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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 Pilar Ramos-Richey at ccbprogrammanager@uc.edu or 513-558-7379.

Rieveschl Auditorium @ the Vontz Noon to 1:00pm

Contact Info: Pilar Ramos-Richey (513) 558-7379 ccbprogrammanager@uc.edu


January 16th

Chanel Alford, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Tom Cunningham’s Lab 
Title: Disrupting the Nucleotide Economy of MYC-Driven Hematologic Malignancies"

Chunmiao “Lance” Cai, PhD Post-Doc, Xiaoting Zhang’s Lab
Title: "The mechanism of HNF1A participating in liver metastasis of colorectal cancer by regulating Super-enhancer"

January 23rd

Chrystelle Vilfranc, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Chunying Du’s Lab 
Title: “Elucidating the role of BRUCE in chronic liver diseases”

Gregory Bick, PhD Post-Doc, Dr. Xiaoting Zhang’s lab
Title: "Targeting MED1 in Ovarian Cancer"

January 30th

Camille Sullivan, MSTP/CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Susan Waltz’s lab 
Title: “The Ron Receptor Coordinates Immunosuppressive Mechanisms in the Tumor Microenvironment to Promote Prostate Tumor Growth and Progression”

Xin Tang, PhD Post-Doc, Dr. Chenran Wang’s Lab
Title:“Functions of different autophagy genes in microglia in postnatal neural stem cells"

February 6th

Chen Wang, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Yi Zheng’s lab 
Title: “Inducible Correction of a RUNX1 Mutation of Human AML Causes a Switch of AML to B-ALL” 

Xiao Hu, PhD Post-Doc, Dr. Jiajie Diao’s Lab
Title: “Single-molecule FRET visualization of DNA unwinding by Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Helicase"

February 13th

Huiping Zhou, PhD  
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Virginia Commonwealth University
Title: “Bile Acids and Sphingolipids in Cholangiocarcinoma” 

February 20th

Cosimo Commisso, PhD 
Assistant Professor, Tumor Initiation and Maintenance Program
Sandford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
Title: “Mechanisms of Metabolic Stress Tolerance in Ras-mutant Cancers”

February 27th

James Bartram, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Marie-Dominique Filippi’s lab 
Title: “Hematopoietic Stem Cells Acquire a Distinct Metabolic Signature After Activation”

Fuchun Yang, PhD Post-Doc, Dr. Jun-Lin Guan’s Lab
Title: "The Role of Autophagy in Lymphangiosarcoma evelopment"

March 5th

Ayusman Dash, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Tom Cunningham’s lab 
Title: "Dissecting Mechanistic Basis for Differential Expression and Activity of PRPS Isozymes"

Lixiao Che, PhD Post-Doc, Dr. Chunying Du’s Lab
Title: “BRUCE preserves genomic stability in the male germline of mice"


March 12th
Zhen Gu, PhD 
Professor, Bioengineering
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Title: "Bioresponsive Drug Deliver"

March 19th

 Spring Break – NO SEMINAR
March 26th

Special Seminar

Lew Cantley, PhD - Larsen Lecture
Professor of Cancer Biology in Medicine
Medicine/Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medicine
Title: “PI 3-Kinase and Cancer Metabolism”

April 2nd

Takanari Inoue, PhD 
Professor of Cell Biology
John Hopkins School of Medicine
Title: Uncharacterized, non-catalytic properties of PI 3-kinase”

April 9th

Laurel Romano, CCB Graduate Student, Dr.Theodosia Kalfa’s lab
Title: The role of the erythroblastic island in anemia of inflammation”

Brian Hunt,
CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Waltz’s lab
Title: "Targeting RON-mediated metabolic vulnerabilities in recurrent/progressive breast cancer"

April 16th

Johnny Donovan, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Tatiana Kalin’s lab 
Title: "Novel Combination Therapy Leads to Tumor Regression in Rhabdomyosarcoma"

Jennifer Bourn
, PhD Post-Doc, Dr. Susan Waltz’ Lab
Title: Epithelial-specific Ron signaling suppresses innate immune responses in breast cancer”

April 23rd  

Ken Olive, PhD (Mic/Moderator: Brian Hunt, Kyle Ferchen) HOST: HEM/ONC
Director of GI Translational Research,
Department of Medicine, Division of Digestive and Liver Disease
Assistant Professor, Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases
Columbia University
Title: “Multidisciplinary approaches to targeting critical dependencies of pancreatic cancer”


April 30th

Hengyao Niu, PhD  
Assistant Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Indiana University
Title: “Mechanism of DNA break processing in eukaryote”

May 7th

Ofer Reizes, PhD 
Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine
Case Western Reserve
The Laura J. Fogarty Endowed Chair for Uterine Cancer Research
Lerner Research Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Title: TBD

May 14th 

Kyle Ferchen, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Harry (Lee) Grime’s lab 
Title: “Elucidating Gene Regulatory Networks in Myelopoiesis and AML”

Daniel Hall
, PhD, Post-Doc, Dr. Jiajie Diao’s Lab
Title:"Structural studies of the human ULK1 autophagy complex"

May 21st

Kay Macleod, PhD 
Associate Professor of Ben May Department of Cancer Research
The University of Chicago
Title: “Autophagy and Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Cancer”

May 28th

Andrew M. Lowy, MD, FACS
Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology
Professor of Surgery
UC San Diego Health
Title: TBD



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.