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Keynote-Dr. Will Parsons

Keynote-Dr. Will Parsons "Genomics in the Pediatric Oncology Clinic: Challenges and Opportunities"

The University of Texas at Houston's Graduate School of Biomedical Science Human and Molecular Genetics program is proud to host as one of their keynote speakers, Dr. Will Parsons MD, PhD from Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospitial, as part of the 17th annual Human and Molecular Genetics Symposium. We ask that you please join us for this exciting event!

Date: 4/11/14, 9am to 10am
Time: 4/11/14, 9am to 10am
Location: Griffin Conference and Education Center, South Campus Research Building 2, Floor 1, Conference Rooms 1-6
Directions: Seminar is being held in South Campus Research Building 2 conference rooms 1-2 (2SCR1.4015 & 2SCR1.4019). This location is easily accessed by the Blue and Black shuttle to the SCRB1/2 stop.
Format: Seminar/Conference
Speaker Bio: Dr. Donald Williams (Will) Parsons, is an assistant professor of pediatrics – hematology/oncology at Baylor College of Medicine and the Texas Children’s Cancer Center. He is a board-certified pediatric hematologist-oncologist specializing in the care of children with brain and spinal cord tumors. His research program focuses on the development of genomic sequencing methods to identify and evaluate cancer-causing mutations in pediatric tumors, with a goal of rapidly identifying genetic alterations which may serve as targets for new diagnostic tests and treatments. His work has resulted in the identification of numerous mutated genes and genetic pathways that contribute to tumor initiation and progression, providing a novel view of the genetic landscape of human cancers. Dr. Parsons is a Co-Director of the Cancer Genetics and Genomics Program, and a member of the Brain Tumor Program and Liver Tumor Program research laboratories at Texas Children's hospital.
Contact: Jacquelyn Reuther - (713) 834-6356 -
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