2016 International Symposium
Drexel University College of Medicine presents:
4th International Symposium on Molecular Medicine & Infectious Disease
Promoting Innovation Through Collaboration
Cancer and Pathogen Genomics – Prevention, Treatment and Cures
September 13–15, 2016
245 N. 15th Street • Philadelphia, PA 19102
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The following prizes were presented during the symposium. Learn more about the prize winners.
Drexel Prize in Cancer Biology
Alan Ashworth, PhD, FRS
President, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
San Francisco, Calif.
"Synthetic Lethal Approaches to Cancer Therapy"
Drexel Prize in Translational Medicine
Jonathan Karn, PhD
Reinberger Professor of Molecular Biology
Chairman, Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology
Director, CWRU/UH Center for AIDS Research
"The Molecular Basis for a Future HIV Cure: The Ins and Outs of HIV Latency"
Drexel Prize in Immunology
Satya Dandekar, PhD
Professor and Department Chair
Medical Microbiology and Immunology
University of California, Davis
"HIV infection and Mucosal Immunity: Siege and Defense"
Drexel's Hilary Koprowski Prize in Neurovirology
Harris A Gelbard, MD, PhD
Director, Center for Neurology Development and Disease
Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics, Microbiology and Immunology and Neuroscience
University of Rochester
"Selectively Non-selective Inhibition of Innate Immunity: Treatment for End Organ Diseases of Infectious and Non-infectious Etiologies"
Drexel Prize in Infectious Disease
Rita Colwell, PhD
Distinguished University Professor
University of Maryland, College Park and Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Founder and Chairman, CosmosID
College Park, Md.
"Next Generation Sequencing, Climate, and Cholera"