2nd Annual Symposium on Epigenetics, Immunity and Cancer


Link to the Symposium


  • 10:00 - 10:05am | Welcome and Introduction

Stephen G. Emerson Keynote Lecture  Ivan P. Maillard, MD, PhD - Session Moderator

  • 10:05 - 10:50am | Marcel van den Brink, MD, PhD (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Weill Cornell Medical Center) | The Role of the Intestinal Microbiome in Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation

Immunology and Epigenetics  Ivan Maillard, MD, PhD - Session Moderator

  • 11:00 - 11:20am | Golnaz Vahedi, PhD (Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania) | Epigenomic Regulation of T Cells
  • 11:25 - 11:45am | Siddharth Balanchandran, PhD (Institute for Cancer Research , Fox Chase Cancer Center) | The A-Z of Viral Necroptosis
  • 11:50 - 12:10pm | Gregory Sonnenberg, PhD (Jill Roberts Institute for Research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Weill Cornell Medicine) | Host-microbe interactions in Immunity, Inflammation and Cancer
  • 12:10 - 1:15pm | Abstracts and Lunch*Use the individual’s BlueJeans link in order to visit their poster. Return to the main event link at 1:15PM.*
        * The abstracts are linked to the titles*

Cancer Immunology and Cell Death  Yi Zhang, MD, PhD - Session Moderator

  • 1:15 - 1:35pm | Elham Azizi, PhD (Herbert and Florence Irving Institute for Cancer Dynamics, Columbia University) | Machine Learning for Modeling the Dynamics of the Tumor Microenvironment
  • 1:40 - 2:00pm | John Elrod, PhD (Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University) | Metabolic Underpinnings of Epigenetic Control of Cellular Differentiatiion
  • 2:05 - 2:25pm | Marco Ruella, MD (Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania) | Understanding Resistance to Develop Better CAR T Immunotherapies

Cancer Biology and Epigenetics  Ran Reshef, MD - Session Moderator

  • 2:40 - 3:00pm | Kathryn Wellen, PhD (Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania) | Defining the nucleus as a distinct metabolic compartment
  • 3:05 - 3:25pm | Richard Pomerantz, PhD (Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Thomas Jefferson University) | Beyond PARP: Targeting DNA Polymerases in BRCA-Deficient Cancers
  • 3:30 - 3:50pm | Benjamin Izar, MD, PhD (Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbia University) | Pooled Screens with Multi-modal Single-cell Profiling to Define Mechanisms of Cancer Immune Evasion

Featured Speaker

  • 4:00 - 4:30pm | Adolfo Ferrando, MD, PhD (Institute for Cancer Genetics, Columbia University) | Making a Murderer of a Stem Cell: Immune-mediated Damage and Regeneration in the GI Tract

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