Repurposing therapies using big data science


Thursday, May 2, 2019, 5:30pm to 7:00pm


TMEC Rm. 227 (Longwood Campus)




"Repurposing therapies using big data science"
5/2, 5:30-6:30 (Followed by a network session till ~7:00)
@ TMEC Room 227

Speaker: Laura Kleiman

Laura earned a PhD in Computational and Systems Biology from MIT, was an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and most recently served as Scientific Research Director in the Department of Data Sciences at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Her expertise is in basic, translational, and clinical cancer research, computational and systems biology, and drug repurposing. She is winner of the MassBio Petri Dish Nonprofit Pitch Challenge and was honored with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Community Service Award. She has given talks at renowned organizations such as the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, European Center of Pharmaceutical Medicine, and Spanish National Cancer Research Center.

Cures Within Reach improves patient quality and length of life by leveraging the speed, safety and cost-effectiveness of medical repurposing research, driving more treatments to more patients more quickly. Cures is the philanthropic leader in drug, device and nutraceutical repurposing research, which has the potential to transform the lives of patients with unsolved diseases by delivering treatments that can be used in the near-term.


Come and join us to learn about her unique career path as well as application of data science in the field of therapeutics!!