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Shining a Light on Base Excision DNA Repair

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Meeting Materials

August 6 – 7, 2020
Rodbell ABC Auditorium
NIEHS Main Campus


Sameul H. Wilson M.D., Principal Investigator, Genomic Integrity & Structural Biology Laboratory.
Sameul H. Wilson, M.D., Principal Investigator, Genomic Integrity & Structural Biology Laboratory.
(Photo Courtesy of Steve McCaw)

This symposium is organized to honor the scientific contributions of Samuel H. Wilson to the field of base excision DNA repair. Over the past 50 years, his laboratory has focused on the mechanism and structural biology of DNA polymerases and DNA repair enzymes that modulate cellular responses to endogenous and exogenous agents that modify DNA. The symposium will focus on current advances in the studies of processes that modulate DNA synthesis and repair in order to preserve cell viability and genome stability, and how they can be perturbed by environmental stress that can lead to human disease.

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

Organizing Committee

  • Bill Beard (Genome Integrity & Structural Biology Laboratory, NIEHS)
  • Bret Freudenthal (Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Kansas Medical Center)
  • Michelle Heacock (Hazardous Substances Research Branch, NIEHS)
  • Ben Van Houten (Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh)


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Meeting Location

NIEHS, Rodbell Auditorium ABC
111 T.W. Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709

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