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Cancer Researcher to Discuss Open Source Drug Discovery at Presidential Speaker Series Event

October 16, 2015

The idea of sharing cancer research results in an open source manner will be the topic of discussion at Lasell's upcoming Presidential Speaker Series event, which will feature Dana Farber cancer researcher and Harvard Medical School Associate Professor Dr. James Bradner.

The event will be held at 6:30 pm October 21 at Hamel House, 221 Woodland Rd., Newton on Lasell's campus. Parking is available in the College's central lot off Commonwealth Avenue.

Bradner, whose laboratory focuses on the discovery of prototype drugs to target cancer gene regulation, is a proponent of the idea of open source drug discovery, where results are shared in order to accelerate cancer research.

Bradner gave a TEDX talk on the topic in 2011 and his laboratory's work was recently featured online at the Science website. Recently, Bradner joined MIT's Broad Institute as the associate director of the Center for the Science of Therapeutics.

Lasell's speaker series is free to the public, but requires registration online in advance.

The Presidential Speaker Series is ongoing throughout the year with additional programs scheduled later this Fall and next Spring.