Cancer Center Seminar Series

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About the Seminar Series

Presented by Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota this interdisciplinary seminar series provides a venue for basic-science and clinical researchers to hear about cutting-edge work in all areas of cancer. The series features invited speakers and MCC faculty with expertise in selected topics related to cancer. 

Tuesdays, 9-10 a.m., Seminar Room, First Floor, Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building (simulcast in 450 MCRB, Hormel Institute room 155, and Duluth, 112-SMed )

Seminar presentations are recorded when possible and available to view on the MCC YouTube page.

For more information: 624-0653,

Upcoming Seminars

Integrative research on mechanisms of DNA repair and genome stability.

September 17, 2019

Wioletta Czaja, PhD
Assistant Professor DNC Repair & Genome Stability
Hormel Institute

Overcoming immunotherapy resistance in pancreatic cancer

September 24, 2019

Ingunn Stromnes, PhD
Assistant Professor of Microbiology
University of Minnesota

Driving T cells into tumors: a role for personal cancer vaccines

October 1, 2019

Catherine Wu, MD
Professor, Medicine
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard Medical School

Host: Bruce Blazar, MD & Yoji Shimizu, PhD

The Precancer Genome Atlas (PCGA) and Immune Interception

October 8, 2019

Scott M. Lippman, MD
Moores Cancer Center Research & Training
UC San Diego Health Sciences

Host: Reuben Harris, PhD

Health Disparities in Lung Cancer

October 15, 2019

Abbie Begnaud, MD
Assistant Professor Medicine/PACC
University of Minnesota

Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM): Where Endocrinology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology Collide

October 22, 2019

Stephen Hammes, MD, PhD
Dept of Medicine, Pharmacology and Physiology Endocrine/Metabolism
University of Rochester Medical Center

Host: Carol Lange, PhD

Rationally designed AAV Vectors for cancer immunotherapy

October 29, 2019

George Aslanidi, PhD
Associate Professor
Hormel Institute

The Signaling and Metabolic Landscape Surrounding Metastatic Progression

November 5, 2019

John Blenis, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology
Weill Cornell Medicine

Host: Carol Lange, PhD

Nano-Engineered MCSs as Targeted Drug Carries

November 12, 2019

Swayam Prabha, MBA, PhD
Assistant Professor
Dept of Experimental & Clinical Pharmacology
University of Minnesota

Cancer Progression: Failure of Resolution of Inflammation and Tumor Debris?

November 19, 2019

Dipak Panigrahy, MD, PhD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard University

Host: David Potter, MD, PhD


November 26, 2019

3D Biofabrication for Testable Cancer Modeling

December 3, 2019

Angela Panoskaltsis-Mortari, PhD
Professor & Vice-Chair for Research
Dept of Pediatrics Div. of Blood & Marrow Transplantation
University of Minnesota

Development under stress: roles of ubiquitin in cell fate specification and disease

December 10, 2019

Michael Rape, PhD
Investigator, HHMI
Dr. K. Peter Hirth Chair of Cancer Biology
Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
UC Berkeley

Host: Anja Bielinsky, PhD

Biomaterial platforms to study and treat ovarian cancer

December 17, 2019

Samira Azarin, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
University of Minnesota


December 24, 2019


December 31, 2019