UW News

April 3, 2008

Science in Medicine Lecture set for April 9

Peter K. Vogt, professor in the Department of Molecular & Experimental Medicine at The Scripps Research Institute in LaJolla, Calif., will present the next Science in Medicine lecture from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 9. The lecture takes place in Hogness Auditorium, A-420 Health Sciences Center.

The title of his lecture is “PI 3-Kinase in Cancer.” Vogt’s research concentrates on dominant oncogenes in human cancer, and his lecture will focus on one of these oncogenes, phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase, arguably the most promising new therapeutic target currently available.

Vogt was educated at the University of Tubingen, Germany and at UC Berkeley. He has worked on the replicative strategies and oncogenic functions of tumor-inducing retroviruses. In the course of these studies, he discovered several viral oncogenes and their cellular counterparts.

This lecture will also be simultaneously video televised at:

  • Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, conference room G3102

  • WSU Riverpoint Campus Phase 1 Auditorium, SCLC 122

  • Harborview Medical Center Research & Training Building, Auditorium

  • VA Puget Sound Health Care System: Seattle Division – Bldg. 1, Room 518; American Lake Division – Bldg. 2, Room 343; and VA HSR&D Met Park, conference room E14.

This lecture is open to all faculty, staff and students. For more information contact Vee White at veewhite@u.washington.edu.