Events

Fri, Aug 28
12:00 pm Bridgeside Research Forum @ Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503

The Bridgeside Research Forum is a seminar given by postdocs and graduate students every Friday from 12-1 pm during the academic year. Most weeks consist of two 30-minute talks, but there will be an occasional hour-long special seminar from an invited guest too.

The goal of this forum is to provide an opportunity for trainees to gain valuable experience presenting their research to a broad scientific community. The topics are diverse each week, so there is sure to be something for everyone. All are welcome to attend and enjoy a free lunch while you are there!

There is a free shuttle to transport people directly from the Hillman Cancer Center to Bridgeside Point II and back. The shuttle will depart Hillman at 11:30 am and then depart Bridgside at 1:15 pm

Mon, Aug 31
8:00 am Neuro Oncology Cancers Tumor Board @ Hillman Cancer Center (Ambulatory Side), 2nd Floor Meeting Room

Please visit the Tumor Boards section under Healthcare Professionals for more information.

These meetings are for health care professionals and researchers and are not open to the public.

Tue, Sep 1
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
Wed, Sep 2
8:00 am Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Thu, Sep 3
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Fri, Sep 4
12:00 pm Bridgeside Research Forum @ Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503

The Bridgeside Research Forum is a seminar given by postdocs and graduate students every Friday from 12-1 pm during the academic year. Most weeks consist of two 30-minute talks, but there will be an occasional hour-long special seminar from an invited guest too.

The goal of this forum is to provide an opportunity for trainees to gain valuable experience presenting their research to a broad scientific community. The topics are diverse each week, so there is sure to be something for everyone. All are welcome to attend and enjoy a free lunch while you are there!

There is a free shuttle to transport people directly from the Hillman Cancer Center to Bridgeside Point II and back. The shuttle will depart Hillman at 11:30 am and then depart Bridgside at 1:15 pm

12:00 pm Women Faculty/Trainee Luncheon @ Hillman Cancer Center, 1st Floor Conference Room

Please feel free to attend the women faculty/trainee lunch on the first Friday of the month at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center to informally chat and discuss issues pertaining to female scientists.

Mon, Sep 7
8:00 am Neuro Oncology Cancers Tumor Board @ Hillman Cancer Center (Ambulatory Side), 2nd Floor Meeting Room

Please visit the Tumor Boards section under Healthcare Professionals for more information.

These meetings are for health care professionals and researchers and are not open to the public.

Tue, Sep 8
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
Wed, Sep 9
8:00 am Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting
Speaker: Norie Sugitani Chiba, PhD
Title: Dept of Radiation Oncology, School of Medicine
Lecture Title: Effects of ATR Kinase Inhibition on CD8+ T cells

Flier

9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Thu, Sep 10
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Fri, Sep 11
12:00 pm Bridgeside Research Forum @ Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503

The Bridgeside Research Forum is a seminar given by postdocs and graduate students every Friday from 12-1 pm during the academic year. Most weeks consist of two 30-minute talks, but there will be an occasional hour-long special seminar from an invited guest too.

The goal of this forum is to provide an opportunity for trainees to gain valuable experience presenting their research to a broad scientific community. The topics are diverse each week, so there is sure to be something for everyone. All are welcome to attend and enjoy a free lunch while you are there!

There is a free shuttle to transport people directly from the Hillman Cancer Center to Bridgeside Point II and back. The shuttle will depart Hillman at 11:30 am and then depart Bridgside at 1:15 pm

12:00 pm Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar
Speaker: Maria Chikina, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor of Neurobiology, School of Medicine
Lecture Title: Finding Concise Descriptors of Genomic Data
Mon, Sep 14
8:00 am Neuro Oncology Cancers Tumor Board @ Hillman Cancer Center (Ambulatory Side), 2nd Floor Meeting Room

Please visit the Tumor Boards section under Healthcare Professionals for more information.

These meetings are for health care professionals and researchers and are not open to the public.

11:00 am Special Seminar
Speaker: Nadine Hempel, PhD
Title: Associate Professor of Pharmacology, and Obstetrics & Gynecology Member, Penn State Cancer Institute, Penn State Hershey College of Medicine, Hershey, PA
Lecture Title: The Adaptable Antioxidant Milieu of Ovarian Cancer

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Tue, Sep 15
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar
Speaker: Tullia Bruno, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor, Dept of Immunology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Lecture Title: Harnessing B cells Within Tertiary Lymphoid Structures for Improved Anti-tumor Immunity

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12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
Wed, Sep 16
8:00 am Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Thu, Sep 17
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Fri, Sep 18
12:00 pm Bridgeside Research Forum @ Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503

The Bridgeside Research Forum is a seminar given by postdocs and graduate students every Friday from 12-1 pm during the academic year. Most weeks consist of two 30-minute talks, but there will be an occasional hour-long special seminar from an invited guest too.

The goal of this forum is to provide an opportunity for trainees to gain valuable experience presenting their research to a broad scientific community. The topics are diverse each week, so there is sure to be something for everyone. All are welcome to attend and enjoy a free lunch while you are there!

There is a free shuttle to transport people directly from the Hillman Cancer Center to Bridgeside Point II and back. The shuttle will depart Hillman at 11:30 am and then depart Bridgside at 1:15 pm

Mon, Sep 21
8:00 am Neuro Oncology Cancers Tumor Board @ Hillman Cancer Center (Ambulatory Side), 2nd Floor Meeting Room

Please visit the Tumor Boards section under Healthcare Professionals for more information.

These meetings are for health care professionals and researchers and are not open to the public.

Tue, Sep 22
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar
Speaker: Xiaosong Wang, PhD
Title: Associate Professor, Dept of Pathology and Biomedical Informatics
Lecture Title: Integral Genomic Signature Analyses: Manageable and Interpretable Multi-omics Models for Precision Medicine in Oncology

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12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Wed, Sep 23
8:00 am Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting
Speaker: Frank Vendetti, PhD
Title: Dept of Radiation Oncology, School of Medicine
Lecture Title: ATR inhibition modulates anti-tumor immune responses following radiation

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9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Thu, Sep 24
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Fri, Sep 25
12:00 pm Bridgeside Research Forum @ Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503

The Bridgeside Research Forum is a seminar given by postdocs and graduate students every Friday from 12-1 pm during the academic year. Most weeks consist of two 30-minute talks, but there will be an occasional hour-long special seminar from an invited guest too.

The goal of this forum is to provide an opportunity for trainees to gain valuable experience presenting their research to a broad scientific community. The topics are diverse each week, so there is sure to be something for everyone. All are welcome to attend and enjoy a free lunch while you are there!

There is a free shuttle to transport people directly from the Hillman Cancer Center to Bridgeside Point II and back. The shuttle will depart Hillman at 11:30 am and then depart Bridgside at 1:15 pm

12:00 pm Lecture
Speaker: Garth W. Strohbehn, MD, MPhil
Title: Clinical Fellow, Section of Hematology/Oncology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Lecture Title: Unlocking Value in Oncology – From Interventional Pharmacoeconomics to Ambiguity

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

Garth W. Strohbehn, MD, MPhil

Clinical Fellow

Section of Hematology/Oncology

The University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

“Unlocking Value in Oncology – From Interventional Pharmacoeconomics to Ambiguity”

Friday, September 25, 2020

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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Mon, Sep 28
8:00 am Neuro Oncology Cancers Tumor Board @ Hillman Cancer Center (Ambulatory Side), 2nd Floor Meeting Room

Please visit the Tumor Boards section under Healthcare Professionals for more information.

These meetings are for health care professionals and researchers and are not open to the public.

Tue, Sep 29
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar
Speaker: Carrie Benson
Title: Prevention and Education Coordinator, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: Bystander Training

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12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
Wed, Sep 30
8:00 am Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting
Speaker: Denise Risnik, PhD
Title: Dept of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, School of Medicine
Lecture Title: Mechanisms behind immunogenic cell death induced by Cetuximab and FOLFIRI in colorectal cancer

Flier

9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
12:00 pm MWRI WIP Conference & Seminar Series
Speaker: Lindsay M. Sabik, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor, Health Policy & Management, University of Pittsburgh, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Lecture Title: The Role of Health Reform in Addressing Disparities in Breast Cancer Care
Thu, Oct 1
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Fri, Oct 2
12:00 pm Bridgeside Research Forum @ Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503

The Bridgeside Research Forum is a seminar given by postdocs and graduate students every Friday from 12-1 pm during the academic year. Most weeks consist of two 30-minute talks, but there will be an occasional hour-long special seminar from an invited guest too.

The goal of this forum is to provide an opportunity for trainees to gain valuable experience presenting their research to a broad scientific community. The topics are diverse each week, so there is sure to be something for everyone. All are welcome to attend and enjoy a free lunch while you are there!

There is a free shuttle to transport people directly from the Hillman Cancer Center to Bridgeside Point II and back. The shuttle will depart Hillman at 11:30 am and then depart Bridgside at 1:15 pm

12:00 pm Women Faculty/Trainee Luncheon @ Hillman Cancer Center, 1st Floor Conference Room

Please feel free to attend the women faculty/trainee lunch on the first Friday of the month at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center to informally chat and discuss issues pertaining to female scientists.

Mon, Oct 5
8:00 am Neuro Oncology Cancers Tumor Board @ Hillman Cancer Center (Ambulatory Side), 2nd Floor Meeting Room

Please visit the Tumor Boards section under Healthcare Professionals for more information.

These meetings are for health care professionals and researchers and are not open to the public.

Tue, Oct 6
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
Wed, Oct 7
8:00 am Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
9:00 am Genome Stability Work-in Progress Meeting @ Virtual (Zoom)
Speaker: Katherine Aird, PhD
Title: Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology
Lecture Title: "Metabolic and Epigenetic Control of Senescence in Cancer"

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9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Thu, Oct 8
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Fri, Oct 9
12:00 pm Bridgeside Research Forum @ Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503

The Bridgeside Research Forum is a seminar given by postdocs and graduate students every Friday from 12-1 pm during the academic year. Most weeks consist of two 30-minute talks, but there will be an occasional hour-long special seminar from an invited guest too.

The goal of this forum is to provide an opportunity for trainees to gain valuable experience presenting their research to a broad scientific community. The topics are diverse each week, so there is sure to be something for everyone. All are welcome to attend and enjoy a free lunch while you are there!

There is a free shuttle to transport people directly from the Hillman Cancer Center to Bridgeside Point II and back. The shuttle will depart Hillman at 11:30 am and then depart Bridgside at 1:15 pm

12:00 pm Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar
Speaker: Gang Li, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, School of Medicine
Lecture Title: Post-GWAS Functional Studies Using High-Throughput Experimental Approaches

Dr. Li’s October 9 SVC lecture will be virtual, and registration is required to receive event information.

Click to register: https://bit.ly/3hDMgIo.

Mon, Oct 12
8:00 am Neuro Oncology Cancers Tumor Board @ Hillman Cancer Center (Ambulatory Side), 2nd Floor Meeting Room

Please visit the Tumor Boards section under Healthcare Professionals for more information.

These meetings are for health care professionals and researchers and are not open to the public.

Tue, Oct 13
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
Speaker: Susanna Greer, PhD
Title: Scientific Director, Clinical Cancer Research and Immunology, American Cancer Society
Lecture Title: American Cancer Society Research Grant Applications: Recommendations for what to do, not to do, and how to do it

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Wed, Oct 14
8:00 am Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Virtual (Zoom)
Speaker: Chaoyuan (Charlie) Kuang, PhD
Title: Clinical Instructor, Department of Hematology Oncology (Dr. Lin Zhang's lab)
Lecture Title: "NEO2734, a dual BET and HAT inhibitor, induces intrinsic and extrinsic apoptosis in colorectal cancer"

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9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Thu, Oct 15
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Fri, Oct 16
12:00 pm Bridgeside Research Forum @ Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503

The Bridgeside Research Forum is a seminar given by postdocs and graduate students every Friday from 12-1 pm during the academic year. Most weeks consist of two 30-minute talks, but there will be an occasional hour-long special seminar from an invited guest too.

The goal of this forum is to provide an opportunity for trainees to gain valuable experience presenting their research to a broad scientific community. The topics are diverse each week, so there is sure to be something for everyone. All are welcome to attend and enjoy a free lunch while you are there!

There is a free shuttle to transport people directly from the Hillman Cancer Center to Bridgeside Point II and back. The shuttle will depart Hillman at 11:30 am and then depart Bridgside at 1:15 pm

Mon, Oct 19
8:00 am Neuro Oncology Cancers Tumor Board @ Hillman Cancer Center (Ambulatory Side), 2nd Floor Meeting Room

Please visit the Tumor Boards section under Healthcare Professionals for more information.

These meetings are for health care professionals and researchers and are not open to the public.

Tue, Oct 20
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
Speaker: Sylvie Doublié, PhD
Title: Professor, Dept of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics; Member, Vermont Cancer Center, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Lecture Title: Structural Analysis of Mammalian DNA Repair Enzymes and Cancer-Associated Mutations

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Wed, Oct 21
8:00 am Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Virtual (Zoom)
Speaker: Hang Ruan, PhD
Title: Post-Doctoral Associate, Department of Pathology (Dr. Jian Yu's Lab)
Lecture Title: "How to stress out mutant KRAS colon cancer"

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9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Thu, Oct 22
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Fri, Oct 23
12:00 pm Bridgeside Research Forum @ Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503

The Bridgeside Research Forum is a seminar given by postdocs and graduate students every Friday from 12-1 pm during the academic year. Most weeks consist of two 30-minute talks, but there will be an occasional hour-long special seminar from an invited guest too.

The goal of this forum is to provide an opportunity for trainees to gain valuable experience presenting their research to a broad scientific community. The topics are diverse each week, so there is sure to be something for everyone. All are welcome to attend and enjoy a free lunch while you are there!

There is a free shuttle to transport people directly from the Hillman Cancer Center to Bridgeside Point II and back. The shuttle will depart Hillman at 11:30 am and then depart Bridgside at 1:15 pm

12:00 pm Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar @ Virtual Event
Speaker: Ruchira M. Jha, MD, MSc
Title: Assistant Professor of Critical Care Medicine, of Neurological Surgery, and of Neurology, School of Medicine, and of Clinical and Translational Science
Lecture Title: Sulfonylurea Receptor 1 in Traumatic Brain Injury: A Translational Evaluation
1:00 pm Special Seminar @ Virtual (Zoom)
Speaker: Yufei Huang, PhD
Title: Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Populational Health Sciences, The University of Texas San Antonio
Lecture Title: "Elucidating Context-Dependent N6-Methyladenosine (m^6A) Functions Using Machine Learning"

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Mon, Oct 26
8:00 am Neuro Oncology Cancers Tumor Board @ Hillman Cancer Center (Ambulatory Side), 2nd Floor Meeting Room

Please visit the Tumor Boards section under Healthcare Professionals for more information.

These meetings are for health care professionals and researchers and are not open to the public.

Tue, Oct 27
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
Speaker: Lin Zhang, PhD
Title: Professor, Dept of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Lecture Title: Immunogenic Cell Death in Colorectal Cancer Therapy and Prevention

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Wed, Oct 28
8:00 am Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Virtual (Zoom)
Speaker: Pinnakin Pandya, PhD
Title: Post-doctoral associate, Department of Computational and Systems Biology (Dr. Jacob Stewart Ornstein Lab)
Lecture Title: “Non-canonical roles of wild-type p53 in melanoma”

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9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Thu, Oct 29
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Fri, Oct 30
12:00 pm Bridgeside Research Forum @ Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503

The Bridgeside Research Forum is a seminar given by postdocs and graduate students every Friday from 12-1 pm during the academic year. Most weeks consist of two 30-minute talks, but there will be an occasional hour-long special seminar from an invited guest too.

The goal of this forum is to provide an opportunity for trainees to gain valuable experience presenting their research to a broad scientific community. The topics are diverse each week, so there is sure to be something for everyone. All are welcome to attend and enjoy a free lunch while you are there!

There is a free shuttle to transport people directly from the Hillman Cancer Center to Bridgeside Point II and back. The shuttle will depart Hillman at 11:30 am and then depart Bridgside at 1:15 pm

Mon, Nov 2
8:00 am Neuro Oncology Cancers Tumor Board @ Hillman Cancer Center (Ambulatory Side), 2nd Floor Meeting Room

Please visit the Tumor Boards section under Healthcare Professionals for more information.

These meetings are for health care professionals and researchers and are not open to the public.

12:00 pm Faculty Candidate Seminar @ Virtual (Zoom)
Speaker: Amy M. Whitaker, Ph.D.
Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Department of Cancer Biology, University of Kansas Cancer Center
Lecture Title: "APE1: A DNA Repair Swiss Army Knife"

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Tue, Nov 3
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
Speaker: Kara Bernstein, PhD
Title: Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: "Annual Update from the Women's Task Force"

Seminar series_Bernstein_201103

Wed, Nov 4
8:00 am Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Virtual (Zoom)
Speaker: Shikhar Uttam, Ph.D
Title: Department of Computational and Systems Biology
Lecture Title: “Nanoscale nuclear architecture mapping of colorectal cancer risk and spatial systems biology of its recurrence”

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9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Virtual (Zoom)
Speaker: Shikhar Uttam, Ph.D
Title: Department of Computational and Systems Biology
Lecture Title: “Nanoscale nuclear architecture mapping of colorectal cancer risk and spatial systems biology of its recurrence”

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9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Thu, Nov 5
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Fri, Nov 6
12:00 pm Bridgeside Research Forum @ Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503

The Bridgeside Research Forum is a seminar given by postdocs and graduate students every Friday from 12-1 pm during the academic year. Most weeks consist of two 30-minute talks, but there will be an occasional hour-long special seminar from an invited guest too.

The goal of this forum is to provide an opportunity for trainees to gain valuable experience presenting their research to a broad scientific community. The topics are diverse each week, so there is sure to be something for everyone. All are welcome to attend and enjoy a free lunch while you are there!

There is a free shuttle to transport people directly from the Hillman Cancer Center to Bridgeside Point II and back. The shuttle will depart Hillman at 11:30 am and then depart Bridgside at 1:15 pm

12:00 pm Women Faculty/Trainee Luncheon @ Hillman Cancer Center, 1st Floor Conference Room

Please feel free to attend the women faculty/trainee lunch on the first Friday of the month at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center to informally chat and discuss issues pertaining to female scientists.

Mon, Nov 9
8:00 am Neuro Oncology Cancers Tumor Board @ Hillman Cancer Center (Ambulatory Side), 2nd Floor Meeting Room

Please visit the Tumor Boards section under Healthcare Professionals for more information.

These meetings are for health care professionals and researchers and are not open to the public.

Tue, Nov 10
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
Speaker: Daniel Normolle, PhD
Title: Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health; Director, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Biostatistics Facility, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: "Real World Evidence"

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Wed, Nov 11
8:00 am Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Virtual (Zoom)
Speaker: Sara Sannino
Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Biological Sciences (Dr. Jeff Brodsky's lab)
Lecture Title: "Compensatory modulation of proteostasis networks after Hsp70 inhibition in cancer cells"

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9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
12:00 pm MWRI Work-in-Progress Conference & Seminar Series @ Virtual (Zoom)
Speaker: Sandra Casio, Ph.D., and Sarah Munyoki, B.A.
Title: See description.
Lecture Title: See description.

Please join us, VIRTUALLY, for our MWRI/WIP Series, Wednesday, November 11, 2020 @ 12pm

https://pitt.zoom.us/j/92988814428

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Work-in-Progress Conference & Seminar Series 

“Disruption of CA-MSC-induced desmoplasia reprograms the tumor immune microenvironment and enhances the efficacy of immunotherapy in ovarian cancer”

Sandra Casio, Ph.D.

Research Assistant, Professor

Department of OBGYN-Reproductive Sciences

Magee-Womens Research Institute, Pittsburgh, PA

Objective: My research interests are in understanding the cellular and molecular interactions between malignant cells and non-malignant cells, such as immune cells and stromal cells, within the ovarian tumor microenvironment. Our lab integrates studies in human and mouse models applying immunological, biochemical and computational approaches to uncover intra- and inter-cellular communications in ovarian cancer. We have previously shown that cancer-associated mesenchymal stem cells (CA-MSCs) generate tumor desmoplasia and promote tumor progression. In this study, we explored the impact of CA-MSCs on the tumor immune microenvironment and the mechanisms by which they induce tumor immunosuppression. Using an immune-responsive syngeneic mouse model, we also evaluated whether targeting CA-MSCs-derived desmoplasia could restore the efficacy of immune checkpoint inhibitors. Our goal is to translate our studies into the clinic to increase the efficacy of current immune therapies and improve survival of ovarian cancer patients.

 

“Single cell transcriptome analysis identifies putative markers of human spermatogonial stem cells”

 Sarah Munyoki, B.A

5th year Graduate Student

Integrative Systems Biology Program

Orwig Lab- Magee-Womens Research Institute

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 

Objective: Spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) are essential for spermatogenesis and may hold promise as a therapy for male infertility. We performed single cell RNA sequencing of human and rhesus macaque testicular cells to enhance our understanding of primate SSCs and spermatogenesis. This presentation will focus on how our transcriptome data has identified genes that may be used to isolate and enrich primate SSCs and may contribute an improved understanding of primate SSC biology that will enable SSC based fertility therapies.

Thu, Nov 12
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Fri, Nov 13
12:00 pm Bridgeside Research Forum @ Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503

The Bridgeside Research Forum is a seminar given by postdocs and graduate students every Friday from 12-1 pm during the academic year. Most weeks consist of two 30-minute talks, but there will be an occasional hour-long special seminar from an invited guest too.

The goal of this forum is to provide an opportunity for trainees to gain valuable experience presenting their research to a broad scientific community. The topics are diverse each week, so there is sure to be something for everyone. All are welcome to attend and enjoy a free lunch while you are there!

There is a free shuttle to transport people directly from the Hillman Cancer Center to Bridgeside Point II and back. The shuttle will depart Hillman at 11:30 am and then depart Bridgside at 1:15 pm

Mon, Nov 16
8:00 am Neuro Oncology Cancers Tumor Board @ Hillman Cancer Center (Ambulatory Side), 2nd Floor Meeting Room

Please visit the Tumor Boards section under Healthcare Professionals for more information.

These meetings are for health care professionals and researchers and are not open to the public.

12:00 pm Faculty Candidate Seminar @ Virtual (Zoom)
Speaker: Bret Freudenthal, Ph.D.
Title: Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Department of Cancer Biology, University of Kansas School of Medicine
Lecture Title: "Watching the DNA Damage Response: From Atoms to Complexes"

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Tue, Nov 17
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
Speaker: Ana Carrizosa Anderson, PhD
Title: Associate Professor of Neurology; Institute Member, Broad Institute, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Lecture Title: "An Endogenous Steroid Signaling Circuit in Tumor Tissue Promotes T cell Dysfunction and Determines Response to Checkpoint Blockade"

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Wed, Nov 18
8:00 am Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Virtual (Zoom)
Speaker: Maria Beecher,
Title: Graduate Student, Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology (Ben Van Houten Lab)
Lecture Title: "Potential role of nucleotide excision repair proteins in oxidative demethylation of 5-methylcytosine)

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9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Thu, Nov 19
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Fri, Nov 20
12:00 pm Bridgeside Research Forum @ Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503

The Bridgeside Research Forum is a seminar given by postdocs and graduate students every Friday from 12-1 pm during the academic year. Most weeks consist of two 30-minute talks, but there will be an occasional hour-long special seminar from an invited guest too.

The goal of this forum is to provide an opportunity for trainees to gain valuable experience presenting their research to a broad scientific community. The topics are diverse each week, so there is sure to be something for everyone. All are welcome to attend and enjoy a free lunch while you are there!

There is a free shuttle to transport people directly from the Hillman Cancer Center to Bridgeside Point II and back. The shuttle will depart Hillman at 11:30 am and then depart Bridgside at 1:15 pm

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