Speaker Details

Speaker

ÖMER YILMAZ

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Omer Yilmaz is an Assistant Professor of Biology at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT and a gastrointestinal pathologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School, where he performed his thesis work under the guidance of Professor Sean Morrison. He has also spent two years as a visiting Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Professor David M. Sabatini, a member of the Whitehead and Koch Institutes. In 2014 he established his lab, which focuses on understanding how adult stem cells and their microenvironment adapt to diverse diets in the context of tissue regeneration, aging, and cancer initiation. His achievements, to date, have been recognized with a Harold Weintraub Award, Pew-Stewart Trust Fellowship, Sidney Kimmel Fellowship, and a V Scholar Award.

Symposium Faculty

Elçin Ünal

University of California, Berkeley

Ali Deniz Güler

University of Virginia

Yasemin Sancak

Harvard Medical School

Ömer Yılmaz

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Joseph L. Goldstein

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

Michael S. Brown

University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center

Linda Partridge

University College London

Bruce Spiegelman

Harvard Medical School

Leslie Vosshall

The Rockefeller University

Jens C. Brüning

Max Planck Institute

Ronald M. Evans

Salk Institute

Michael Czech

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Jean Schaffer

Washington University

Gerald Shulman

Yale University

Brenda Schulman

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Vamsi Mootha

Massachusetts General Hosptial
Columbia University

Peter Walter

University of California, San Francisco