Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Biomedical Postdoctoral Council

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Spatial and temporal regulation of Collagen 2 labeling in the developing intervertebral disk by Dr. Tower

BPC Symposium Keynote Speaker

Our keynote speaker this year is Dr. Richard White.

Richard White, M.D., Ph.D, is a physician-scientist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medical College. He is interested in basic mechanisms underlying metastasis, using the zebrafish as a model system. His work has established numerous techniques for cancer modeling and high-resolution imaging in the fish. Using these tools, the lab is focused on the cross-talk between tumor cells and the microenvironment, and how this interplay influences metastatic success. His work has revealed novel interactions between melanoma cells and adipocytes in the microenvironment, and how neural crest programs play roles in melanoma progression. He has been awarded the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, the Pershing Square Foundation Award, and the Mark Foundation ASPIRE award.