Department of Cancer Biology

2021 Cancer Biology Seminar Series

January 21, 2021
"Exploring DNA Repair Pathway for Cancer Therapy"
Zhenkun Lou, Ph.D.,  Professor of Pharmacology, Co-Leader, Experimental Therapeutics Program, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
4:00 pm, Webex webinar

February 18, 2020
"Pancreatic Tumorigenesis: Oncogenic KRAS and the Vulnerability of the Pancreas to Obesity"
Weiqin Lu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterolgy and Hepatology, Renaissance School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY
4:00 pm, Webex webinar

February 25, 2021
"Targeting the DNA Damage Response for Cancer Therapy"
John J. Turchi, Ph.D., Tom and Julie Wood Family Foundation Professor of Lung Cancer Research, Professor of Medicine, Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
4:00 pm, Webex webinar

March 11, 2021
"Hydrophobically Modified Fluorophores and Lipid/Polymer Based Carriers for Enhanced Photodynamic Therapy (PDT"
Anju R. Gupta, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers, The University of Toledo
4:00 pm, Webex webinar

March 18, 2021
"Microvascular Network On-a-Chip for the Assessment of Inflammatory Response and Tumor Microenvironment"
Yuan Tang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Bio-Engineering, The University of Toledo
4:00 pm, Webex webinar

March 25, 2021
University of Toledo Graduate Research Forum
Keynote speaker:  Lynn Matrisian, Ph.D., Chief Science Officer, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, PanCAN
"Blind Men and Elephants:  Biomedical Research from Many Perspectives"
3:00 pm, Webex webinar


April 1, 2021

"Novel Bone-Targeted Parathyroid Hormone-Related Peptide Antagonists Inhibit Breast Cancer Bone Metastases"
Brian Rowan , Ph.D., Professor and Chairman of Structural & Cellular Biology, Gerald & Flora Jo Mansfield Piltz Endowed Professor of Cancer Research, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
4:00 pm, Webex webinar

April 8, 2021
"p53 vs Cancer: Mutations and No Mutations"
Hua Lu, Ph.D., MB, Professor and Chairman of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Reynolds and Ryan Families Chair in Translational Cancer, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
4:00 pm, Webex webinar

April 15, 2021
"Biomimetic Design in Musculoskeletal Tissue Regeneration and Immunomodulation"
Eda Yildirim-Ayan, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Director, Department of Biochemistry, The University of Toledo
4:00 pm, Webex webinar

April 22, 2021
"Targeting Nuclear Protein Transport in Cancer"
Asfar Azmi, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of Oncology; Co-Leader, Tumor Biology & Microenvironment Program; Director, Pancreatic Cancer Research Initiative, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State Univ. School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
4:00 pm, Webex webinar

April 29, 2021
"Molecular Mechanisms of Obesity-Driven Pancreatic Cancer"
Zobeida Cruz-Monserrate, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Div. of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbus, OH
4:00 pm, Webex webinar

May 6, 2021
"Targeted Immunotherapy for Human Cancers with Heterozygous Loss of Chromosome 17p"
Xiongbin Liu, Ph.D., Vera Bradley Foundation Professor of Breast Cancer Innovation, Strategic Research Initiative Distinguished Investigator, Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, Professor, Medical and Molecular Genetics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
4:00 pm, Webex webinar

August 12, 2021
"Immunosuppression and Combination Immunotherapy in Genitourinary Malignancies"
Xin Lu, Ph.D., John M. and Mary Jo Boler Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases, Harper Cancer Research Institute, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN
4:00 pm, Webex webinar

August 26, 2021
"Tumor Chemokines Emerge as Critical Players in Anti-Tumor Immunity and Immunotherapy Response"
Anna Vilgelm, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, The Ohio State University, Translational Therapeutics Program Member, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbus, OH
4:00 pm, Webex webinar

September 9, 2021
"Patient Derived Cell Models for Basic and Translational Cancer Research"
Xuefeng Liu, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of Pathology and Dept. of Urology, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbus, OH
4:00 pm, Webex webinar

September 16, 2021
"The Role of Rho/ROCK Signal Pathway in Cellular Reprogramming and Cytoskeleton Regulation in Glioblastoma"
Nilajana Saferin, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. Candidate, Biomedical Sciences - Cancer Biology Track (laboratory of Dr. Yue Zou), The University of Toledo College of Medicine & Life Sciences, Toledo, OH
4:00 pm, Webex webinar

October 7, 2021
"Regulation of tumor Development by miRNAs from Tumor Extracellular Vesicles (EV): Focus on Angiogenesis and Invasion"
Shruti Ghai, B.Tech., M.S., Ph.D. Candidate, Biomedical Sciences - Cancer Biology Track (laboratory of Dr. Qin Yang), The University of Toledo College of Medicine & Life Sciences, Toledo, OH
4:00 pm, Webex webinar

October 14, 2021
"Poly(ADP-birose)- and NAD+-driven temporal dynamics of base excision repair complex formation"
Robert W. Sobol, Ph.D., Point Clear Charities Professor, Chief, Molecular & Metabolic Oncology Program, Abraham A. Mitchell Distinguished Investigator, Mitchell Cancer Institute, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL
4:00 pm, Webex webina

October 28, 2021
“Defining the Oncogenic Chromatin State as a Key Driver Event in Squamous Cancers”
Srinivas Vinod Saladi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School, Assistant Scientist, Otolaryngology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Institute, Member, Cancer Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
4:00 pm, Webex webinar

November 4, 2021
"Targeting Dynamics of 14-3-3-sigma for the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer"
Deepti Gurung, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. Candidate, Biomedical Sciences - Cancer Biology Track (laboratory of Dr. Jasmine JingYuan Liu), The University of Toledo College of Medicine & Life Sciences, Toledo, OH
4:00 pm, Webex webinar

November 18, 2021
"Targeting the Thioesterase of FASN using Lansoprazole Derivatives in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Cells"
Shreya Ganguly, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. Candidate, Biomedical Sciences - Cancer Biology Track (laboratory of Dr. JianTing Zhang), The University of Toledo College of Medicine & Life Sciences, Toledo, OH
4:00 pm, Webex webinar

December 2, 2021
"The Mitotic Regulatory Activity of RKIP is T42 Site Phosphorylation Dependent"
Christopher Figy, B.S., Ph.D. Candidate, Biomedical Sciences - Cancer Biology Track (laboratory of Dr. Kam Yeung), The University of Toledo College of Medicine & Life Sciences, Toledo, OH
4:00 pm, Webex webinar

December 9, 2021
"New Insights into Metastasis and Cancer Therapy Resistance"
Li Ma, Ph.D.,  Associate Professor, Department of Experimental Radiation Oncology, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
4:00 pm, Webex webinar










 



Last Updated: 12/14/21