The David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MITThe David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

National Cancer Institute Cancer Center

Science + Engineering... Conquering Cancer Together

SOLUTIONS with/in/sight: Fast-Moving Frontiers

Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Join three outstanding trainees from Koch Institute laboratories as they share the powerful tools and strategies they are using to advance the frontiers of cancer research. Focused on brain, breast, and ovarian cancer, these boldly conceived projects are highly innovative and highly collaborative. They exemplify the early-stage research made possible by the Koch Institute's signature Frontier Research Program, which was developed to accelerate high-risk, high-reward ideas that all too often do not qualify for traditional government funding. From previously untested ideas in fundamental cancer biology to novel devices for cancer treatment and investigation of disease, the work presented tonight is sure to impress and inspire.

Featuring:

Katerina Mantzavinou
Building soft tissue-like implants to beat metastasized cancer
Introduction by KI faculty member Michael Cima, David H. Koch Professor of Engineering

Madeleine Oudin, PhD
A Mena-cing response to therapy
Introduction by KI faculty member Frank Gertler, Professor of Biology

Monica Stanciu, PhD
Novel therapeutic vulnerabilities in glioblastoma
Introduction by KI faculty member Jacqueline Lees, Virginia & D.K. Ludwig Professor for Cancer Research, Professor of Biology, and Associate Director of the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT

Schedule:

6:00 p.m. - Networking reception in the Koch Institute Public Galleries
7:00 p.m. - Presentations in the Koch Institute auditiorium
8:00 p.m. - Coffee and dessert in the Koch Institute Public Galleries

Register now. Complimentary event parking is available from 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. in the Stata Garage, located at 32 Vassar Street, next door to the Koch Institute.