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The Usha Mahajani Foundation
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Sanford-Burnham Prebys
    Medical Discovery Institute
Moores Cancer Center at
    UC San Diego Health

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29th Annual

Usha Mahajani Symposium on
Molecular Medicine

Friday, September 8, 2017



Gerry Boss, MD
President, Usha Mahajani Foundation Board
Professor and Vice-chair for Research
Department of Medicine
UC San Diego
La Jolla, CA


Catriona Jamieson, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Regenerative Medicine
Director, CIRM Alpha Stem Cell Clinic at UC San Diego
Deputy Director, Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center
Co-Leader, Hematologic Malignancies Program
Director, Moores Cancer Center Stem Cell Research Program
Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health
La Jolla, CA

Clodagh O'Shea, PhD
Associate Professor
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Faculty Scholar
William Scandling Developmental Chair
Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
La Jolla, CA

Robert J. Wechsler-Reya, PhD
Director, Tumor Initiation & Maintenance Program
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
La Jolla, CA


Ioannis Aifantis, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Pathology
NYU School of Medicine
New York, NY

Samuel Aparicio, BM BCh, PhD, FRCPath, FRSC
Nan & Lorraine Robertson Chair in Breast Cancer Research
Canada Research Chair in Molecular Oncology
Distinguished Scientist and Head, Department of
Breast & Molecular Oncology, BCCA
Professor, UBC Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Life Science Division
UBC Distinguished University Scholar
Vancouver, Canada

Joseph Costello, PhD
Department of Neurosurgery
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Paul Frenette, MD
Professor of Medicine and of Cell Biology
Director, Ruth L. and Davis S. Gottesman Institute for
Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Research
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY

Nicholas E. Navin, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Genetics
Department of Bioinformatics
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Emmanuelle Passegué, PhD
Director, Columbia Stem Cell Initiative
Professor of Genetics & Development
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY

Frederic de Sauvage, PhD
Vice President Research Molecular Oncology
South San Francisco, CA

Mario Suva, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Zena Werb, PhD
Professor of Anatomy and Associate Director for
Basic Science, UCSF Helen Diller Family
Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA