all, cancers.
This seminar will focus on how vitamin C enhances 5hmC generation as a cofactor for TET (ten-eleven translocation) dioxygenases and how vitamin C treatment
helps reprogram cancer cells toward normal cells.

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute- Jose Berrocal Audtiorium, 2nd Floor