14th Annual Ted Couch Research Lecture
- 09/26/2012 04:00 PM
09/26/2012 05:00 PM
- Ted and Marty Couch Auditorium, Vincent A. Stabile Research Building, Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa
Joan Massagué, Ph.D., Alfred P. Sloan Chair, Cancer Biology and Genetics Program Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, will be the featured speaker for the 14th Annual Ted Couch Research Lectureship on Sept. 26.
Topic: Preventing Metastasis
Dr. Massagué is a world leader in the signaling pathways and transcriptional programs that regulate normal cell behavior and cancer metastasis. He provided a direct explanation for how external signals block mammalian cell division. He identified the TGFÎ² receptors, their mechanism of activation and signal transduction, and the central concept of how this pathway operates to control the cell cycle through CDK inhibitors and cell fate through master differentiation genes. These mechanisms are now known to be crucial in embryonic development, and their disruption causes congenital disorders and cancer.
Please RSVP by September 26, 2012 • 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488)
A cocktail reception will follow the presentation.