Dr. Hanlee Ji graduated in 1994 from John Hopkins School of Medicine in Internal Medicine and went on to specialize in Oncology. He is currently the Assistant Professor, Medicine – Oncology at Stanford University CA. His research group is pursuing projects focused on personalized medicine. Specifically, he is interested in using genetic and genomic approaches in oncology to improve targeted cancer therapy, make accurate prognosis, predict cancer therapy efficacy and identify clinically relevant cancer mutations.
Rapid development of technologies and methods that permit a detailed analysis of the genome and transcriptome of a single cell is offering a window into the extent and nature of genomic and transcriptomic heterogeneity which occurs in both normal development and disease. Single-cell approaches stand poised to revolutionize our capacity to understand the scale of genomic, epigenomic, and transcriptomic diversity that occurs during the lifetime of an individual organism. This session will review the major technological and biological breakthroughs achieved, describe the remaining challenges to overcome, and provide a glimpse into the promise of recent and future developments.