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Dr. Miklos Kellermayer, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc.

Vice-Rector for Science, Innovation and International Affairs

Professor of Biophysics

Director of the Department of Biophysics and Radiation Biology

Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary

Research interests include Nanobiotechnology, single molecule imaging and manipulation by AFM; Nanomechanics of fibrous proteins, polymers and aggregates;  Molecular biophysics of a giant muscle protein; etc.

Igor Stagljar, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto

Dr. Stagljar’s laboratory studies the proteins involved in the maintenance of genome stability in humans, using a combination of molecular, cellular, genetic and proteome approaches. His research also involves studying the interaction of membrane proteins in yeast and humans, methodologies of protein interaction and DNA helicases in maintenance of genome stability.

Lisa Wang, M.D

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology-Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Wang’s laboratory investigates the molecular pathogenesis of osteosarcoma, with particular focus on the RECQL4 gene and Rothmund Thomson Syndrome. Her research interests include the molecular basis of RTS and other related disorders and the mechanisms involved in the predisposition to cancer. Her goal is also to define the suitable clinical management for these patients and to investigate the RECQL4 pathways that cause affected individuals to developing osteosarcoma.

Sharon E. Plon, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Pediatrics; Program in Cell and Molecular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine

Director, Baylor Cancer Genetics Clinic and Neurofibromatosis Clinic

Principal Investigator, Cancer Genetics Research Laboratories, Texas Children’s Hospital

Dr. Plon’s research focuses on the genetic basis of inherited susceptibility to cancer. She is interested in investigating the genes that are normally responsible for maintaining genomic stability and that can lead to cancer if disrupted. A large percentage of human tumors have shown abnormalities in these control mechanisms.

Vilhelm A. Bohr, M.D., Ph.D.

Senior Investigator

Chief, Laboratory of Molecular Gerontology, Biomedical Research Centre, Baltimore, Maryland

Dr.Bohr’s research focuses on DNA-related mechanisms such as DNA replication, DNA repair, transcription and genomic instability. It is considered that accumulation of DNA damage is the main molecular change that occurs with aging. Disruption of DNA may lead to inactivation of specific genes, giving rise to the senescent phenotype and eventually leading to age-associated diseases.

 

Yilun Susan Liu, Ph.D.

Therapeutic Radiology, Cancer Centre Yale

Research interests include DNA repair, Aging and Genomic Instability. Understanding the role of cancer suppressor proteins will help us to understand the mechanisms underlying different pathways of DNA repair and also how they are coordinated with one another.