2019 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize Lectures
Peter K. Vogt, PhD
Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine
Scripps Research, La Jolla, CA
“Novel aspects of PI3K Signaling”
Thursday, January 9, 2020
Davis Auditorium (Rm. 412), Schapiro Center (CEPSR)
530 W. 120th St.
Registration is not required to attend the lecture.
Dr. Vogt, professor of molecular medicine at Scripps Research in La Jolla, California, transformed cancer research with the discovery of the first oncogene, SRC. His mutational analysis of Rous sarcoma virus established the genetic map of retroviruses. Dr. Vogt also discovered oncogenes that play major roles in human biology and in cancer: MYC, JUN, and PI3 kinase. His current work focuses on the control of transcription by MYC, on isoform-specific functions of PI3K and on small molecule inhibitors of oncoproteins. He studied biology and chemistry at the Universities of Würzburg and Tübingen and received his PhD from the Max Planck Institute for Virology in Tübingen, Germany. Following his postdoctoral work at the University of California, Berkeley, he held faculty positions in the medical schools of the University of Colorado, Denver; University of Washington, and the University of Southern California. He is a member of the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academies of Medicine and Sciences, and the German Academy of Sciences.