Biochemistry & Cancer Biology

2013-2014 Cancer Biology Seminar Series                                                                                                Director:  Kandace J. Williams, Ph.D.

August 29, 2013 - CANCELLED
"Mesenchymal Transformation of Brain Tumor Stem Cells.  Novel Signaling Pathways and Therapeutic Implications"
Chaya Brodie, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Dept. of Neurosurgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
4:00 pm, HEB 103

September 5, 2013
"Keys to a Productive and Sustainable Career" (WEB PRESENTATION)
Ronald A. DePinho, M.D., President, Professor of Dept. of Cancer Biology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
4:00 pm, HEB 103

September 12, 2013
"Understanding the Epigenetic Basis of Leukemias:  A Link to Metabolic Pathways"
Maria E. Figueroa, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pathology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
4:00 pm, HEB 103

September 19, 2013
"Molecular Pathogenesis and Immune Control of B Cell Lymphoma"
Baochun Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Depts. of Medical Oncology, Cancer Immunology and AIDS, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
4:00 pm, HEB 103

September 26, 2013
"The Cilium Transition Zone and Meckel-Gruber Syndrome Proteins Form a Mobile Molecular Gate"
Tomer Avidor-Reiss, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
4:00 pm, HEB 103

October 24, 2013
"The Novel Function of PLK1 in Cell Division and Tumorigenesis"
Zheng Fu, Ph.D., Dept. of Human & Molecular Genetics, Virginia Institute of Molecular Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
4:00 pm, HEB 103

October 31, 2013
"An Alkaloid Reveals Canonical Bcl2 Motifs on the Na/K Pump: Implications for Cell Survival and Death"
Peter K. Lauf, M.D., Professor of Pathology and of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, OH
4:00 pm, HEB 103

November 7, 2013
"Mending a Broken Heart: Stem Cells and Beyond"
Ronglih Liao, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
4:00 pm, HEB 103

November 14, 2013
"Preclinical GEMMs to Study Astrocytoma Biology and Treatment"
Lionel Chow, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, St. Baldrick's Foundation Scholar, Division of Oncology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
4:00 pm, HEB 103

November 21, 2013
"Proteosome-Mediated Regulation of Base Excision Repair"
Robert W. Sobol, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Departments of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology and Human Genetics, Director, UPCI Lentiviral Facility, Co-Director, UPCI Vector core Facility, Hillman Cancer Center, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
4:00 pm, HEB 103

December 5, 2013
"Cell Death Mechanisms in Melanoma"
Samisubbu Naidu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
4:00 pm, HEB 103

December 12, 2013
"The Cutting Edge of Breast Cancer: Now Playing in Living Color and 4D"
Bonnie F. Sloane, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology, Wayne State University, School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
4:00 pm H EB 103

January 16, 2014
"Tumor Suppressor Maspin - the Therapeutic Potential"
Shijie Sheng, Ph.D., Professor of Pathology and Oncology, Department of Pharmacology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Leader of the Tumor Micronenvironment Program, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, MI
4:00 pm, HEB 103

January 30, 2014
"Nuclear Equivalence and Genomic Instability: From Discovery to Practice"
Peter J. Stambrook, Ph.D., Professor, Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology, Univ. of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
4:00 pm, HEB 103

March 27, 2014
"Biophysical Characterization of Elastin-Like-Peptide as a Drug Delivery System in Serum"
John J. Correia, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
12:00 pm, BHS 436

April 17, 2014
"Role of MicroRNAs in Pancreatic Cancer"
Murray Korc, Ph.D., Myles Brand Professor of Cancer Research, Professor of Medicine, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Director, Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research, Co-Director Tumor Microenvironment and Metastases Research Program, IU Simon Cancer Center, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
12:00 pm, BHS 436

April 24, 2014
"Anticancer Drug Discovery and Development"
Frederick A. Valeriote, Ph.D., Professor, Div. of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Henry Ford Health System, Director, Drug Discovery & Development Program, Josephine Ford Cancer Center, Detroit, MI
12:00 pm, BHS 436

May 1, 2014
"Epigenetics of Retinal Development and Cell Plasticity in Retinal Repair"
Igor Nasonkin, Ph.D., Dr. E. Ronald Salvitti Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Assistant Director, Fox Center for Vision Restoration, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
12:00 pm, BHS 436

May 15, 2014
"Defining the Mechanism of Methuosis Induced by MOMIPP in Glioblastoma Cells"
Nneka Mbah, B.S., Graduate Research Assistant, (Cancer Biology track), Dept. of Biochemistry & Cancer Biology, University of Toledo College of Medicine & Life Sciences
12:00 pm, BHS 436

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