We are pleased to welcome Professor Riccardo Dalla-Favera, MD to present a seminar entitled: “The Makings of Human B-Cell Lymphoma”.
Dr. Dalla-Favera is Uris Professor of Clinical Medicine; Prof of Pathology & Cell Biology; Director, Institute for Cancer Genetics, Columbia University Medical Centre, New York.
Dr. Dalla-Favera received his medical degree and completed his residency in haematology at the University of Milan.
During a fellowship at the National Cancer Institute, he initiated pioneering studies on the cloning of human oncogenes, leading to the discovery of the MYC oncogene as the target of chromosomal translocations in Burkitt Lymphoma. Following an appointment at NYU, he joined Columbia University in 1989 where he was founding director of the Institute for Cancer Genetics in 1999, and director of Columbias Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Centre from 2005 - 2011.
His research continues to yield new insights into the biological mechanisms responsible for B-cell lymphoma development, with direct implications for the development of novel treatment strategies.
Dr. Dalla-Favera has received numerous awards for his research, including the 2006 Dameshek Prize from the American Society of Hematology for outstanding contribution in haematology and the AACR Clowes Award. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
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