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Dear Colleague, 


We want to draw your attention to an invitation you should have already received from the Coalition for the Life Sciences (CLS). On Friday, September 14th at 12:00 noon,
CLS cordially invites you to attend a briefing entitled Breaking Down Scientific Silos: Identifying Commonalities across Diseases
in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2043. The distinguished speaker will be
Nevan J. Krogan, PhD, from The University of California, San Francisco.


Can scientists who study HIV discover treatments from an understanding of cancer? Can scientists who study diseases of the eye benefit from research done by studying strokes? According to Dr. Nevan Krogan, scientists
must think across traditional scientific boundaries in order to understand complex diseases.


Dr. Krogan is a cellular mapmaker. He maps cells to explore how infectious diseases change cells. He has learned that nearly all diseases—from HIV to cancer—are fundamentally the same; they are simply a set of proteins
that are behaving badly that put the cell in a disease state. By creating these cellular maps, he’s created a tool that allows for the rapid unraveling of genetic-based disorders, infections, and rare diseases.


We hope you will join the Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus to hear from Dr. Krogan as he discusses the groundbreaking project he is leading– a map-making initiative that aims to reshape the medical landscape,
with hopes for cures and treatments in infectious disease, cancer, and psychiatric disorders.
Please RSVP to Lynn Marquis at


The Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus provides a forum where Members and staff can interact directly with preeminent researchers responsible for important scientific discoveries. Many of the stunning advances,
made possible by NIH funding, highlighted in these presentations have led to improved understanding of the cause, treatment, and prevention of human disease.


If you would like to join the Biomedical Research Caucus, please contact Molly Fishman (
in Congresswoman Speier’s office or Drew Hatter ( in Congressman Stivers’s office.



Jackie Speier                 Steve Stivers                  Steve Cohen                  Joe Barton

Member of Congress     Member of Congress     Member of Congress     Member of Congress

Related Event Information

Event Location: 2043 Rayburn HOB
Event Start: 9/14/2018 12:00:00 PM
Event End: 9/14/2018 1:00:00 PM

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