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: Hayes Mansion
Program Starts: Friday, October 28, 2022
Program Ends: Saturday, October 29, 2022
Andrea Chaikovsky, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher, Dr. Scott Lowe Lab, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Andrea earned her bachelor's degree from UCLA, where she studied the role of cellular metabolism in the differentiation of human embryonic stem cells in the lab of Dr. Michael Teitell. After graduating in 2015, she entered the Cancer Biology program at Stanford and joined the lab of Dr. Julien Sage. In the Sage lab, she studied novel mechanisms that regulate the activity of the RB tumor suppressor, with an eye towards better understanding cancer resistance to CDK4/6 inhibitors. During her PhD, she was awarded the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and the F99/K00 Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Transition Award from the NCI. She graduated from Stanford in December 2021 and transitioned to a postdoc in the lab of Dr. Scott Lowe at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, There, she is studying how mechanisms regulating cellular plasticity promote the benign-to-malignant transition in pancreatic cancer.
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