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VICC Annual Scientific Retreat slated for May 4

Apr. 27, 2017, 12:10 PM

Leading cancer investigators from several prominent universities and laboratories will headline the 2017 Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) Annual Scientific Retreat. Clinicians, scientists, students, staff members and patients are invited to attend the free retreat to be held Thursday, May 4, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center, 310 25th Ave. South.

The theme for the 2017 retreat is “Cancer Epigenetics — From Mechanisms to Therapies,” and will focus on the biological processes inside cells that lead to cancer as well as the development of potential new treatments.

Featured speakers include Suzanne Baker, Ph.D., St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; Gerald Crabtree, M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine; Timothy Ley, M.D., Washington University School of Medicine; and Chris Vakoc, M.D., Ph.D., Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

The organizer for the retreat is Ann Richmond, Ph.D., Ingram Professor of Cancer Research, associate director for Research Education and vice chair of the Department of Cancer Biology. Co-organizers are Bill Tansey, Ph.D., professor of Cell and Developmental Biology and VICC co-leader of the Genome Maintenance Research Program, and Scott Hiebert, Ph.D., professor of Biochemistry and VICC associate director for Basic Research.

The VICC Postdoctoral Student of the Year and the Graduate Student of the Year also will be announced at the retreat and both will give highlights of their ongoing research.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided during the event for those who are registered in advance. Seating is limited.

To register, visit

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