New York Cancer Genomics Research Network Meeting
5:00 PM — 8:00 PM
Moderated by Harold Varmus, MD.
To 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 (NYGC & Weill Cornell Medicine), Marcin Imielinski (NYGC &Weill Cornell Medicine), Ross Levine (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) and Sohail Tavazoie (The Rockefeller University). To view the speakers who presented in 2017, visit this page.
No advance registration required.
New York Genome Center
101 Avenue of the Americas, 1st Floor Auditorium
Harold Varmus, MD
Senior Associate Core Member
New York Genome Center
Lewis Thomas University Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
Lewis C. Cantley, PhD
Meyer Director of the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center
Professor of Cancer Biology in Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College/Ronald P. Stanton Clinical Cancer Program
“PI 3-Kinase and Cancer Metabolism”
Lewis Cantley, PhD, has made significant advances in cancer research stemming from his discovery of the signaling pathway phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) in 1984. A graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College (BS, Chemistry) and Cornell University (PhD, Biophysical Chemistry), Dr. Cantley has been a professor at Tufts University and Harvard University. He served director of the Beth Israel Deaconess Cancer Center and is currently the Meyer Director of the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medicine. The author of more than 400 papers and 50 book chapters, Dr. Cantley has received several prestigious accolades, including membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, and the European life sciences academy EMBO.
To learn more about Dr. Lewis Cantley’s research, visit his lab page.
Ross Levine, MD
Director, MSK Center for Hematologic Malignancies Laurence Joseph Dineen Chair
in Leukemia Research
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
“Mutations in Epigenetic Regulators and Their Role in Malignant Transformation”
To learn more about Dr. Ross Levine’s research, visit his lab page.
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