New York Cancer Genomics Research Network Meeting

November 2, 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, November 2nd, 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



Pau Castel, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
NYU Grossman School of Medicine 

Oncoprotein Duality in Cancer and Developmental Syndromes: Lessons Learned from RAS GTPases


Raul Mostoslavsky, MD, PhD
Scientific Co-Director
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

Laurel Schwartz Professor of Oncology (Medicine)
Harvard Medical School 

Associate Member
The Broad Institute

Understanding the Crosstalk between Epigenetics and Metabolism in Cancer, One Gene at a Time


Jessie Villanueva, PhD
Associate Professor, Molecular & Cellular Oncogenesis Program
Associate Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Wistar Institute Cancer Center

The Wistar Institute Melanoma Research Center

Scientific Director
Animal Facility

Mapping Therapeutic Vulnerabilities in NRAS-mutant Melanoma


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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