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Symposium Sneak Peek: Dr. Sean Morrison Discusses Stem Cells and NF1

morrison-resizedThe Washington University NF Center is pleased to welcome Dr. Sean Morrison as one of the 2014 Washington University NF Center Research Symposium keynote speakers.
Sean J. Morrison, PhD, is the founding Director of the Children’s Research Institute and the Mary McDermott Cook Chair in Pediatric Genetics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center as well as an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
The Morrison laboratory is investigating the mechanisms that regulate stem cell function in the nervous system and the ways in which these mechanisms are hijacked by cancer cells to enable proliferation and metastasis.
At the Washington University NF Center Research Symposium, Dr. Morrison will talk about his groundbreaking work on the role of the NF1 gene in controlling stem cell function in the normal nervous system and in the setting of NF1-associated tumors. Dr. Morrisson will be speaking at 1:00PM on May 16, 2014.