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Personalized medicine lecture open to the public May 20

Aaron Ciechanover, MD

Aaron Ciechanover, MD

After he receives an honorary degree at Upstate Medical University's commencement Sunday, Nobel laureate Aaron Ciechanover, MD will give a talk on personalized medicine that's open to the public from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, May 20 in the Medical Alumni Auditorium of Weiskotten Hall on the Upstate campus.

Ciechanover speaks about "The Revolution of Personalized Medicine -- Are we Going to Cure All Diseases, and at What Price?" In 2004, he and his collaborators --  Avram Hershko, MD, PhD, and Irwin Rose, PhD -- received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of ubiquitin mediated protein degradation that revolutionized today‘s approach to treating cancer and that created new pathways to develop more effective therapies for neurodegenerative disorders and other genetic diseases.

Ciechanover is distinguished research professor of the Cancer and Vascular Biology Research Center, The Rappaport Faculty of Medicine and Research Institute at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel.