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Date Speaker  Lab  Title of Talk 
 2017 / 2018
6/1/18 Tariq Rana, Ph.D. ​Professor of Pediatrics TBD 
5/4/18 Olivier Harismendy, Ph.D.Asst. Professor of Medicine TBD 
4/6/18 S. Park, MD ​Bejar Lab  Genomic Correlates of IL-2 Response in Advanced Melanoma and Renal Cell Carcinoma
3/2/18 Ayush Kishore, Ph.D. Gutkind Lab  GNAQ-FAK Signaling in Ocular Melanoma 
2/2/18 Nathan Jameson Furnari Lab  Epigenetic regulation of EGFR in Glioblastoma 
1/5/18 Peter Ly, Ph.D. NIH Pathway to Independence Awardee  Rebuilding After Catastrophe: How Cell Division Errors Shape the Cancer Genome 
12/1/17 Elaine Guo, BS Kolodner Lab  Synthetic Lethal Targeting of BRCA-Deficient Cancer 
11/3/17 Jason Ear, Ph.D. Ghosh Lab  Dissecting the Role of DAPLE in Colorectal Cancer 
10/6/17 Carlos Medina, BS Dowdy Lab  Genomics of Recurrent Acute Myeloid Leukemia 
9/1/17 Myan Do, BA Willert Lab  Wnt Receptor FZD7 in Cancers and ES Cells 
 2016 / 2017
6/2/17Jill Mesirov, Ph.D.Medicine Computational Cancer Genomics
5/5/17Nathan Jameson, Predoc TraineeFurnari Lab Understanding EGFRVIII Genomic Breakpoints through CRISPR Modeling
4/7/17Wendy Huang, Ph.D.Cellular and Molecular Medicine RNA Helicases and Non-Coding RNA in Immune Regulation
3/3/17Mohit Jain, MD, Ph.D.Medicine and Pharmacology Cancer Metabolomics
2/3/17Sven Heinz, Ph.D.Cellular and Molecular Medicine Medical Epigenomics in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
1/6/17Matteo D'Antonio, Ph.D.Frazer Lab Kataegis Expression Signature in Breast Cancer is Associated with Late Onset, Better Prognosis and Higher HER2 Levels
12/2/16Jin Zhang, Ph.D.Pharmacology Spatiotemporal Regulation of Signaling
11/4/16 Hannah Carter, Ph.D.Medicine and Bioengineering Network Perturbing Cancer Mutations  
10/7/16 Guowei Wu​Fu Lab SRPK1 Inhibition in Cancer Signaling 
9/9/16 Debashis Sahoo, Ph.D. ​Pediatrics and Computer Science A New Framework to Understand Cancer Cells 
 2015 / 2016
5/6/16 Christie Eissler, Ph.D. ​Zhou Lab The Role of Sumoylation in Chromosome Translocation 
4/1/16 Guowei WuFu Lab  SRPK1: A Tumor Suppressor, Oncogene or Both? 
3/4/16 Elaine Guo ​Kolodner Lab  Synthetic Lethality Relationships Involving Genome Instability 
2/5/16 Nicholas Kalogriopoulos Ghosh Lab  Cross-Talk Between RTKs and Trimeric G Proteins 
1/8/16 Nathan Jameson Furnari Lab  Chromatin Dynamics and Dysregulation Caused by EGFRvIII Deletion in Glioblastoma 
12/4/15 Xiang-Dong Fu, Ph.D. Fu Lab  SRPK1: A Potential Key Cancer Target 
11/6/15 Peter Ly, Ph.D. Cleveland Lab  Fragmentation and Reassembly of a Specific Human Chromosome in Micronuclei 
10/2/15 Kelly Frazer, Ph.D. Pediatrics   Identification of Driver Mutations in Distal Regulatory Elements in Breast Cancer 
9/4/15 Clark Chen, MD/Ph.D.  Neurosurgery  Epigenetic Regulation of Glioblastoma Tumor Initiation 
2014 / 2015 
7/10/15 Jun Bao Fan, Ph.D. Zhang Lab  ISG15/Protein in Cancer Development: Friend or Foe? 
6/5/15 Sebastian Gomez-Cavazos, Ph.D. Oegema Lab  Exploring the roles of Plk1 and the Chromosome Passenger Complex during Cytokinesis 
5/1/15 Aaron Springer Dowdy Lab  Treating Cancer with BioReversible Prodrug RNAi Therapeutics 
4/3/15 Cara Bickers Traver Lab  Lineage Tracing of Hematopoietic Stem and Progenitors in Zebrafish 
3/6/15 Nicholas Kalogriopoulos Ghosh Lab  Role of G Proteins in Tumor Glucophagy: Lessons Learned From Diabetes 
2/13/15 Christie Eissler, Ph.D. Zhou Lab  Investigating the Role of Protein SUMOylation in Cell Cycle Dynamics and Genome Stability 
1/9/15 Gen-Sheng Feng, Ph.D. Feng Lab  Dissecting the Contradictory Roles of Signaling Molecules in Liver Cancer 
12/5/14 Maricel Gozo, Ph.D. Cheresh Lab  Stress-Induced Reprogramming of Epithelial Cancers 
11/7/14 Pradipta Ghosh, MD/Ph.D. Ghosh Lab 

Molecular Engineering to Explore, Access, and Modulate a Cancer Cell's Signaling Code

10/3/14 Paul Mischel, Ph.D. Mischel Lab  Targeting EGFR-P13-mTOR Signaling: A Central Role of mTORC2 in Cancer Metabolic Reprogramming 
9/5/14 Karen Oegema, Ph.D. Oegema Lab  Dynamic Cytoskeletal Rearrangement Underlying Cell Division in Cancer 
2013 / 2014
7/11/14 Steve Dowdy, Ph.D. Dowdy Lab  Death of a Dogma, Cyclin D Activates Rb by Mono-Phosphorylation 
6/6/14 Aaron Springer Dowdy Lab  Treating Cancer with BioReversible siRNN Produg RNAi Therapeutics 
5/2/14 Julia Nussbacher Yeo Lab  Roles of RNA Binding Proteins in RNA Metabolism and Protein Translation 
4/4/14 Amelia Richardson Desai Lab  Functional Analysis of Cohesin Mutants in Human Cancer 
3/7/14 Trey Ideker, Ph.D. Ideker Lab  Mapping the Genetic Networks of Cancer 
2/7/14 Kun-Liang Guan, Ph.D. Guan Lab  The Hippo-YAP Pathway in Organ Size Control and Tumorigenesis 
1/10/13 Cara Bickers Traver Lab  Building Tools for a Zebrafish Leukemia Model
12/6/13 Frank Furnani, Ph.D. Furnani Lab  EGF Receptor in Glioma Biology: Therapeutic Target and a Multifaceted Driver of Pathogenicity
11/1/13 Peter Ly, Ph.D. Cleveland Lab  Chromosomal Fragmentation Chromothripsis in Cancer
10/4/13 Maricel Gozo, Ph.D. Cheresh Lab  Determining Novel Strategies to Overcome EGFR Resistance 
9/6/13 David Traver, Ph.D. Traver Lab  Normal and Neoplastic Hematopoiesis 
2013 / 2012
7/5/13 Richard Kolodner, Ph.D. Kolodner Lab  DNA Damage Repair Mechanisms Drive Cancer 
6/7/13 Stephanie Weng Zhang Lab  Exploring Mechanisms to Reduce Leukemogenic Potential of AML-1-ETO 
5/3/13 Alex Hamil Dowdy Lab  siRNN Induced RNAi Responses to Treat Cancer 
4/5/13 Gene Yeo, Ph.D. Yeo Lab  Studies of RNA Binding Proteins Associated with Neurological Disease 
2/1/13 Brian Thacker Esko Lab  The Role of Heparan Sulfate 3-O Sulfation in Tumor Angiogenesis
1/4/13 Nicholas Vinckier Sander Lab  The Roles of SOX9, HES1, and NGN3 in Progression of Pancreatic Ductal Adnocarcinoma (PDAC)  
12/7/12 Julia Nussbacher Yeo Lab  RNA Binding Protein Regulation of RNA Metabolism 
11/2/12 Pradipta Ghosh, MD/Ph.D. Ghosh Lab  Transactivation of G-Protein by Tyrosine Kinases 
10/5/12 Kirsten Ludwig, Ph.D. Wang Lab  Stem Cell Growth Factor Control of Colon Cancer Invasiveness 
9/7/12 Amelia Richardson Desai Lab  Cohesin Complexes Mutations in Cancer 
2011 / 2012
6/1/12 Nicholas Vinckier Sander Lab  Notch Signaling in Progression of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (PDAC) 
5/4/12 Alex Hamil Dowdy Lab  Induction of Synthetic Lethal RNAi Response to Treat Cancer 
4/6/12 Anthony Beas Farquhar Lab  Gas Regulation of EEA1 Shuts Down Proliferation Signaling Through GIV (Girdin) 
3/2/12 Stephanie Weng Zhang Lab  Haploinsufficiency in t(8;21) AML Patients 
2/3/12 Brian Thacker Esko Lab  Heparan Sulfate 3-O Sulfotransferases in Cancer 
1/6/12 Jean Wang, Ph.D. Wang Lab  Resistance of Leukemic Stem Cells to Oncogene Targeted Therapies 
12/2/11 Spencer Wei Yang Lab  Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) Programming During Breast Cancer Metastasis 
11/1/11 Brian Meade Dowdy Lab  Development of Novel RNAi Therapeutics with New Synthetic Chemistr
10/7/11 Kirsten Ludwig, Ph.D. Wang Lab  p190RhoGap and Anillin Modulation of Rho-GTP During Cleavage Furrow Formation 
9/9/11 Steve Dowdy, Ph.D. Dowdy Lab  Regulation of G1 Cell Cycle Progression in Cancer