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DKFZ Distinguished Lecturer Seminar

The Role of Plasticity during Tumor Progression

Dana Pe`er
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Sloan Kettering Institute
hosted by Oliver Stegle

  11:00 AM     SR41

About: Dana Pe'er is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, endowed Chair of the Computational and Systems Biology Program and Scientific Director of the Alan and Sandra Gerry Metastasis and Tumor Ecosystems Center and the Single-cell Analytics and Innovation Lab at the Sloan Kettering Institute. The Pe'er lab has pioneered foundational machine learning approaches to derive cell states, trajectories and cell-cell interactions from single-cell genomics and multiplexed imaging data. Group members apply their tools to address questions in development, immunity and cancer, with a focus on plasticity, tumor heterogeneity, and tumor- immune interactions. Dr. Pe'er earned her PhD with Dr. Nir Friedman at the Hebrew University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. George Church at Harvard University. She is a Fellow of the AACR Academy and received the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award, NSF CAREER award, NIH Director's New Innovator and Pioneer awards, Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering, Ernst W. Bertner Memorial Award, and ISCB Overton Prize and Innovator Awards for her contributions. She serves on the editorial board of Cell, heads an NCI Human Tumor Atlas Network center, and co-leads computational analysis for the Human Cell Atlas.