Keynote Speaker

Joan Brugge, Harvard Medical School, USA
Joan Brugge

Dr. Brugge is currently the Louise Foote Pfeiffer Professor of Cell Biology at HMS and co-director of the Ludwig Center at Harvard. She joined the faculty of the Harvard Medical School as a professor in July 1997. A graduate of Northwestern University, she did her graduate work at the Baylor College of Medicine, completing her PhD in 1975. She then performed her postdoctoral training at the University of Colorado with Dr. Raymond Erikson. Dr. Brugge has held full professorships at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, and the University of Pennsylvania, where she was also named as an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. From 1992-1997 Dr. Brugge was a founder and scientific director of the biotechnology company ARIAD. She then joined the faculty in 1997 as Professor of Cell Biology, and was Chair of Cell Biology from 2004-2014 and Co-Director of the Ludwig Center at Harvard in 2014.

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