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2024 Arno and Gretel Motulsky Lecture: Sharon E Plon, MD, PhD, FACMG

January 19, 2024
“The Impact of Genomics on Cancer Predisposition Knowledge and Patient Care”


The Division of Medical Genetics presents:

The 2024 Arno and Gretel Motulsky Lecture featuring Sharon E Plon, MD, PhD, FACMG

“The Impact of Genomics on Cancer Predisposition Knowledge and Patient Care”

Dr. Sharon Plon is a board-certified medical geneticist and a longstanding cancer genetics researcher with a focus on identifying new cancer susceptibility genes and studying the implementation of genomic testing in medicine.  Dr. Plon holds the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center Professorship at Baylor College of Medicine in the Departments of Pediatrics and Molecular and Human Genetics and is a member of the Human Genome Sequencing Center. Dr. Plon also serves as Assistant Dean in the School of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Plon serves as Principal Investigator with Donald (Will) Parsons and Amy McGuire on the NHGRI/NCI-U01 Texas KidsCanSeq multi-institutional trial that studies the incorporation of CLIA clinical genome-scale exome sequencing into the care of childhood cancer patients in the diverse patient populations in Texas. Since 2013, Dr. Plon has served as one of the Principal Investigators of the Clinical Genome (ClinGen) Resource and co-chairs the ClinGen Hereditary Cancer Clinical Domain. She also currently co-chairs the germline reporting effort of the national NCI/COG Pediatric MATCH Precision Oncology trial. Dr. Plon is a prior member of the American Society of Human Genetics Board of Directors and the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the World Health Organization 5th Edition Genetic Tumour Syndromes volume.


The lecture will be held on Friday, January 19, 2024 from 3:30-5:309pm:

  • 3:30 – 4:30pm Lecture
  • 4:30 – 5:30pm Reception

Location: William H. Foege Hall, S-060 Auditorium (downstairs)

3720 15th Ave NE

Seattle, WA 98105


Please RSVP by Friday 1/12/2024: