Summer Symposium 2012

Epigenetics, Plasticity, and Cancer

June 14, 2012

Speakers and Presentations

Jacks and Lees

Tyler Jacks, Ph.D.

Director, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Jacqueline Lees, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Introductory Remarks and Overview
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Stephen Baylin, M.D.

Deputy Director, Professor of Oncology and Medicine
Chief of the Cancer Biology Division and Director for Research
The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center 
John Hopkins University

“The Cancer Epigenome and Therapeutic Implications”
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Kristian Helin, Ph.D.

Director of the Biotech Research & Innovation Centre (BRIC)
University of Copenhagen

“Functional roles of TET proteins in DNA methylation, stem cells and cancer”

Peter W. Laird, Ph.D.

Director of the USC Epigenome Center
Professor of Surgery, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Southern California

“Exploring the Cancer Methylome”

Richard Young, Ph.D.

Member, Whitehead Institute
Associate Member, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
External Faculty, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research
Professor of Biology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“Collaboration between transcriptional and epigenetic regulators”
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Jay Bradner, M.D.

Staff Physician, Hematologic Malignancies
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

“Bromodomain Inhibition as Cancer Therapy”

Victoria Richon, Ph.D.

Vice President of Biological Sciences
Epizyme

“Protein Methyltransferase Inhibitors as Personalized Cancer Therapeutics”
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Jacqueline Lees, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology
Associate Director
Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“Role of Bmi1 in intestinal development and tumorigenesis”
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Laurie Boyer, Ph.D.

Sizer Career Development Assistant Professor of Biology
Department of Biology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“Dynamic and Coordinated Regulation of Developmental Transitions in the Cardiac Lineage”
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Scott Armstrong, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Dana Farber Cancer Institute

“Epigenetic Mechanisms and Leukemia Development”
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John Dick, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist, Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute
Ontario Cancer Institute
Professor of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto

Stem Cells in Cancer: Do they matter?”
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Jacks

Tyler Jacks, Ph.D.

Director, David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research
David H. Koch Professor of Biology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Closing Remarks
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