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Weill Cornell Medicine’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion has been recognized as a Diversity Champion by Crain’s New York Business as part of its first annual Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Awards, announced July 15.

The Diversity Champion award recognizes organizations in all industries that...

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The genetic changes that underlie an especially lethal type of prostate cancer have been revealed in a new study by investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine. Learning more about what causes this type of cancer, called neuroendocrine prostate cancer (NEPC), could lead to new approaches for treating it.

Most early-stage prostate cancers require male hormones (androgens) like testosterone to grow. However, as they advance, they may evolve into castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), a...

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Upcoming Seminars

June 29, 2021 - 6:00pm
Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Pharmacology Special Seminar Anna (Seung Ha) Nam, M.D. Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Weill Cornell Medicine Host: Dr. Lorraine J. Gudas For Zoom details or additional information, please contact: Lissett Checo, email: lic2008@med.cornell.edu

Thesis Defenses

Date: Thursday, August 5, 2021 - 2:00pm

R. LEA SANFORD

Physiology, Biophysics and Systems Biology

Chairperson:  Dr. David Christini              

Major Sponsor:  Dr. Olaf Andersen

Minor Sponsor:  Dr. Scott C. Blanchard

Minor Sponsor:  Dr. Lonny R. Levin

Date: Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 4:00pm

XIAOTONG YAO

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

Chairperson:  Dr. Christina Leslie              

Major Sponsor:  Dr. Marcin Imielinski

Minor Sponsor:  Dr. Iman Hajirasouliha

Minor Sponsor:  Dr. Simon Powell

Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 9:00am

RACHEL E. LANGENBACHER

Pharmacology

Chairperson:  Dr. David Scheinberg              

Major Sponsor:  Dr. Daniel Heller

Minor Sponsor:  Dr. Kristen Pleil

Minor Sponsor:  Dr. Derek Tan

Additional Member(s):  Dr. Ying-Xian Pan (Rutgers New Jersey Medical School)

 

Student Research

Weill Cornell Graduate School (WCGS) invites brilliant undergraduates from across the country to intern in our laboratories each summer. The Advancing Cornell Career Experiences for Science Students (ACCESS) summer internship program has been active since 1993 and now boasts over 240 alumni!

This successful program, run by a dedicated team of WCGS faculty, staff, and students, acts as a pipeline to entry into competitive graduate and medical professional programs. Dr. Melissa Boneta...

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Zoom commencement

WCGS celebrated our 69th Convocation and Commencement Ceremonies last week where we honored the 2021 graduating class. With over one thousand students and four hundred faculty members, WCGS provides a rich and diverse atmosphere that fosters superior scientific training. Although the 2021 graduating class came to Weill Cornell from different backgrounds, they all shared a desire to pursue their passions and test their creativity. They have produced outstanding scholarship...

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Cell

The body is full of trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi that are collectively known as the microbiome. The bulk of these microbes live in our intestines where they are referred to as the gut microbiome. Itai Doron, a graduate student working in the lab of Dr. Iliyan Iliev, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology in Medicine at WCM, studies the interaction between commensal fungi and our immune cells at mucosal surfaces in the body. He recently discovered that gut commensal...

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