Targeting Histone Modification in Leukemia

Scott Armstrong - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

February, 20 2015
11:00 DKFZ Main Auditorium

Host: M. Milsom

Biosketch Scott Armstrong

Dr. Armstrong is the Director of the Leukemia Center at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), where he also serves as Vice Chair for Basic and Translational Research in Pediatrics and as a full member of the MSK Cancer Biology and Genetics Program. His research focuses on the biology and epigenetics of a class of leukemias initiated by mixed lineage leukemia (MLL) gene translocations. Throughout his career, Dr. Armstrong has sought to uncover unique insights into the origin and properties of cancer stem cells, the signaling pathways sustaining cancer cell self-renewal, and the epigenetic mechanisms dependent on MLL-fusion oncogenes.

In addition to his membership to ASH, Dr. Armstrong is a member of the Society of Pediatric Research, the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, the Society for Hematology and Stem Cells, and the American Society for Clinical Investigation. His recent awards include the American Pediatric Society and Society for Pediatric Research E. Mead Johnson Award for Research in Pediatrics, the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research, and the International Society of Experimental Hematology McCulloch and Till Award. Earlier this year, Dr. Armstrong was awarded the Frank A. Oski Memorial Award from the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and was elected to the Association of American Physicians.

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