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The 35th annual UNC Lineberger scientific symposium attracted more than 530 participants. Held at the Friday Center on April 27-28, 2011, the event featured speakers on “Cell Metabolism and Cancer.”

UNC Lineberger membersYue Xiong, PhD and Al Baldwin, PhD served as chairs for this event. Lewis Cantley from Harvard University; Craig Thompson from Memorial Sloan-Kettering; and Tak Mak from Ontario Cancer Institute gave Lineberger lectures.

Other speakers were: Eileen White, Cancer Institute of New Jersey/Rutgers; Kun-Liang Guan, UCSD; Karen Vousden, Beatson Institute; David Beach, Barts and the London School of Medicine; Yue Xiong, UNC Lineberger; Massimo Loda, Harvard; Yanping Zhang, UNC Lineberger; Richard Cerione, Cornell; and Scott Biller, Agios Pharmaceuticals.

Session chairs were David Threadgill, N.C. State University; Mohanish Deshmukh, UNC Lineberger; and Sally Kornbluth, Duke University.

Many thanks to our sponsors who made the event possible.

Presenting Sponsor

  • LabCorp

Supporting Sponsor

  • Lilly

Associate Sponsor

  • Gilead Sciences, Inc
  • North Carolina Biotechnology Center


  • Agios Pharmeceuticals
  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund
  • Cell Signaling Technology
  • Karyologic, Inc.
  • Talecris Biotherapeutics


  • Myers, Bigel, Sibley & Sajovec, P.A.
  • Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research