Department of Radiation Oncology

Invited Speaker Seminar Series


Seminar Schedule for 2019-2020 (updated 3/10/20)

Date and Location   Speaker

Thursday, 9/05/2019
SCTR 8-146


Scott M. Welford, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology
University of Miami
Miller School of Medicine
Title: “Polyamine-mediated ‘epigenetic’ gene regulation and radiation response in glioblastoma.”

Thursday, 09/19/2019
SCTR 8-146

Bakhos A. Tannous, PhD
Associate Professor, Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Associate Neuroscientist and
Director, Interdepartmental Neuroscience Center
Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Co-Director, Molecular Neurogenetics Unit-East, Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Director, MGH Viral Vector Development Facility, Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Title: “Cancer stem cells: Tumor heterogeneity, plasticity and novel therapies to overcome resistance”

Thursday, 10/24/2019
SCTR 8-146


Maurizio Zanetti, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director of the Laboratory of Immunology
Director of Tumor Immunology
UCSD Institute for Immunology, Inflammation and Infection
UC San Diego
Title: “How cancer cells and myeloid cells respond to ER stress”


SCTR 8-146

Constantinos G. Hadjipanayis, MD, PhD
Professor and Site Chair of Neurosurgery
Director of Neurosurgical Oncology
Professor of Oncological Sciences
Icahn School of Medicine
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Title: "Fluorescence-Guided Surgery and Photodynamic Therapy of Gliomas: A New Combination"

Thursday, 11/21/2019
SCTR 8-146

Ross I Berbeco, PhD
Director of Medical Physics Research
Department of Radiation Oncology
Associate Professor
Harvard Medical School
Title: “Tumor Vascular Modulation with Nanoparticles and Radiation Therapy”

Thursday, 12/19/2019
JMB Reunion Auditorium

Ciriaco A. Piccirillo, PhD
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Faculty of Medicine
McGill University Health Centre
Research Institute
Title: “Mechanisms of Foxp3+ regulatory T cell (dys)function  in health and disease”

Thursday, 01/30/2020
SCTR 8-146

E. Antonio Chiocca, MD, PhD
Harvey W. Cushing Professor of Neurosurgery
Harvard Medical School
Neurosurgeon-in-Chief and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery
Co-Director, Institute for the Neurosciences
Brigham and Women's / Faulkner Hospital 
Surgical Director, Center for Neuro-oncology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Title: "Gene and Viral Based Therapies for Glioblastoma"

Thursday, 02/27/2020
SCTR 8-146
  Hong Chen, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Surgery
Principle Investigator, Vascular Biology Program
Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Title: "Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Pathology of Human Disease by Epsins"

Martin J. Edelman, MD
Chair, Department of Hematology/Oncology
Professor, Department of Hematology/Oncology
Deputy Cancer Center Director for Clinical Research
Fox Chase Caner Center
Temple Health


Besim Ogretmen, PhD
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Endowed Chair in Lipidomics & Drug Discovery
SmartState Center of Economic Excellence
Medical University of South Carolina



Sandra Gollnick, PhD
Director, Photodynamic Therapy Center
Member, Department of Cell Stress Biology
Distinguished Professor, Department of Immunology
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Billy W. Loo, Jr., MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Member, Molecular Imaging Program
Leader, Thoracic Radiation Oncology Program
Stanford University Medical Center
Tuesday, 05/19/2020
SCTR 8-146
  Erinn B. Rankin, PhD
Assistant Professor
Depts. of Radiation Oncology and Obstetrics & Gynecology
Stanford Cancer Institute

Schedule from previous years


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