MIH ECR Seminar: Assistant Professor George Burslem; Penn Epigenetics Institute
Wednesday, 22 September 11:00am – 12:00pm
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Speaker: Assistant Professor George Burslem; Penn Epigenetics Institute
Host: Dr Jonathan Danon
Title: Chemical Approaches for Modulating Lysine Post-Translational Modifications
Biography: George M. Burslem obtained his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the University of Bristol spending a year in the Chemical Biology group at Pfizer. He carried out his master’s research with Professor Tom Simpson FRS at Bristol before moving to the University of Leeds for his doctoral studies under the supervision of Professors Andrew Wilson and Adam Nelson focused on inhibiting protein-protein interactions. He was awarded his PhD in 2015 and moved to Yale University to perform postdoctoral research in the group of Professor Craig Crews, supported by a Leukemia and Lymphoma Society career development fellowship. In January 2020, George started his independent career at the University of Pennsylvania as an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Cancer Biology and the Penn Epigenetics Institute. He was recently awarded the AACR NextGen Star Award, BBA Rising Star in Biochemistry and Biophysics award and an outstanding investigator grant (MIRA) from the NIH. The Burslem lab is interested in developing chemical tools to understand and modulate lysine post-translational modifications.