Department of Cancer Biology

2020 Cancer Biology Seminar Series

January 9, 2020
"Harnessing Patient-Derived Glioblastoma Neurospheres Reveals a Novel and Targetable Pro-Invasive Tumor Microtube Nodal Network"
Kathryn Eisenmann, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Cancer Biology, University of Toledo College of Medicine & Life Sciences
4:00 pm, BHS 436

January 16, 2020
"Role of Bone Microenvironment in Prostate Cancer Metastasis and Drug Resistance"
Xiaohong Li, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Program of Skeletal Disease and Cancer Therapeutics Center for Cancer and Cell Biology, Van Andel Institute, Grand Rapids, MI
4:00 pm, BHS 436

January 23, 2020
"Targeting DNA Damage Checkpoint for Cancer Therapy"
Junjie Chen, Ph.D.,  Professor and Chairman, Department of Experimental Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
4:00 pm, BHS 436

January 30, 2020
"Glioblastoma Tumor Microtubes: Clinical Implications and Future Directions"
Kathryn Becker, B.S., MD/PhD Candidate, Biomedical Sciences Program - Cancer Biology Track (laboratory of Dr. Kathryn Eisenmann, Dept. Cancer Biology), University of Toledo College of Medicine & Life Sciences
4:00 pm, BHS 436

February 13, 2020
"Regulation of Chromosome Segregation from Cell Cortex and Mitochondria"
Song-Tao Liu, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Toledo College of Arts & Sciences, 
4:00 pm, BHS 436

February 17, 2020
"Targeting Metabolism to Overcome Enzalutamide Resistance in Prostate Cancer"
Sayani Bhattacharjee, B.Tech., PhD Candidate, Biomedical Sciences Program - Cancer Biology Track (laboratory of Dr. Nagalakshmi Nadiminty, Dept. of Urology), University of Toledo College of Medicine & Life Sciences, Toledo, OH
4:00 pm, BHS 436

February 27, 2020
"Novel Technologies Against Multidrug-Resistant Cancers"
Amit Tiwari, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, University of Toledo College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences 
4:00 pm, HBS 436

March 5, 2020
"Interplay Between Gut Microbiota and Dietary Fiber in Liver Cancer: The Dark Side of Fermentation"
Matam Vijay Kumar, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Physiology & Pharmacology, University of Toledo College of Medicine & Life Sciences, Toledo, OH
4:00 pm, BHS 436

April 23, 2020
"To Drug the Undruggable: An Attempt to Target Survivin in Pancreatic Cancer"
Jackson Huang, B.S., PhD Candidate, Biomedical Sciences - Cancer Biology Track (laboratory of Dr. JT Zhang), University of Toledo College of Medicine & Life Sciences, Toledo, OH
4:00 pm, Webex Webinar

April 30, 2020
"Transcription Regulation and the Survin in Anti-Apoptotic Protein as they Relate to Anti-Cancer Therapeutics"
Justin Creeden, B.S.,
MD/PhD Candidate, Biomedical Sciences - Cancer Biology Track (laboratory of Dr. Robert McCullumSmith, Dept. of Neurosciences), University of Toledo College of Medicine & Life Sciences, Toledo, OH
4:00 pm, Webex Webinar

May 7, 2020
"Functional Analysis of a Metastasis Master Regulator in Breast Cancer"
Kam C. Yeung, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Cancer Biology, University of Toledo College of Medicine & Life Sciences, Toledo, OH 
4:00 pm, Webex Webinar

May 14, 2020
"Normalizing Arginine Metabolism in Tumor-Associated Macrophages: A Novel Immunotherapeutic Strategy for Breast Cancer"
Veani Roshale Fernando, B.Sc., PhD Candidate, Biomedical Sciences - Cancer Biology Track (laboratory of Dr. Saori Furuta, Dept. Cancer Biology), University of Toledo College of Medicine & Life Sciences, Toledo, OH
4:00 pm, Webex webinar

May 28, 2020
"Normalizing Arginine Metabolism for Breast Cancer Treatment"
Saori Furuta, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Cancer Biology, University of Toledo College of Medicine & Life Sciences, Toledo, OH
4:00 pm, Webex webinar
Meeting #471 456 958
Password eFVmW32P3iJ

June 4, 2020
"Cancer Cell Reprogramming"
Qin Yang, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Cancer Biology, Univ of Toledo College of Medicine & Life Sciences, Toledo, OH 
4:00 pm, Webex webinar
Meeting #471 706 573
Password CJxQf3PWB88

June 11, 2020
"Role of CXCR4-LASP1-eIF4A1 Axis in Breast Cancer"
Dayanidhi Raman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Cancer Biology, The University of Toledo College of Medicine & Life Sciences, Toledo, OH
4:00 pm, Webex Webinar
Meeting #471 270 663
Password MQpUm46n7jc

June 25, 2020
"Understanding Adipogenin: A Novel Adipocyte Micropeptide"
Cynthia Smas, D.Sc., Associate Professor, Department of Cancer Biology, University of Toledo College of Medicine & Life Sciences, Toledo, OH
4:00 pm, Webex Webinar
Meeting #160 240 2556
Password: M2up5iMtSa9

July 30, 2020
"Identify Intervention Targets for PDAC and Serrated CRC"
Jing Hu, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Div. of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
4:00 pm, Webex Webinar
Meeting #160 465 8694
Password: CZjSiNmH647

August 20, 2020
"Targeting Cancer Stem Cell Markers to Treat Pancreatic and Other GI Cancers"
Sripathi M. Sureban, M.Pharm, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Research and VA Research Investigator, Dept. of medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, Univ. of OKLAHOMA Health Sciences Center
4:00 pm, Webex Webinar
Meeting #160 658 3563
Password: RKk3KhAF663

August 27, 2020
"Leverage Open Genomic Data and AI to Discover New Cancer Therapeutics"
Bin Chen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Pharmacology and Toxicology, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI
4:00 pm, Webex Webinar
Meeting #160 086 8503
Password:  fRdWvd4Vq24

September 10, 2020
"Epigenetic Regulators in Pancreas Homeostasis and Tumor Suppression"
Amanda R. Wasylishen, Ph.D., Instructor, Department of Genetics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
4:00 pm, Webex Webinar
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September 17, 2020
"Translation Control of Cancer Downstream of the PI3K/Akt/mTOR and the Erk/Mnk Pathways via eIF4E"
Nahum Sonenberg, Ph.D., Professor, Gilman Cheney Chair in Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry, Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Centre, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
4:00 pm, Webex Webinar
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September 24, 2020
"New Insights Into GH and STAT5 Dependent Regulation of Adipose Tissue Function and Metabolic Health"
Jacqueline M. Stephens, Ph.D., Pennington Biomedical and Louisiana State University, Adipocyte Biology Lab (PBRC) and Department of Biological Sciences (LSU), Baton Rouge, LA
4:00 pm, Webex Webinar
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October 1, 2020
"The Pleiotrophic Role of Heat Shock Factor 1 in Mediating Metabolism and Cell Growth During Tumorigenesis"
Kuo-Hui Su, PhD., Research Fellow, Mouse Cancer Genetics Program, National Cancer Institute, Frederick, MD
4:00 pm, Webex Webinar
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October 29, 2020
"Wnt Signaling in Development and Disease"
Bart O. Williams, Ph.D., Director, Center for Cancer and Cell Biology, Professor, Skeletal Disease and Cancer Therapeutics,Van Andel Research Institute, Grand Rapids, MI
4:00 pm, Webex Webinar
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November 5, 2020
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Lang Li, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
4:00 pm, Webex Webinar
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November 19, 2020
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Shideng Bao, Ph.D., Professor, Director, Center for Cancer Stem Cell Research, Department of Cancer Biology, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
4:00 pm, Webex Webinar
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December 3, 2020
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Ivana de la Serna, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Cancer Biology, The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Toledo, OH
4:00 pm, Webex Webinar
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