ISCB Innovator Award Keynote
Dana Pe'erChair, Computational and Systems Biology Program, Sloan Kettering Institute;
Scientific Director, Alan and Sandra Gerry Metastasis and Tumor Ecosystems Center;
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Introduced by: Alessandra Carbone, Conference Co-chair, CNRS - Sorbonne Université, France
Time: Monday, July 24, 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM
Room: Lumière Auditorium
Dana Pe’er is an HHMI Investigator, Chair of the Computational and Systems Biology Program and Director of the Gerry Metastasis and Tumor Ecosystems Center at the Sloan Kettering Institute. The Pe’er lab has pioneered foundational machine learning approaches to derive cell states, trajectories and interactions from single-cell genomics and imaging data. They apply their tools to address questions in development, immunity and cancer, with a focus on plasticity, tumor heterogeneity, and tumor-immune interactions. Dr. Pe'er earned her PhD at the Hebrew University. She received the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award, NSF CAREER award, NIH Director's New Innovator and Pioneer awards, Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering, Ernst W. Bertner Memorial Award, ISCB Overton Prize Award and is a Fellow of the AACR Academy. She serves on the editorial board of Cell, leads an NCI Human Tumor Atlas Network center, and heads computational analysis for the Human Cell Atlas.