Speaker Profile

Ph.D., Assistant Professor, UC Santa Cruz

Biography
Dr. Kim is an Assistant Professor of Biomolecular Engineering at the University of California Santa Cruz and an Associate Member of the Canary Center at Stanford for Cancer Early Detection. His laboratory investigates the functions of noncoding RNA “dark matter” in stem cells and cancer using genomic and genome engineering technologies. Leveraging the unique properties of noncoding RNA, his research program aims to discover novel biomarkers for cancer early detection via RNA liquid biopsy. His noncoding RNA research has been recognized by awards from the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation and the National Academy of Sciences.


Clinical Dx Showcase:
UC Santa Cruz

One of the world’s most respected public research universities, UC Santa Cruz offers rigorous academic programs and cutting-edge research opportunities. UCSC's unique, cross-disciplinary approach, combined with an unwavering commitment to research excellence has resulted in paradigm-changing discoveries since its founding.

Cancer early detection via RNA liquid biopsy
Novel genomic approaches are revealing the immense potential of noncoding RNAs for cancer early detection.

 Session Abstract – PMWC 2022 Silicon Valley


The analysis of blood for circulating tumor cells (CTC), circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA), extracellular vesicles, or more recently, tumor-educated platelets has opened new avenues for cancer diagnostics, including early detection of tumors, improved risk assessment and staging, as well as early detection of relapse to improve patient care. The track will introduce the up-to-date technologies used in liquid biopsy and review the clinical utilities in cancer screening, detection of minimal residual diseases, selection of molecular-targeted drugs, as well as monitoring of treatment responsiveness.

Sessions:

  • Early Cancer Detection- Status quo, Technical and Clinical Challenges, and the Future (PANEL)
    Session Chair: Jimmy Lin, Freenome
    - Peter Bach, Delfi Diagnostics
    - Ash Alizadeh, Stanford
    - Amir Ali Talasaz, Guardant Health
    - Anne-Renee Hartman, Adela
  • How is Liquid Biopsy Changing the Testing Paradigm for Oncology Patients? (PANEL)
    Session Chair: Rebecca Brandes, Agilent
    - Edward Abrahams, PMC
    - Blandine Merino, Agilent
    - Adrian Lee, UPMC
  • The Emerging Role of ctDNA for Molecular Residual Disease (MRD) Assessment and Recurrence Monitoring
    - Minetta Liu, Natera
  • Liquid Biopsy for Screening, Diagnosis, Prognosis and Therapy Guidance
    Session Chair: Sam Salman, miR Scientific
    - Frederick Baehner, Exact Sciences
  • The Advantages of Exosomes as a Liquid Biopsy Based Markers
    Session Chair: Johan Skog, Exosome Diagnostics
    - Jamil Azzi, Harvard
    - Dolores Di Vizio, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Showcase
    - Dave Mullarkey, Bluestar Genomics
    - Stephane Mouradian, Personalis
    - Michael Dugan, Biocept
    - Priti Hegde, Foundation Medicine
    - Steven Soper, The University of Kansas
    - Maggie Rougier-Chapman, Personal Genome Diagnostics
    - Daniel Kim, UCSC

 Session Abstract – PMWC 2022 Silicon Valley

Track 6, June 28-30


The PMWC 2022 Data Applications in Clinical Diagnostics Showcase will provide a 15-minute time slot for selected organizations, including commercial companies, clinical testing labs, and medical research institutions, to present their latest advancements, insights, applications, and technologies to an audience of clinicians, leading investigators, academic institutions, pharma and biotech, investors, and potential clients. We will learn about new technologies and findings that promise expedited, cost-effective, and accurate clinical diagnosis for early disease detection, treatment decisions, and disease prevention.

- Clinical Dx/Oncology (including Liquid Biopsy)
- Clinical Dx/Cardio Vascular
- Clinical Dx/Nerodegenerative