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Blaffer Lecture Series

Blaffer Lecture Series


Davide Ruggero, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Urology
University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
San Francisco, CA
“Decoding the translational landscape of the cancer genome: Functional insights and therapeutic implications”
Host: Leslie Krushel, Ph.D.
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Date: 3/26/13, 4pm to 5pm
Time: 3/26/13, 4pm to 5pm
Location: Onstead Auditorium, Basic Science Research Building, Floor 3, near Elevator J, (S3.8012)
Format: Lecture
Facilitator: Leslie Krushel
Speaker: Davide Ruggero
Speaker Bio: Davide Ruggero, PhD joined UCSF in July 2007 from the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia where he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Genetics. Ruggero’s current research seeks to understand the molecular mechanisms by which impairments in mRNA translation, cell growth and overall protein synthesis rates lead to human disease and cancer. The implications of his research results will be applied to design a new generation of cancer therapeutic agents that modulate the cellular proteome at a post-genomic level. Ruggero has received noteworthy funding to support his groundbreaking cancer research. During his graduate and postdoctoral training he was awarded an Enichem Society fellowship and an American-Italian Cancer Foundation fellowship. As a senior post-doctoral fellow Ruggero was one of two candidates, out of more than four hundred, to receive Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's Outstanding Research Fellow Award. In 2005 Ruggero received the prestigious V-Scholar Foundation's Award for Cancer Research for his work on deregulations in protein synthesis during lymphomagenesis. The V-Scholar Foundation annually provides grant support to eighteen of the nation's most brilliant young researchers. He is also the recipient of the 2008 Gertrude B. Elion Cancer Research Award from the American Association for Cancer Research that acknowledges the outstanding achievements of one junior faculty in the country toward cancer research. Most recently, Ruggero is a recipient of the 2010 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Scholar Award.
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