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Lecture: Learn from rocks how to defeat cancer

  • 29 Aug 2019
  • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Da Shop


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Angela Bononi, Ph.D., an award-winning postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, will be discussing her groundbreaking research on the link between genetic and environmental factors and cancer.

Bononi graduated from the University of Ferrara and for the past six years has been working at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center. She will explain how her research in Italy and Hawaii helped her in making a pioneering discovery in the field of cancer prevention, after studying cancer patients in Turkey and the USA who shared a very unique DNA story. In 2017 the Italian Scientists and Scholars of North America Foundation conferred her the Hogan Lovells Award, recognizing her as the best among early stage investigators working in North America in the field of Medicine, Biosciences and Cognitive Science, whose commitment to their discipline of study is innovative, impactful and honors their country of origin. This summer the magazine “Fortune Italia” featured her among the “40 under 40” Italian talents that we should keep an eye on.

Her lecture is part of the “From Italy to Hawaii: Connecting two worlds through art, science, and community” series presented by Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii and Da Shop. This series features experts who discuss topics that affect both Italy and Hawaii. Complimentary Italian wine and Italian delicacies for your "aperitivo." Bring pupus to share if you'd like.

Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization | P.O. Box 1376, Honolulu, HI 96807 | info@friendsofitalyhawaii.org

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