New York Cancer Genomics Research Network Meeting

June 1, 2021, 5:00pm – 7:00pm | New York Genome Center

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.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM:  Speaker Presentations and Q&A

This will be a VIRTUAL meeting via Zoom.


Harold Varmus Harold Varmus, MD
Senior Associate Core Member
New York Genome Center

Lewis Thomas University
Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine



Steven Z. Josefowicz, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Division of Experimental Pathology
Weill Cornell Medicine 

“A Histone Code for Stimulation Induced Transcription”


Paz Polak, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Oncological Sciences
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

“Precision Interception of Cancer”


Ashani T. Weeraratna, PhD
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Cancer Biology
E.V. McCollum Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Co-Program Leader, Cancer Invasion and Metastasis
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine 

“Age Against the Machine: How Aging Disrupts the Homeostasis of Cancer”


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; are attended, when held in person, by principal investigators in the New York region and their trainees; and are intended to be viewed by anyone in the world with an internet connection.

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