Radiobiology and Imaging (RBI) Program Annual Retreat 2015

Date: April 24, 2015, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: SCTR 8-146AB

Keynote Speaker:

Zeljko Vujaskovic, MD, PhD
Director, Division of Translational Radiation Sciences 
Department of Radiation Oncology
University of Maryland


Time Speaker Title
8:45AM Breakfast  
9:00 AM Chi Dang, MD, PhD Welcome and Overview of the ACC
9:15 AM Rahim Rizi, PhD Use of Hyperpolarized MRI for Studying the Pulmonary System
9:30 AM Lin Z. Li, PhD Developing redox imaging methods for cancer diagnosis and prognosis: an update
9:45 AM Ann Kennedy, D.Sc Is the Development of Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC) a Major Problem for Radiation Oncology Patients?
10:00 AM Sydney Evans, VMD, MS Evolving role of microvesicles in the outcome of GB patients
10:15 AM Break  
10:45 AM David Mankoff, MD, PhD Molecular Imaging Biomarkers for Cancer Therapy
11:00 AM Jerry Glickson, PhD Molecular Imaging of Tumor Metabolism & Biomarkers of Therapeutic Response
11:15 AM Alan Mitteer (Fan Lab) Proton beam radiation induces DNA damage and cell apoptosis in glioma stem cells through reactive oxygen species
11:30 AM Robert Mach, PhD PET Radiotracers for Oncological Imaging applications
11:45 AM Sergei Vinogradov, PhD Phosphorescence Lifetime Microscopy of Oxygen
12:00 PM Lunch  
1:00 PM Zeljko Vujaskovic, MD, PhD Keynote Presentation:   Radiation-Induced Lung Injury: Mechanisms and Therapeutic Strategies
2:00 PM Mariana Cooke, PhD (Dorsey Lab) Molecular characterization of EGFR mutation in High-Grade Glioma Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs) at Single Cell Resolution
2:15 PM Daniel Pryma, MD Pre-clinical development of alpha emitting radiotherapeutics: 211At-MABG and 211At-MM3
2:30 PM Break  
2:45 PM Alex Lin, MD A Novel Approach to Targeting Hypoxia and Improving Radiotherapy Efficacy for Head and Neck Cancer.
3:00 PM Costas Koumenis, PhD The role of the microbiome in the tumor response to radiation: Preliminary studies
3:15 PM Andrew Tsourkas, PhD Engineering molecular imaging agents and targeted therapeutics    
3:30 PM Charles Simone, MD Evolving Role of PET for Assessing Treatment Response and Inflammatory Complications Following Radiation Therapy.
3:45 PM Timothy Zhu, PhD Singlet oxygen explicit dosimetry for Photodynamic therapy