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: Chaminade Resort Santa Cruz
Program Starts: Friday, October 27, 2023
Program Ends: Saturday, October 28, 2023
Emily Hamilton, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar, Dr. Max Diehn, Stanford University School of Medicine
Emily received her BA from Columbia University, majoring in Neuroscience & Behavior and minoring in Music. She then worked as a research assistant at UCSF, where she studied the (epi)genomic evolution of low-grade glioma in the lab of Dr. Joe Costello, and pre-natal exposure to toxic flame retardants in the lab of Dr. Susan Fisher. She entered the Cancer Biology PhD Program at Stanford in 2016, where she joined the labs of Drs. Max Diehn and Ash Alizadeh. There, her thesis work focused on developing noninvasive methods for the early detection of lung cancer using cell-free DNA. During her PhD, she was awarded a Predoctoral Fellowship from the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP). Emily graduated in December 2022, and continues her research as a postdoc in the Diehn lab where she hopes to validate her recent approach to cancer detection using cell-free DNA methylation.
2023 Cancer Biology Retreat Winners
- Karmen Aguirre
- Edel McCrea
- Santiago Sanchez
- Peter Du
- Karen Linde-Garelli
- Emily Shen