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The Starr Cancer Consortium has awarded grant funding to three Weill Cornell Medicine-led multi institution teams to advance their groundbreaking cancer research projects. The grants will support studies on mechanisms that drive lymphoma and urothelial cancers, and the effects of radiation therapy.

Established by the Starr Foundation in 2006, the Starr Cancer Consortium is a collaboration among five leading research institutions: The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cold Spring...

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A new test for measuring the reservoir of HIV hidden in the cells of people with HIV failed to detect this reservoir in a significant number of people with a subtype of HIV-1, according to a study from scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine, Simon Fraser University and the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. Modifications to the test, which is frequently used in clinical trials for new HIV-1 treatments and potential cures, could potentially improve its utility....

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Upcoming Seminars

January 26, 2021 - 11:00am
The Department of Pharmacology Special Seminar Dr. Eric S. Wang, Ph.D. Research Fellow, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute For zoom details or additional information please contact: Lissett Checo, email: lic2008@med.cornell.edu
January 27, 2021 - 11:00am
Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Pharmacology Special Seminar Mikel Garcia-Marcos, Ph.D. Associate Professor Department of Biochemistry Boston University School of Medicine For zoom details or additional information please contact Lissett Checo, email: lic2008@med.cornell.edu
January 27, 2021 - 1:00pm
"Why haven't we cured Alzheimer's disease yet? The complexity of us and the disease"

Thesis Defenses

Date: Friday, January 29, 2021 - 2:30pm

VIDUR GARG

Cell and Developmental Biology

Chairperson:  Dr. Danwei Huangfu               

Major Sponsor:  Dr. Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis

Minor Sponsor:  Dr. Effie Apostolou

Minor Sponsor:  Dr. Mary Baylies

Minor Sponsor:  Dr. Andrea Ventura

Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 10:00am

CHRISTINA E. BEBERNITZ

Pharmacology

Chairperson:  Dr. Xiaojing Ma               

Major Sponsor:  Dr. Renier Brentjens

Minor Sponsor:  Dr. Daniel Bachovchin

Minor Sponsor:  Dr. David Scheinberg

Additional Member(s):  Dr. Steven Gross (Weill Cornell Medicine)

Date: Monday, June 21, 2021 - 1:00pm

JOSHUA M. WEISS (MD-PhD)

Cell and Developmental Biology

Chairperson:  Dr. Michael Overholtzer              

Major Sponsor:  Dr. Richard White

Minor Sponsor:  Dr. Paul Cohen

Minor Sponsor:  Dr. Jedd Wolchok

Student Research

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When first-year Pharmacology student Naira Abou-Ghali messaged the Science and Education Policy Association (SEPA) Slack channel about an award that provides funding to graduate student-led science policy initiatives that focus on civic engagement, Ellie Thompson, Nina Glenn and Joanna Yeung wasted no time. The group put together a proposal to create a science policy-focused podcast and quickly...

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As scientists, we often find beauty in experimental images, whether it be a micrograph of cells in a dish or a scan of the human brain, but few of us have the artistic talent to turn these images into works of art. Tanya Jain, a 3...

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