Dr. Christine Richardson, Associate Professor in the Department of Biology, was recently featured on the front page of the University City News section of The Charlotte Observer.
"Richardson, a geneticist who studies cancers of the blood, runs a lab in UNC Charlotte's biology department that examines the role DNA plays in cancer. Her team of researchers, many of them doctoral or post-doctoral students, conducts tests on hundreds of environmental agents. They're trying to determine which ones may be causing the breaks in DNA strands that often are seen in patients with certain cancers, such as leukemia. "I'm interested in that first step," said Richardson. "What makes the DNA break, and what makes the chromosomes then come back together incorrectly?" "