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November 2019:

The department of Translational Molecular Medicine and Saint John’s Cancer Institute Sequencing Center under Dr. Dave Hoon, received a $4.5 million grant for Novel Epigenomic and Oncogenic Drivers of Melanoma Metastasis and Therapeutic Resistance and new approaches of next generation sequencing for various solid tumors from the Adeleson Melanoma Research Foundation for three years.

This will be 8 years of continual funding in a multi-Institute collaborative funding program in cancer and neuro-related diseases. The program involves collaborations with major institute investigators such as from: U. of Tel Aviv, Israel Institute Technology, Burke Neuroinstitute (Cornell U), U. of Penn, MD Anderson, Mass General Hospital, and others.

2019 Conferences and Invited Speakers:

Jan 14-16
  • Presentation: Monitoring of Melanoma Progression utilizing Multi-Platform Biomarkers of Blood Cell-free DNA. AACR; Melanoma: From Biology to Target. Houston, TX, Jan 14-16, 2019.
March 14-15
  • Presentation: Utility of Different Forms of cFDNA in Cancer Detection and Progression. 26th International Molecular Med Tri-Con Symposium. San Francisco, March 14-15, 2019.
March 26-27
  • Keynote Speaker: New Molecular Approaches of Blood Biopsy To Monitor Melanoma Patients Progression During Treatment. SELECTBIO: Liquid Biopsies 2019. San Diego, CA, March 26-27, 2019.
Sep 23-25
  • Keynote Speaker: 11th International Symposium on Circulating Nucleic Acids in Plasma and Serum (CNAPS). Jerusalem, Israel, Sep 23-25, 2018.
Oct 2-5
  • Keynote Speaker: Liquid Biopsy: Latest Advances and Future Challenges. Fourth ACTC. Corfu, Greece. Oct 2-5, 2019.
Nov. 2019
  • Keynote Speaker: Liquid Biopsy. International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC), 15th Asian Pacific Congress Clinical Biochemistry (APFCB), Jaipur, India. Nov. 2019.

Positions Available

The Department is looking for postdoctoral fellows who have experience in translational molecular CTC and cfNA research. Also postdoctoral fellows experience in Cancer Epigenetics as well as metastasis regulatory mechanisms.

We currently have openings for the following opportunities:

  • Associate & Assistant Professor in Immunology
  • Research Associates – Experienced in Translational Research
  • Post Doctoral Fellow – Molecular Medicine
  • Volunteers

To apply contact:

Dave Hoon, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Program Director 

Irene Ramos, MSc
Translational Molecular Medicine Department Laboratory Manager