The 8th Annual New England Genome Instability & Cancer Conference

Monday, May 21, 2018
9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Floor/Room #: 
GP 1002

The 8th Annual New England Genome Instability

& Cancer Conference



Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date and Time:

Monday, May 21, 2018

9:00 am - 6:00 pm


Gateway Park at WPI - GP 1002

60 Prescott Street, Worcester, MA 01605


Registration: To sign up for this conference please fill out our registration form.



  9:00 am

Arrival and Continental Breakfast

60 Prescott Lobby


Welcome and Opening Remarks

Rm 1002


Paul Kaufman (UMMS) Ki-67: more than a proliferation marker



Arminja Kettenbach (Dartmouth Medical School) Phosphorylation signaling by phosphoprotein phosphatase 6 in mitosis



Rachel Flynn (Boston University) Defining the Replication Stress Response at Telomeric DNA



Melinda Day (Cyteir) Targeting the AID/RAD51 Axis: A novel gain of function synthetic lethal approach in DNA repair targeted




Seating available in the event room, the café, & outside patio

Hampton Inn


Margaret Pruitt (WPI) Epigenetic Regulation of mitotic fidelity



Christine Beck (Jackson Laboratory/UConn) Repetitive sequences and genomic plasticity



Kirsten Tracy (UVM) Mitotically-Associated lncRNA, MANCR, Affects Genomic Stability and Cell Division in Breast Cancer



Coffee Break and Poster Setup



Keynote Seminar- Dr Shyamala Maheswaran (MGH) Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition, a dynamic process contributing to genomic instability



Wine and Cheese Reception and Poster Session


Please click here to download a pdf of the Itinerary 


Poster Session: Poster presentations are encouraged and space will be available for all who would like to present.  Please submit your poster title and optional abstract during registration.  Posters should be sized to approximately 4 feet wide by 3 feet high.



Hotel Information: Limited number of rooms have been reserved for Sunday, May 20 at the Hampton Inn (65 Prescott Street, Worcester - Directly across the street). The room rate is $139/night for a standard guest room. Cutoff date for reservations at this rate is Saturday, April 21st, 2018.


To book a room, please visit:

Please click here to download and print directions to 60 Prescott Street

Please click here to download parking permit for North Parking Lot

On-site parking available at the hotel for a $9 fee per day.  Free parking at WPI on Washburn Way (behind 60 Prescott Street - Gate will open as you approach).

Amity Manning