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October
2017
3
New York Cancer Genomics Research Network

5:00 PM — 8:00 PM

Moderated by Harold Varmus, MD

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About

 

 

 

New York Cancer Genomics Research Network 

 

 

New York Genome Center 

101 Avenue of the Americas, 1st Floor Auditorium

 

No advance registration required.

 

 

Ekta Khurana, PhD 

 

Assistant Professor of Computational Genomics

 

Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medicine

 

“Integration of genetic and epigenetic alterations with tissue-specific network reveals novel regulatory drivers of prostate cancer.”

 

Dr. Ekta Khurana’s research focus of her lab is building computational models by integrating large-scale genomics data to understand the functional impact of human genomic sequence variants. Her lab has identified novel cancer drivers in coding and non-coding regions of the genome in multiple cancer types.

 

To learn more about Dr. Khurana’s research, visit her lab page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laura Landweber, PhD 

 

Professor, Departments of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Biological Sciences,

& Systems Biology

Columbia University

 

 

RNA-programmed genome rearrangement in the ciliate Oxytricha.”

 

Dr. Laura Landweber’s work investigates the origin of novel genetic systems and complex genome architectures, using the ciliate Oxytricha as a model. Recent discoveries include the ability of small and long non-coding RNA molecules to program genome organization across generations, bypassing the information encoded in DNA.

 

To learn more about Dr. Landweber’s research, visit her lab page.

 

 

Benjamin G. Neel, MD, PhD 

 

Professor of Medicine & Director, Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center

 

Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Health

 

Pik3c3 is a haploinsufficient lung cancer tumor suppressor gene.”

 

Dr. Neel’s research focuses on cellular signaling, with a particular interest in the biology and regulation of protein-tyrosine kinases and -phosphatases, the role of RAS/ERK pathway mutations in developmental disease and malignancy, and the biology of breast and ovarian cancer.

 

To learn more about Dr. Neel’s research, visit his lab page.

 

 

For more information please contact dbetts@nygenome.org.

 

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