LipoMedics, Inc. presents Sophia Ran, Ph.D., SEMINAR – ?Reactionary angiogenesis and other mechanisms of chemotherapy-mediated promotion of tumor vascular growth?.
Date: Friday, October 30, 2015
Time: 11am – 12noon
Dr. Ran is a Professor in the Department of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology at SIU School of Medicine and a member of the Simmons Cancer Institute. She received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry, from the
Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel. Dr. Ran is a current member of the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) and was a member of the Research Advisory Board of American Cancer Society, IL
Division (2009-2012). She has also served on multiple grant review committees of national and international funding agencies from USA, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Israel, Canada, and UK. She currently serves as a chartered member of the Tumor Microenvironment Study Section at the National Institute of Health.
Her research focus is to delineate mechanisms that promote metastasis, a process that typically involves
invasion of blood or lymphatic vessels located either near the tumor (i.e., peritumoral) or inside the tumor
mass (i.e., intratumoral). We expect that these studies will advance understanding of generation of new tumor vessels which, in turn, will promote development of new anti-metastatic drugs.
Lipomedics, Inc., is a client in the Acceleration Lab at the University of North Texas Health Science Center.
For more information, please contact Dr. Walter McConathy at x5462.