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Kari Fischer

Kari Fischer, PhD

Program Manager, Life Sciences Conferences

212-298-8648 | kfischer@nyas.org

Kari Fischer is a Program Manager for Life Sciences Conferences, facilitating the planning and execution of both scientific symposia and programming for the general public. Dr. Fischer joined the Academy in 2016 after completing her PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology at Weill Cornell Medicine, where she studied both breast cancer metastasis and the lung tumor microenvironment. For her work in lung cancer she was awarded the Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship by the National Institutes of Health. She received the Julian R. Rachele Prize for Outstanding Graduate Student Research for her groundbreaking breast cancer metastasis study published in Nature, an article that has been cited over 500 times since its publication in late 2015.