Speaker

Iannis Aifantis, NYU Cancer Institute, USA
Dr. Iannis Aifantis

Widely known for his expertise and teaching in Pediatric and Adult Acute Leukemia, Dr. Aifantis is a Professor of Pathology at NYU School of Medicine and an Early Career Scientist at Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Dr. Aifantis attended the University of Crete, earned his PhD from the University of Paris V, Rene Descartes and completed additional training at Harvard University, Dana Farber Cancer Institute. He joined NYU Langone Medical Center in 2006 as an Assistant Professor and has recently been appointed as Chair of Pathology. Throughout his career, he has earned many prestigious honors including the 2010 Vilcek Award for Creative Promise and the 2011 McCulloch & Till Award from the International Society for Hematology and Stem Cell Biology. Amongst many important professional affiliations, Dr. Aifantis is a member of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and on the Editorial Boards of the journals Cell Stem Cell and Oncogene. Dr. Aifantis’ primary research interests include the study of the self-renewal, differentiation and transformation of hematopoietic stem cells and the mechanisms of induction and progression of leukemia.

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