Seminar: Stem Cells, Cancer and Microbes: The Emerging Link – January 17, 2013

Stem Cells, Cancer and Microbes: The Emerging Link

Speaker: Bikul Das, MBBS, PhD
Medicine/Oncology
Stanford University Medical School

Summary: Stem cells have many properties that could be uniquely conductive for the host resistance and persistence of cancer cells and infectious agents including: limitless self-renewal, natural resistance to the immune system, expression of drug transport pumps, and the ability to broadly circulate through a host. In this talk, Bikul Das will describe recent observations on the interaction between stem cells, cancer cells, and microbes that challenges two paradigms of global health importance: the cancer initiation/progression, and host-pathogen interactions.

When: January 17, 2013, 12:00pm

Where: The Forsyth Institute
245 First St., 17th floor
Seminar Room A
Cambridge, MA 02142

Please contact Pam Quattrocchi (617-892-8604) if you have any questions.

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