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Fall 2017

All seminars are 11:30 am to 12:30 pm in the Purdue Institute for Drug Discovery Lobby Conference Room unless otherwise noted.

9/14
Speaker: Luis Solorio, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University 
Seminar Title: "Evaluating Breast Cancer Plasticity in Engineered 3D Tumor Microenvironments"
Host: Bumsoo Han

9/28
Speaker: Benjamin A Youngblood, PhD, Assistant Member, Immunology Department, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Seminar Title: “Epigenetic regulation of memory CD8 T cell differentiation and exhaustion”
Host: Keith Stantz

10/5
Speaker: Elaine Ostrander, PhD, Chief & NIH Distinguished Investigator, Cancer Genetics and Comparative Genomics Branch, and Head, Comparative Genetics Section, National Human Genomics Research Institute (NHGRI)
Seminar Title: To Be Determined
Host: Debbie Knapp

10/19
Speaker: Melanie Ehrlich, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry and Genetics, Hayward Human Genetics Center, Tulane Cancer Center and Center for Bioinformatics and Genomics, Tulane University School of Medicine
Seminar Title: “Tissue-specific DNA hypermethylation: Diverse positive and negative associations with gene expression”
Host: Humaira Gowher

10/27: 2:15 PM to 2:35 PM - Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship (MRGN) Room 121 
Speaker: Majid Kazemian, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Computer Science, Purdue University
Seminar Title: “Pan-cancer analysis of EBV-host interaction” (Part on the "New Frontiers in Immunology" mini-symposium)
Host: Xiaoqi Liu

11/2
Speaker: Gabriel Zentner, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine
Seminar Title: To Be Determined
Host: Vikki Weake

11/9: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship (MRGN) Room 121 
Speaker: Dennis Discher, PhD, Robert D Bent chaired Professor Biophysical Engineering Labs, Lead PI, NCI Phyys Sci Oncology Ctr, University of Pennsylvania
Seminar Title: To Be Determined
Host: Bumsoo Han

12/7
Speaker: Kerry L. Burnstein, PhD, Professor of Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami
Seminar Title: “Targeting Androgen Receptor Functional Dependencies in Prostate Cancer"
Host: Xiaoqi Liu

Spring 2018

All seminars are 11:30 am to 12:30 pm in the Purdue Institute for Drug Discovery Lobby Conference Room unless otherwise noted.

1/25
Speaker: Heather Hundley, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Medical Sciences Program, Indiana University School of Medicine-Bloomington
Seminar Title:“Identification of a Key Regulator of RNA Editing in Glioblastoma”
Host: Emily Dykhuizen

2/8
This talk has been cancelled.

2/15
Speaker: John Tesmer, Walther Professor in Cancer Structural Biology, Department of Biological Sciences at Purdue University
Seminar Title: “Structural analysis of heterotrimeric G protein signaling regulating tumor growth and metastasis”
Host: Cynthia Stauffacher

2/22

Speaker: Leifu Chang, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Seminar Title: “Cryo-EM as a mainstream technique for structure determination of macromolecular complexes”   
Host: Cynthia Stauffacher

3/1
Speaker: Andrew Mugler, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics at Purdue University
Seminar Title: “A physics perspective on cancer cell migration and metastasis”
Host: Bumsoo Han

3/8
Speaker: John Krolewski, MD, PhD, Chair, Department of Cancer Genetics and Genomics
Seminar Title: “How cytokines mediate the multi-phasic response of prostate cancers to androgen deprivation therapy”
Host: Xiaoqi Liu

3/22
Speaker: Sandro Matosevic, Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy
Seminar Title: “Natural Killers are Made, not Born: Adoptive Cancer Immunotherapy with Reprogrammed Natural Killer Cells”
Host: Alex Wei

3/29

Speaker: Cynthia Miranti, MS, PhD., Professor, Cellular & Molecular Medicine, Program Leader, Prostate Cancer Research, The University of Arizona Cancer Center.
Seminar Title: “Targeting the Tumor Microenvironment in Bone Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer”
Host: Xiaoqi Liu

4/5
Speaker: Rong Huang, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology, Purdue University
Seminar Title: “Discovery of Selective Inhibitors for Protein alpha-N-terminal Methyltransferases”
Host: Debbie Knapp

4/12
Speaker: Kun-Liang Guan, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Moores Cancer Center at UCSD
Seminar Title: “Hippo pathway in cell growth, organ size, and Tumorigenesis”
Host: Angeline Lyon

4/19
Speaker: Zongbing You, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Structural & Cellular Biology, Tulane University School of Medicine
Seminar Title: “IL-17-MMP7-EMT Axis as Potential Druggable Target in the Prevention and Treatment of Prostate Cancer”
Host: Xiaoqi Liu 

4/26
Speaker: David L Levens, MD, PhD, Senior Investigator, Head, Gene Regulation Section, National Cancer Institute
Seminar Title: "The role of DNA structure and topology in gene expression, at MYC and across the genome"
Host: Danzhou Yang

5/3

Speaker: Michele Forman, Professor and Head Nutrition Science, Purdue University
Seminar Title: “Perils and potential pathways to cancer prevention”
Host: Cleve Shields

 

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