Seminar - Prof William Weiss (UCSF) - "Chemical genetic approaches to understand and treat neural cancers"

Event date :
Monday, February 18, 2013 - 11:00 to 12:00
Event Type :
Children's Cancer Institute Australia
Location :
Level 4, Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UNSW Kensington Campus (C25)
Open to :
Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UNSW Medicine Staff , Students, Hospital Staff and affiliates
Number of seats available :
Booking deadline: 
Contact for inquiries
Jamie Fletcher: email

We are honoured to have Dr. William Weiss as the first speaker of the 2013 Lowy Cancer Research Centre Seminar Series - "Chemical genetic approaches to understand and treat neural cancers".

Dr Weiss is Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics, and Neurosurgery at UCSF, director of Clinical Child Neurology at San Francisco General Hospital, director of Child Neurology at UCSF's Benioff Children's Hospital and co-director of the Pediatrics Malignancies Program. He also serves as project principal investigator (PI) in UCSF's Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Program, as project PI on a P01 with Robert Seeger at CHLA, and has a collaborative grant funded by the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (with Albert Baldwin, Mark Lemmon, and Kevan Shokat).

Dr. Weiss' laboratory develops mouse models that recapitulate the biology and genetics of human neural cancers to inform biology, genetics, and therapy of human tumours. Specifically the Weiss Lab is identifying the subsequent genetic events that promote tumorigenesis, studying cancer stem and progenitor cells to understand their biology; and evaluating new targets, therapies, and mechanistic rationales for combining targeted agents.


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