The 21st Annual Trainee Research Conference provides the Center's trainee community with an opportunity to present their work as oral and poster presentations. The Keynote Address will be presented by Rugang Zhang, PhD, Professor and Co-Program Leader, Gene Expression and Regulation Program at The Wistar Institute, on “Metabolism, Chromatin Structure and Senescence Phenotypes.”
Edward David Lustbader was a biostatistician at Fox Chase Cancer Center where he was a member of the Nobel Prize winning research program that identified the hepatitis B virus and its role in liver cancer.
Dr. Lustbader joined the Fox Chase Cancer Center in 1972, where he later became a Member in the Division of Population Science. A researcher of international stature in biostatistics and genetic epidemiology, Dr. Lustbader’s work focused on the development and application of statistical methods used to understand the causes of cancer. He worked closely with Dr. Baruch Blumberg in identifying individuals at risk of developing the hepatitis B virus infection and, subsequently, primary liver cancer.
Dr. Lustbader also made seminal contributions to the understanding of the relationship between diet and cancer. Working with geneticist Alfred G. Knudson Jr., MD, PhD, Dr. Lustbader developed and applied statistical methods to determine the genetic basis of cancer.
The faculty, staff, and postdoctoral community at the Fox Chase Cancer Center gratefully acknowledge the Friends and Family of Dr. Lustbader for their continued support of the Annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium. Collapse