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Juan R. Cubillos-Ruiz, Weill Cornell Medicine, USA
Talk Title: Immuno-metabolic programs controlled by ER stress in cancer

Crystal Mackall

Juan R. Cubillos-Ruiz, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York. Cubillos-Ruiz received a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from Universidad de los Andes Bogota, Colombia) in 2004, and obtained his Ph.D. in tumor immunology from Dartmouth Medical School in 2010 under the mentorship of Dr. Jose Conejo-Garcia. Cubillos-Ruiz then pursued his postdoctoral training at Harvard University and Weill Cornell Medicine in the laboratory of Dr. Laurie H. Glimcher.

He has more than 10 years of research experience in the fields of immunology, tumor microenvironment and cancer immunotherapy. His laboratory combines cancer biology, immunology, molecular genetics and nanotechnology to identify, understand and disable the mechanisms that tumors use to paralyze the protective function of immune cells. The overarching goal of his team is to devise new and more effective immunotherapies for lethal malignancies such as ovarian carcinoma. Cubillos-Ruiz recently received the Daedalus Award for Innovation, the Ovarian Cancer Academy-Early Career Investigator Award of the Department of Defense, the Stand Up to Cancer Innovative Research Grant, and the Clinic and Laboratory Integration Program Award of the Cancer Research Institute.

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