Five Points Lecture: Eli M. Van Allen, MD
4:00 PM — 6:00 PM
Harvard Medical School, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Broad Institute
Eli M. Van Allen, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Department of Medical Oncology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Department of Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
With the rapid rise of molecular profiling, integrative immunologic biomarkers, novel therapeutics, and increasingly structured medical record data, scientific strategies that link these activities through a robust data science approach may accelerate translational discoveries and transform oncology practice at the point of care.
In this presentation, Dr. Van Allen will share how an emerging interdisciplinary science at the intersection of these activities – clinical computational oncology – is leading efforts to:
At the intersection of clinical oncology, computational biology, and translational cancer research, clinical computational oncology will transform the wealth of data emerging at scale into discoveries that impact patients and catalytic translational research.
Eli Van Allen, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, a clinician at Dana-Farber/Partners Cancer Care, and an Associate Member at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. His research focuses on computational cancer genomics, the application of new technologies such as massively parallel sequencing to precision cancer medicine, and resistance to targeted therapeutics. As both a computational biologist and medical oncologist, he has specific expertise in clinical computational oncology and the development of algorithms to analyze and interpret genomic data for clinically focused questions. Overall, his research will make important contributions to the field of precision cancer medicine and resistance to targeted therapeutics via expertise and study in translational and clinical bioinformatics.
Originally from Los Angeles, he studied Symbolic Systems at Stanford University, obtained his MD from UCLA, and completed a residency in internal medicine at UCSF before coming to Boston and completing a medical oncology fellowship at the Dana-Farber/Partners Cancer Care program.
Neville Sanjana, PhD
Core Faculty Member
New York Genome Center
Assistant Professor of Biology
New York University
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Physiology
NYU School of Medicine
+FIVE POINTSFive Points lecture series bring leading scientists from around the world for an in-depth discussion of their work with students, researchers and clinicians from the New York Genome Center, its member institutions, and others in the medical/scientific community. While Five Points lectures are free and open to the general public, these lectures are most beneficial to scientists, clinicians and researchers who wish to accelerate their research through the use of DNA sequencing technology and bioinformatics. Five Points lectures often frame five or so key points, in a nod to the series’ name — followed by 15 minutes of Q&A, and 30 minutes of networking over hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. These afternoon events are held in the Center’s state-of-the-art ground-floor auditorium starting at 4 pm.
+EVENING TALKSThe New York Genome Center’s Evening Talks events feature distinguished experts from around the world sharing genomic insights and research. They are intended to showcase and explain high science to the non-scientific community. Speakers present the latest research findings and explain its implication for helping improve clinical care for a wide array of serious diseases. The lecture is followed by a lively question-and-answer session and a post-event reception of hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. These popular free public events are held in the Center’s state-of-the-art ground-floor auditorium starting at 6:30 pm. The Evening Talks Series is sponsored by The New York Community Trust – Pyewacket Fund.
+New York Cancer Genomics Research NetworkTo advance collaborative efforts on cancer genomics, the New York Genome Center (NYGC) hosts meetings on the first Tuesday of every month to bring together leading cancer researchers, clinicians and postdocs from the NYGC’s Institutional Founding Members and other key academic institutions. The organizers include Drs. Harold Varmus (Weill Cornell Medicine & NYGC), Marcin Imielinski (Weill Cornell Medicine & NYGC), Ross Levine (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) and Sohail Tavazoie (The Rockefeller University).