Problems in Complex Disease Biology Colloquium

Friday, April 7, 2017 -
9:00am to 11:00am

TOPIC: "Pharmacogenetics and Precision Medicine"
SPEAKER: Eugene R. Bleecker, MD, co-director, Division of Pharmacogenomics, UA Center for Applied Genetics and Genomic Medicine, and co-chief, Division of Genetics, Genomics and Precision Medicine, UA Department of Medicine

Dr. Gene Bleecker, who just joined the UA faculty, brings to us an impressive breadth of expertise that goes from clinical and translational medicine to genomics and — most relevant to us — pharmacogenetics. He is thoughtful and passionate about many themes that run through this course: the interface between basic biology, genetics and medicine, in depth phenotyping as a necessary component of any genetic study that seeks to provide significant information (the concept at the very core of precision medicine, a field that Gene pursued much before the term was even coined...), and a profound commitment to medicine as a science in which treatment strategies MUST reflect a profound understanding of pathogenetic mechanisms—following the Aristotelian imperative "scire est scire per causas" (we know something only when we understand its causes...).

This event is sponsored by the Arizona Center for the Biology of Complex Diseases at the University of Arizona, which is led by Director Donata Vercelli, MD, who is also a UA professor in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, associate director, UA Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center, and a member of the UA BIO5 Institute.

CONTACT: Donata Vercelli, MD | donata@email.arizona.edu 

Event Address: 

BIO5 Institute
Thomas W. Keating Bioresearch Building, Room 103

1657 E. Helen St.
Tucson, AZ 85719