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On the Way to Pediatric Leukemia - Following Clonal Dynamics with Cellular Barcoding
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) presents a virtual childhood cancer lecture featuring Leonard I. Zon, MD. Pediatric leukemia has long been thought to have started from a fetal blood progenitor. There are new methods to barcode cells and simultaneously examine gene expression. Dr. Zon's lab has examined clones of cells in aging and in inherited predisposition syndromes. The lab is exploring several techniques to examine clonal dynamics and to find the cell of origin for leukemia.

During this lecture, participants will:
1) Understand clonal dynamics in blood stem cells
2) Define new techniques for cellular barcoding
3) Examine preleukemic states for clonal dynamics

Jul 13, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Leonard I. Zon, MD
Leonard I. Zon, MD is the Grousbeck Professor of Pediatric Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Investigator at Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Director of the Stem Cell Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Zon is internationally recognized for his pioneering work in stem cell biology and cancer genetics. He has been the preeminent figure in establishing zebrafish as an invaluable genetic model for the study of the blood and hematopoietic development. He is founder and former president of the International Society for Stem Cell Research and chair of the Executive Committee of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute.