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Cancer Biology, Informatics & Omics Annual Retreat


Trainee Awards
Monthly Scientific Meeting
Annual Retreats

2021 CBIO Joint Retreat with Cancer Training Program at UC, Davis

FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2021, 1:30 PM TO 4:30 PM
Venue:             on Zoom
1:30 pm           Welcome        Dr. Jean Wang; Dr. Kermit Carraway
1:35 pm           Current Trainee Introductions, One Minute Per Trainee
2:00 pm           Keynote          
Dr. Jill Mesirov, Associate Vice Chancellor for Computational Health Sciences UCSD
"From Mathematics to Cancer Genomics"
2:45 pm           Distinguished Alumni Talks
                        Dr. Peter Ly     Assistant Professor, UT Southwestern
                        Dr. Aaron Wecksler    Scientist, Genentech
3:15 pm           Breakout Room Discussions, two rooms hosted by Dr. Ly or Dr. Wecksler
3:45 pm           Panel Discussions
Discussion Leaders:
Dr. Kelly Frazer, Director of Institute for Genomic Medicine, UCSD 
Genomic Biology Research from Biotech to Academia
Dr. Robert Rickert, Senior Vice President, Pfizer Oncology
 Cancer Immunology Research from Academia to Pharma 
4:30 pm           Meeting Adjourn

2020 Retreat Canceled due to COVID-19 Pandemic Restrictions

2019 CBIO Retreat 

FRIDAY JULY 12, 2019, 9 AM TO 2 PM



9 – 9:05                       Welcome                                 

9:05 – 9:20                 Flash Introductions of Posters 
Trainees & Nominees 
(1 min per traineeNO SLIDES)

9:20 – 10:30               Poster Session/Social 
First 30 min – predoc trainees and nominees will show their posters to postdoc trainees, nominees, and faculty. 
Second 30 min – postdoc trainees and nominees will show their posters to predoc trainees, nominees, and faculty

10:30 – 11:00             Geoff Wahl, PhD
                                    Cell State Plasticity in Cancer

11:00 – 11:30             Jeremy Rich, MD
                                    Targeting Cancer Stem Cells 

11:30 – 12:00             Matt Hangauer, PhD
                                    Cancer Persister Cells 

12:00 – 2:00               Lunch (from the buffet)
(12:00 to 1:00, current trainees will have lunch with Dr. Wahl)

1:00 – 2:00                 Shan Jiang, PhD

ENCODE Tutorial

2018 CBIO Program Retreat

Friday, July 13, 2018

UCSD Faculty Club Lounge

  • 9:00 – 9:05      Welcome
  • 9:05 – 9:20      Flash Introductions by Trainees of Their Posters
    (2 min per trainee, NO SLIDES)
  • 9:20 – 10:30    Poster Session/Social 
    (First 30 min – predoc trainees will show their posters to postdoc trainees and faculty. Second 30 min – postdoc trainees will show their posters to predoc trainees and faculty)
  • 10:30 – 11:00  Hannah Carter - MHC class I restricts the oncogenic mutational landscape
  • 11:00 – 11:30 Susan Forsburg - Visualizing genome instability
  • 11:30 – 12:00 Pradipta Ghosh - Cancer Causing Bugs Play by the Rules of Baseball: Three strikes and you are out!
  • 12:00 – 1:30    Lunch (from the buffet)
  • 1:00 – 1:30      Arshad Desai - Specialization of Cell Division: A Potential Therapeutic Target

Myan explains her research to Steve and Jason in the foreground, while Meghana explains her poster for a perplexed Karl in the background 



 Steve gives James (Jake) his opinion while Susan reads the poster. 



Meghana answers Jean’s question on her project. 



Jason and Wendy are happy with their discussion in the foreground, while Margaret has an eureka moment in the background. 



 Jason explains his research with force and determination.



 Margaret is happy with Steve’s comment.



 Nathan and Frank focus on a Figure heavy with data in the foreground, while Carlos and Jean talk with their hands in the background.



 Ayush commands the attention of Richard and Enrico. 



 Hannah speaks to the group on her discovery of the MHC-I restrictions of cancer mutations.



 Susan shows the group how to visualize genome instability by combining genetics and live cell imaging in the fission yeast.



 The group's attention to Susan’s talk.



 Arshad brings the group up to date on how to target centrosomes in cancer therapy.