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FoundHer Series | The Story of Foghorn Therapeutics: Translation and Commercialization of Chromatin Research and Lessons Learned

When: Tuesday, December 6, 2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CT

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Sonia Kim   (847) 467-0446

Group: Innovation and New Ventures Office

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Northwestern University's Querrey InQbation Lab is hosting the FoundHer Series to amplify women academic innovators & entrepreneurs.

Learn about Prof. Cigall Kadoch’s experience founding Foghorn Therapeutics (NASDAQ: FHTX) based on her pioneering research on the chromatin regulatory system. Prof. Kadoch will share lessons learned along her entrepreneurial journey from company launch to IPO and provide practical advice to academic innovators interested in spinning out a company based on their academic research. 

While the FoundHer Series is focused on supporting women innovators, all are welcome to register.

Please register in advance.


Cigall Kadoch, Ph.D., is an academic leader and entrepreneur in the biomedical sciences. She is an Associate Professor of Pediatric Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Institute Member and Epigenomics Program Co-Director at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and she is an Investigator at Howard Hughes Medical Institute. She is also the Scientific Founder of Foghorn Therapeutics (NASDAQ: FHTX), where she currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Kadoch established her independent laboratory in 2014, at age 28, one of the youngest scientists ever appointed to the Harvard Medical School faculty, immediately following completion of her Ph.D. studies at Stanford University. She is a leading expert in chromatin and gene regulation and is internationally recognized for her groundbreaking studies in these areas. Specifically, her laboratory studies the structure and function of nuclear protein complexes that govern DNA architecture and gene expression, called chromatin remodeling complexes, perturbations in which cause a range of human cancers and neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Kadoch has received numerous prestigious awards and research grants for her work, including the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Martin and Rose Wachtel Cancer Research Prize, the American Association for Cancer Research Outstanding Achievement in Basic Cancer Research, and was recently named a finalist for the Blavatnik National Awards. Additionally, she has been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35, Popular Science Brilliant 10, and Business Insider Top 30 Young Leaders in Biopharma.

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