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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.

Seminar Schedule Part I Fall 2016

Seminar Schedule Part II Fall/Spring 2016

Rieveschl Auditorium @ the Vontz Noon to 1:00pm

Contact Info: Emily Spinks (513) 558-7379

May 25th Please note: There is no longer a Seminar scheduled for today
May 18th Funchun Yang, PhD Post-Doc Dr. Jun-Lin Guan’s Lab
Title: "Role of autophagy in vascular tumor development and treatment"

Jiuwei Lu
, PhD Post-Doc, Dr. Jiajie Diao’s Lab
Title: "Structural study of ULK1-Atg13-FIP200 complex"
May 11th Ritama Paul,  CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Jun-Lin Guan’s Lab
Title: "Role of Extracellular Matrix and Focal Adhesion Signaling In Breast Cancer"

Kris Alavattam
, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Satoshi Namekawa’s Lab
Title: "Chek1 is Essential for Germ Cell Maintenance and Coordinates Meiotic Progression"
May 4th Jun Qi, PhD
Senior Research Scientist, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard University
Title:"Targeting Epigenetic Proteins for Cancer Therapy"
April 27th Chinmayee Goda, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Tanya Kalin’s Lab
Title: "Transcriptional Regulation of Vasculature in Lung Cancer"
April 20th This seminar is in conjunction with COM Research Week 2017 and will be held in UC MSB 7051

Ramon Parsons, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair, Oncological Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai
Title: "PTEN Upstream, Instream and Downstream"
April 13th Jose Javier, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Marie-Dominique Filippi’s Lab
Title: "Role of Active Transforming Growth Factor Beta 1 in Stress Hematopoiesis and Myelodysplastic Syndrome"

Syn Yeo
, PhD, Post-Doc, Dr. Jun-Lin Guan’s Lab
Title: "Breast Cancer Stem Cells: An Untold Story"
April 7th Special Seminar  —  2 - 4PM, Rieveschl Auditorium @ Vontz
Xiang-Dong Fu
, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of California, San Diego
Title: "Excessive R-loops underlying Splicing Factor Mutation-Induced Genome Instability in Myelodysplastic Syndromes"
April 6th KyoungHyun Kim, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati
Title: "A Novel Role of Orphan Nuclear Receptor NR2E3 In Human Diseases And Cancers"
March 30th Marissa Leonard, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Xiaoting Zhang’s Lab
Title: "Targeting Breast Cancer Metastasis with Novel RNA Aptamers"

Hengyou Weng, PhD, Post-Doc, Dr. Jianjun Chen’s Lab
Title: "The RNA Methyltransferase METTL14 in Acute Myeloid Leukemia"
March 23rd Madeline Niederkorn, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Daniel Starczynowski’s Lab
Title: "TIFAB, a del5q MDS/AML Gene, Regulates p53 and USP15"

Collin Wetzel, PhD, Post-Doc, Dr. David Plas’ Lab
Title: "LC-MS Based Metabolic Flux Analysis for Understanding Cancer Metabolism"
March 16th Jordan Althoff, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Jose Cancelas’ Lab
Title: "The Role of Scribble in Hematopoietic Stem and Progenitor Cells"
March 9th Distinguished Larsen Lecture
Joan Brugge, PhD
Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School
Title: "Mutant p53 Regulation of Early Events in Ovarian Cancer"
March 2nd Cmdr. Michael Stockelman, PhD
Deputy Director of the NMRC Infectious, Diseases Directorate, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)
Title: "Medical Research in the US Navy with an Emphasis on Infectious Diseases"
February 24th Special Seminar — 3 - 4PM, Rieveschl Auditorium @ Vontz
Filipo Giancotti, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Cancer Biology, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Title: "Metastatic Dormancy and Reactivation: lnsights from Genetic Screening"
February 23rd Nicole Oatman, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Biplab Dasgupta’s Lab
Title: "Passenger Deletions and Collateral Damage in Glioblastoma"

Vidjaya Letchoumy Vummidi Premkumar, PhD, Post-Doc, Dr. Susan Waltz's Lab
Title: "Ron is a Key Mediator in the Regulation of Macrophage and Epithelial Cell Functions in Breast Cancer"
February 20th Special Seminar  —  12:30 - 1:30PM, Rieveschl Auditorium @ Vontz
Vinit Kumar, PhD,
Staff Scientist in the Translational Tumor Immunology Program at the Wistar Institute
Title: "Regulation of Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells in Cancer"
February 16th Molly Smith, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Dan Starczynowski's Lab
Title: "Alternative Splice Variants of IRAK4 that Activate Immune Signaling are Associated with U2AF1 Mutations in Myelodysplastic Syndrome and Acute Myeloid Leukemia"
February 9th Elisa Boscolo, PhD
Assistant Professor, Experimental Hematology and Cancer Biology, CCHMC
Title: "Targeting mTOR and c-ABL as a Novel Strategy to Treat Vascular Malformations"
February 2nd Bryan Maliken, PhD Candidate, Dr. Jeff Molkentin's Lab
Title: "Cardiovascular Impact of Gata4 and Gata6 Loss in the c-Kit Lineage"

Yongguang Yang,PhD, Post-Doc, Dr. Xiaoting Zhang's Lab
Title: "MED1LxxLL Motifs Play Critical Roles in HER2-driven Breast Tumorigenesis Through the IGF-1Pathway"
January 19th Hannah Flood, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Biplab Dasgupta Lab
Title: "Forkhead Box F1 in Hepatic Fibrosi"

Lixiao Che, PhD, Post-Doc, Dr. Chunying Du Lab
Title: "Studies of Meiosis in Mice"
January 12th Sonya Ruiz-Torres, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Susanne Wells Lab
Title: "Novel Fanconi Anemia Gene Activities in Squamous Epithelium Using Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells"
January 5th  No Seminar
December 29th No Seminar  —  Happy New Year!
December 22nd No Seminar  —  Merry Christmas!
December 15th Sasha Ruiz-Torres, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Susan Waltz Lab
Title: "The HGFL-Ron Signaling Enhances the BCSC Population in a Cell-Type Specific Manner"

Chenying Li, PhD, Visiting Scholar, Dr. Jianjun Chen Lab
Title: "The Epigenetic Modification Response to Homoharringtonie in Treating Acute Myeloid Leukemia"
December 8th Raghav Pandey, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Rafeeq Habeebahmed Lab
Title: "MicroRNA Mediated Proliferation of Adult Cardiomyocytes to Regenerate Ischemic Myocardium"

Hsin-Jung Wu, PhD, Post-Doc, Dr. Jun-Lin Guan Lab
Title: "The Role of FAK in Tumor Microenvironment"
December 1st In-Kwon Kim, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Cincinnati
Title: "Mechanism and Pharmacological Control of Poly(ADP-Ribose) Turnover Signaling"
November 24th No Seminar  —  Happy Thanksgiving!
November 17th Theresa Alenghat, VMD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Division of Immunobiology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Title: "Epigenomic Regulation of the Host-Microbe Relationship"
November 10th Mary Yousry Armanios, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Oncology, Johns Hopkins, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Title: "Telomere Syndromes: A Paradigm for Molecular Medicine"
November 3rd 2016 Jensen Symposium  —  November 3 & 4 at the UC COM Campus
October 27th Nick Brown, Dr. Susan Waltz Lab
Title: "Ron Receptor Signaling as a Driver of Therapeutic Resistance in Prostate Cancer"

Xuyang Feng, PhD, Dr. Carolyn Price Lab
Title: "Understanding the Role of CST in Replication Rescue Versus Telomere Maintenance"

Fall 2015 Seminar Schedule

Spring 2015 Seminar Schedule

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.