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Dr. Jeffrey D. Varner

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Cornell University

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Cornell University

130 E. Seneca Street Suite 520

Ithaca, New York 14850

United States

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Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell University is a private institution that was founded in 1865. Today, it consists of 14 different schools that operate under the umbrella of the university. Cornell ranks 15 on the list of best national universities, 16 on th ... more

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Employment History

Director, Professional Master's of Science Program

Purdue University

Research Scientist

Genencor International , Inc.

Education

Math and Chemistry

Purdue University

Ph D.

Chemical Engineering

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Organizing Committee (ICBE 2011) | International Conference on Biomolecular Engineering

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Jeff Varner, Cornell University


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The SBEs 3rd International Conference on Biomolecular Engineering on January 16-19, 2011 in San Francisco, CA. Chairing the conference are Jeff Varner of Cornell University and Kurt Deshayes of Genentech.


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The SBE's 3rd International Conference on Biomolecular Engineering on January 16-19, 2011 in San Francisco, CA. Chairing the conference are Jeff Varner of Cornell University and Kurt Deshayes of Genentech.


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Save The Date For The SBE's 3rd International Conference on Biomolecular Engineering on January 16-19, 2011 in San Francisco, CA. Chairing the conference are Jeff Varner of Cornell University and Kurt Deshayes of Genentech.


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Dr. Varner spent his undergraduate and graduate years at Purdue University, first as an undergraduate in Math and Chemistry and then later as a Masters and Ph D. in Chemical Engineering. Today, he teaches graduate and undergraduate classes specializing in Biomolecular Engineering in chemical engineering at Cornell. Varner described his research focus as "understanding the molecular basis of cancers. Generally speaking, what we're trying to do is understand how complex molecular programs that are involved in cells making decisions - like whether or not to grow, die, or simply do nothing [and] fail."

"We study how networks break and how to break them. Although he hopes to develop therapeutic treatments for cancer, Varner is also investigating other molecular signaling networks like blood clotting and the biochemical basis of pain. These two networks are of particular interest to the Department of Defense, which partially funds some of Jeffrey Varner's research, in helping soldiers survive otherwise fatal wounds, such as extremity injuries. It also has civilian applications for afflictions like hemophilia and chronic pain.
Few people have asked how cancer is like a broken watch, or a failed mars mission, but these different problems have far more in common than most people would think. Varner likened complex systems to jumbo jets: "If a screw fails in your seat cushion, the airplane can still take off. However, if a screw fails in your engine and the engine falls off, you're in serious trouble. At both points we're dealing with the same faulty screws, but the context of the failure is different. The screw in the engine is an example of a fragile point - one whose failure compromises the whole system - while the screws in the seat cushion are considered robust since the plane functions fine without them.
In a similar manner, Varner explained, many of a cell's governing biochemical systems consist of robust points and fragile points.
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Varner's team focuses on specialized proteins, called monoclonal antibodies, which can be engineered to only target certain types of cancerous cells.
Varner's problem solving strategy is innovative. To identify and test new models, he looks at the relevant literature to find a molecular network of interest.
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"The same sort of systems are used over and over," Varner said.

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