University at Albany - State University of New York

Hogarty Family Foundation Lecture

Established through the generosity of Daniel J. Hogarty and the Hogarty Family Foundation, an endowed fund provides support for a public lecture program through the University at Albany's Cancer Research Center. The Hogarty Family Foundation Lectures provide information to the community about a broad range of topics related to cancer, cancer genomics and cancer research.

The Cancer Research Center is pleased to announce the 7th annual Hogarty Family Foundation Lecture:

RAGE against the cell
Insights into how inflammation fuels cancer progression

Mark Nelson

Mark Nelson, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Arizona Pathology Department, College of Medicine and Arizona Cancer Center

Thursday, April 28, 2016
4:45 p.m. Laboratory Tours
5:15 p.m. Pre-reception

Cancer Research Center Atrium

6:00 p.m. Lecture
Massry Conference Center

University at Albany East Campus
1 Discovery Drive
Rensselaer, NY 12144

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Mark A. Nelson, Ph.D.

Dr. Mark A. Nelson has been conducting biomedical research for over 20 years and is currently a Professor of Pathology at the University of Arizona and a member of the Tumor Progression and Metastasis Study Section. He received his B.S. in Microbiology and Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology from Washington State University.  He also obtained additional training in Molecular Carcinogenesis in the laboratory of Dr. G. Tim Bowden at the University of Arizona.  Dr. Nelson has mentored undergraduates, graduates students, postdoctoral fellows, residents, and Pathology and Hematology/Oncology fellows. His research interests include inflammation and tumor progression and metastasis, chemotherapy-induced neuropathic pain, cancer etiology and neurologic diseases of unknown origin. Dr. Nelson’s work has been supported by NIH/NCI programs, and has resulted in over 80 peer-reviewed publications.  Dr. Nelson serves as an outside consultant to Meharry Medical College, Vanderbilt University, Tennessee State University and MD Anderson Cancer Center. In 2014 he was awarded the University of Arizona’s Michelle and Grant Senner Precision Health Endowment in recognition for his work on personalized medicine, using genetic profiles for diagnosis and prediction of disease and to guide decisions about prevention and treatment of disease.