Invited Speaker Seminar Series


Seminar Schedule for 2023-2024

Date and Location Speaker

Thursday, 9/28/2023

SCTR 8-146

Jeffery Chancellor, PhD
Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Louisiana State University
Assistant Professor of Preventative Medicine & Population Health
Univ. of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
“NSFW: A Look Behind the Curtain at Computational Space Radiobiology Mitigating the Dirty Secrets of Space Radiation Research”

Thursday, 10/12/2023

SCTR 8-146

Timothy Baran, PhD
Assistant Professor of Imaging Sciences and Biomedical Engineering
University of Rochester
"Photodynamic Therapy of Abdominal Infections"

Thursday, 10/26/2023

SCTR 8-146

Christopher J. Bakkenist, PhD
Departments of Radiation Oncology and Pharmacology and Chemical Biology
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
University of Pittsburgh
"The DNA Undamaged Response (DUR): making it possible to synthesize”

Thursday, 11/30/2023

SCTR 8-146

Qing Richard Lu, PhD
Beatrice C. Lampkin Endowed Chair in Cancer Epigenetics
Scientific Director, Brain Tumor Center
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
"Decoding Brain Cancer: from Developmental Origins to Targeted Therapies"

Thursday, 01/11/2024

SCTR 8-146

Gaorav Gupta, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology
Joint Appointment in Biochemistry and Biophysics
UNC, School of Medicine, Chapel Hill
"DNA Breaking Bad in Cancer – Emerging Targets and Opportunities"

Thursday, 02/15/2024

SCTR 8-146

Ashani Weeraratna, PhD
Professor and Chair 
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
"Age Against the Machine: How the aging microenvironment drives tumor progression"

Thursday, 02/22/2024

SCTR 8-146

Sana Karam, MD, PhD
Associate Professor and Vice Chair
Translational Research, Radiation Oncology

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
“Radiation and Immunotherapy: At the intersection of local and systemic immunity"

Thursday, 03/07/2024

SCTR 8-146

Mohamed Abazeed, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
“Harnessing Computational Biology to Advance Precision Radiation Oncology”

Thursday, 03/28/2024

SCTR 8-146

Ze'ev Ronai, PhD
Director, NCI-Designated Cancer Center
Jeanne and Gary Herberger Leadership Chair in Cancer Research
Cancer Metabolism and Microenvironment Program

Sanford Burnham Prebys
“New insights into melanoma control – from microbiome to GCDH”

Thursday, 04/25/2024

SCTR 8-146

Andrew Hsieh, MD
Associate Professor
Human Biology Division, Fred Hutch

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

“mRNA translation in cancer etiology”

Thursday, 05/23/2024

SCTR 8-146

Emil Schueler, PhD, DABR
Assistant Professor
Department of Radiation Physics, Division of Radiation Oncology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
“The Evolution of FLASH Radiation Therapy: Insights, Challenges, and Future Directions”

Thursday, 05/30/2024

SCTR 8-146

Srivalleesha Mallidi, PhD
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Tufts University, School of Engineering
“Multi-parametric, nanotechnology enabled ultrasound guided photoacoustic imaging for treatment guidance, dosimetry and tumor recurrence prediction”

Thursday, 06/20/2024

SCTR 8-146

Kelli B Pointer, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Departments of Radiation Oncology and Applied Sciences
Dartmouth Cancer Center, Geisel School of Medicine
"Targeting major drivers of radioresistance in glioblastoma: elucidating the contribution of cancer stem cells"

Schedule from previous years