Chair, Department of Chemical Physiology, The Scripps Research Institute; Co-director, Center for Physiological Proteomics, The Scripps Research Institute
Professor of Systems Biology, Columbia University
Nobel Laureate, Professor of Biology, Caltech
Founder and CEO, Lighter Capital
Inder Verma, Professor in the Laboratory of Genetics at the Salk Institute for Biological Medicine, is bringing a new focus on the role played by cancer stem cells, which are capable of self-renewal and differentiation. As a result, cancer stem cells may continue to generate tumors, causing relapse and metastasis to other organs. Verma will discuss the versatility of a cancer cell and what can be learned from determining its genetic make-up. He will then explain how new information can be used to develop personalized treatments. Note early lunch begins at 11:45 am. More information and online registration is available here.