CANCELLED - Charlotte Biology & Biotechnology: Base Excision Repair and Human Disease

This event has been cancelled due to the speaker's extenuating circumstances. Please check back or contact the organizer Dr. Yan to be notified when the event is rescheduled. Thank you!

As part of the Distinguished Speaker Series, Charlotte Biology and Biotechnology (CBB) Exchange Group presents "Base Excision Repair and Human Disease" featuring Joann Sweasy, Ph.D. 

Sweasy is Ensign professor of Therapeutic Radiology and professor of Genetics, vice chair for Basic Research, and associate director for Basic Science at Yale University Cancer Center.  A major focus of the Sweasy laboratory is to understand how single nucleotide polymorphisms in DNA repair genes, including genes that function in homology directed repair (HDR), nonhomologous end-joining (NHEJ) and base excision repair (BER) in the germline and somatic tissues impact cancer risk and treatment. 

The CBB Exchange Group, sponsored by University of North Carolina Charlotte and the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, brings faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, as well as technicians and scholars in biology and biotechnology together in the greater Charlotte region for information exchange, and to foster industry and academic partnership, economic development and professional networking opportunities.

The Distinguished Speaker Series theme for academic year 2018-2019 is Genome Integrity and Cancer Etiology.


The presentation will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., followed by lunch and networking with the speaker and participants.


Follow this link for directions and detailed maps of the campus and visitor parking.

More Information

Contact Shan Yan, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, UNC Charlotte


UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223

*Building/Room TBD

Human Therapeutics