Dr. Robert A. Weinberg of the Whitehead Institute visited the Department of Pharmacology as the Distinguished Speaker for The Luminary Scientist - Distinguished Lecture Series on Tuesday, December 12, 2006. Dr. Weinberg is a world expert in the genetic basis of cancer. He is the winner of the Landon-AACR Prize for Basic Cancer Research (2006) and the National Medal of Science (1997) and is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences. His current research focuses on determining the mechanisms responsible for cell senescence, investigating the influence of the stroma on the biology of the tumor and identifying metastatic determinants. The title of his talk was "Mechanisms of Malignant Progression." The event was organized by the Pharmacology Graduate Students.
View flyer for The Luminary Scientist - Distinguished Lecture Series with Dr. Robert A. Weinberg. [.pdf]
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Photos from the luncheon held in Dr. Weinberg's honor are below.
Fifth year graduate students organized the event. Pictured at the luncheon for Dr. Weinberg from left to right are Ingrid Fricks, Marielle Yohe, Breann Wolfe, Dr. Robert Weinberg, Elizabeth Hess and Mariya Chhatriwala. Many thanks go out to Fifth year students for all the work they did to organize this event! (Click for larger image.)
Faculty pictured with Dr. Robert Weinberg, who is seated, are from left to right: Dr. Albert Baldwin, Dr. Gary Johnson, Dr. Joseph Pagano, Dr. John Sondek, Dr. JoAnn Trejo, Dr. Shelley Earp, Dr. Adrienne Cox, Dr. Channing Der and Dr. Pilar Blancafort. (Click for larger image.)