The Society for In Vitro Biology is pleased to announce that Dr. Calvin Kuo, MD, Ph.D., will deliver the keynote address titled “Engineering Gastrointestinal Cancer in Organoid Cultures” at the Opening Ceremony of the 2015 In Vitro Biology Meeting in Tucson, AZ.
Dr. Kuo is Professor of Medicine (Hematology) at Stanford University and is Co-lead of the Cancer Biology Program at the Stanford Cancer Center. He received his A.B. from Harvard College, the M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University, and performed postdoctoral research at Children’s Hospital (Boston, MA). His research interests include modeling of cancer in 3D organoid cultures, biology of quiescent and proliferating intestinal stem cell populations, and molecular regulation of angiogenesis and the blood-brain barrier with relevance to stroke, cancer and diabetes. He is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and has received awards including an NIH Transformative R01 and an American Heart Association Innovative Science Award. Dr. Kuo serves on numerous foundation boards including the AP Giannini Foundation, and the Silicon Valley Chapter of the American Heart Association.
For more information on Dr. Kuo’s research interests please use the following link: http://kuolab.stanford.edu/ .