CCR Grand Rounds 2017 - 2018 - Lipsett Amphitheater


January 2018

Jan. 19th
Didier Stainier, Ph.D.
Director / Principal Investigator
Dept. of Developmental Genetics
Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research
Genetic Compensation and Transcriptional Adaptation

Jan. 26th
Louis M. Weiner, M.D.

Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Chair, Department of Oncology
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Identifying and Overcoming Mechanisms of Resistance to Immune Attack

February 2018

Feb. 2nd

Matthew J. Ellis, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center
Baylor College of Medicine
Proteogenomics of Breast Cancer  

Feb. 9th
John T. Schiller, Ph.D.
NIH Distinguished Investigator
Deputy Chief
Laboratory of Cellular Oncology
Center for Cancer Research, NCI
HPV VLPs: Nature’s Nanoparticles for Prevention and Treatment of Cancer

Feb. 23rd
Chuan He, Ph.D.

John T. Wilson Distinguished Service Professor
Department of Chemistry
The University of Chicago
RNA Methylation in Gene Expression Regulation

March 2018

Mar. 9th
Terri S. Armstrong, Ph.D.
Senior Investigator
Neuro-Oncology Branch
Center for Cancer Research, NCI
The Science of Patient-Centered Research: Enhancing Our Understanding of the Impact of Cancer and Its Treatment

Mar. 16th
Ramaprasad Srinivasan, M.D., Ph.D.

Urologic Oncology Branch
Center for Cancer Research, NCI
Pathway Directed Treatment Strategies in Kidney Cancer

April 2018 

Apr. 6th
Richard White, M.D., Ph.D.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 
Zebrafish models of metastasis

Apr. 13th
Peter L. Choyke, M.D., F.A.C.R.
Senior Investigator
Program Director
Molecular Imaging Program
Center for Cancer Research, NCI 
A Changing Picture of Prostate Cancer: Advances in Imaging

Apr. 20th
Shiv Grewal, Ph.D. - Cancelled - to be rescheduled
Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Center for Cancer Research, NCI 
Epigenetic genome control by RNA-based mechanisms

Apr. 27th
Mina J. Bissell, Ph.D. (Speaker cancelled, will be rescheduled)
Distinguished Scientist
Division of Biological Systems and Engineering
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 
Why don't we get more cancer: The importance of ECM Chromatin interactions in tissue-specificity and breast cancer

May 2018 

May 11th
Stuart H. Yuspa, M.D. - (Speaker cancelled, will be rescheduled)
Co-Chief, Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics
Center for Cancer Research, NCI
Studying Skin Keratinocytes to Illuminate the Cell Autonomous and Host Factors Required to Produce a RAS Initiated Tumor


June 2018 


June 8th


June 15th
Regina Barzilay, Ph.D.
Delta Electronics professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Member, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Artificial Intelligence for Oncology


August 2018 

August 10th
AAAS Martin and Rose Wachtel Cancer Research Award Lecture



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