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Cell motility in glioblastoma

Original webinar date: August 8, 2023
Guest name: Natanael Zarco, PhD

Dr. Natanael Zarco, a Research Associate at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, USA, specializes in brain tumor studies, particularly glioblastoma (GBM) biology. With a strong academic background, he holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Pharmaceutical Biology from UABJO, Mexico, and earned his MSc and Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology at CINVESTAV, Mexico City.

Currently, Dr. Zarco’s research is focused on exploring the interaction of GBM with the subventricular zone (SVZ), a significant neurogenic niche that houses Neural Stem Cells (NSCs). His study delves into how glioblastoma stem cells invade the SVZ and other brain regions. In his talk, he will discuss the importance of cell migration in the spread of cancer cells throughout the brain and how developing more physiological models can aid in understanding the regulation of this process, ultimately leading to the design of novel therapeutic agents.

In this webinar, Dr. Zarco will:

  • Summarize the characteristics of brain tumors with a particular focus on glioblastoma.
  • Explain the importance of cell migration in cancer progression and prognosis.
  • Examine the need to develop experimental tumor models to study cancer cell migration.