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Genome Instability- Discovery to Personalized Medicine
November 3, 2023



A picture of chair Tomasz Skorski

Tomasz Skorski, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc.
Director, Fels Cancer Institute for Personalized Medicine Professor, Department of Cancer and Cellular Biology Co-leader, Nuclear Dynamics & Cancer Program Temple University, Lewis Katz School of Medicine  Philadelphia, PA 

A picture of chair Amy Whitaker

Amy Whitaker, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Nuclear Dynamics & Cancer Program 
Cancer Epigenetics Institute
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Philadelphia, PA


A picture of chair Richard T. Pomerantz

Richard T. Pomerantz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Thomas Jefferson University Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center 
Philadelphia, PA 

A portrait of chair Kara Bernstein

Kara Bernstein, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA


The Fels Cancer Institute for Personalized Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University and University of Pennsylvania will be holding the 2nd annual symposium covering the topic: "Genome Instability- Discovery to Personalized Medicine".

This FREE, one day event, will take place in person only, on November 3rd at the DoubleTree Hotel in Philadelphia, and will feature internationally renowned scientists and physicians from research and biopharma institutions brainstorming about recent discoveries and ideas in the DNA repair field geared toward the treatment of cancer and other diseases.

We would like to welcome you to register and attend the symposium and to encourage your postdoctoral fellows and students to register and submit scientific abstracts for presentation.

Conference & Accommodations Location: The DoubleTree by Hilton, 237 S. Broad St., Phila., PA 19107
Walking distance to Pennsylvania Convention Center, shops, restaurants museums & historical sites. 20 minutes from Philadelphia International Airport.
Parking: Self parking $15.00
Broad Street Line: Walnut-Locust Station.

Registration is required to attend.

To submit abstracts for the conference, please send them via email to plouie@temple.edu by September 15, 2023

Top scored abstracts will be selected for short oral presentations.

Symposium Speakers

Keynote Speaker:  

A picture of keynote speaker Roger Greenberg

Roger A. Greenberg, M.D., Ph.D.
J. Samuel Staub, M.D. Professor
Director of Basic Science, Basser Research Center for BRCA
Investigator, Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute Director,
Penn Center for Genome Integrity
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


A picture of speaker Jeremy Stark

Jeremy Stark, Ph.D
Professor, Department of Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics
City of Hope
Duarte, CA


A picture of speaker Patty Opresko

Patty Opresko, Ph.D.
Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health
Co-Leader, Genome Stability Program,
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
University of Pittsburgh


A picture of speaker Maria Spies

Maria Spies, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA


A picture of speaker Luisa Cimmino

Luisa Cimmino, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Coral Gables, FL


A picture of speaker Shan Zha

Shan Zha, M.D., Ph.D.
James A. Wolff Professor of Pediatrics
Institute for Cancer Genetics
Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
Columbia University
New York, NY


A picture of speaker Uttiya Basu

Uttiya Basu, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Columbia University
New York, NY


A picture of speaker Gaorav Gupta

Gaorav Gupta, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor Departments of Radiation Oncology and Biochemistry & Biophysics
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC


A picture of speaker Tim Yap

Tim Yap, MBBS, Ph.D., FRCP
Associate Professor
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX


A picture of speaker Sarah Hill

Sarah J. Hill, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA



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