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Zhenkun Lou

  • Date: December 19, 2014
  • Title:Regulation of DNA Damage Response
  • Mayo Clinic
Liewei Wang

  • Date: December 19, 2014
  • Title:Breast cancer pharmacogenomics
  • Mayo Clinic
Ichiro Nakano

  • Date: December 15, 2014
  • Title:Glioma Stemness as a Moving Therapeutic Target in Brain Cancer
  • Ohio State University; Columbus, OH
El Bashir Affar

  • Date: November 24, 2014
  • Title:The BAP1Deubiquitinase in Chromatin Function and Tumor Suppression
  • University of Montreal; Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Xin Wei Wang

  • Date: November 17, 2014
  • Title:AIntegrative Genomics – Insights into Tumor Heterogeneity and Molecular Pathogenesis of Liver Cancer
  • National Cancer Institute; Bethesda, MD
Jeff Sloan

  • Date: November 14, 2014
  • Title:Assessing Quality of Life in Oncology Patients: Clinical realities, survival impact, and genetic linkages
  • Mayo Clinic
Peggy L. Porter, MD

  • Date: October 17, 2014
  • Title:Understanding Breast Cancer Heterogeneity, Risk and Management
  • University of Washington; Seattle, WA
Alex Makriyannis, PhD
Alex Makriyannis, PhD

  • Date: October 16, 2014
  • Title:Designing Novel Medications; The Endocannabinoid System as a Therapeutic Target
  • Northeastern University; Boston, Massachusetts
Adi Gazdar, MD
Adi Gazdar, MD

  • Date: October 6, 2014
  • Title: The Molecular Pathogenesis of Lung Cancers
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center; Dallas, Texas
Jon Clardy, PhD
Jon Clardy, PhD

  • Date: September 29, 2014
  • Title: Aligning Chemical Ecology & Drug Discovery
  • Harvard Medical School; Boston, Massachusetts
Edward Seto, PhD
Edward Seto, PhD

  • Date: September 4, 2014
  • Title: Finding Histone Deacetlyase Substrates
  • H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute; Tampa, Florida
Ikuko Kato, MD, PhD
Ikuko Kato, MD, PhD

  • Date: August 29, 2014
  • Title: HPV in the Etiology and Outcomes of Head and Neck Cancer
  • Department of Oncology & Pathology Wayne State University School of Medicine; Detroit, Michigan
Shafi Kuchay, PhD
Shafi Kuchay, PhD

  • Date: August 21, 2014
  • Title: Pro-survival signal transduction mechanisms via SCFFBXL2 Ubiquitin Ligase
  • Pagano Laboratory, Howard Hughes Medical Institute School of Medicine; New York, New York
Milind Javle, PhD
Milind Javle, PhD

  • Date: August 11, 2014
  • Title: Biliary Tract Neoplasms: Towards Personalized Therapy Using Molecular Profiling
  • University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center; Houston, Texas
Yi-Yuan Tang, PhD
Yi-Yuan Tang, PhD

  • Date: August 4, 2014
  • Title: Mindfulness-Based Preventive Interventions: Brain Mechanisms and Applications to Stress Reduction and Smoking
  • Texas Tech University, Department of Psychological Sciences; Lubbock, Texas
Cynthia Shuman, PhD
Cynthia Shuman, PhD

  • Date: August 1, 2014
  • Title: Advancing Cancer Research with Biocore Technology
Rob Turrisi, PhD
Rob Turrisi, PhD

  • Date: July 29, 2014
  • Title: Brief Intervention Efforts to Prevent Problem Behaviors and Improve Health Outcomes
  • Department of Biobehavioral Health & Prevention Research, the Pennsylvania State University
Cristel Antonia Russell, PhD
Cristel Antonia Russell, PhD

  • Date: July 23, 2014
  • Title: Embedded Alcohol Messages into Entertainment Content: Impact on Youth and Preventative Strategies
  • Kogod School of Business, American University; Washington, DC
Scott K. Okamoto, PhD
Scott K. Okamoto, PhD

  • Date: July 14, 2014
  • Title: Development and Pilot Evaluation of the Ho'ouna Pono Drug Prevention Curriculum
  • Hawaii Pacific University, School of Social Work; Honolulu, Hawaii
Sandra E. Dunn, PhD
Sandra E. Dunn, PhD

  • Date: June 16, 2014
  • Title: Tract Neoplasms: Towards Personalized Therapy Using Molecular Profiling
  • University of British Columbia; Vancouver, British Columbia
Maria Contel, PhD
Maria Contel, PhD

  • Date: June 2, 2014
  • Title: Current Trends in Transition Metal Complexes with Potential as Cancer Chemotherapeutics: Overcoming Cisplatin Resistance and Side Effects
  • Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, CUNY; Brooklyn, New York
H. Moore, PhD
Jason H. Moore, PhD

  • Date: May 14, 2014
  • Title: Embracing the Complexity of Cancer Genetics and Genomics
  • Dartmouth College, Geisel School of Medicine; Hanover, New Hampshire
David G.I. Kingston, Ph.D
David G.I. Kingston, Ph.D

  • Date: May 13, 2014
  • Title: Natural Products as Anticancer Agents
  • Virginia Tech; Blacksburg, Virginia
Robert Verpoorte, PhD
Robert Verpoorte, PhD

  • Date: May 8, 2014
  • Title: Metabolomics - Gateway to Discoveries
  • Leiden University; Leiden, Netherlands
Pavlos Anastasiadis, PhD
Pavlos Anastasiadis, PhD

  • Date: April 21, 2014
  • Title: The Regulation of Endothelial Vascular Permeability in Sepsis
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa
    University of Hawaii Cancer Center; Honolulu, Hawaii
Steven M. Albelda, MD
Steven M. Albelda, MD

  • Date: April 14, 2014
  • Title: Immunotherapy for Cancer: Is it time yet?
  • University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Constantinos Koumenis, PhD
Constantinos Koumenis, PhD

  • Date: April 10, 2014
  • Title: The Unfolded Protein Response in Tumor Progression and Metastasis
  • Smilow Center for Translational Research
    University of Pennsylavnia, Perelman School of Medicine; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Scott D. Cramer, PhD
Scott D. Cramer, PhD

  • Date: April 4, 2014
  • Title: Identification of Driver Genes in Deleted Loci of the Prostate Cancer Genome
  • University of Colorado Denver, Anshutz Medical Campus; Aurora, Colorado
Jayanta Debanth, MD
Jayanta Debanth, MD

  • Date: March 31, 2014
  • Title: Emerging New Roles for Autophagy during Cancer Progression
  • University of Colorado Denver, Anshutz Medical Campus; Aurora, Colorado
Rosalie C. Sears Pelz, PhD
Rosalie C. Sears Pelz, PhD

  • Date: March 28, 2014
  • Title: Post-Translational Modification of Myc in Cancer-Development & Therapeutics
  • Oregon Health & Science University; Portland, Oregon
Katsushi Tokunaga, Ph.D.
Katsushi Tokunaga, Ph.D.

  • Date: March 25, 2014
  • Title: Genomic Approaches to Hepatitis-Virus Related Diseases and other Immune-Mediated Diseases
  • University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine; Bunkyo, Tokyo
Antonio Siccardi, MD
Antonio Siccardi, MD

  • Date: March 14, 2014
  • Title: Historical Milestones in Molecular Genetics: Cracking the Code
  • Ospedale San Raffaele; Milan, Italy
Antonio Siccardi, MD
Antonio Siccardi, MD

  • Date: March 11, 2014
  • Title: Historical Milestones in Molecular Genetics: Chasing the Messenger
  • Ospedale San Raffaele; Milan, Italy
Niccolo Terrando, Ph.D
Niccolo Terrando, Ph.D

  • Date: March 10, 2014
  • Title: How Cytokines Affect Memory: Evidence from Surgery and Chemotherapy
  • Karolinska Institute; Solna, Sweden
Antonio Siccardi, MD
Antonio Siccardi, MD

  • Date: March 7, 2014
  • Title: Historical Milestones in Molecular Genetics: Archeology of a Paradigm, the Operon
  • Ospedale San Raffaele; Milan, Italy
Antonio Siccardi, MD
Antonio Siccardi, MD

  • Date: March 3, 2014
  • Title: Historical Milestones in Molecular Genetics: Story of an Exorphan Molecule, DNA
  • Ospedale San Raffaele; Milan, Italy
Fumihiko Matsuda, Ph.D
Fumihiko Matsuda, Ph.D

  • Date: February 19, 2014
  • Title: The Comprehensive Human Biology Using a Large-Scale Genome Cohort
  • Kyoto University; Kyoto, Japan
Steven Rosenzweig, Ph.D
Steven Rosenzweig, Ph.D

  • Date: February 18, 2014
  • Title: Invasive Signaling by the NEDD9 Nexus
  • Medical University of South Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina
David A. Flockhart, M.D., Ph.D
David A. Flockhart, M.D., Ph.D

  • Date: February 13, 2014
  • Title: Pharmacogenomics in the Treatment of Breast Cancer
  • Indiana University, Division of Clinical Pharmacology; Indianapolis, Indiana
Dianqiang Sun, Ph.D
Dianqiang Sun, Ph.D

  • Date: February 10, 2014
  • Title: Natural Product-Inspired New Chemotherapeutic Agents
  • University of Hawaii at Hilo, The Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy; Hilo, Hawaii
Jeffrey Rathmell, Ph.D
Jeffrey Rathmell, Ph.D

  • Date: January 23, 2014
  • Title: Lymphocyte Metabolism in Immunity and Leukemia
  • Duke University School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology; Durham, North Carolina
Andrew D Weinberg, Ph.D
Andrew D Weinberg, Ph.D

  • Date: January 10, 2014
  • Title: Science Gone Translational: The OX40 Agonist Story
  • Oregon Health and Science University; Portland, Oregon
Jill Bargonetti, Ph.D
Jill Bargonetti, Ph.D

  • Date: January 6, 2014
  • Title: MDM2 and Mutant p53 Signaling in Breast Cancer
  • Department of Biological Sciences: Hunter College; New York City, New York