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

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

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

Overcoming immunotherapy resistance in pancreatic cancer

September 24, 2019

Ingunn Stromnes, PhD
Assistant Professor of Microbiology
University of Minnesota

Integrative research on mechanisms of DNA repair and genome stability.

September 17, 2019

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

Living with a dangerous enzyme: Topoisomerase induced damage and genome instability

September 10, 2019

John Nitiss, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology, Assistant Dean for Research at Rockford,
University of Illinois

Host: Natalia Tretyakova, PhD

Studying healthy and diseased biology with synthetic cells

May 21, 2019

Kate Adamala, PhD, Assistant Professor, Genetics, Cell Biology and Development, University of Minnesota

Epithelial Ovarian Cancer: Population, to Bench, to Control

May 14, 2019

Thomas Sellers, PhD, Director, Cancer Center & Research Institute, Moffitt Cancer Center

Host: Dorothy Hatsukami, PhD

Src-family kinases, myeloid signaling, and the tumor microenvironment

May 7, 2019

Tanya Freedman, PhD,  Assistant Professor Department of Pharmacology, University of Minnesota.

Host: Yoji Shimizu, PhD

Immune Regulation as a Strategy to Improve Outcomes following Allogeneic Transplantation

April 30, 2019

Robert Negrin, MD, Chief, Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Professor of Medicine, Stanford University

Host: Bruce Blazar, MD

A Novel Pan-ALDH1A Inhibitor Induces Necroptosis in Ovarian Cancer Stem-Like cells

April 23, 2019

Ilana Chefetz-Menaker, PhD Assistant Professor, Cancer Stem Cells & Necoptosis, The Hormel Institute

Host: Carol Lange, PhD