New York Cancer Genomics Research Network Meeting

February 6, 2024, 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.

We are excited to re-introduce these evening lectures with a slightly altered format- three talks from a single institution, highlighting new and important work relevant to the cancer genomics community. We look forward to seeing you at this and future talks. If you’d like to volunteer your institution to fill a future CGRN spot, please reach out to

Tuesday, February 6th, 2024

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

7:00 – 7:30 PM: Reception

This will be an IN-PERSON meeting at the NYGC (101 Avenue of the Americas).


Taha Merghoub, PhD
Deputy Director, Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center
Margaret and Herman Sokol Professor of Oncology Research
Professor of Immunology Research in Medicine
Professor of Pharmacology
New York Weill Cornell Medicine 



Lukas Dow, PhD
Burt Gwirtzman Research Scholar in Lung Cancer
Associate Professor of Biochemistry in Medicine
Department of Medicine
Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center
Weill Cornell Medicine

“Understanding the Cancer Genome with Base Pair Resolution”


Ekta Khurana, PhD
Associate Professor of Physiology and Biophysics
Co-Director of the Tri-Institutional PhD program in Computational Biology & Medicine
Co-Leader of the Genetics and Epigenetics Program, Meyer Cancer Center
Weill Cornell Medicine

“Non-neuroendocrine Lineage Plasticity in Prostate Cancer”



Ashley Laughney, PhD
Assistant Professor of Physiology and Biophysics
Institute for Computational Biomedicine
Weill Cornell Medicine

“Decoding the Adaptive Functions of STING in Cancer Progression Using Systems Biology”



Moderated by Taha Merghoub, PhD
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.

Any questions on this event, contact