Previous Seminars

2017 Seminars:
Unless noted, all seminars will be held in the Wallace Tumor Institute Conference Room 101.

January 23, 2017
Young Supporters Board New Investigator Grant Recipients Symposium
Tiffany Carson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine-Preventive Medicine
Exploring Why Cancer Disparities Continue to ‘Bug’ Us: Behavior, Environment and the Gut Microbiota
Braden McFarland, Ph.D., Instructor, Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology
Evaluating FDA-Approved Ruxolitinib and Diet-Induced Microbiome Changes in Glioblastoma
David Schneider, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Targeting Ribosome Biosynthesis for Inhibition of Cancer Cell Growth
Karina Yoon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Overview: The Role of Intercellular Adhesion Molecule-2 in Neuroblastoma

February 1, 2017
Lenny Schultz, Ph.D., Professor, The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine
Humanized Mice for Cancer Research
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
*Invited by Ravi Bhatia, M.D.

February 23, 2017
Heidi Weiss, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Cancer Biostatistics, Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington
Interim Monitoring and Infrastructure Support for Investigator-Initiated Trials at the Markey Cancer Center
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
*Invited by Edward Partridge, M.D.

March 29, 2017
Thierry Colin, Ph.D., Professor of Applied Mathematics, Institut de Mathematiques de Bordeaux, Universite Bordeaux, France
A Hierarchy of Nonlinear Models for Tumor Growth
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
*Co-sponsored by the Department of Neurology and the Neuro-Oncology Program

April 5, 2017

Smita Bhatia, M.D., Associate Director for Outcomes and Survivorship, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
Surviving Blood or Marrow Transplantation – What is the Quality of Survival?
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

May 17, 2017
ACS-IRG Junior Faculty Development Grant Recipients Symposium

May 18, 2017
Edward Partridge, M.D.
, Director, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
Slavery, the Civil War, Segregation, Civil Rights, A Career and the State of the Cancer Center
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Margaret Cameron Spain Auditorium

May 25, 2017
Dennis Chi, M.D., Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

January 6, 2016
Monica Baskin, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Medicine-Preventive Medicine, UAB Nutrition and Obesity Center and UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
Cancer Prevention in the Rural Deep South: The Road Less Traveled
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

February 3, 2016
Susan E. Nozell, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
The Role of MicroRNA-31 in Astrocytogenesis and GBM Formation
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

March 2, 2016
Simon Powell, Chair of Radiation Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Understanding the Complexity of the BRCA1-BRCA2 Pathway of Genome Protection
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

April 6, 2016
G. Yancey Gillespie, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Patient-Derived GBM Xenolines in Mouse Avatars: A Kinomic Strategy for Brain Tumor Therapy
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

April 21, 2016
Jeremy Chien, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Cancer Biology, University of Kansas Medical Center
Applied Genomics and Cancer Therapeutics: Strategies for Cracking the Code of Ovarian Cancer
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

May 4, 2016
Herbert Chen, M.D., FACS, Chair, Department of Surgery, UAB School of Medicine
Targeting the Notch Pathway in Neuroendocrine Cancers
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

May 12, 2016
Elizabeth Swisher, M.D., Professor, Department of OB/GYN; Director, Breast and Ovarian Cancer Prevention Program; University of Washington School of Medicine
DNA Repair Deficiency and Therapeutic Opportunities in Ovarian Cancer
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

June 1, 2016
Steven K. Libutti, M.D., Professor, Departments of Surgery and Genetics; Vice Chair, Department of Surgery; Associate Director for Clinical Services; Albert Einstein Cancer Center
Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors: From Bedside to Bench and Back
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

September 7, 2016
Rajeev Samant, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, UAB
Stopping EMT in its Tracks: Defining the Role of N-Myc & STAT Interactor
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

October 5, 2016 – Chaudhuri Lecture (Co-Sponsored by the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Department of Radiology)
Jan Schnitzer, M.D., Institute Director at Proteogenomics Research Institute for Systems Medicine (PRISM), La Jolla, California
Proteomic Mapping to Overcome Barriers to Tumor Imaging and Therapy
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

November 17, 2016
John Couchman, Ph.D., Professor, Biotech Research & Innovation Centre, University of Copenhagan
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
*Invited by Ralph Sanderson, Ph.D.

December 1, 2016
David Cohn, M.D., Ohio State University James Cancer Hospital
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
*Invited by Warner Huh, M.D.

December 7, 2016
Sanjeev Arora, M.D., Distinguished Professor, Department of Internal Medicine; Director, Project ECHO, University of New Mexico
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
*Invited by Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Ph.D., and Isabel Scarinci, Ph.D.