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Breaking Down Scientific Silos: Identifying Commonalities Across Diseases

  • 2043 Rayburn House Office Building (map)

Nevan J. Krogan, PhD
University of California, San Francisco

Friday, September 14, 2018
Noon-1:00 p.m.
Room 2043, Rayburn House Office Building
Boxed lunches will be available for attendees.

RSVP email Lynn Marquis cls@coalitionforlifesciences.org
This is a widely attended event.

Can scientists who study HIV discover treatments from an understanding of cancer? Can scientists who study diseases of the eye benefit from research done by studying strokes? According to Dr. Nevan Krogan, scientists must think across traditional scientific boundaries in order to understand complex diseases.

Dr. Krogan is a cellular mapmaker. He maps cells to explore how infectious diseases change cells. He has learned that nearly all diseases—from HIV to cancer—are fundamentally the same; they are simply a set of proteins that are behaving badly that put the cell in a disease state. By creating these cellular maps, he’s created a tool that allows for the rapid unraveling of genetic-based disorders, infections, and rare diseases. 

Join the Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus as we welcome Dr. Krogan. He’ll discuss the groundbreaking project he is leading—a map-making initiative that aims to reshape the medical landscape, with hopes for cures and treatments in infectious disease, cancer, and psychiatric disorders.  

We hope you’ll be able to join us for this informational Biomedical Research Caucus briefing.

The Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus provides a forum where Members and staff can interact directly with preeminent researchers responsible for important scientific discoveries. Many of the stunning advances, made possible by NIH funding, highlighted in these presentations have led to improved understanding of the cause, treatment, and prevention of human disease.