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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
Agenda: 

1:30-2:00 

Trainee Introductions (UCSD and UCD): One minute per trainee, no slides. 

2:00-2:45

Keynote:

Jill Mesirov, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Associate Vice Chancellor for Computational Health Sciences, UCSD 

From Mathematics to Cancer Genomics

2:45-3:15

Distinguished Alumni Talks:

Peter Ly, PhD, Assistant Professor, UT Southwestern

My Career Path in Interrogating Cancer Genome Instability

Aaron Wecksler, PhD, Scientist, Genentech

My Path from Academics to Industry

3:15-3:45

Trainee Discussions with Drs. Ly and Wecksler

3:45-4:30 

Panel Discussion Led by:

Dr. Kelly Frazer, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics, Director of Institute for Genomic Medicine, UCSD

Genomic Biology Research from Biotech to Academia

Dr. Robert Rickert, PhD, Senior Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer, Cancer Immunology, Pfizer Oncology

Immunology Research from Academia to Pharma



2020 Retreat Canceled (due to COVID-19 Pandemic Restrictions)


2019 CBIO Retreat 

FRIDAY JULY 12, 2019, 9 AM TO 2 PM

VENUE: UCSD FACULTY CLUB

Program

9-10:30 

Flash (1 min) Introduction of Posters and Presentation of Posters by Trainees

10:30-11

Geoff Wahl, PhD, Professor, The Salk Institute, EAC Chair

Cell State Plasticity in Cancer

11-11:30

Jeremy Rich, MD, Professor, Department of Medicine, UCSD

Targeting Cancer Stem Cells

11:30-12

Matt Hangauer, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, UCSD

Cancer Persister Cells” 

12-1:00 

Lunch (trainees to have lunch with Dr. Wahl) 

1-2:00

Shan Jiang, PhD, Postdoc, Laboratory of Dr. B. Ren, Department of Cellular & Molecular Medicine, UCSD

ENCODE Tutorial


2018 CBIO Retreat

Friday, July 13, 2018

UCSD Faculty Club Lounge

9-10:30 

Flash (1 min) Introduction of Posters and Presentation of Posters by Trainees

10:30-11

Hannah Carter, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, UCSD

MHC Class I Restricts the Oncogenic Mutational Landscape in Cancer

11-11:30

Susan Forsburg, PhD, Professor, University of Southern California, EAC Member

Visualizing Genome Instability

11:30-12

Pradipta Ghosh, MD, Professor, Department of Cellular & Molecular Medicine, UCSD

Cancer Causing Bugs Play by the Rules of Baseballthree strikes and you are out” 

12-1:00 

Lunch 

1-1:30

Arshad Desai, PhD, Professor, Department of Cellular & Molecular Medicine, UCSD

Specialization of Cell Division: A Potential Therapeutic Target


Photos from 2018 Annual Retreat

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.