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Seminar Series

This interdisciplinary seminar series addresses cutting edge clinical, translational, and basic research topics in cancer and a focal point of the educational and inter-programmatic activities of the Cancer Center.

Upcoming Seminar Series Presentations

 These weekly seminars are held Fridays at 12p in the Biomedical Research Building, Room 105 (unless otherwise stated). 





J. Mark Brown, PhD
Assistant Staff, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute
Assistant Professor, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Targeting Glycerophospholipid Metabolism for Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma


Ann Zauber, PhD
Member, Attending Biostatistician
Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Analisa DiFeo, PhD
Assistant Professor, General Medical Sciences (Oncology)
Norma C. and Albert I Geller Designated Professor of
Ovarian Cancer Research
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Case Western Reserve University


Melissa L. Bondy, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Section of Hematology/Oncology
Baylor College of Medicine
Professor, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


Robert B. Jenkins, MD, PhD
Mayo Clinic


David Cortez, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry
Department of Biochemistry
Ingram Professor of Cancer Research
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine


Leonard I Zon, MD
Grousbeck Professor of Pediatric Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director, Stem Cell Program
Children's Hospital Boston





Benjamin P. Tu, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center


Ralph DeBerardinis, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Associate Professor, Eugene McDermott
Center for Human Growth and Development
Director, Division of Pediatric Genetics and Metabolism
Director, Children's Research Institute
Genetic and Metabolic Disease Program
Joel B. Steinberg, M.D. Chair in Pediatrics
Sowell Family Scholar in Medical Research


Jame Abraham, MD, FACP
Director, Breast Medical Oncology Program
Taussig Cancer Center


Matthew Vander Heiden, MD, PhD
Eisen and Chang Career Development Professor
Associate Professor of Biology
The Koch Institute


Charles Rudin, MD PhD
Professor and Chief, Thoracic Oncology Service
Department of Medicine
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Neal S. Young, MD, MACP
Chief of the Hematology Branch
Senor Investigator, Cell Biology Section
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD
Donald O. Schnuck Family Professor
Department of Neurology
Director, Neurofibromatosis Center
Washington University School of Medicine


Lewis C. Cantley, PhD
Meyer Director
Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medical College
Ronald P. Stanton Clinical Cancer Program at New York-Presbyterian
Margaret and Herman Sokol Professor in Oncology Research
Professor of Cancer Biology in Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College


Lisa M. Coussens, PhD
Chair, Department of Cell, Development & Cancer Biology
Oregon Health & Science University


David E. Fisher, M.D., Ph.D
Chairman, Department of Dermatology, MGH
Director, Cutaneous Biology Research Center, MGH
Director, Melanoma Program, MGH Cancer Center
Edward Wigglesworth Professor of Dermatology, HMS


Michael Karin, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology
Ben and Wanda Hildyard Chair for Mitochondrial and Metabolic Diseases
American Cancer Society Research Professor
UC San Diego


Samuel Achilefu, PhD
Director of Optical Radiology Lab
Professor of Radiology
Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Washington University School of Medicine


Raymond DuBois, MD, PhD Executive Director
The Biodesign Institute, Office of the Director
Director, Inflammation and Cancer Lab
The Biodesign Institute, Inflammation and Cancer Lab


Catherine Bollard, MD
Professor, Pediatrics and Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine
The George Washington University
Director, Program for Cell Enhancement and Technologies for Immunotherapy
Children's National Health System


Kornelia Polyak, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Department of Medical Oncology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard Medical School