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Creating a world without cancer.


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Fall 2014

9/11/14DRUG Lobby Conference Room – 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
9/25/14DRUG 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
10/2/14WSLR 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
10/9/14DRUG 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
10/23/14WSLR 116 – Internal (Cell & Identity Signaling)
Speaker:  Ann Kirchmaier, Ph.D. , Associate Professor, Biochemistry at Purdue University.
Seminar Title:  "Epigenetic states and impacts on cell identity"
Host:    Scott Briggs
10/30/14DRUG 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
11/6/14DRUG 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:  "A Tale of Two Tumors: Research in Ovarian and Oral Cancers"
Host:   Yoon Yeo

11/12/14External (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

12/4/14DRUG Lobby Conference Room – 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: "Autophagy Dependent Cancer"
Host:    Xiaoqi Liu

Spring 2015

1/22/15DRUG Lobby Conference Room –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

1/29/15DRUG Lobby Conference Room – External (Cell Identity and Signaling)
Speaker:   Moshe Szyf, Ph.D. , James McGill Professor and
GlaxoSmithKline-CIHR Chair in Pharmacology, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
Seminar Title:  “DNA demethylation a mechanism driving cancer and cancer metastasis; therapeutic and diagnostic implications”
Host:    Barbara Stefanska
2/5/15WSLR 116 – Internal (Cell & Identity Signaling)
Speaker:  Andrea Kasinski, Ph.D. , Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, Purdue University
Seminar Title:  “A macro role for microRNAs: A combinatorial microRNA therapeutics approach to eradicating lung cancer”
Host:    Xiaoqi Liu
2/12/15WSLR 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
2/26/15DRUG Lobby Conference Room – External (Cell Identity and Signaling)
Speaker:  Charles Keller, M.D. , Scientific Director, Children's Cancer Therapy Development Institute, Fort Collins, CO.
Seminar Title: “Lineage of Origin in Rhabdomyosarcoma informs Pharmacological Response”
Host: Shihuan Kuang
3/5/15DRUG 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:  “Tumor adaptive resistance to radiotherapy: Repopulation of Cancer Stem Cells and Reprogramming Bioenergetics”
Host: Xiaoqi Liu
3/12/15WSLR 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:  "Integrating Energy Sensing with Developmental Signaling: AMP-activated Protein Kinase Directly Destabilizes the Hedgehog Pathway Transcription Factor Gli1"
Host: Chang Deng Hu
3/26/15: MJIS 2001 -- LION'S CLUB SPEAKER
3:00 - 4:30 pm: Seminar
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:  “Intracrine Androgen Metabolism: New Targets for Treatment Directed Against Androgen Receptor Action (An Opportunity for Better Androgen Deprivation Therapy?)”
Host: Tim Ratliff

DAUCH, Prusiecki Room
5:00 – 5:30 pm: Reception
5:45 - 9:00 pm: Clinical Panel Discussion/Buffet Dinner

4/2/15: DRUG Lobby Conference Room – 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:  “Alterations in DNA methylation and cancer: implications for biomarkers and therapeutics”
Host: Scott Briggs
4/23/15DRUG Lobby Conference Room – 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:  "Mechanisms of therapeutic resistance in prostate cancer: post-transcriptional and post-translational modifications of androgen receptor"
Host:  Xiaoqi Liu
4/30/15WSLR 116 – Internal(Medicinal Chemistry)
Speaker:  Sulma Mohammed, Ph.D. , Associate Professor, Cancer Biology, Comparative Pathobiology at Purdue University
Seminar Title:  “Spontaneous Mammary Atypical Hyperplasia and Ductal Carcinoma in Situ in Dogs- a Model of Breast Cancer”
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:  “Establishment of Danio rerio as a model system for functional analysis of the CHD5 tumor suppressor”
Host: Xiaoqi Liu

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