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Department of

Cancer Biology

Seminars & Symposia

The Cancer Biology Seminar Series

This weekly seminar series features lectures  by local, national, and international cancer researchers invited by the Department of Cancer Biology. Unless indicated otherwise, all seminars take place from Noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Rieveschl Auditorium at the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies. For more information, please contact Emily Spinks at or 513-558-7379.

Rieveschl Auditorium @ the Vontz Noon to 1:00pm

Contact Info: Emily Spinks (513) 558-7379

September 7th Avi Domb, PhD
School of Pharmacy - Faculty of Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Title: “The Gliadel story, treating cancer at the site of the disease
September 14th Kenneth Nephew, PhD
Professor of Cellular & Integrative Physiology, Indiana University
Title: “Epigenetic therapies for sensitizing solid tumors to chemotherapy and biological therapies
September 21st Pankaj Dwivedi, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Ken Greis’s Lab
Title: "Quantitative phosphoproteomics kinetics reveals abnormal signaling displayed by mutated G-CSFR"

Rui Su
, PhD, Post-Doc, Dr. Jianjun Chen’s Lab
Title: "Small molecule targeting of oncogenic FTO demethylation in acute myeloid leukemia"
September 28th No Seminar
October 5th Nick Brown, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Susan Waltz’s Lab
Title: “RON Receptor Signaling Drives Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer through ß-CATENIN and NF-κB

Yangyao Wang
, Visiting Scholar, Dr. Jiajie Diao’s Lab
Title: "Study DNA-protein interaction at the single molecule level"
October 12th Bangyan L. Stiles, PhD
Professor, Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Southern California
Title: “Lipid Metabolism and Liver Cancer
October 19th Sasha Ruiz-Torres, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Susan Waltz’s Lab
Title: "HGFL Ron signaling regulates Breast Cancer Stem Cells in a cell type specific manner"

Mingang Hao
, PhD, Post-Doc, Dr. Jun-Lin Guan’s Lab
Title: "Exploring the role of FIP200 in Her2-drived breast cancer"
October 26th Sonya Ruiz-Torres, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Susa Wells’s Lab
Title: "Novel Fanconi Anemia gene activities in squamous epithelium using induced pluripotent stem cells"

Pranjal Sarma
, PhD, Post-Doc, Dr. Dave Plas’s Lab
Title: TBA
November 2nd Shi-Yuan Cheng, PhD
Professor of Neurology, Northwestern University
Title: "Dysregulated Oncogenic Signaling and Epigenetics in Human Brain Tumors"
November 9th Hannah Flood, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Vladimir Kalinichenko’s Lab
Title: "Ex vivo Culture of Lung Organoids as a Model System"

Jie Wang
, PhD, Post-Doc, Dr. Dave Plas’s Lab
Title: “Investigating the metabolic requirements for BCR-ABL dependent survival
November 16th Bryan Maliken, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Jeff Molkentin’s Lab
Title: "Loss of Gata4 in Kit Lineage-Derived Endothelium Leads to Vascular Permeability and Increased Heterotypic Fusion"

Joe Racca
, PhD, Post-Doc, Dr. Susan Waltz’s Lab
Title: TBA
November 23rd No Seminar — Thanksgiving Holiday
November 30th Molly Smith, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Dan Starczynowski’s Lab
Title: "Splicesome Mutant MDS and AML cells activate innate immune signaling by regulating the expression of therapeutically targetable IRAK4 isoforms"

Somchai Chutipongtanate
, MD/PhD, 
Visiting Scientist from Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
Title: "Application of Label-Free Quantitation using SWATH-MS in Biology and Disease"
December 7th Yana Zavros, PhD
Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Systems Physiology, University of Cincinnati
Title: TBA
December 14th Nicole Oatman, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Biplab Dasgupta’s Lab
Title: “Passenger Deletion Creates Therapeutic Vulnerability in Glioblastoma

Brian Johnson
, Research Assistant, Dr. Tom Cunningham’s Lab
Title: “MYC Orchestrates a Tailor-Made Metabolic Program that Relies on Increased Purine Production to Fuel Lymphomagenesis
December 21st No Seminar — Winter Holiday
December 28th No Seminar — Winter Holiday

Seminar Schedule Fall 2016-Spring 2017

Seminar Schedule Fall 2015-Spring 2016

Seminar Schedule Spring 2015

The William J. Larsen Distinguished Lecture Series

This is an annual seminar to honor the memory of William J. Larsen, PhD. Each year, the invited speaker is a leader in the field of developmental biology.

The Cincinnati Cancer Symposium Series

This annual symposium features an international panel of renowned experts in a specific, timely topic in cancer research. 

CCB Faculty Seminar Series

This seminar series provides an opportunity for CCB faculty members to share their research and receive feedback from their colleagues. It meets twice a month and attendance is limited to CCB faculty and selected senior postdocs.