Past Seminar Series Recordings


Cancer Center Seminars are on Tuesdays from 9-10 a.m., 1-125 Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building.

The following speakers have granted the Masonic Cancer Center permission in advance to record and publish their seminars. For more information, contact Marilyn Lindgard,, 612-625-1405.

Carcinoma cell migration through mechanically complex environments

April 25, 2017

Paolo Provenzano, PhD
Assistant Professor

Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Minnesota

Translational therapy with NK cells: Is there a commercial path?

April 18, 2017

Jeffrey Miller, MD
Department of Medicine
Deputy Director
Masonic Cancer Center
University of Minnesota

Cell death machineries dissected by cryo-electron microscopy

April 11, 2017

Anna Sundborger, PhD                                         
Assistant Professor and Section Leader                            
Cryo-EM and Molecular Cell Biology                            
The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota                                                     

Altering DNA damage responses to enhance chemotherapy outcomes

March 28, 2017

Lenny Karnitz, Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacology
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
Rochester, MN

Circulating cancer associated fibroblasts and breast cancer metastasis

March 21, 2017

Dorraya El-Ashry, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Miami Health System

Therapy development for advanced prostate cancer

March 14, 2017

Marja Nevalainen, MD, PhD
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Medical College of Wisconsin
Associate Director of Education
Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center

Tracking progesterone receptor (PR) and estrogen receptor (ER) cross talk in breast cancer models

March 7, 2017

Carol Lange, PhD
Department of Medicine
University of Minnesota

Reducing Cancer Disparities in Indian Country: Pearls for investigators interested in working within the American Indian/Alaska Native Community

February 28, 2017

Amanda Bruegl, M.D., Oregon Health & Science University



Chemical biotransformations and toxicity: From cancer cells to gut microbes

February 21, 2017

Professor Dr. Shana Sturla, Department of Health Sciences and Technology, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zürich

Host: Lisa Peterson, Ph.D.


Novel strategies to maximize natural killer cell immunotherapy

February 14, 2017

Martin Felices, PhD
Assistant Professor

Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Transplantation
University of Minnesota