Summer Symposium 2022

10 years at the Koch Institute: 20th Annual Cancer Research Symposium

Join us for the 20th Annual Cancer Research Symposium hosted by MIT's Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research. 

Agenda

Opening Remarks

Richard Hynes

Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT


Keynote SpeakersSession I: The Koch Institute on the National Cancer Stage

Session Chair: Tyler Jacks

Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT

Francis Collins

Francis Collins
Science Advisor to the President and Co-Chair of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)

Ned Sharpless

Ned Sharpless
Former Director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI)        

Matt Vander Heiden

Matthew Vander Heiden
Director of the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT


Session II: Convergent Science and Future Science

Session Chair: Paula Hammond

Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT

Panel DiscussionConvergent Science

Sangeeta Bhatia

Sangeeta Bhatia
John J. and Dorothy Wilson Professor of Engineering; Director, Marble Center for Cancer Nanomedicine; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Paula Hammond

Paula Hammond
Institute Professor and Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering, MIT; Member, Koch Institute

Susan Hockfield

Susan Hockfield
MIT President Emerita and Professor of Neuroscience; Member, Koch Institute

Aviv Regev

Aviv Regev
Head, Genentech Research and Early Development, Roche

Phil Sharp

Phillip Sharp
Institute Professor and Professor of Biology, MIT; Member, Koch Institute

 


Presenters

Angela Koehler
Inroads to MYC

Angela Koehler
Associate Professor, MIT Department of Biological Engineering; Interim Associate Director of the Koch Institute

Francisco Sanchez Rivera
Deconstructing cancer using precision functional genomics

Francisco J. Sánchez-Rivera
Assistant Professor, MIT Department of Biology; Member, Koch Institute

Joelle Straehla
Cancer nanomedicine at the interface

Joelle Straehla
Charles W. (1955) and Jennifer C. Johnson Clinical Investigator, Koch Institute; Instructor, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, DFCI/BCH

Yadira Soto-Feliciano
Mechanisms of gene regulation by chromatin adaptor proteins

Yadira Soto-Feliciano
Assistant Professor, MIT Department of Biology; Member, Koch Institute


Session III: Where are they now? Welcoming back our alumni

Session Chair: Jacqueline Lees

Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT

Gio Traverso
Transforming the oral route: new approaches for delivering macromolecules, creating ultra-long acting therapies and more

Giovanni Traverso
Karl Van Tassel (1925) Career Development Professor, MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering; Assistant Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Shawn Davidson
Spatially-resolved assessment of metabolism

Shawn Davidson
Associate Research Scholar and Lecturer, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University

Ollie Jonas
Lab-in-a-tumor microdevices for multiple drug measurements in cancer patients

Oliver Jonas
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School; Department of Radiology, Brigham & Women’s Hospital; Faculty, Joint Center for Cancer Precision Medicine, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Aviv Regev
Cell atlases as roadmaps to understand and treat cancer

Aviv Regev
Head, Genentech Research and Early Development, Roche


Closing Remarks

Matthew Vander Heiden

Director, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT