Invited Speaker Seminar Series 2017/2018

Seminar Schedule for 2017-2018 

Date and Location   Speaker

Thursday, 9/28/2017
SCTR 8-146AB


Zhong Yun, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Therapeutic Radiology
Yale School of Medicine
Title: “The Hypoxic Tumor Microenvironment and Cell Fate Regulation"

Thursday, 11/2/2017
SCTR 8-146AB

Alexandru Almasan, PhD
Professor of Molecular Medicine
Department of Cancer Biology, Cleveland Clinic
Co-Leader, Molecular Oncology Program
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Title: "Exploiting vulnerabilities in the DNA damage repair for improved therapy"

Thursday, 12/14/2017
SCTR 8-146AB


David R. Gius, MD, PhD
Zell Family Scholar Professor
Director, Women’s Cancer Research Program
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
Vice Chairman Translation Research
Department of Radiation Oncology and Pharmacology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Title: "The SIRT3-MnSOD-Ac axis in luminal B breast cancer"

Thursday, 1/18/2018
SCTR 8-146AB
  Chandan Guha, MBBS, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Radiation Oncology
Montefiore Medical Center
Title: "Immune Priming Ablation for in situ tumor vaccines"
Thursday, 1/25/2018
SCTR 8-146AB

Eddy S. Yang, MD, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair for Translational Sciences
Associate Program Leader, Experimental Therapeutics
ROAR Southeast Cancer Foundation Endowed Chair
Department of Radiation Oncology
University of Alabama-Birmingham 
Title: “PARP inhibitors for HER2+ breast cancer”

Thursday, 2/22/2018
SCTR 8-146AB

Joseph O. Deasy, PhD
Chair, Department of Medical Physics
Enid A. Haupt Chair in Medical Physics
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Title: “Predicting outcomes in radiation oncology using treatment planning, imaging, and genomic data”

Thursday, 3/22/2018
SCTR 8-146AB

Steven H. Lin, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Title: “Optimizing Approaches to Improve Outcomes of Locally Advanced Gastroesophageal Cancers”

Thursday, 4/5/2018
SCTR 8-146AB
  Xing Fan, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
University of Michigan Medical School
Title: “Brain Cancer Stem Cells and Cell-of-Origin of Brain Tumors”
Thursday, 5/24/2018
SCTR 8-146AB

Jonathan Celli, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Physics 
College of Science and Mathematics
University of Massachusetts
Title: "Modeling biophysical tumor microenvironment interactions in 3D cell culture models of pancreaticductal adenocarcinoma to inform photodynamic therapy strategies"

Thursday, 5/31/2018
SCTR 8-146AB
  Geoffrey Hugo, PhD
Department of Radiation Oncology
Washington University School of Medicine- St. Louis
Title: “Adaptive Radiation Therapy for Lung Cancer”
Thursday, 6/28/2018
SCTR 8-146AB

James B. Mitchell, PhD, FASTRO
Branch Chief, Radiation Biology 
Center for Cancer Research 
National Cancer Institute
Title: “Abemaciclib, a Selective CDK4/6 Inhibitor Enhances the Radiosensitivity of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in vitro and in vivo”


Schedule from previous years