New York Cancer Genomics Research Network Meeting

November 3, 2020, 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 3, 2020

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



Benjamin Garcia, PhD, FRSC
John McCrea Dickson M.D.
Presidential Professor
Presidential Professor of Biochemistry
and Biophysics
Director of Quantitative Proteomics
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Penn Epigenetics Institute
Smilow Center for Translational Research
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

“Quantitative Proteomics for Understanding Epigenetic Mechanisms”
To learn more about Dr. Garcia’s research, see his lab page.


Serena Nik-Zainal, MD, PhD
CRUK Advanced Clinician Scientist
Academic Department of Medical Genetics
& MRC Cancer Unit
Group Leader of the Physiology of Mutagenesis Group
The Clinical School
University of Cambridge

“Harnessing the Value of Whole Genome Sequencing in Human Cancer”
To learn more about Dr. Zik-Zainal’s research, see


Markus Schober, PhD
Assistant Professor, Ronald O. Perelman
Department of  Dermatology
Assistant Professor, Department
of Cell Biology
NYU Grossman School of Medicine

“Transcriptional Control of Self-Renewal and Differentiation in Squamous Cell Carcinoma”


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.

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