Prominent cancer researcher presents to College of Pharmacy

June 29, 2017

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The College of Pharmacy recently welcomed Susan B. Horwitz, PhD to speak in the Dennis Feller Lecture Series funded by the Ahns Foundation. Dr. Horwitz is a Distinguished Professor and holds the Rose C. Falkenstein Chair in Cancer Research in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

Horwitz’s presentation on May 18th entitled, Taxol, Tubulin and Tumors: A Story of Drug Development, focused on her decades-long research on the mechanisms of action and resistance to natural product anticancer agents and analogs such as taxol, bleomycin, and etoposide. She has authored more than 250 publications and has received numerous awards for her work, including the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research. Dr. Horwitz is a past president of AACR and an elected member of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Dennis Feller was a professor and chair of the Division of Pharmacology at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. The Dennis Feller Lecture Series funded by the Ahns Foundation began in 2012 by Dr. Chang Ho Ahn, a former student of Dr. Feller’s to honor his advisor.

Dr. Dennis Feller and Grace Feller and Dr. Ahn and Inok Ahn, president of the Ahns Foundation, attended Dr. Horwitz’s presentation and celebration.