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Speaker Bios

Kenneth Cadwell

New York Univ. School of Med.

Dr. Ken Cadwell did his postdoctoral research with Dr. Herbert “Skip” Virgin at Washington University School of Medicine where he was a Damon Runyon Cancer Research Fellow investigating the mechanism by which gene-pathogen interactions contribute to inflammatory bowel disease. He joined the Skirball Institute at NYU School of Medicine in 2010 and is an assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology. Current research is focused on understanding the cellular mechanisms that control the magnitude and quality of immune responses to an infection. He is the recipient of the Dale F. Frey Award for Breakthrough Scientists from the Damon Runyon Foundation and the ICAAC Young Investigator Award from the American Society for Microbiology, and is serving as an associate editor for the journal Autophagy.

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