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By Beth Saulnier
Photos by Stephanie Diani

When Dr. Sandeep “Sunny” Kishore, PhD ’12, MD ’14, gave the commencement speech for the Class of 2014, he stood onstage in Carnegie Hall and confessed something: as a third-year medical student, he’d initially failed his surgical “shelf” exam, one of the rigorous tests given after each core rotation. Having resumed his MD studies after a lauded five years as a doctoral...

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A study of the dual pathways that process the essential vitamin folate by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators unexpectedly revealed a new way the cancer drug methotrexate works and may suggest strategies to boost its cancer-killing effects.

For the study, published Nov. 29 in Cell, the investigators used genome editing and biochemical experiments to show that interfering with folate metabolism in the cell’s energy-...

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Upcoming Seminars

December 11, 2018 - 5:00pm
Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Pharmacology Fall/Winter 2018/19 Pharmacology Seminar Series Rana K. Gupta, Ph.D. Associate Professor of internal Medicine with Tenure, Touchstone Diabetes Center, UT Southwestern Medical Center Host: Dr. James C. Lo Coffee & cookies at 3:40 PM For future seminars visit our website http://www.cornellpharmacology.org/
December 14, 2018 - 3:00pm
Gordon Rubenfeld, MD, MSc FRCPC Professor of Medicine Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine University of Toronto will present: Classifying clouds by their shapes: the "science" of defining ICU syndromes
January 17, 2019 - 1:00pm
Chris Fromme, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Dept. of Molecular Biology & Genetics Cornell U. - ITHACA Host: Dr. Frederick Maxfield Please call (646) 962-2759 for more information.

Thesis Defenses

Date: Monday, December 10, 2018 - 11:00am

NATALIE ROSE DAVIDSON
Tri-Institutional PhD Program in Computational Biology and Medicine (CBM) 

Chairperson:            Dr. Jason Mezey

Major Sponsor:        Dr. Gunnar Ratsch

Minor Sponsors:      Drs. Davide Risso & Hagen Tilgner

Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 10:30am

NOAH ETHAN DUKLER
Tri-Institutional PhD Program in Computational Biology and Medicine (CBM) 

Chairperson:            Dr. Charles Danko

Major Sponsor:        Dr. Adam Siepel

Minor Sponsors:      Drs. Ekta Khurana & Adam Siepel

Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 9:30am

ZHAOHUI YANG

Cell and Developmental Biology

Chairperson:       Dr. Tuomas Tammela

Major Sponsor:   Dr. Alexandra Joyner

Minor Sponsors: Drs. Yu Chen & Danwei Huangfu

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