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, mccrd@umn.edu

Upcoming Seminars

Integrative research on mechanisms of DNA repair and genome stability.

September 17, 2019
Presenter:

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

Overcoming immunotherapy resistance in pancreatic cancer

September 24, 2019
Presenter:

Ingunn Stromnes, PhD
Assistant Professor of Microbiology
University of Minnesota

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

October 1, 2019
Presenter:

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
Presenter:

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

Host: Reuben Harris, PhD

Health Disparities in Lung Cancer

October 15, 2019
Presenter:

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

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

October 22, 2019
Presenter:

Stephen Hammes, MD, PhD
Professor
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
Presenter:

George Aslanidi, PhD
Associate Professor
Hormel Institute

The Signaling and Metabolic Landscape Surrounding Metastatic Progression

November 5, 2019
Presenter:

John Blenis, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology
Weill Cornell Medicine

Host: Carol Lange, PhD

Nano-Engineered MCSs as Targeted Drug Carries

November 12, 2019
Presenter:

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
Presenter:

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

Host: David Potter, MD, PhD

NO SEMINAR - THANKSGIVING WEEK

November 26, 2019

3D Biofabrication for Testable Cancer Modeling

December 3, 2019
Presenter:

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
Presenter:

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
Presenter:

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

NO SEMINAR

December 24, 2019

NO SEMINAR

December 31, 2019