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New York Cancer Genomics Research Network Meeting

5:00 PM — 8:00 PM

Moderated by Harold Varmus, MD.

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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






Craig Thompson, MD


President and Chief Executive Officer

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center



“Why Do IDH Mutations Matter?”



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



Marco Seandel, MD, PhD


Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Research in Surgery

Weill Cornell Medicine 


“The Paternal Germline as a Source of De Novo Disease Risk: Congenital Disorders, Cancer & Beyond”




Dr. Marco Seandel is an Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Research in Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Seandel received his MD and PhD from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, completed his internal medicine residency at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and his medical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. His research program addresses the mechanisms by which monogenic and complex disorders become increasingly prevalent in children as a function of the father’s age at the time of conception.  His laboratory uses adult spermatogonial stem cells in vitro, stem cell transplantation, human genomics, and mouse models to understand the origin and mechanisms of human disease.


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




Tuomas Tammela, MD, PhD 


Cancer Biologist

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 


“Lung Adenocarcinoma Evolution at Single Cell Resolution”


Dr. Tuomas Tammela earned his MD and PhD from the University of Helsinki, Finland, where he worked in the laboratory of Professor Kari Alitalo, studying molecular mechanisms that control blood and lymphatic vessels growth. Dr. Tammela then moved to MIT for postdoctoral training with Professor Tyler Jacks. During this time, he became interested in cellular heterogeneity in cancer. Dr. Tammela recently joined the Sloan Kettering Institute as an Assistant Member in the Cancer Biology & Genetics Program. The Tammela Lab studies phenotypic heterogeneity of cancer cells within tumors using genetically engineered mouse models, single cell transcriptomics, tracing and ablation of distinct tumor cell lineages, CRISPR-mediated gene regulation, and advanced imaging techniques. The overarching goal of these efforts is to discover pathways that drive distinct cellular phenotypes and to develop new therapeutic concepts aimed at reducing cellular heterogeneity in tumors.


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



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    The 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.

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