Title of Event: "Molecular Pathways to Cancer"
14th Annual Symposium of the Center for Study of Gene Structure and Function
Sponsored by the Research Centers in Minority Institutions Program of the National Institutes of Healh
Date & Time: Friday April 7, 2000, 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Place: Hunter College, NYC, 68th Street & Lexington Avenue, Room 714 West
During the past two decades, enormous strides have been made in characterizing genetic alterations that occur as normal cell progresses to a cancer cell and becomes impervious to the constraints put upon cell division. There are several discrete steps that a cell needs to take in order to replicate independently and migrate to other sites where the dividing cancer cell ultimately wreaks its havoc. Each of these steps involves overcoming a strict control that keeps cell proliferation under control. The one-day symposium will address the steps that are overcome during progression from a normal cell to an autonomous cancer cell.
Judith Campisi, Ph.D.
Life Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Cancer and Aging: The Double-Edged Sword of Cellular Senescence
Chris Marshall, Ph.D.
Section of Cell & Molecular Biology, Institute of Cancer Research, London
Oncogenic Signalling through Small GTPases
John Kuriyan, Ph.D.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Rockefeller University
Structural Studies of the Activation Mechanism of the Src Kinases
Andrew J. Dannenberg, M.D.
Professor of Medicine Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Cyclooxygenase-2: A Novel Target for the Prevention and Treatment of Cancer
Sumayah Jamal, M.D./Ph.D.
The Ronald O. Perelman Dept. of Dermatology, New York University Medical Center
Endothelin-1: A Potential Link between Ultraviol
Contact: Mekbib Gemeda
Center for Study of Gene Structure & Function, Hunter College, CUNY