New York Cancer Genomics Research Network Meeting

February 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, February 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



Núria López-Bigas, PhD
ICREA Research Professor
Group Leader, Biomedical Genetics
Institute for Research in Biomedicine
(IRB Barcelona)

Associate Professor
University Pompeu Fabra

“Somatic Mutations in Cancer and Clonal Hematopoiesis”

To learn more about Dr. López-Bigas’s research, see her lab page.


Dolores Hambardzumyan, PhD, MBA
Associate Professor
Departments of Oncological Sciences
& Neurosurgery
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

“Myeloid Cells in Brain Tumors”

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


Emmanuelle Passegué, PhD
Alumni Professor of Genetics
& Development
Director of the Columbia Stem Cell Initiative (CSCI)
Columbia University Irving Medical Center

“Metabolic Control of Emergency Hematopoiesis”

To learn more about Dr. Passegué’s research, see her 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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