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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). 
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Speaker Presentations and Q&A
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Hors d’oeuvres & Networking
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

Peter Sims, PhD
Assistant Professor of Systems Biology (in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics and in Systems Biology)
Director, Columbia Single Cell Analysis Core
Director, Systems Biology Graduate Studies
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
To learn more about Dr. Sims’ research, visit his lab page.

Britta Will, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Oncology)
Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
To learn more about Dr. Will’s research, visit her lab page.

Mihaela Skobe, PhD
Associate Professor, Oncological Sciences
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
To learn more about Dr. Skobe’s research, visit her lab page.

Discussion and Q&A
Moderated by Harold Varmus, MD
Discussion and Q&A will take place after each speaker presents.
These meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month and are intended for principal investigators in the New York region and their trainees.
Any questions on this event, contact


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