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Your Environment. Your Health.

The Fidelity of DNA Replication: From Basic Mechanism to Disease

August 29 – 30, 2019
North Carolina Biotechnology Center
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Meeting Documents

View the Symposium Schedule (168KB) online.

This symposium was organized to honor the scientific contributions of Thomas Kunkel, Ph.D., an NIH Distinguished Investigator, to the fields of DNA replication and repair. The symposium focused on current advances in the studies of processes that control DNA synthesis and repair in order to preserve cell viability and genome stability, and how they can be perturbed by environmental stress to lead to human disease.

The meeting brought together, in an informal atmosphere, junior and senior investigators, including previous postdocs from the Kunkel lab, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students from the local universities and the NIEHS, as well as distinguished scientists from institutions outside North Carolina. The day and a half-long symposium provided a forum for ample discussions, networking, and for fostering new collaborations.

Organizing Committee

  • Kasia Bebenek
  • Jessica Williams 
  • Bill Copeland
  • Gezell Jones
  • Miguel Garcia-Diaz
  • Piotr Mieczkowski
  • Zachary Pursell
  • Dale Ramsden
  • Mercy Arana
  • Joe Dahl
  • Scott Lujan
  • Sal Syed
  • Zhixiong Zhou
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