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Aarif Khakoo (Executive Director - Amgen, Inc)

[Thursday, May 3 6:00-7:30 PM]

Physician-Scientist-Industry leader: The Bridge between Medicine and Science

Location:Clark Center, S360 (Behind Peet's coffee)

Aarif is a cardiologist and physician-scientist leading the Cardiovascular Discovery Research Program at Amgen, Inc, based in South San Francisco. He received his MD from Columbia University in 1999, and completed his internal medicine residency and a fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In 2005, Aarif joined the faculty at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he spent 6 years, heading a laboratory whose research focus was to understand the cellular mechanisms of cardiac toxicity due to novel, molecularly target anti-cancer therapeutics. In addition to his research activities at Amgen, Aarif continue to practice cardiovascular medicine on a consultative basis through Stanford University at the Palo Alto VA Medical Center.