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SF State - Personalized Medicine 10.0: Has it Changed Your Life?

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10th Anniversary Conference: Personalized Medicine 10.0: Has it Changed Your Life?

Friday, June 2, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM (8 AM breakfast, 6 PM reception)

In partnership with San Francisco State University’s Department of Biology, SF State Alumni and the City of South San Francisco, the conference will showcase world-class science and the latest and greatest in personalized, genomic and precision medicine. This annual event is a networking opportunity for students and accomplished professionals alike.

This year, to celebrate the tenth anniversary conference, speakers and panelists will take a longer view to examine the hard science, clinical applications, business potential and the regulatory and ethical implications of personalized medicine in 2017. Where next for our society and our species?


8:00 AM
Registration / Breakfast & Networking

Opening Remarks
Michael A. Goldman, Ph.D., Professor & Chair, Department of Biology, SF State University
Keith J. Bowman, Ph.D., Dean, College of Science & Engineering, SF State University
Leslie E. Wong, Ph.D., President, San Francisco State University

Opening Keynote
Amylynne Santiago Volker, President/Founder, Nicholas Volker One in a Billion Foundation
Personalized Medicine: It sure changed our lives!

Richard M. Lawn, Ph.D., Executive Director, Scientific Affairs, Audentes Therapeutics

Esteban G. Burchard, M.D., M.P.H., Harry Wm. and Diana V. Hind Distinguished Professor in Pharmaceutical Sciences II, Professor, Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences and Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Making Precision Medicine Socially Precise

James J. Kovach MD, JD, Director, Translational Entrepreneurship & Industry Research Alliances, UC Davis Health System
Personalized Medicine for a Longer Healthspan


Colin Collins, Ph.D., Vancouver Prostate Centre
Targeting Prostate Cancer

Christos J. Petropoulos, Ph.D., Vice President of Research and Development and Chief Scientific Officer, Monogram Biosciences, Vice President, LabCorp Inc.
HIV and Personalized Medicine – A view over three decades

12:15 PM
Wrap-Up & Perspective


David W. Martin, M.D., CEO, AvidBiotics
Immuno-Oncology: Driving Safe Convertible CARs to Personal Benefit

Ragnar von Schiber, Associate Director, Corporate Citizenship, Genentech, Inc.
Changing Future Lives: Preparing the next generation of innovators

Bernat Baeza Raja, Ph.D., Scientist II, Second Genome, Inc.
The Microbiome in Complex Disease

Ed Rebar, Ph.D., Vice President, Technology, Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc.
Personalized Medicine Targets the Genome: High-precision Gene Editing and Gene Regulation Using Designed Zinc Finger Proteins


Marica Grskovic, Ph.D., Associate Director, Research & Development, CareDx, Inc.
Donor-Derived Cell-Free DNA: An Accurate, Precise, and Dynamic Biomarker for Improved Patient Management for Solid Organ Transplantation

Wrap-Up & Perspective

Closing Keynote
Charis Thompson, Ph.D., Chancellor's Professor and Chair, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Center for Science, Technology, and Medicine in Society, University of California, Berkeley, and the London School of Economics
Genomic Medicine for Our Time

Closing Remarks
Kevin Mullin, Speaker Pro Tempore & Chair, Select Committee on Biotechnology, California State Assembly
Michael A. Goldman, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Biology at SF State

Reception – Student Posters



Email or call the SF State Biology Department for academic, group and student ticket rates: dnamed@sfsu.edu | 415.338.1549

For more information visit: http://personalizedmedicine.sfsu.edu/

By participating in the Personalized Medicine Conference, all attendees understand that they may be filmed or photographed for marketing and educational purposes by San Francisco State University.

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