LABS Cancer and the Immune System: Friend or Foe?
October 19 @ 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM$50
To understand cancer and find strategies to eradicate it, we need to understand the interplay between our immune system and tumor cells. We will get to know our immune system and discuss how cancer progresses and what role our immune cells play in disease progression. We will specifically look into the interaction between tumor cells and the healthy cells surrounding them and try to understand how we can use that to fight cancer.
In this race against cancer, scientists have learned to harness our immune system to inhibit cancer growth. We will explore the field of immunotherapy, to learn about the many ways in which our body can be its own weapon against cancer.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Mrs. Marom has been a cancer researcher and science educator for over 15 years. She earned her PhD in cancer immunology from the Weismann institute of science in Israel. As a winner of a prestigious award, she completed a post-doctoral fellowship at City of Hope, where she continued to study the interactions between tumors and their microenvironment. Mrs. Marom also completed a business master’s program at the Keck Graduate Institute, and consequently co-founded a digital health startup to solve gaps in clinical trial recruitment using social search technologies.
Throughout her career, she combined research with her passion for education and technology by teaching student labs and courses, for children as well as graduate students, and advancing and developing an E-learning platform providing accessibility to learning. She is currently leading groups for young scientists in the “STEM for families” outreach program at Caltech.
When: Saturday, October 19th, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Duration: 2.5 hours
Where: IEA Learning Center, 540 South Marengo Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101
Please note upon registration, a LABS Series team member will be in touch with you via email to confirm and finalize your child’s enrollment in the workshop.
*Scholarships are available to qualified families in need. Price subject to change based on the need for supplies.
Participants must be:
- Current 7th-12th grade students
- Passionate about learning
- Interested in pursuing an advanced STEM research topic
*You do not need to be a current IEA student to register for LABS. Students from all school districts are welcome.