Biochemistry & Cancer Biology

2012-2013 Cancer Biology Seminar Series  
Director:  Kandace J. Williams, Ph.D.

October 25, 2012
"Role and Regulation of Epigenetic Modifier EZH2 in Cancer"
Sooryanarayana Varambally, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Michigan Center for Translational Pathology, Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
4:00 pm, HEB 103

November 1, 2012
"Src Family Kinases in Prostate Cancer:  from Cancer Initiation, Progression to Metastasis"
Houjian Cai, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Hematology and Oncology, Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
4:00 pm, BHS 436
(Candidate for Faculty Position)

November 15, 2012
"P-type ATPases:  Interplay Between Functional and Structural Studies"
Natalya U. Fedosova, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of Biomedicine, Aarhus University, DENMARK
4:00 pm, HEB 103

December 3, 2012
"Developing Novel Methods to Identify and Target Cancer Stem Cells"
Anita Hjelmeland, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept. of Molecular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
12:00 pm, BHS 436
(Candidate for Faculty Position)

January 10, 2013
"Oncogenic Kinase Signaling in Cancer:  from P13K to the Kinome"
Hailing Cheng, Ph.D., Instructor, Cancer Biology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
4:00 pm, BHS 436
(Candidate for Faculty Position)

February 7, 2013
"Tumor Plasticity and Reactive Stroma in Breast Cancer Metastasis"
Yibin Kang, Ph.D., Warner-Lambert/Parke Davis, Professor of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
4:00 pm, HEB 103

February 28, 2013
"The Role of mDia Formins in Rho-directed Glioblastoma Invasion"
Jessica Arden, Graduate Research Assistant, (Cancer Biology track), Dept. of Biochemistry and Cancer Biology, University of Toledo College of Medicine
4:00 pm, HEB 103

March 14, 2013
"Molecular Mechanisms of Rho GTPases Regulation"
Rafael Garcia-Mata, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Toledo
4:00 pm, HEB 103

March 21, 2013
"How to Kill a Cell and Get Rid of the Evidence"
Michael Overholtzer, Ph.D., Assistant Member, Cell Biology Program, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
4:00 pm, HEB 103

March 28, 2013
"Take the Replication Protein A Train:  The Duke of DNA Metabolism"
Gregory G. Oakley, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of Oral Biology, University of NE Medical Center, College of Dentistry, Lincoln, NE
4:00 pm, HEB 103

April 4, 2013
"Molecular Mechanism of Replication-Dependent (CTG)•(CAG) Trinucleotide Repeat Instability"
Michael Leffak, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
4:00 pm, HEB 103

April 11, 2013
"A Collaborative Role for N-WASp and mDia Formins During Stages 1 and 2 of Invadopodia Formation"Kari
Kari Lavik, Graduate Research Assistant, (Cancer Biology track), Dept. of Biochemistry and Cancer Biology, University of Toledo College of Medicine
4:00 pm, HEB 103

April 18, 2013
"SWI/SNF Chromatin Remodeling in Transcriptional Regulation of Pathological Cardiac Hypertrophy"
Gaurav Mehta, Graduate Research Assistant, (Cancer Biology track), Dept. of Biochemistry and Cancer Biology, University of Toledo College of Medicine
4:00 pm, HEB 103

April 25, 2013
"An Entirely Carbohydrate Cancer Immunogen Elicits a Specific Immune Response"
Peter Andreana, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, School of Green Chemistry and Engineering, University of Toledo
4:00 pm, HEB 103

May 2, 2013
"How Cells Use Chemistry and Physics to Break the Bones that Power their Movement"
Enrique M. De La Cruz, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry, Yale University, New Haven, CT
4:00 pm, HEB 103

May 9, 2013
"Role of Bromodomain Containing Proteins in Melanocyte Differentiation and Melanoma"
Archit Trivedi, Graduate Research Assistant, (Cancer Biology track), Dept. of Biochemistry and Cancer Biology, University of Toledo College of Medicine
4:00 pm, HEB 103

May 16, 2013
"miRNA-10b Mediates Melanoma Progression Induced by BRAF(V600E)"
Ila Datar, Graduate Research Assistant, (Cancer Biology track), Dept. of Biochemistry and Cancer Biology, University of Toledo College of Medicine
4:00 pm, HEB 103

May 23, 2013
"Role of SWI/SNF Chromatin Remodeling Enzymes in the Repair of UV Induced DNA Damage"
Shweta Aras, Graduate Research Assistant, (Cancer Biology track), Dept. of Biochemistry and Cancer Biology, University of Toledo College of Medicine
4:00 pm, HEB 103

May 30, 2013
"Development of Putative Chemotherapeutic Response Biomarkers in NSCLC"
Xiaolu Zhang, Graduate Research Assistant, (Cancer Biology track), Dept. of Medicine, University of Toledo College of Medicine
4:00 pm, HEB 103

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