Venture Café
Megan A. Cooper, MD, PhD & Jorge Di Paola, MD
“Why Care About Rare”

March 18, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venture Café Virtual,

Precision Medicine Thursdays at Venture Café
Attendance is FREE and open to all.


Megan A. Cooper, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Rheumatology

Washington University in St. Louis

Jorge Di Paola, MD

Professor of Pediatrics

Washington University in St. Louis


Drs. Jorge Di Paola and Megan Cooper investigate rare genetic disorders of blood cells, with Dr. Di Paola focusing on diseases affecting platelets and Dr. Cooper studying dysfunction of immune cells. They will discuss their ongoing efforts to identify new diseases that have the potential to lead to targeted therapies for patients and an understanding of pathways important for human health that can be used to design drugs for other diseases.

On the third Thursday of every month, ICTS Precision Medicine hosts a session featuring WashU faculty working in translational genomics/precision medicine areas. Talks are typically oriented toward biotechnology, diagnostics, informatics, start-ups and precision interventions based on medical genomics innovations.