Annual Scientific Conference

CLASS 2017

Cancer Biology Annual Scientific Conference, Sept 2017

Dolce Hayes Mansion, San Jose

The Annual Scientific Conference provides an opportunity for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to present their research progress to the faculty and their peers. In addition, the Conference is designed to acquaint new first year graduate students with the Program and to inform them of research opportunities. Faculty members have the opportunity to present at a poster session. Cancer Biology graduate students are required to attend the Conference.  

Location: Dolce Hayes Mansion, 200 Edenvale Avenue, San Jose, CA

Program Starts: 8:00 AM, Friday, September 15, 2017 

Program Ends: 5:00 PM, Saturday, September 16, 2017

Events

2017 Recipient

Jing Shan Lim, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Wai Leong Tam Lab, Genome Institute of Singapore

Jing Shan Lim grew up in Singapore and moved to the United States for her undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she worked with Dr. Lin-Feng Chen on the tumor suppressor RUNX3 in breast cancer. In 2010, she joined the Cancer Biology Program at Stanford University. Her thesis work in the laboratory of Dr. Julien Sage demonstrated that the Notch signaling pathway can have both pro-tumorigenic and tumor suppressive roles in small cell lung cancer. Jing is currently a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Wai Leong Tam’s lab at the Genome Institute of Singapore, where she is studying tumor-stroma interactions and chemoresistance in pancreatic cancer. 

The Denise A. Chan Best Thesis Award in Cancer Biology

2016 Recipient

Ryan Corces, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Howard Chang Lab

Ryan Corces received his BA in Molecular Biology from Princeton University in 2008 where he studied aging in the model organism C. elegans. He began his PhD in 2009, working in the laboratory of Dr. Ravi Majeti. His thesis work centered around the identification and characterization of a pre-leukemic phase in human acute myeloid leukemia (AML), demonstrating that AML arises from a step-wise accumulation of mutations in functionally-normal hematopoietic stem cells. Ryan is currently studying the interplay of chromatin architecture and cancer as a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Howard Chang at Stanford.