2014 ICR Seminar Schedule

ICR Seminar Schedule 2014:

                                   Institute for Cancer Research Seminars

Director: Jamboor Vishwanatha, Ph.D.

Seminar Coordinator: Riyaz Basha, Ph.D.

ICR Secretary: Jacklyn Crisp

Seminar Location: LIB-110

Noon to 1:00 pm

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

Date: January 1 (None)


Date: February 5

Speaker: Anish Ray, M.D.

Position and Location: Attending Physician, Pediatric

Hematology/Oncology Cook Children’s Medical Center,

Fort Worth, TX

Title of Seminar: “Challenges at the Besdside in Pediatric Cancers”

Confirmed by: Riyaz Basha, Ph.D.


Date: March 5

Speaker: Deepak Kumar, Ph.D.

Position and Location: Associate Professor & Chair, Department of

Biology, Chemistry & Physics, University of the District of Columbia,

Washington, DC.

Title of Seminar: “Small noncoding microRNAs as emerging mediators of tumor hallmarks and cancer biomarkers”

Confirmed by: Jamboor Vishwanatha, Ph.D.


Date: April 2

Speaker: YiQiang Cheng, Ph.D.

Position and Location: Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical

Sciences, UNT System College of Pharmacy, University of North

Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX

Title of Seminar: “Genomics-Guided Discovery of Potent Anticancer National Products from Exotic Bacterial Species”

Confirmed by: Riyaz Basha, Ph.D.


Date: May 7 (None)


Date: June 4 (None)


Date: July 2 (None)


Date: August 6

Speaker: Mohan C. Vemuri, Ph.D.

Position and Location: Director, Research & Development Cell

Biology and Stem Cell Sciences, Life Technologies, Frederick, MD.

Title of Seminar: “Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSC): Approaches to Cancer Immunotherapy”

Confirmed by: Jamboor Vishwanatha, Ph.D.


Date: September 3

Speaker: Maurizio Ghisoli, M.D.

Position and Location: Physician and Researcher, Mary Crowley

Cancer Research Center, Department of Pediatric Hematology

Oncology, Medical City Children’s Hospital, Texas Oncology,

Dallas, TX

Title of Seminar: “Ewing Sarcoma: One, Two Punch”

Confirmed by: Paul Bowman, M.D.


Date: October 1

Speaker: Richard L. Eckert, Ph.D.

Position and Location: Chair, John F.B. Weaver Professorship,

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of

Maryland, Baltimore, MD.

Title of Seminar: “Making Sense of Skin-Cancer Stem Cells in Development of Squamous Cell Carcinoma”

Confirmed by: Jamboor Vishwanatha, Ph.D.


Date: November 5

Speaker: Aramandla Ramesh, Ph.D.

Position and Location: Associate Professor, Department of

Biochemistry and Cancer Biology, Meharry Medical College,

Nashville, TN.

Title of Seminar: “From bowl to bowel: Benzo(a)pyrene and Colon Carcinogenesis”

Confirmed by: Riyaz Basha, Ph.D.


Date: December 3


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