2013 ICR Seminar Schedule

Institute for Cancer Research
Seminars (2013)
Coordinator: Jamboor Vishwanatha, Ph.D.
ICR Secretary: Jacklyn Crisp
Location: LIB-110
Noon to 1:00 p.m.

University of North Texas Health Science Center
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Date
January – No Seminar
Date
February 6, 2013
Name
Porunelloor Mathew, Ph.D.
Position & Location
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Biology & Immunology, UNTHSC, Fort Worth, TX
Title of Seminar
“Novel NK Cell-mediated Immunotherapy for Cancer”
Confirmed By
 
Date
March 6, 2013
Name
Venu Cheriyath, Ph.D.
Position & Location
Assistant Professor, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Texas A&M University, Commerce, TX
Title of Seminar
“Interferon Stimulated Genes in Breast Cancer: Friend or Foe”
Confirmed By
Stephen Mathew, Ph.D.
Date
April 3, 2013
Name
Huanbiao Mo, Ph.D.
Position & Location
Professor, Nutrition and Food Sciences, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX
Title of Seminar
“Tumor-Suppressive Activity of Geranylgeraniol in vitro”
Confirmed By
Rajendra Sharma, Ph.D.
Date
May 1, 2013
Name
Rolf A. Brekken, Ph.D.
Position & Location
Effie Marie Cain Scholar in Angiogenesis Research; Associate Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology; Departments of Surgery & Pharmacology; Hamon Center for Therapeutic Oncology Research; UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Title of Seminar
“Pathways that drive a metastatic phenotype in cancer: lessons from mouse models of breast and pancreatic cancer”
Confirmed By
 
Date
May 22, 2013
Name
Riyaz M. Basha, Ph.D.
Position & Location
Senior Research Scientist & Assistant Professor, Cancer Research Institute, MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando, Orlando FL
Title of Seminar
“Anti-Cancer Activity of Tolfenamic Acid in Pediatric Malignancies: Emphasis on Neuroblastoma”
Itinerary
 
Confirmed By
Paul Bowman, M.D. and J.K. Vishwanatha, Ph.D.
Date
June 5, 2013
Name
Laszlo Prokai, Ph.D.
Position & Location
Professor, Molecular Biology & Immunology; Robert A. Welch Chair in Biochemistry; UNTHSC, Fort Worth, TX
Title of Seminar
“Cancer Proteomics: Principles, Practices and Promises”
Confirmed By
Rajendra Sharma, Ph.D.
Date
July 3, 2013
Name
Lorraine R. Reitzel, Ph.D.
Position & Location
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Disparities Research, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Title of Seminar
“Disparities in head & neck cancer survival among patients treated at a multidisciplinary cancer center? A look from multiple angles”
Confirmed By
Scott Walters, Ph.D. and Rajendra Sharma, Ph.D.
Date
August 7, 2013
Name
Chendil Damodaran, Ph.D.
Position & Location
Associate Professor, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, El Paso, TX
Title of Seminar
“Targeting AKT Signaling for the prevention of prostate Cancer”
Itinerary
 
Confirmed By
J.K. Vishwanatha, Ph.D.
Date
September 4, 2013
Name
Hua Lu, MB, Ph.D.
Position & Location
Professor & Chair, Renolds & Ryan Families Chair in Translational Cancer, Tulane University School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, New Orleans, LA
Title of Seminar
“Translating the p53 pathway to drug discovery”
Itinerary
 
Confirmed By
Johnny He, Ph.D.
Date
October 2, 2013
Name
Gray W. Pearson, Ph.D.
Position & Location
Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Simmons Cancer Center, Dallas, TX
Title of Seminar
“Determining how tumor cell invasion strategies influence patient outcome”
Confirmed By
Alakananda Basu, Ph.D.
Date

November 6, 2013- 

Canceled

Name
 
Position & Location
 
Title of Seminar
 
Itinerary
 
Seminar Flyer
 
Confirmed By
 
Date
December 4, 2013
Name
Anil Parwani, M.D., Ph.D.
Position & Location
Division Director, Pathology Informatics Staff Pathologist, Professor of Pathology and Biomedical Informatics, UPMC Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA.
Title of Seminar
“Building Informatic Tools for Translational and Personalized Medicine: The critical role of Pathologist”
Itinerary
 
Confirmed By
J.K. Vishwanatha, Ph.D.