Together, they focus on a shared goal:

Creating a world without cancer.


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Fall 2016

All seminars are 11:30 am to 12:30 pm in the Purdue Institute for Drug Discovery Lobby Conference Room unless otherwise noted.

Speaker: Jenna Rickus, Ph.D., Professor of Agricultural & Biological Engineering at Purdue University
Seminar Title: "3D Brain Mimics and Biosensors as Research Tools for Glioblastoma"
Host: Alex Wei

Speaker: Vivek M Rangnekar, Ph.D., Professor and Alfred Cohen Chair in Oncology Research, University
Associate Director, Markey Cancer Center of Kentucky College of Medicine
Seminar Title: "Empowering Normal Cells Against Cancer"
Host: Xiaoqi Liu

Speaker: Tiffany Lyle, DVM, PhD, DACVP, Assistant Professor of Comparative Pathobiology, Purdue University
Seminar Title: “Brain Metastases from Breast Cancer: Insights from Preclinical Models”
Host: Debbie Knapp

Speaker: LuZhe Sun, PhD, Professor, Department of Cellular & Structural Biology, Dielmann Endowed Chair in Oncology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Seminar Title: “Effect of Aging on Mammary Stem/Progenitor Cells and Gene Expression”
Host: Xiaoqi Liu

Speaker: Stephen Frye, Ph.D., Fred Eshelman Distinguished Professor, Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Director of the Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Seminar Title: “Chemical Biology of Methyl-Lysine Readers” 
Host: Dave Thompson

Speaker: Jer-Tsong Hsieh, Ph.D., Dr. John McConnell Distinguished Chair in Prostate Cancer Research, Professor Department of Urology of UT Southwestern Medical Center
Seminar Title: “Pro-tumorigenic role of Interferon-γ in cancer progression via a new mechanism of tumor suppressor microRNAs turnover”
Host: Xiaoqi Liu

Speaker: Teresa Zimmers, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Surgery, Anatomy & Cell Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine
Seminar Title: "Of mice and men and pancreatic cancer cachexia"
Host: Kee Hong Kim

Speaker: Daisuke Kihara, Ph.D., Department of Biological & Computer Sciences at Purdue University
Seminar Title: "In silico screening and modeling of protein-drug and protein-protein interactions"
Host: Chang-Deng Hu

Speaker: Elizabeth Repasky, Ph.D., Professor of Oncology, Department of Immunology, The Dr. William Huebsch Professorship in Immunology of Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Seminar Title: “Thermoregulation at the Crossroads of Cancer and Tumor Immunology: Mechanisms and Implications”
Host: Chang Kim


Spring 2017

All seminars are 11:30 am to 12:30 pm in the Purdue Institute for Drug Discovery Lobby Conference Room unless otherwise noted.

Speaker: Dr. Ivan Dikic, Professor and Director Institute of Biochemistry II, The Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
Seminar Title: “Ubiquitin and Autophagy networks: Learning from pathogens about neurodegeneration and cancer”
Host: Zhao-Qing Luo and Xiaoqi Liu

Speaker: Angeline Lyon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry at Purdue University
Seminar Title: “Structural Insights into Phospholipase C Regulation” 
Host: Dave Thompson

Speaker: Ming-Ming Zhou, Ph.D., Co-Director Experimental Therapeutics Institute, Professor of Oncological Sciences of Mount Sinai
Seminar Title: “From Epigenetic Structural Mechanism to Targeted Therapy”
Host: Emily Dykhuizen

Speaker: Carlos Perez-Torres, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Radiological Health Sciences, School of Health Sciences, College of Health and Human Science at Purdue University
Seminar Title: “Rodent Models of Radiation Effects on the Brain”
Host: Zhong-Yin Zhang

Speaker: Heather O’Hagan, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics at Indiana University Medical Sciences Program at Indiana University Bloomington
Seminar Title: “Connecting oxidative damage to epigenetic alterations during inflammation-driven tumorigenesis”
Host: Barbara Stefanska

Speaker: Kaylee Schwertfeger, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology oat University of Minnesota
Seminar Title: “STAT regulation of macrophages in the tumor microenvironment”
Host: Michael Wendt

Speaker: Marxa Figueiredo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University
Seminar Title: "Osteo-immune Therapeutics for Treating Metastatic Prostate Tumors and Bone"
Host: Debbie Knapp

Speaker: Andrea Ventura, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Seminar Title: “Cancer modeling in the CRISPR age”
Host: Qing Deng

Speaker: Seema Mattoo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Purdue University
Seminar Title: "Fic-mediated Adenylylation/AMPylation – A New Paradigm in Cell Signaling"
Host: Cynthia Stauffacher

Speaker: Nicky Mason, Ph.D., BVetMed, Associate Professor of Medicine & Pathobiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine at University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine
Seminar Title: “The canine CAR journey – are we almost there yet?”
Host: Debbie Knapp

Speaker: Silvia Stan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Nutrition Science, College of Health and Human Sciences at Purdue University
Seminar Title: “Targeting Molecular Pathways for Chemoprevention: Insights from
Pancreatic and Breast Cancer”
Host: Scott Briggs

Speaker: Raphael Pollock, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Director, Division of Surgical Oncology, Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs, Department of Surgery at The Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center
Seminar Title: "Contemporary Directions in Soft Tissue Sarcoma"
Host: Shihuan Kuang

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