Fargo, N.D. –– Distinguished scientist Eric Wong will present a research lecture on “Glioblastoma: Tumor Biology, Treatment and Diet” Thursday, Sept. 29, from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. in Sudro Hall room 26. The seminar is part of a series of research lectures sponsored by the NDSU pharmaceutical sciences department in the College of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Sciences. It is open to anyone interested in pharmaceutical and biomedical research.
Dr. Wong, who is an associate professor of neurology, director of the Neuro-Oncology Unit and co-director of the Brain Tumor Center at the Department of Neurology/Harvard Medical School, also will meet with pharmaceutical sciences department faculty and graduate students during his visit to NDSU.
Wong earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and Doctor of Medicine degree from Rutgers Medical School. He has published 68 peer-reviewed papers and numerous abstracts. Wong’s research has been funded by National Institutes of Health and pharmaceutical and biomedical companies. Wong has received numerous honors, including Saul R. Korey Award in Experimental Neurology of American Academy of Neurology. He has served on advisory boards of DepoCyt (Chiron Therapeutics), Gliadel (Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Inc.) and Keppra (UCB Pharma Inc.). Wong currently serves as president of the Massachusetts Society of Clinical Oncologists.