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UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center announces new leadership appointments

Post Date:March 29, 2023 11:00 AM
UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center members (from left) Kathrin Plath, Dr. Hanna Mikkola and William Lowry

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Kathrin Plath, PhD, Hanna Mikkola, MD, PhD and William Lowry, PhD to three leadership positions at the Cancer Center, beginning April 1.

Drs. Plath and Mikkola have been named as director and co-director of the Epigenomics, RNA & Gene Regulation (ERGR) Research Program. In their new roles, they will help further the mission and vision of the ERGR, which brings together UCLA’s critical mass of outstanding gene regulation, epigenomics, RNA biology and bioinformatic researchers to apply their expertise to the fight against cancer. They follow the program’s previous directors, Drs. Michael Carey and Siavash Kurdistani, who we thank for their fantastic leadership of the ERGR over the past several years.

Dr. Lowry has been named co-director of the Office of Cancer Training & Education (OCTE). He joins director Maie St. John, MD, PhD in helping lead the OCTE, which provides research education, mentorship and training at the Jonsson Cancer Center and supports career development in cancer at UCLA. Together, they will oversee the OCTE’s mission to foster innovation and excellence in interdisciplinary cancer education and training, and help coordinate rich and diverse related programs across the UCLA campus and at partner institutions.

Follow these links to learn more about the Epigenomics, RNA & Gene Regulation research program and the Office of Cancer Training & Education. Join us in welcoming them to their new roles.

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