Panel discussion: SMU research project using Minecraft seeks cure for cancer

Panel Discussion: How SMU is using Minecraft to find a treatment for cancer

Sep 29, 2017

What if you could contribute to developing a treatment for cancer by playing a video game? Thanks to a partnership between SMU Guildhall and a team of scientists from the SMU Department of Biological Sciences, you can. In this panel discussion, SMU Guildhall director Gary Brubaker joins Dr. Corey Clark, deputy director for research at SMU Guildhall, and Dr. John Wise, associate professor of biological sciences at SMU Dedman College of Humanities & Sciences, to discuss how their partnership has turned the popular game, Minecraft, into a vehicle for cancer research.




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SMU Guildhall is the #1 Graduate Program for Game Design in the world. Many of the school’s founders are industry icons, and classes are taught by industry veterans. Since 2003, the program has graduated over 700 students, who now work at more than 250 video game studios around the world. SMU Guildhall offers both a Master of Interactive Technology in Digital Game Development degree and a Professional Certificate of Interactive Technology in Digital Game Development, with specializations in Art, Design, Production, and Programming. For more information, visit