DCI Seminar Series (9.23.20)

Ben Raphael
Ben Raphael, PhD

The September DCI Seminar Series will be held on Wednesday, September 23, via Webex. The guest speaker is Benjamin Raphael, PhD, a professor of Computer Science at Princeton University. He will speak on “Genomic heterogeneity in cancer: from single cells to pan-cancer cohorts.”

Raphael's research focuses on the design and application of novel algorithms for the interpretation of biological data. Recent areas of emphasis include cancer evolution, network/pathway analysis of germline and somatic mutations, single-cell DNA/RNA sequencing, and structural variation in human and cancer genomes. His group’s algorithms have been used in multiple projects from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) and the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC). 

Raphael is an elected Fellow of the International Society for Computational Biology and a recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, the NSF CAREER award, and a Career Award at the Scientific Interface from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

Raphael's lecture begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 9 a.m. The September DCI Seminar Series is presented by the Duke Cancer Institute Neuro-Oncology program and held in conjunction with Hematology Oncology Grand Rounds.

For more information and to access the Webex link, email Joan Lofton, MBA, AGM.