Speaker - Ira Mellman

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Ira Mellman is Vice President of Research Oncology at Genentech where he directs all aspects of cancer research in what is Genentech's single largest therapeutic area. Ira is a cell biologist-immunologist with a long standing interest in membrane traffic and signal transduction. His lab is responsible for key observations resulting in the initial discovery of endosomes, the mechanisms of epithelial cell polarity, and the cellular basis of dendritic cell function in the immune system.

Until 2007, Ira was Chair of the Department of Cell Biology and Scientific Director of the Cancer Center at Yale University School of Medicine. At Yale, Ira also served as Sterling Professor of Cell Biology and Immunobiology and was a member of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research. Ira has been Editor in Chief of the Journal of Cell Biology and a member of the editorial boards of Cell, the Journal of Experimental Medicine, EMBO Journal, and the Annual Reviews.

Ira is an elected member of the European Molecular Biology Organization, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, a Senior Fellow of Lincoln College (Oxford), and the recipient of numerous named lectureships and awards. Ira received his AB from Oberlin College, his PhD from Yale in Genetics, and performed postdoctoral work at Rockefeller University.

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The Big C: The Fight Against Cancer

11.01.11 | 01:35:13 min | 1 comment