New York Cancer Genomics Research Network Meeting

March 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, March 2, 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



Ekta Khurana, PhD
Assistant Professor
of Computational Genomics
Associate Director, Tri-Institutional PhD Program in Computational
Biology and Medicine
Meyer Cancer Center
Institute for Computational Biomedicine
Department of Physiology and Biophysics
Weill Cornell Medicine

Affiliate Member
New York Genome Center

“Chromatin Accessibility Profiles of Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancers Reveal Novel Subtypes and Therapeutic Vulnerabilities”

To learn more about Dr. Khurana’s research, see her lab page.


Alice Kamphorst, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Oncological Sciences
Precision Immunology Institute
Tisch Cancer Institute
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

“Understanding Maintenance and Differentiation of PD-1+ CD8 T Cells”


Denes Hnisz, PhD
Group Leader
Department of Genome Regulation
Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics

“Transcriptional Condensates in Health
and Disease”

To learn more about Dr. Hnisz’s research, see his lab page.


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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