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Third annual Cancer Research Day taking place Oct. 31, 2020, as remote conference

All Penn State faculty, staff, trainees and students interested in cancer research careers are invited to attend the third annual Cancer Research Day online conference, taking place from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 31, 2020, via Zoom. Zoom information will be sent to registered participants.

The annual Cancer Research Day provides attendees with the opportunity to learn from established research professionals with a variety of backgrounds who can support trainees as they showcase their own research. Through keynote speakers, oral presentations and virtual poster sessions, event organizers hope faculty, trainees and students are inspired to grow and expand their cancer research careers.

The event also will feature a question-and-answer session and lightning talks with Penn State Cancer Institute faculty, highlighting their labs and research philosophies.

A head-and-shoulders professional photo of Douglas Lowy

Douglas R. Lowy, MD

Those invited to attend include:

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Residents and fellows
  • Postdoctoral scholars
  • Graduate students
  • Medical students
  • Undergraduate students

Featured speakers

Keynote speaker: Douglas R. Lowy, MD
Deputy Director, National Cancer Institute
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Dr. Douglas Lowy is the principal deputy director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH). He is also chief of the Laboratory of Cellular Oncology in the Center for Cancer Research at the NCI.

Dr. Lowy’s research includes the biology of papillomaviruses and the regulation of normal and neoplastic growth.

A head-and-shoulders professional photo of Mohamed Hassanein

Mohamed Hassanein, PhD

Guest speaker: Mohamed Hassanein, PhD
Associate Director, Clinical Assay Lead (Biologics)
Pfizer Inc., Global Product Development
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Dr. Mohamed Hassanein has a combined academic and in-industry experience of more than 10 years in oncology, translational medicine and regulated bioanalysis.

He recently joined the Pfizer Global Product Development team as an associate director and clinical assay lead to support the clinical development of the company’s growing biotherapeutics portfolio.

Agenda and registration

The event agenda and Zoom links will be emailed to registered participants prior to the event. Those interested must register for the event in order to receive the remote conference link.

Register online here

Trainees are invited to apply to speak or present a poster during the remote conference. There is a spot on the online registration form to indicate interest in presenting.

For details

Email Tonya Krushinsky at for details or with questions.

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