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Fall 2015

9/9/15:  *SPECIAL SEMINAR * DRUG DISCOVERY LOBBY CONFERENCE ROOM

 Speaker: Giannicola Genovese, MD, PhD, Instructor, Department of Genomic Medicine, MD Anderson Cancer Center

 Seminar Title:  "Epigenetic drivers of cell plasticity in oncogenesis: Mechanisms and vulnerabilities"

9/17/15:  DRUG DISCOVERY LOBBY CONFERENCE ROOM

Speaker: Pankaj Mehta, PhD., Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Boston University

Seminar Title: "Epigenetic landscape models for understanding cell fate"

Host: Ji-Xin Cheng

9/24/15:  DRUG DISCOVERY LOBBY CONFERENCE ROOM

Speaker: Jeremy Lohman, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Purdue University

Seminar Title: “Exploring the Molecular Evolution of Acyltransferase-less Polyketide Synthase Ketosynthase Domains for Drug Development”

Host: Cynthia Stauffacher

10/1/15:  DRUG DISCOVERY LOBBY CONFERENCE ROOM

Speaker: Zhen Yan, PhD., Associate Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cardiovascular Research Center, University of Virginia

Seminar Title: “Exercise training-induced skeletal muscle adaptation in health and disease”

Host: Shihuan Kuang

10/14/15:  Purdue Cancer Research Day, Holiday Inn Downtown Lafayette, 6:30 pm

Speaker: Yibin Kang, PhD, Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professor of Molecular Biology, Princeton University

Seminar Title: “Origin and evolution of metastatic traits in breast cancer”

Host: Michael Wendt

10/22/15:  DRUG DISCOVERY LOBBY CONFERENCE ROOM

Speaker: Lori Hazlehurst, PhD, Professor and Co-Leader of the Alexander B. Osborn Hematopoietic Malignancy and Transplantation Program, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of West Virginia

Seminar Title: “Targeting CD44/VLA-4-Ero1L-Stim-SOC circuit for treatment of relapsed multiple myeloma”

Host: Xiaoqi Liu

10/29/15:  DRUG DISCOVERY LOBBY CONFERENCE ROOM

Speaker: Michael B. Dwinell, PhD, Associate Professor Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Medical College of Wisconsin

Seminar Title: “Exploiting Chemokine Receptor Signaling to Regulate Cancer Metastasis”

Host: Michael Wendt

11/5/15:  DRUG DISCOVERY LOBBY CONFERENCE ROOM

Speaker: David A Boothman, PhD, Robert B. and Virginia Payne Endowed Scholar in Oncology, Associate Director for Translational Research, Professor of Pharmacology and Radiation Oncology at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

Seminar Title: “Exploiting a ‘kiss of death’ for the treatment of pancreatic, lung and breast cancers: Kicking cancer in the NAD+s”

Host: Chang-Deng Hu

11/12/15:  DRUG DISCOVERY LOBBY CONFERENCE ROOM

Speaker: Hristos Z Kaimakliotis, MD, Urologic Oncology Fellows, Department of Urology, IU Health

Seminar Title: "Bladder Cancer: Have we made any progress over the last 20 years?"

Host: Alex Wei

12/3/15:  DRUG DISCOVERY LOBBY CONFERENCE ROOM

Speaker: Robert Geahlen, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Purdue University

Seminar Title: “Syk to death: spleen tyrosine kinase and the regulation of apoptosis in cancer cells”

Host: Chang Deng Hu

 

Spring 2016

1/28/16:  DRUG DISCOVERY LOBBY CONFERENCE ROOM

Speaker: Mingji Dai, PhD, Assistant Professor, Organic Chemistry, Purdue University

Seminar Title: "Synthetic and Biological Study of Natural Products and Related Molecules"

Host: Debbie Knapp

2/4/16:  DRUG DISCOVERY LOBBY CONFERENCE ROOM

Speaker: Elizabeth Tran, PhD, Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Purdue University

Seminar Title: "Transcriptional Regulation by Long Non-coding RNAs using a Yeast Model System"

Host: Scott Briggs

2/11/16:  DRUG DISCOVERY LOBBY CONFERENCE ROOM

Speaker: Scott D Briggs, PhD, Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Purdue University

Seminar Title: "SET domain-containing epigenetic regulators as mediators of the environmental stress response"

Host: Chang Deng Hu

2/18/16:  DRUG DISCOVERY LOBBY CONFERENCE ROOM

Speaker: Kavita Shah, PhD, Walther Associate Professor-Bioorganic Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Purdue University

Seminar Title: "Chemical Genetic Dissection of Signaling Cascades in Cancer"

Host: David Thompson

2/25/16:  DRUG DISCOVERY LOBBY CONFERENCE ROOM

Speaker: Daniela E Matei, MD, Professor in Medicine-Hematology/Oncology and Obstetrics and Gynecology-Gynecologic Oncology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Seminar Title: "Tumor stroma interaction and other emerging targets in ovarian cancer"

Host: Ji-Xin Cheng

3/3/16:  DRUG DISCOVERY LOBBY CONFERENCE ROOM

Speaker: Mark C Hall, PhD, Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Purdue University

Seminar Title: “Exploring mitotic exit regulators as potential chemotherapeutic targets”

Host: Cythia V. Stauffacher

3/10/16:  DRUG DISCOVERY LOBBY CONFERENCE ROOM

Speaker: Frank Slack, PhD, Director, Institute for RNA Medicine, Department of Pathology BIDMC Cancer Center/Harvard Medical School

Seminar Title:

Host: Andrea Kasinski

3/24/16:  DRUG DISCOVERY LOBBY CONFERENCE ROOM

Speaker: Sanjay Gupta, PhD, Department of Urology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 

Seminar Title:

Host: Xiaoqi Liu

4/7/16:  DRUG DISCOVERY LOBBY CONFERENCE ROOM

Speaker: Bumsoo Han, PhD, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University

Seminar Title:

Host: Alex Wei

4/14/16:  DRUG DISCOVERY LOBBY CONFERENCE ROOM

Speaker: Anton M Bennett, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology and of Comparative Medicine; Co-Director, Program in Integrative Cell Signaling and Neurobiology of Metabolism at Yale University

Seminar Title:

Host: Shihuan Kuang

4/28/16:  DRUG DISCOVERY LOBBY CONFERENCE ROOM

Speaker: George Thomas, MD, Oregon Health & Science University Department of Pathology

Seminar Title:

Host: Xiaoqi Liu

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