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Media Advisory: UAlbany Dedicates Massry Conference Center at Gen*NY*Sis Center for Excellence in Cancer Genomics

Contact(s):  Catherine Herman (518) 956-8150

ALBANY, N.Y. (October 22, 2007)

The University at Albany will unveil the Massry Conference Center at the Gen*NY*Sis Center for Excellence in Cancer Genomics. The facility is being named in honor of Morris and Esther Massry, who have donated $500,000 to the University in support of cancer research. The conference center hosts various seminars, colloquia and larger classes taught by faculty of the cancer research center and the UAlbany School of Public Health.


  • Susan Herbst, Officer in Charge and Provost and Executive Vice President, University at Albany
  • N.Y. State Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno
  • George Hearst, President, University at Albany Foundation
  • Morris Massry, Vice President and Director, University at Albany Foundation, and Esther Massry
  • Paulette McCormick, Director, Gen*NY*Sis Center for Excellence in Cancer Genomics

Tuesday, October 23, 1:30 p.m.

Gen*NY*Sis Center for Excellence in Cancer Genomics, University at Albany, 1 Discovery Place, Rensselaer, New York.

The University at Albany's Gen*NY*Sis Center for Excellence in Cancer Genomics officially opened its doors on October 18, 2005, combining UAlbany research expertise in genomics and biomedical sciences with state-of-the-art technology in a new 113,000 square foot facility. The Center, which hosts scientists committed to discovering the genetic origins of cancer and who conduct research into finding a cure for the disease, is part of New York State's Gen*NY*Sis (Generating Employment Through New York Science) program, a $500 million initiative in government and private investment to lure new life science industries to the state and make New York a leader in creating science and technology jobs.

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