Skip to main content

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. All seminars will be held in person (unless otherwise noted) from Noon to 1:00 pm (EST) in the Rieveschl Auditorium (VONTZ 1100) at the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies.

Refer to the schedule below. For more information, please contact Pilar Ramos-Richey at

September 7th

Rolf Brekken, PhD, Effie Marie Cain Research Scholar in Angiogenesis Research, Professor in the Departments of Surgery and Pharmacology, Deputy Director of the Hamon Center for Therapeutic Oncology Research and Director of the Cancer Biology Graduate Program, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Title: Growth factor pathways that drive immune evasion and metastasis
Host: Dr. Pier Paolo Scaglioni
Moderators: Bidisha Pal & William Elaban

September 14th

No Seminar

September 21th

No Seminar

September 28th

Tanner Wherley, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Doug Millay's Lab
Title: Deciphering the Biochemical Function of Myomaker in Myoblast Fusion

Wa Du, PhD, Dr. Yanbo Fan's Lab
Title: The Role of Endothelial Transcription factor EB in Cardio-Oncology
Moderators: Anusha Acharya & Isaac Choi

October 5th

Zhiqiang An, PhD, Professor & Robert A. Welch Distinguished University Chair in Chemistry, Director, Texas Therapeutics Institute at the Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine, The University of Texas

Title: Academic Drug Discovery: Challenges and Opportunities
Host: Dr. Chenran Wang
Moderators: Sara Alharbi & Makenzie Fourman

October 12th

Timothy Nixon, CCB PhD Student, Dr. Andrew Volk's Lab
Title: The nuclear localization of OLA1 drives leukemogenesis in AML

Kangqiang QiuPhD, Post-Doc, Dr. Jiajie Diao's Lab
Title: Single endolysosome optical profiling by an ESIPT viscosity probe
Moderators: Charlie Nims & Jacob Kurek

October 19th

Angelle Jones, CCB PhD Student, Dr. Susan Waltz's Lab
Title: Understanding the role RON receptor plays in the development of prostate cancer

Aarti NagayachPhD, Post-Doc, Dr. Chenran Wang's Lab
Title: Microglia heterogeneity in the neurodevelopmental disorder of Tuberous Sclerosis Complex
Moderators: Camille Stevenson & Paula Saez Raez

FRIDAY October 27th

Cancer Research Symposium - CANCER METASTASIS RESEARCH

Click here for more information or to RSVP

November 2nd


TIME: 12:00 - 12:30 PM

James Davis, CCB PhD Student, Dr. Susan Waltz's Lab
Title: RON expression in breast cancer promotes radiation resistance via NUCKS1 and RAD51 overexpression

Moderators: Angelle Jones & Kate Von Handorf

November 9th

Yi FanPhD, Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Pennsylvania
Title: Targeting lipid metabolism of mutant KRAS Lung Cancer: a promising therapeutic strategy

Host: Dr. Yanbo Fan
Moderators: Julianna Korns & Lindsay Bischoff

November 16th


Chenran Wang, PhD

Assistant Professor, UC College of Medicine, Department of Cancer Biology

Title: Autophagy in Tuberous Sclerosis Complex and Breast Cancer Brain Metastasis

Moderators: Zhixin Lu & Zhiqi Tian

November 30th

Edwin R. Chapman, PhD, Professor and Investigator, HHMI & Dept. of Neuroscience, University of Wisconsin

Title: Synaptic vesicle dynamics and fusion: unexpected interplay between Ca2+ sensing proteins
Host: Dr. Jiajie Diao
Moderators: Megan Bischoff & Sam Zumwalde

December 7th


TIME: 12:00 - 12:30 PM

Duc Nguyen, CCB PhD Student, Dr. Theodosia Kalfa's Lab
Title: CRISPR/Cas9 to create novel human cellular models of congenital dyserythropoietic anemia (CDA)

Moderators: Grant Hagedorn & Taylor Lange


Join the Zoom Meeting

All Seminars will be held IN PERSON.
Should the seminar be listed as a virtual event, please use the Zoom link below.

Meeting ID:922 4621 9275

Previous Seminar Schedules

Directory Search
Intranet Login

Contact Us

Department of
Cancer Biology

Vontz Center for Molecular Studies
3125 Eden Avenue
PO Box 670521
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0521

Mail Location: 0521
Phone: 513-558-5323
Fax: 513-558-1190