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Emerging Technologies in Cancer Research

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023
8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Student Life Center


Poster Deadline: May 1, 2023
Registration Deadline: May 8, 2023



VICC Annual Scientific Retreat

The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) 24th Annual Scientific Retreat will be held on May 23, 2023 in the Student Life Center with national and international experts presenting on Emerging Technologies in Cancer Research. The VICC retreat has a long tradition of providing opportunities for collaborative interactions and discussions between investigators, community partners, students, and trainees. We look forward to your attendance this year, and ask that you check back to this webpage for more updates soon!

Featured Speakers:

Mohammed AlQuraishi, PhD

(Columbia University)

is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Systems Biology and a member of Columbia’s Program for Mathematical Genomics, where he works at the intersection of machine learning, biophysics, and systems biology. Prior to starting his academic career, Dr. AlQuraishi spent three years founding two startups in the mobile computing space.

Avery Posey Jr., PhD

(University of Pennsylvania)

is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, a member researcher of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, and a Research Health Scientist at the Philadelphia Veterans Administration Medical Center. The Posey Laboratory generates novel CAR T cell therapies targeting tumor-associated glycosylation and investigates strategies to enhance CAR T cell persistence and overcome tumorinduced immunosuppression.

Sarah Teichmann, FMedSci FRS

(Wellcome Sanger Institute)

is a systems and genome biologist who heads the Cellular Genetics programme at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, Cambridge. Dr. Teichmann’s research group develops and applies cell atlasing technologies to map human tissue architecture in order to understand health and disease. In 2016, she co-founded the Human Cell Atlas (HCA) consortium, which she continues to co-lead. Dr. Teichmann is also the Director of Research at the Physics Department at the University of Cambridge.

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is hosting a travel award opportunity for up to five graduate students to attend our Annual Scientific Retreat, offering outstanding research exposure and opportunities for collaborative interactions and discussions with investigators. For more information on this opportunity, please contact Amanda Smith at For more information on labs available at VICC for post-doctoral fellows, please visit