Invited Speaker Seminar Series 2016/2017


Seminar Schedule for 2016-2017 

Date and Location Speaker

Thursday, 9/29/2016
SCTR 8-146AB

Imran Rizvi, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Dermatology
Harvard Medical School
Assistant in Biomedical Engineering
Wellman Center for Photomedicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Title: "Targeting Physical and Stromal Sources of Tumor Heterogeneity with PDT-based combinations in Bioengineered Models"

Thursday, 10/6/2016
CTR 8-146AB

Paul Fox, PhD
Robert Canova Endowed Chair in Inflammation Research
Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Lerner Research Institute 
Cleveland Clinic
Title: “Unexpected role of Glu-Pro tRNA synthetase in mTOR signaling, adiposity, aging, and more"

Thursday, 11/17/2016
SCTR 12-146AB

Zhiyuan Shen, PhD
Professor of Radiation Oncology and Pharmacology
Chief of Division of Radiation Cancer Biology, Dept of Radiation Oncology
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Rutgers University
Title: "Confounding roles of an essential caretaker gene in genomic instability and tumorigenesis"

Thursday, 2/23/2017
SCTR 8-146AB

David S. Yu, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor 
Department of Radiation Oncology
Winship Cancer Institute
Emory University School of Medicine
Title: “Elucidating and Exploiting SIRT2 and SAMHD1 in the DNA Damage Response for Cancer Therapy”

Thursday, 3/16/2017
SCTR 8-146AB

Eric J. Bernhard, PhD
Chief of Radiotherapy Development Branch
Radiation Research Program
Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis
National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health
Title: "NIH funding opportunities for radiation scientists"

Thursday, 3/23/2017
SCTR 8-146AB

Shi-yuan Cheng, PhD
Professor of Neurology, The Ken & Ruth Davee Department of Neurology
The Ann and Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute, Center for Genetic Medicine 
Title: "Dysregulated Signaling and Epigenetics in Human Brain Tumors"

Monday, 5/1/2017
SCTR 8-146AB

Albert C. Koong, MD, PhD
Sue and Bob McCollum Professor
Associate Chair of Radiation Oncology
Stanford Cancer Institute
Title:  "The Role of XBP1 in Breast and Pancreatic Cancer: Implications for Therapy"

Thursday, 5/25/2017
SCTR 8-146AB

Eileen P. Connolly, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
Title: “The tumor microenvironment response to radiation, from bench to bedside and back”

Thursday, 6/22/2017
SCTR 8-146AB

Kevin Camphausen, MD
Branch Chief and Senior Investigator
Radiation Oncology Branch
National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health 
Title: “Development of HDACi for GBM Radiotherapy”

Thursday, 6/29/2017
SCTR 8-146AB

Brian W. Pogue, PhD
Professor of Engineering Sciences, Thayer School of Engineering
Director of MS and PhD Programs
Co-Director of Center for Imaging Medicine
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Dartmouth College
Title: “Cherenkov Imaging for Radiation Dosimetry and Molecular Sensing in Human Radiotherapy”

Thursday, 7/13/2017
SCTR 10-146AB

Thies Schroeder, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
University of Mainz
Title: “Improving hypoxemia and tissue hypoxia by pharmaceutical means: can we use it for cancer treatment?"