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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 emily.spinks@uc.edu or 513-558-7379.

Rieveschl Auditorium @ the Vontz Noon to 1:00pm

Contact Info: Emily Spinks (513) 558-7379 emily.spinks@uc.edu


January 3rd No Seminar
January 7th
(Mon, 12pm)
                                 Cancer Biology Faculty Candidate Seminar
Krushna Patra, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Harvard Medical School
Title: “Oncogenic cAMP Signaling and Cancer Metabolism
January 10th
                                 Cancer Biology Faculty Candidate Seminar
Jung Wook Park, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, UCLA
Title: “Defining the Cellular and Genetic Determinants of Lethal Epithelial Cancers
January 17th
                                 Cancer Biology Faculty Candidate Seminar
Ethan Abel, PhD
Research Investigator, Molecular & Integrative Physiology, University of Michigan
Title: “Understanding and Targeting Transcriptional Plasticity in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma
January 22nd
(Tues, 12pm)
                                 Cancer Biology Faculty Candidate Seminar
Alison Taylor, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Broad Institute
Title: "Genomic and Functional Approaches to Understanding Aneuploidy in Squamous Cancers"
January 24th
Theodosia A. Kalfa, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center
Title: “The Erythro-Myeloblastic Island (EMBI): A Hematopoietic Niche Balancing Erythropoiesis and Myelopoiesis
January 28th
(Mon, 4pm)
                                 Cancer Biology Faculty Candidate Seminar
Lu Wang, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Northwestern University
Title: "Resetting the Epigenetic Balance of Polycomb and COMPASS Function at Enhancers for Cancer Therapy"
January 31st
Kris Alavattam, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Satoshi Namekawa’s Lab
Title: “3D Genome Organization in Sperm Development

Takako Okamoto, PhD, Post-Doc, Dr. Jun-Lin Guan’s Lab
Title: “Targeting Fip200 to Improve the Efficacy of Immune Checkpoint Therapy in Breast Cancer
February 7th
David P. Carbone, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Director of James Thoracic Center, The Ohio State University
Title: “Biomarkers of Immunotherapy Response and Resistance
Faculty host: Pier Paolo Scaglioni, MD, UC Division of Hematology & Oncology
February 14th Jose Javier, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Marie-Dominique Filippi’s Lab
Title: “Upregulated TGF-β Signaling Drives Bone Marrow Failure After Acute Inflammatory Stress"

Fuchun Yang, PhD, Post-Doc, Dr. Jun-Lin Guan’s Lab
Title: "The Role of Autophagy in Lymphangiosarcoma Development"
February 21st
No Seminar
February 28th
Kombo F. N’Guessan, Pathobiology & Molecular Medicine Graduate Student in Dr. Xiaoyang Qi’s Lab
Title: “Investigating the Regulatory Function of Phosphatidylserine Externalization in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma Pathogenesis

Collin Wetzel, PhD, Post-Doc, Dr. Dave Plas and Maria Czyzyk-Krzeska’s Labs
Title: “Landscape of Metal Ion Accumulation and Metabolic Responses Related to Tobacco Smoking Status in Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma
March 7th
Ritama Paul, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Jun-Lin Guan’s Lab
Title: “The Role of FAK in a Basal-like Mammary Tumor Mouse Model

Pranjal Sarma, PhD
Title: “Investigating the S6K1 and S6K2 in PTEN-deficient Glioblastoma
March 14th
Costas A. Lyssiotis, PhD
Assistant Professor, Molecular & Integrative Physiology, University of Michigan
Title: "Metabolic Networks in the Tumor Microenvironment"
Faculty host: Atsuo Sasaki, PhD, UC Division of Hematology & Oncology
March 21st
Chinmayee Goda, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Tanya Kalin’s Lab
Title: “Role of Endothelial Cells in Lung Cancer Progression

Subrahamanya D. Vallabhapurapu, PhD, Research Associate in Dr. Xiaoyang Qi’s Lab
Title: “Cancer Cell Surface Phosphatidylserine Associated Regulation of Macrophage Polarization
March 28th                                            Distinguished Larsen Lecture
Beth Levine, MD
Professor, Charles Cameron Sprague Distinguished Chair in Biomedical Science, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Title: “Autophagy and Mitophagy in Health and Disease
Faculty host: Jun-Lin Guan, PhD, UC Department of Cancer Biology
April 4th Yanan Yu, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Nancy Ratner’s Lab
Title: “Genomic Variants Enriched in Patients with Plexiform Neurofibroma

Brian Hunt, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Susan Waltz’s Lab
Title: “RON-mediated Metabolic Reprogramming in Breast Cancer

April 11th
Vivienne Woo, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Teresa Alenghat’s Lab
Title: “Commensal Bacteria Calibrate Host Defense by Enhancing Retinoic Acid Signaling

Gregory Bick, PhD, Post-Doc in Dr. Xiaoting Zhang’s Lab
Title: “Targeting MED1 in Hormone Dependent Cancers
April 18th
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

Donatien Kamdem Toukam, PhD, Post-Doc in Dr. John Morris’s Lab
Title: “Vaccine Cells Derived From Cancer Cells Expressing Interleukin-15 and its Receptor Inhibits Tumor Cell Growth
April 25th
Issam Ben-Sahra, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Northwestern University
Title: “Signaling and Metabolic Control of Nucleotide Synthesis
Faculty host: David Plas, PhD, UC Department of Cancer Biology
May 2nd
Kara Wolfe, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Atsuo Sasaki’s Lab
Title: “GTP Biosynthesis Fuels Renal Cell Carcinoma Migration and Metastasis

Chrystelle Vilfranc, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Chunying Du’s Lab
Title: “The Role of BRUCE in Liver Cancer Pathogenesis
May 9th
James Bartram, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Marie-Dominique Filippi’s Lab
Title: "The Link Between Mitochondrial Morphology and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Function"

Lixiao Che, PhD, Post-Doc, Dr. Chunying Du’s Lab
Title: "BRUCE is a New Tumor Suppressor in Liver Cancer"
May16th
Haoxing Xu, PhD
Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of Michigan
Title: “Molecular Physiology of Lysosomes
Faculty host: Maria Czyzyk-Krzeska, MD, PhD, UC Department of Cancer Biology
May 23rd
Ayusman Dash, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Tom Cunningham’s Lab
Title: "Mechanistic Basis for Differential Expression and Activity of PRPS Isozymes"

Syn Yeo, PhD, Post-Doc, Dr. Jun-Lin Guan’s Lab
Title:  “The Shades of Grey Within Mammary Tumor Hierarchies: Beyond Binary Cancer Stem Cell Models"
May 30th
Camille Sullivan, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Susan Waltz’s Lab
Title: "Elucidating the Cell Type-Specific Mechanisms of the Ron Receptor in the Prostate Tumor Microenvironment

Yang Chen, PhD, Post-Doc in Dr. Jiajie Diao’s Lab
Title: “Munc18 Regulates Liquid Phase Separation of Syntaxin1a
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