MARQUETTE – Northern Michigan University will host a biology seminar titled “The Role of Collagenase-2 (MMP-8) Regulation in Melanoma Progression and Development” at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 28, in the Mead Auditorium. 

            This discussion will link collagenase—enzymes responsible for initiating the hydrolic decomposition of collagen and gelatin—with the development and progression stages of melanoma, a form of skin cancer.  It will be presented by Troy Giambernardi from the Van Andel Research Institute in Grand Rapids, Mich.

            Sponsored by the biology department, this free event is open to the public.  For more information, contact 227-2310.

Prepared By
Becky Kratz