Therapy of lymphoma inspired by functional and structural genomics

Louis Staudt - NIH/NCI

March, 12 2015
11:00 DKFZ Main Auditorium

Host: T. Zenz

Biosketch Luis Staudt

Dr. Staudt received his B.A. from Harvard College in 1976, graduating Cum Laude in Biochemistry. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees in 1982 from the University of Pennsylvania. His Ph.D. thesis revealed somatic hypermutation as a mechanism of rapid antibody diversification during normal immune responses. Following Internal Medicine training, he joined David Baltimore's laboratory at the Whitehead Institute where he cloned and characterized the first tissue specific transcription factor, Oct-2. In 1988, he established his laboratory at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), which now focuses on the molecular basis for human lymphoid malignancies and the development of targeted therapies for these cancers. Dr. Staudt is currently Co-Chief of the Lymphoid Malignancies Branch in the NCI. In addition, he serves as Director of the NCI Center for Cancer Genomics, which oversees several large-scale managed programs studying the genomic aberrations in cancer. In 2011, Dr. Staudt was given the honorary title of NIH Distinguished Investigator. He has received numerous awards for his research, including the 2009 Dameshek Prize from the American Society of Hematology for outstanding contribution in hematology and election to the National Academy of Sciences in 2013.

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