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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 6th Soona Shin, PhD
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Surgery, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center
Title: “Role of Hepatic Progenitor Cells In Liver Cancer
September 13th                                            Distinguished Larsen Lecture
Benjamin G. Neel, MD/PhD
Professor of Medicine, Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Medical Center
Title: “Targeting SHP2 in Cancer
September 20th  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

Mingang Hao, PhD, Post-Doc, Dr. Jun-Lin Guan’s Lab
Title: “Exploring the Role of Nucleus-localized FIP200 in Breast Cancer Cells
September 27th Jacob Naduparambil, PhD
Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University
Title: “microRNAs as Radiation Biodosimeters and Biomarkers of Treatment Response
October 4th Caterina Bartolacci, PhD, Post-Doc in Dr. Pier Paolo Scaglioni’s Lab
Title: "FASN as a Novel Therapeutic Target in Mutant KRAS Lung Cancer"

Clay Lewis, PhD, Post-Doc in Dr. Vladimir Bogdanov’s Lab
Title: "mTOR kinase inhibition Reduces Tissue Factor Expression and Growth of Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors"
October 11th Daniel Lucas, PhD
Assistant Professor, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center
Title: “Cellular Crosstalk in the Bone Marrow
October 18th Molly Smith, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Dan Starczynowski’s Lab
Title: “U2AF1 Mutations Induce Oncogenic Innate Immune Pathways by Regulating the Expression of Active IRAK4 Isoforms in Hematologic Malignancies

Jordan Althoff, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Jose Cancelas’s Lab
Title: “Scribble Controls HSC Self-renewal Through Polarity-dependent Inhibition of the Hippo Effector Yap1
October 25th Nicole Oatman, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Biplab Dasgupta’s Lab
Title: “Passenger Deletion in Glioblastoma"

Yongguang Yang, PhD, Post-Doc, Dr. Xiaoting Zhang’s Lab
Title: “MED1 Promotes HER2-Mediated Mammary Tumorigenesis Through Signalosome Complex Protein Jab1
November 1st Haojie Huang, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Mayo Clinic
Title: "Genetic Alteration, Transcription Rewiring and Therapy Resistance: Insights from Prostate Cancer"
November 8th Jerry Shay, PhD
Distinguished Teaching Professor, Cell Biology, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Title: “Aging and Cancer: Are Telomeres and Telomerase the Connection?
November 15th Adam Marcus, PhD
Associate Professor, Hematology & Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
Title: “Cooperation is in Our Nature: Using Image-guided Genomics to Probe Collective Invasion
November 22nd No Seminar — Thanksgiving Holiday
November 29th Martin McMahon, PhD
Professor of Dermatology, University of Utah School of Medicine
Title: “Targeting Cell Signaling Pathways and Metabolism for the Treatment of RAS-driven Cancers
December 6th
Jin Chen, MD, PhD
Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, Vanderbilt University
Title: “Metabolic and Microenvironment Influences in Cancer
December  13th
Wu-Min Deng, PhD 
Professor, Pfeiffer Endowed Professorship for Cancer Research, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University 
Title: "Tissue Microenvironment for Tumor Initiation and Progression"
December  20th
Madeline Niederkorn, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Dan Starczynowski’s Lab
Title: “The Role of USP15 in Normal and Malignant Hematopoiesis

Marissa Leonard, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Xiaoting Zhang’s Lab
Title: “The Use of Novel RNA Nanoparticles to Target Breast Cancer Growth and Metastasis
December  27th
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.