Annual Scientific Conference
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: 9am Friday, September 16, 2016
Program Ends: 4:40pm Saturday, September 17, 2016
The Denise A. Chan Best Thesis Award in Cancer Biology
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.