Course Description

Please join the FAES Academic Programs team on March 14, 2024 from 12pm to 12:30pm EST for the next installment of our Educational Webinar Series: Fueling Hope: Unraveling Fatty Acid Metabolism for Cancer Therapy !

The Zoom link for the Educational Webinar will be sent to you via email on March 13, 2024.

Cancers produce and consume energy differently from healthy cells, relying on their own fatty acid production to grow and divide without the need of fats from the rest of the body.  This presents as an intriguing option for therapeutic intervention, which can target these metabolic alterations, and leave healthy cells unharmed. Join us for a discussion on why cancer cells would benefit from producing their own fatty acids, how this can contribute to their malignancy, and cutting-edge therapies currently undergoing clinical trials which aim to perturb these pathways.

Dr. David Wisniewski (IMMU 101, IMMU 418, IMMU 419) is currently in his fifth year as a post-doctoral fellow in the Women’s Malignancy branch at the National Cancer Institute. He investigates novel ways to inhibit receptor tyrosine kinase signaling as a cancer therapy. He earned his Ph.D. in Molecular Medicine from University of Maryland, Baltimore. As a faculty member with FAES since 2020, Dr. Wisniewski has taught several cancer biology courses and earned a microcredential in best teaching practices through FAES’s professional development programs.

Attend for a chance to win a FREE SPRING COURSE! Attendees of this live event will also receive a $20 FAES tuition credit to be applied toward Sprig programming!

View our previous Educational Webinars here!

FAES is also hosting a Virtual Information Session on March 7, 2024 from 12pm to 12:30pm EST. Join us to learn more about our Spring courses, workshops, and our scholarship program!

The Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES) at NIH seeks to foster education and research in the biomedical sciences by providing instruction at the cutting edge of biological science and its evolving applications. Our goals also include responding to the educational and cultural needs of the NIH community and projecting FAES educational assets globally. All courses and workshops are open to the public. NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS FAES admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, disability, or age in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and other school-administered programs.

Please email registrar@FAES.org with questions or if you have issues with registration. 

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Fueling Hope: Unraveling Fatty Acid Metabolism for Cancer Therapy
Online Synchronous
12:00PM to 12:30PM ET
Mar 14, 2024
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