2014-2015 Seminar Series



SEMINAR SERIES

2014-2015

Purdue University Center for Cancer Research seminar series for 2014-2015
* ALL seminars are from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 

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SPECIAL SEMINAR:

July 25, 2014: DDRF Lobby Conference Room
Speaker: Dr. Roberto Pili, Professor of Oncology, Chief, Genitourinary Section, Leader Genitourinary Program, Department of Medicine, Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Title: "Drug development for genitourinary malignancies: Challenges and opportunities"

 


Fall 2014 


9/11/14: DDRF – Internal (Cell & Identity Signaling)
Speaker:  Janaiah Kota, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medical & Molecular Genetics, Member of the IU Simon Cancer Center & IUPUI Pancreatic Cancer Signature Center IUSCC – Experimental & Development Therapeutics at Indiana School of Medicine.
Seminar Title:  "Role of MicroRNA and its Therapeutic Applications in Cancer"
Host:    Barbara Stefanska
 
9/25/14: DDRF Lobby Conference Room – External (Medicinal Chemistry)
Speaker:   Beverly Lyn-Cook, Ph.D., FDA- National Center for Toxicological Research, Jefferson, AR
Seminar Title:  “Pancreatic Cancer: Current Insights and Potential New Drug Therapies”
Host:    Sulma Mohammed
 
10/2/14: WSLR 116 – Internal (Chemical and Structural Biology)
Speaker:  Andy Tao, Ph.D., Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Medicinal Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology at Purdue University
Seminar Title:  “New tools and strategies to map high resolution kinase-substrate network.”
Host:   Xiaoqi Liu
 
10/9/14: DDRF Lobby Conference Room – Internal (Cell & Identity Signaling)
Speaker:  Jingwu Xie, Ph.D., Jonathan and Jennifer Simmons Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics - Wells Center for Pediatric Research, Division of Hematology and Oncology and IU Simon Cancer Center
Indiana University school of Medicine
Seminar Title:  "Hedgehog signaling in cancer metastasis and cancer therapeutic resistance"
Host:   Shihuan Kuang
 
10/23/14: WSLR 116 – Internal (Cell & Identity Signaling)
Speaker:  Ann Kirchmaier, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biochemistry at Purdue University.
Seminar Title:  TBD
Host:    Scott Briggs
 
10/30/14: DDRF Lobby Conference Room –  External (Cell Identity and Signaling)
Speaker:  Junjie Chen, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Experimental Radiation Oncology, Division of Radiation Oncology, at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Seminar Title: "Protein-protein interaction network in DNA damage response and tumorigenesis"
Host:   Chang Deng Hu
 
11/6/14: DDRF Lobby Conference Room – External (Drug Delivery and Molecular Sensing)
Speaker:  M. Sharon Stack, Ph.D., Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry,  Ann F. Dunne and Elizabeth Riley Director, Harper Cancer Research Institute, at the University of Notre Dame.
Seminar Title:  TBD
Host:   Yoon Yeo
 
11/12/14: External (Cell Identity and Signaling): SCIENTIFIC RETREAT

North/South Ballroom - PMU
4:00 - 6:00 pm:
Poster Session
6:30 pm - 7:30: Introductions/Speaker/Dinner
Speaker:  Andrew S. Kraft, MD, The Sydney E. Salmon Professor of Medicine, Director, University of Arizona Cancer Center, Associate Vice President for Oncology Programs, Associate Dean for Translational Research Center.
Seminar Title:  TBD
Host:   Xiaoqi Liu

 
12/4/14: DDRF – External (Cell Identity and Signaling)
Speaker:  Andrew Thorburn, D Phil, Professor and Chairman, Grohne Endowed Chair in Cancer Research, Department of Pharmacology at the University of Colorado Denver.
Seminar Title: TBD
Host:    Xiaoqi Liu

 


Spring 2015


1/22/15: DDRF Lobby Conference Room – External (Cell Identity and Signaling)
Speaker:   Moshe Szyf, Ph.D., Professor, Pharmacology and Therapeutics at McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
Seminar Title:  TBD
Host:    Barbara Stefanska
 
1/29/15: WSLR 116 –Internal (Cell Identity and Signaling)
Speaker:  Michael Wendt, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Medicinal Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology at Purdue University.
Seminar Title:  “The evolution of growth factor receptor expression through epithelial-mesenchymal transition and metastasis.”
Host:    Chang Deng Hu
 
2/5/15: WSLR 116 – Internal (Cell & Identity Signaling)
Speaker:  Andrea Kasinski, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, Purdue University
Seminar Title:  TBD
Host:    Xiaoqi Liu
 
2/12/15: WSLR 116 – Internal (Cell Identity and Signaling)
Speaker:  Qing Deng, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, Purdue University
Seminar Title:  "Dissecting Roles of miRNAs in regulating neutrophil functions"
Host: BJ Taparowsky or Scott Briggs
    
2/26/15: DDRF Lobby Conference Room – External (Cell Identity and Signaling)
Speaker:  Charles Keller, M.D., Associate Professor Oncology, Genetics & Genealogy, Cell Biology at Oregon Health & Science University
Seminar Title: “Lineage of Origin in Rhabdomyosarcoma informs Pharmacological Response”
Host: Shihuan Kuang
 
3/5/15: DDRF Lobby Conference Room – External (Cell Identity and Signaling)
Speaker:  Jian-jian Li, MD, PhD, Director of Translational Research, Professor, Cancer, Radiation Oncology, UC Davis Health System
Seminar Title:  TBD
Host: Xiaoqi Liu
 
3/12/15: WSLR 116 – Internal (Cell Identity and Signaling)
Speaker:  Jer-Yen Yang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Cancer and Development Biology, Basic Medical Sciences at Purdue University.
Seminar Title:  TBD
Host: Chang Deng Hu
 
 3/26/15: PFEN 241 External (Cell Identity and Signaling) : LION'S CLUB SPEAKER

3:00 - 4:30 pm: Seminar

DAUCH, Prusiecki Room
5:00 – 5:30 pm [drinks, appetizers]
5:45 - 9:00 pm:
Clinical Panel Discussion/Buffet Dinner

Speaker:  James Mohler, MD, Associate Director and Senior-Vice President for Translational Research, Chair, Department of Urology, Professor of Oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Seminar Title:  TBD
Host: Tim Ratliff

 
4/2/15: WSLR 116 – Internal (Drug Delivery and Molecular Sensing)
Speaker:  Ji-Xin Cheng, Ph.D., Professor, Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University
Seminar Title:  “Resolving the complexity of cancer by label-free vibrational spectral imaging”
Host: Alex Wei
 
4/9/15: WSLR 116 – Internal (Cell Identity and Signaling)
Speaker:  Barbara Stefanska, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Nutrition Science at Purdue University
Seminar Title:  TBD
Host: Scott Briggs
 
4/23/15: DDRF – External (Cell Identity and Signaling)
Speaker:  Yun Qiu, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Pathology at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine
Seminar Title:  TBD
Host:  Xiaoqi Liu
 
4/30/15: WSLR 116 – Internal(Medicinal Chemistry)
Speaker:  Sulma Mohammed, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Cancer Biology, Comparative Pathobiology at Purdue University
Seminar Title:  TBD
Host: Debbie Knapp
 
5/7/15: WSLR 116 – Internal(Cell Identity and Signaling)
Speaker:  Joseph P Ogas, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biochemistry at Purdue University
Seminar Title:  TBD
Host: Xiaoqi Liu