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The Entrepreneurs series, sponsored by the Mass General Research Institute, features our most successful innovators sharing stories of how they've translated their research discoveries into new treatments and diagnostics.
The Entrepreneurs Series at the Mass General Research Institute is an educational program of talks where our most entrepreneurial researchers to share their expertise and experience in moving scientific discoveries along the translational pathway to market and patient care.
The series is an intellectual community for scientists at Mass General to learn from various examples of translation or startup company success and failure, share best practices, and get relevant mentorship and guidance.
The series is produced collaboratively by ECOR and the Office of the Scientific Director and in close collaboration with Partners HealthCare Innovation. This series is co-directed by Gabriela Apiou, PhD, and David Milan, MD.
These events are open to all Mass General employees only. Questions or feedback? please email ResearchInstitute@mgh.harvard.edu.
All presentations are on Wednesdays from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pmLocation: Simches Building, Room 3.110, Massachusetts General HospitalDate: May 22, 2019REGISTER HERE
“From Bench to Bedside: Novel Diagnostic & Treatment for Acute Kidney Injury”
Sylvie Breton, PhDInvestigator, Program in Membrane Biology/Center for Systems Biology, Massachusetts General HospitalRichard Moerschner Endowed MGH Research Institute Chair in Men’s HealthCharles and Ann Sanders MGH Research ScholarProfessor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Sylvie Breton, PhD is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her laboratory is part of the Program in Membrane Biology/Center for Systems Biology at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Breton received her Ph.D. in Biophysics from the University of Montreal, Canada, and she conducted postdoctoral studies on kidney biology at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. In 1996, she joined the Faculty of the Department of Medicine at Mass General and Harvard Medical School, where she developed a multidisciplinary research program in epithelial cell biology. Dr. Breton's laboratory examines the regulation of epithelial cells in organs of the urogenital tract, including the kidney and epididymis. She examines how these cells receive cues from their environment and communicate with neighboring cells to modify their function. She trained several scientists, who now occupy leadership positions at different institutions throughout the world. She and her colleagues have published over 100 papers since 1993.
Dr. Breton is the recipient of several awards, including the MGH Claflin Distinguished Scholar award in 1997, the American Physiological Society Renal Section investigator Award in 2005, the MGH Joseph Martin Basic Research Prize award in 2008, and the 2012 Research Award of the Society for the Study of Reproduction. She is a Charles and Ann Sanders MGH Research Scholar, and is the recipient of the Richard Moerschner Endowed MGH Research Institute Chair in Men’s Health. Dr. Breton is a member of the American Society of Nephrology, American Physiological Society, and American Society of Andrology (ASA). She is the elected Secretary of the ASA Council, and she was Co-Chair of the Program Committee for the ASA 2017 meeting.
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