Physician-Scientist Symposium "The role of the physician-scientist in the evolving landscape of biomedical research"


Thursday, April 27, 2017 (All day)


Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard, 400 Technology Square, Cambridge MA 02139, Mark and Lisa Schwartz Auditorium

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Speakers' Biographies

Morning session: 9:00am-12:00 noon

Bruce Walker, MD, (MGH)
Opening Remarks

Catherine Blish MD, PhD, (Stanford)
“Innate control of viral infections”

Victor Nizet MD, (UCSD)
“Collaborating with the Immune System to Treat Multi-Drug Resistant Pathogens”

Break 10:45-11:00pm

Michael Glickman MD, (MSKCC)
“90:10: opportunities and pitfalls for the physician-scientist through the lens of mycobacteriology”

Ramnik Xavier MD, (MGH)
“Genes, bugs and molecules in intestinal immunity”

Oren Rosenberg MD, PhD, (UCSF)
“Survival skills: how an intracellular pathogen evades a host restriction pathway”

Lunch 12:00-1:00pm

Afternoon session: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Andrea Cox MD, PhD, (JHMI)
“How my love of research became infectious”

Liise-anne Pirofski MD, (Einstein/Montefiore)
“Damage, host-microbe interaction and infectious diseases: my journey as a physician-scientist”

Peter Hunt MD, (UCSF)
“Immune Activation in HIV - Bedside to Bench”

Don Ganem MD, (Novartis)
“Physician-Scientist Careers in Industry vs Academia: what are the differences and do they matter?”

Panel session moderated by Drs. Marty Hirsch and Bruce Walker: 3:00pm-4:00pm

Reception: 4:00pm-5:00pm

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