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An online talk by Roketa Sloan Henry, St Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN

Dr Roketa Sloan Henry is a post-doctoral researcher in Peter McKinnon's laboratory at St Jude Children's Research Hospital (Memphis, TN, USA). There her work into the pathobiology of Topoisomerase 1 (TOP1), which regulates torsional stress in DNA during replication, chromatin remodeling and transcription, is the basis of her talk.

Aberrant TOP1 function has been implicated in diverse neurological diseases including autism, ataxia telangiectasia (A-T) and spinocerebellar ataxia with axonal neuropathy 1 (SCAN1). However, the mechanism linking topoisomerase dysfunction and neurologic disease remains unclear, making understanding TOP1 biology of paramount importance. Her lab's work to study TOP1 will be described.

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