Jian Hu, Ph.D., assistant professor of cancer biology at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center will present “Will Brain Tumors Ever Be Cured?” at the 6th annual Austin College Women’s Health and Cancer Forum on Thursday, December 5. Hu will deliver the keynote at 4:30 p.m. in IDEA Center 127; the forum is free and open to the public.
Hu earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Fudan University and his master’s degree in molecular biology from Shanghai Cancer Center, both in in Shanghai, China. He completed his Ph.D. in biochemistry and biophysics at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed a research fellowship at the Dana Farber Cancer Center of the Harvard medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, and was an instructor in cancer biology at MD Anderson Cancer Center Department of Genomic Medicine in Houston, Texas. He has received many awards and honors related to his cancer research and is widely published.
Science students will present poster talks in the IDEA Center that day, beginning at 3 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
Funding for the 2019 Austin College Women’s Health and Cancer Forum comes in part from the Discovery Foundation of Dallas.
Austin College, a private national liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas, has earned a reputation for excellence in academic preparation, international study, pre-professional foundations, leadership development, committed faculty, and hands-on, adventurous learning opportunities. One of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope’s influential book Colleges That Change Lives, Austin College boasts a welcoming community that embraces diversity and individuality, with more than 50 percent of students identifying as persons of color. The residential student body of approximately 1,300 students and more than 100 expert faculty members allow a 13:1 student-faculty ratio and personalized attention. This year, the campus recognizes 100 years of co-education and has had several opportunities to recognize the history of women and accomplishments of current alumnae. Austin College is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA) and cultivates an inclusive atmosphere that supports students’ faith journeys regardless of religious tradition. Founded in 1849, the College is the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original name and charter.