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2014 Isaiah J. Fidler Distinguished Lectureship in Cancer Metastasis Research

2014 Isaiah J. Fidler Distinguished Lectureship in Cancer Metastasis Research

The annual Isaiah J. Fidler Distinguished Lectureship in Cancer Metastasis Research with RECEPTION FOLLOWING.

Date: 12/8/14, 12pm to 1pm
Time: 12/8/14, 12pm to 1pm
Location: Hickey Auditorium, Main Building, Floor 11 (R11.1400)
Format: Lecture
Facilitator: Raghu Kalluri, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Cancer Biology
Speaker: Douglas Hanahan
Speaker Bio: Douglas Hanahan, PhD, is Director of the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research (Suisse de Recherche Expérimentale sur le Cancer, ISREC), Professor of Molecular Oncology in the School of Life Sciences at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, EPFL), and Vice-Director of the new multi-institutional Swiss Cancer Center Lausanne. Hanahan received a bachelor’s degree in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1976, and a Ph.D. in Biophysics from Harvard University in 1983, where he was elected to the prestigious position of Junior Fellow of the Harvard Society of Fellows. He worked at the legendary Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York first as a graduate student and then as a faculty member. Subsequently he spent twenty years as a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics at the University of California at San Francisco before moving to EPFL in 2009. Hanahan’s accomplishments have been recognized by his election to several honorific societies: he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences (2007), a member of the Institute of Medicine of the US National Academies (2008), a member of the US National Academy of Science (2009), and a member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (2010). Hanahan received an honorary degree from the University of Dundee (Scotland) in 2011, and was further honored by the exceptional invitation to present a lecture to the public in the University’s “Greatest Minds” series. In 2012, Hanahan received the annual award for distinguished cancer research from the Fondazione San Salvatore, in Lugano, Switzerland. In 2014, Hanahan was elected as a fellow of the Academy of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), and honored with the AACR’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Sponsor: Isaiah J. Fidler, D.V.M., Ph.D. R.E. "Bob" Smith Distinguished Chair in Cell Biology, Professor, Department of Cancer Biology
Contact: Tom Chumbley - (713) 563-9637 - tmchumbley@mdanderson.org