Top Geneticists Join to Celebrate Y.W. Kan

Y.W. Kan and Speakers at IHG SymposiumIf it wasn’t clear before, it was by the end of the symposium when Y.W. Kan received a lengthy standing ovation that his work is revered and appreciated by top geneticists around the world.

The IHG was proud to celebrate pioneering geneticist Y.W. Kan in a special research symposium held Monday, November 2. The program included talks by NIDDK Director Griffin Rodgers, Dennis Lo, 2015 Epstein Lecturer Stuart Orkin, Katherine High, James Gusella, and Robert Nussbaum.

Also on hand to deliver special remarks throughout the day were UCSF School of Medicine Dean Talmadge King, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital President & CEO Bertram Lubin, and former Dean Lloyd H. Smith. Smith recruited Kan to UCSF in 1972.

During the post-symposium reception, the IHG awarded prizes for the best poster presentations to Meena Subramaniam (graduate student), Yambazi Banda (postdoc), and Emilie Barruet (postdoc).

Also announced were the faculty winners of the IHG Exploratory Grant competition to help seed new research ideas. The two winning proposals were submitted by Jimmie Ye & Yin Shen and Nadav Ahituv.

Photos of the symposium are available on the IHG Symposium website. See the UCSF News Office’s article of the symposium

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