New York Cancer Genomics Research Network Meeting

January 4, 2022, 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, January 4th, 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



Lydia Finley, PhD
Assistant Member
Cell Biology Program
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Assistant Professor
Weill Cornell Medical College

“Metabolic Regulation of Cell Fate Decisions “


Vijay G. Sankaran, MD, PhD
Lodish Family Chair, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Boston Children’s Hospital

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Attending Physician, Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

Robertson Investigator, New York Stem Cell Foundation

Principal Faculty Member, Harvard Stem Cell Institute

Associate Member, Broad Institute

“Insights into Inherited Predisposition to Blood Cancers”


Chenxu Zhu, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, San Diego

Core Member (Incoming 2022)
New York Genome Center

Assistant Professor (Incoming 2022), Department of Physiology and Biophysics
Institute for Computational Biomedicine
Weill Cornell Medicine

“Joint Analysis of Histone Modifications and Transcriptome in Single Cells”


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

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