UVa professor of pharmacology to present on liver disease

This event has been postponed.

Irina Bochkis, PhD, will give a Suter Science Seminar on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 4:15 p.m. at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). Her talk will detail findings from a current research project on “Nuclear lamina and fatty liver disease.”

Attend via EMU’s Facebook Live page.

EMU students, faculty and staff can access secure Zoom links for events by visiting the Calendar page after logging into my.emu.edu.

Bochkis teaches pharmacology in UVA’s School of Medicine in Charlottesville, Va. She came to the field of biology from an engineering background, which taught her the value of a multidisciplinary approach when tackling biomedical problems. Bochkis completed her PhD in Genomics and Computational Biology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She then trained at the Broad Institute for her postdoctoral fellowship, applying computational analysis of high-throughput data to epigenetic mechanisms in aging liver.

The seminars are made possible by the sponsorship of the Daniel B. Suter Endowment in Biology and the co-sponsorship of supporting programs. Named in honor of long-time EMU biology professor, Daniel B. Suter (1920-2006), the Endowment in Biology was established in 1986 through the generous donations of alumni and friends and currently consists of over $1 million of invested funds.

EMU hopes to double the Suter Endowment in order to more adequately support distinguished faculty and to increase scholarship aid to deserving students.