NGEC Workshop 2009
The complete Abstract Booklet can be downloaded in the Attachment section below.
2009 Keynote Speakers
Dr. David B. Roth
Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine
New York University
550 First Avenue, MSB 555
New York, NY 10016
Email: david <dot> roth <at> nyumc <dot> org
Phone: (212) 263-0945
Fax: (212) 263-5980
David B. Roth, M.D., Ph.D. is Irene Diamond Professor of Immunology and Chair of the Department of Pathology, Investigator, Program in Molecular Pathogenesis, Kimmel Center for Biology and Medicine at the Skirball Institute and Director, M.D./Ph.D. Program.
The NYU Department of Pathology has more than 100 faculty, divided roughly equally between clinicians and scientists, and provides education to close to 150 trainees.
Dr. Roth is the author of more than 70 publications and book chapters and co-author of the text Immunology. Dr. Roth has a longstanding interest in DNA repair and the mechanisms of programmed gene rearrangements during lymphocyte differentiation. His lab is currently investigating mechanisms by which the V(D)J recombinase (the Rag proteins), which catalyzes these rearrangements, collaborates with the cellular DNA repair machinery to prevent oncogenic chromosome rearrangements that frequently underlie leukemias and lymphomas. His other clinical interests include Omenn syndrome and SCID.
Dr. Matthew D. Weitzman
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Laboratory of Genetics
10010 N Torrey Pines Rd, LOG-W
La Jolla, CA 92037
Email: weitzman <at> salk <dot> edu
Matthew D Weitzman, Ph.D., is currently an Associate Professor and holds the Pioneer Developmental Chair at the Laboratory of Genetics, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies. He received his Ph.D. in Molecular Virology from Oxford Polytechnic and the NERC Institute of Virology in Oxford, England and conducted postdoctoral work at NIH and the Institute for Human Gene Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania. He was the recipient of a Young Investigator Award from the American Society for Gene Therapy in 2004.
Dr. Weitzman studies interactions between viruses and their host cells. Of particular interest to his lab are interactions with host cell DNA repair pathways, as they recently discovered that viral genomes are frequently recognized by cells as damaged DNA. The lab primarily works with Adenovirus, Adeno-Assosciated Virus and Herpes Simplex Virus, three DNA viruses which are commonly used gene therapy vectors, with the belief that increased knowledge of their basic biology will allow them to be better rationally-designed gene therapy vectors.
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