Whitehead in NYC: Can Muscles Fight Cancer?

New Date!  Please note this event has been rescheduled due to weather-related travel difficulties on the previous date.

Please join us on March 24, 2015 in New York City for a special presentation and cocktail reception with Dr. Zuzana Keckesova from the Weinberg laboratory.

What: “Can Muscles Fight Cancer?” featuring Dr. Zuzana Keckesova
When: Tuesday, March 24, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm; presentation and cocktail reception
Where: Arader Gallery, 1016 Madison Avenue, New York, NY
Contact: Lauren Gilbert at (617) 258-5489 or lgilbert@wi.mit.edu

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About the Speaker

Zuzu-photo-FOR-WEBA postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Whitehead Institute Founding Member Robert Weinberg,  Zuzana Keckesova is studying the molecular mechanisms of tumor growth and cancer metastasis. Her most recent research focuses on the ability of certain tissues in the body to thwart the spread of malignancy. This work has led to the discovery of several novel tumor suppressors and cellular pathways that affect tumor progression in breast cancer. These pathways may represent potentially important novel therapeutic targets. Dr. Keckesova received her Master’s Degree in Molecular Biology and Virology from Charles University in Prague and her PhD in Virology and Immunity from University College London, UK. A portion of her doctoral work was conducted at Columbia University in New York. Dr. Keckesova, whose work is supported by a breast cancer research grant from the U.S. Department of Defense, is the recipient of numerous other awards, fellowships, and patents.