The Department of Medicine's 2021 Research Day will be held on April 19, 2021 virtually.
This year's keynote speaker is Benjamin L. Ebert, MD, PhD, who is a George P. Canellos, MD, and Jean S. Canellos Professor of
Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Chair of Medical Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, and an Institute Member of the Broad Institute.
Dr. Ebert's research focuses on the molecular basis and treatment of hematologic malignancies, with a particular focus on myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS).
In large-scale genetic analyses of patient samples, his lab has identified somatic mutations that predict prognosis and
response to therapies in MDS patients. His research also focuses on a pre-malignant state for hematologic malignancies, clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential (CHIP), which also increases the risk of cardiovascular disease.
More details on the agenda TBA.