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CUMC at Large
PAUL MARKS HONORED The Paul A. Marks Scientific Symposium honored the contributions of Dr. Marks, an internationally renowned cell biologist, physician-scientist, and academic leader, with a day-long symposium at Columbia in September, “Frontiers of Biomedical Research in the 21st Century: Celebrating Science in New York City.”
   Dr. Marks, (at center of photo), who spent more than a half-century at Columbia, developed the Department of Human Genetics here and served as its first chairman; he also was the dean of the Faculty of Medicine and vice president for medical sciences at Columbia. Dr. Marks has made major contributions toward defining the cellular and molecular mechanisms that cause the differentiation and transformation of normal blood cells into cancerous cells. More than 800 people attended one or more sessions of the day-long seminar, which featured talks by eight Nobel Prize winners and other eminent scientists.
   Shown at the symposium in Alumni Auditorium are from left: Andrew Marks, M.D., Ph.D., chairman and professor of physiology & cellular biophysics; Clyde and Helen Wu Professor of Medicine (Molecular Cardiology); director, Clyde and Helen Wu Center for Molecular Cardiology, and Dr. Paul Marks’ son; Mary-Claire King, Ph.D., American Cancer Society Professor of Medicine and Genome Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine; Richard Axel, M.D., Nobel laureate, University Professor, Columbia; Lee Bollinger, president, Columbia University; Dr. Paul Marks; Lee Goldman, M.D., executive vice president and dean, CUMC; Robert Roeder, Ph.D., Arnold O. and Mabel S. Beckman Professor, head of the Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Rockefeller University; Paul Greengard, Ph.D., Nobel laureate, Vincent Astor Professor and head of the Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience and director, the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research, Rockefeller University; Arthur Bank, M.D., emeritus professor of medicine and genetics and development, Columbia; and Cori Bargmann, Ph.D., Torsten N. Wiesel Professor, Department of Neural Circuits and Behavior at Rockefeller University.

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