Thursday, February 23, 2012

Doctor Agustín Lage-Dávila will speak in Toronto on February 29th at 7:30 P.M.

Cuban researcher Dr. Agustín Lage-Dávila

Talk: Cuban Medical Progress
7:30 pm - Free Admission 
Wednesday February 29, 2012 
Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street (South of College, East of Spadina) 
Canadian-Cuban Friendship Association Toronto
For further information call (416) 654-7105
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Dr. Agustín Lage-Dávila graduated in Medicine in 1972 and as specialist in Biochemistry in 1974, immediately joined as a researcher at the National Institute of Oncology and Radiobiology (INOR), working in research on the biochemical changes in tumor cells.

Between 1976 and 1978 he studied at the Institute Pasteur in Paris and in 1979 he won the Scientific Degree of Doctor in Medical Science with his thesis on the plasma membrane alterations during neoplastic cell transformation. Between 1980 and 1985 he was Head of the Department of Biochemistry of INOR and directed research projects on biochemical factors associated with breast cancer prognosis.

Between 1985 and 1990 he was Deputy Director of Research of INOR and continued research projects on control of cell proliferation and immune-toxins. Simultaneously he assumed the coordination of the National Program to Reduce Cancer Mortality. He is deputy to the Cuban National Assembly since 1993.

In 1990 he was appointed Director of the Center of Molecular Immunology of Cuba, currently holding that responsibility. He is Professor of Biochemistry at the Institute of Medical Sciences of Cuba. He received the "Academic Merit" award of the Academy of Sciences of Cuba and the national Order "Carlos J. Finlay ". He was a member of the Advisory Committee on Health Research of the Pan American Health Organization. 

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