Gloria M Calaf

Gloria M Calaf Ph.D.
Full time Professor
Director
Instituto de Alta Investigación
Universidad de Tarapacá, Arica, Chile
Calle Antofagasta 1520. Arica-Chile
Phone: 58-2230334
Adjunct Research Scientist
Columbia University Medical Center
Center for Radiological Research
630 W 168th Street. VC11 218
Nueva York. NY. USA. since 2004
Phone: 212. 305.9981
e-mail:
gmc24@cumc.columbia.edu

The title of the lecture:

Targeting multiple genes in breast carcinogenesis

She received her MS and PhD degrees in Biological Sciences at Michigan State University, East Lansing Michigan. After completing her PhD research, she joined University of Chile in Chile, then Michigan Cancer Foundation in Detroit, Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, PA and afterwards Columbia University in New York.

Her research interest is in Environmental and Hormonal carcinogenesis, developing in vitro and in vivo breast cancer models to understand initiation promotion and prevention of breast cancer by the effects of either pesticides or radiation in presence of hormones. Dr. Calaf has identified several genes associated with such processes, and among them c-Ha-ras, a pivotal one in the transformation process by the effect of environmental substances. Her current research project is focused on drug resistance and genomic instability in breast carcinogenesis.

She has published 120 research papers in peer reviewed journals, several book chapters and she has presented her research in several conferences, symposiums and workshops. She was selected as a member of the core group of the “Getting to know cancer-Halifax project” to assess the carcinogenic potential of low dose exposures to chemical mixtures in the environment. She was also selected as a member of the “IARC Monograph on the evaluation of cancinogenic risks to humans” Volume 112 entitled “Some Organaphosphate Insecticides and Herbicides: Diazinon, Glyphosate, Malathion, Parathion”. She is a member of American Association for Cancer Research, Tissue Culture Association, New York Academy of Sciences, and International Association for Breast Cancer Research, among others. She has served as a reviewer for many peer-reviewed journals as well as Chilean and American grants. She was appointed as Chairperson and Organizer of the “20th International Charles Heidelberger Symposium on Cancer Research” by the Charles and Patricia Heidelberger foundation for Cancer Research. She is currently in charge of the Biology of Cancer laboratory at Tarapacá University in Arica, Chile.

Gloria M. Calaf, Ph.D.
Dr. Calaf is Director and full professor at the Instituto de Alta Investigación, Tarapacá University in Arica, Chile and Adjunct Research Scientist at Columbia University Medical Center of New York. She received her MS and PhD degrees in Biological Sciences at Michigan State University, East Lansing Michigan. After completing her PhD research, she joined University of Chile in Chile, then Michigan Cancer Foundation in Detroit, Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, PA and afterwards Columbia University in New York. Her research interest is in Environmental and Hormonal carcinogenesis, developing in vitro and in vivo breast cancer models to understand initiation promotion and prevention of breast cancer by the effects of either pesticides or radiation in presence of hormones. Dr. Calaf has identified several genes associated with such processes, and among them c-Ha-ras, a pivotal one in the transformation process by the effect of environmental substances. Her current research project is focused on drug resistance and genomic instability in breast carcinogenesis. She has published 120 research papers in peer reviewed journals, several book chapters and she has presented her research in several conferences, symposiums and workshops. She was selected as a member of the core group of the “Getting to know cancer-Halifax project” to assess the carcinogenic potential of low dose exposures to chemical mixtures in the environment. She was also selected as a member of the “IARC Monograph on the evaluation of cancinogenic risks to humans” Volume 112 entitled “Some Organaphosphate Insecticides and Herbicides: Diazinon, Glyphosate, Malathion, Parathion”. She is a member of American Association for Cancer Research, Tissue Culture Association, New York Academy of Sciences, and International Association for Breast Cancer Research, among others. She has served as a reviewer for many peer-reviewed journals as well as Chilean and American grants. She was appointed as Chairperson and Organizer of the “20th International Charles Heidelberger Symposium on Cancer Research” by the Charles and Patricia Heidelberger foundation for Cancer Research. She is currently in charge of the Biology of Cancer laboratory at Tarapacá University in Arica, Chile.