Dr. Peter Senter of Seattle Genetics to Address Students about Cancer Therapy

Peter Senter
Peter Senter courtesy photo.
Nov. 12, 2015

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WACO, Texas (Nov. 12, 2015) – The 2015 W. Dial Black Family Lectures will host Peter Senter, Ph.D., vice president of chemistry and distinguished fellow with Seattle Genetics, for “Potent Antibody-Drug Conjugates for Cancer Therapy: From Early Stage Research to a Clinically Approved Drug,” at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, in the Baylor Sciences Building (BSB) Room B110. The lecture will be preceded by a reception at 3:30 pm in the 2nd floor A-wing lobby of the BSB.

“One of the visions of Sadie Jo Black, our wonderful donor for the W. Dial Black Family Lectures, was to stimulate interest in students to consider pursuing careers in fundamental research focused on major health issues such as cancer,” said Kevin Pinney, Ph.D., professor of chemistry and chair of the W. Dial Black Family Lectures Committee at Baylor. “I am confident that Dr. Senter’s lecture will accomplish exactly what Sadie Jo Black envisioned.”

Senter joined Seattle Genetics in 1998 and has served as vice president of chemistry since 2002. The Seattle Genetics chemistry department carries out research in antibody-drug conjugate technologies. Senter’s research and development efforts have been crucial in contributing to innovation and awareness in the re-emergence of antibody-drug conjugates as feasible therapeutic entities.

“We look forward to welcoming Dr. Senter to our campus at Baylor University and encourage students, faculty and staff from Baylor as well as others from our community to join us for his lecture,” Pinney said.

The W. Dial Family Black Lecture Series started in 2008. Its endowment was set up by Black, a survivor of two cancer occurrences, to provide distinguished lectures focusing on cancer, Parkinson’s disease or other major diseases. The lectures allow students and faculty to meet and learn from professional researchers.

This event is free and open to the public. The Baylor Sciences Building is located at 101 Bagby Ave.

For more information, contact Kevin Pinney.

by Bethany Harper, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


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