Events

Tue, Dec 3
10:30 am DNA Repair Journal Club @ Hillman Cancer Center 2nd floor conference room
Speaker: Braulio Bonilla Villagran
Title: Graduate Student Researcher, Dept of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Lecture Title: Reviewing the article: "ATR Signaling Uncouples the Role of RAD51 Paralogs in Homologous Recombination and Replication Stress Response"

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12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
Speaker: Ka-Wei Tang, MD, PhD
Title: Principal Investigator, Wallenberg Centre for Molecular and Translational Medicine, Sahlgrenska Cancer Center, University of Gothenberg, Sweden
Lecture Title: Seq and Destroy - Identifying Viral Targets in Cancer

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4:00 pm 2019 Senior Vice Chancellor’s Laureate Lecture Series @ S100A, Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Speaker: Ivet Bahar, PhD
Title: Distinguished Professor, John K. Vries Professor, and Chair of Computational and Systems Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Lecture Title: Network Models in Biology: From Biomolecular Mechanisms to Chromosomal Dynamics to Systems Pharmacology

Introducing Dr. Bahar and leading a discussion following the lecture will be Arthur S. Levine, MD, Pitt’s senior vice chancellor for the health sciences and John and Gertrude Petersen Dean of Medicine.

Dr. Bahar’s research has advanced our understanding of the basic principles and mechanisms of function of biological systems at multiple scales, from molecular to cellular and systems levels. She and colleagues have developed novel theoretical and computational models and methods, using fundamental theories and methods of physical sciences and engineering and advances in machine learning to help understand the dynamics of molecular machines, large complexes and assemblies, and biomolecular interactions in the cell.

Dr. Bahar explores protein–protein and protein–drug interactions and their effects on cellular signaling, regulation, and apoptotic events, using various theoretical and computational approaches. Broadly, Dr. Bahar seeks to translate knowledge from molecular-to-cellular computations and theoretical modeling into biomedical, clinical, and pharmacological applications. She and her colleagues also enable the effective dissemination of tools and training to a new generation of scientists to use cutting-edge methods of physical sciences, engineering, and machine learning to advance research and technology development in life sciences.

Dr. Bahar’s honors and awards include a Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award from Pitt and the 2019 Kadir Has Outstanding Achievement Award from Kadir Has University in Istanbul, among many others. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering at Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey, and her chemistry PhD at Istanbul Technical University.

Please join us for the December 3 lecture by one of today’s renowned scientists.

Wed, Dec 4
9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Speaker: Samantha Sanford, PhD candidate
Title: Graduate School of Public Health, Dept of Infectious Disease/Microbiology
Lecture Title: Mechanisms of telomerase inhibition by oxidized and therapeutic dNTPs

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12:00 pm Cancer Health Services Research Workgroup Meeting @ Pitt Public Health, A638
Speaker: Drs. Heidi Donovan, Grace Campbell, Young Ji Lee, and Teresa Thomas
Title: Women's Cancer Research Collaborative
Lecture Title: Challenges of Evaluating the Impact of Caregiver Support on Health Outcomes

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Thu, Dec 5
8:30 am Oncomine Days: Clinical Oncology Education Series @ UPMC Shadyside Hospital--West Wing, Classroom A/B

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Please Join Thermo Fisher, UPMC, and the sciVelo/Innovation Institute for a day of seminars focusing on next generation sequencing for clinical and translational research. Dr. Steve Shapiro, UPMC’s CMO/CSO will kick off the day, followed by seminars related to precision genomics, immuno-oncology, and immune response profiling. During lunch, learn more about how NGS has been implemented at UPMC for solid tumor profiling and the impact is has on patients and treatment selection. Finish off the day with learning more about the use of methylation as a important biomarker for prostate cancer and other indications. Full agenda to follow.

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

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

2:00 pm Women’s Cancer Research Center / Cancer Biology Program Work-in-Progress Seminar @ Magee-Womens Research Institute, Conference Center, 1st Floor
Speaker: Jeffrey L. Brodsky, PhD
Title: Avinoff Professor of Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: Molecular chaperones, cellular protein quality control and cancer

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4:00 pm Provost’s Inaugural Lecture @ University Club, Ballroom A
Speaker: P. Daniel Patterson, PhD
Title: James O. Page Professor of Emergency Health Care Worker Safety, and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine
Lecture Title: From Anecdote to Evidence: Fatigue and Teamwork in Emergency Medical Services

The Provost’s Inaugural Lecture series invites University of Pittsburgh faculty members to give a lecture marking their recent appointments to endowed chairs. Dr. Patterson’s research focuses on safety in emergency care settings.   

A reception with light refreshments will follow the talk.

Fri, Dec 6
12:00 pm Senior Vice Chancellor Research Seminar Series @ Biomedical Science Tower 1, Room S100A
Speaker: Jeremy S. Tilstra, MD, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology), University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Lecture Title: T Cell Exhaustion at the Crossroads of Autoimmunity and Cancer
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.

1:00 pm Pittsburgh Chromatin Club Mini-Symposium @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Classroom B/C
Speaker: See attached flier for list of presenters and times

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Mon, Dec 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.

4:00 pm Provost’s Inaugural Lecture @ University Club, Ballroom A
Speaker: John A. Kellum, MD
Title: Professor of Critical Care Medicine Research, and Professor of Critical Care Medicine, of Medicine (Division of Renal-Electrolyte), School of Medicine; of Bioengineering, Swanson School of Engineering; and of Clinical and Translational Science
Lecture Title: The Inconvenient Truth about Acute Kidney Injury

The Provost’s Inaugural Lecture series invites University of Pittsburgh faculty members to give a lecture marking their recent appointments to endowed chairs. Dr. Kellum’s research focuses on treating critical illness, including acute kidney injury and sepsis.    

A reception with light refreshments will follow the talk.

Tue, Dec 10
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
Speaker: William J. Kaiser
Title: Inzen Therapeutics, New York, New York
Lecture Title: Harnessing Anit-viral Necroptosis to Identify Host Cell Factors Essential for Infection

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Wed, Dec 11
9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Thu, Dec 12
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Fri, Dec 13
11:00 am Special Seminar @ Cooper Conference Center, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: David J. Konieczkowski, MD, PhD
Title: Chief Resident, Massachusetts General Hospital; Brigham & Women’s Hospital; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Boston Children’s Hospital Boston, Massachusetts
Lecture Title: Towards Precision Medicine in Radiation Oncology

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Mon, Dec 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.

5:00 pm Brain Tumor Research Meeting @ Cooper Conference Room C, Shadyside, Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: Pilar Ramos, PhD
Title: Medical Science Liaison, Caris Life Sciences; Northeast Regional Medical Science Liaison
Lecture Title: Caris Precision Oncology and UPMC Neuro Oncology – Present and Future

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Tue, Dec 17
10:30 am DNA Repair Journal Club @ Hillman Cancer Center 2nd floor conference room
Speaker: Joel Rosenbaum, PhD
Title: Department of Biological Sciences
Lecture Title: Reviewing the article: "Effective mismatch repair depends on timely control of PCNA retention on DNA by the Elg1 complex"

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12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
Speaker: Paul W. Harms, MD, PhD
Title: Associate Professor, The University of Michigan Hospitals, Dept of Pathology and Clinical Laboratories, University of Michigan Health System
Lecture Title: "Do Genomic Changes Predict Classification and Behavior of Cutaneous Carcinomas?

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1:30 pm Special Seminar @ Herberman Room 201A
Speaker: Li Lily Wang, PhD
Title: Associate Staff, Dept of Translational Hematology & Oncology, Research Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Lecture Title: VISTA, the next generation immune checkpoint protein for cancer immunotherapy

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3:00 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ Cooper Conference Center, Room A, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: Kelly L. Harms, MD, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor, Dept of Dermatology, University of Michigan
Lecture Title: Updates in Multidisciplinary Management of Merkel Cell Carcinoma: Experiences from Michigan Medicine

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Wed, Dec 18
9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Thu, Dec 19
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

4:00 pm Pittsburgh Center for Bone & Mineral Research Seminar Series @ BST 1695 Conference Room
Speaker: Nam Vo, PhD
Title: Associate Professor, Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: Lactate-Dependent Metabolic Symbiosis in Intervertebral Discs

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Mon, Dec 23
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, Dec 24
12:30 pm HOLIDAY BREAK for Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center

There is no Basic & Translational Research Seminar on December 24, 2019.

Wed, Dec 25
9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Thu, Dec 26
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Mon, Dec 30
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, Dec 31
12:30 pm HOLIDAY BREAK for Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center

There is no Basic & Translational Research Seminar on December 31, 2019.

Thu, Jan 2
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

2:00 pm Women’s Cancer Research Center / Cancer Biology Program Work-in-Progress Seminar @ Magee-Womens Research Institute, Conference Center, 1st Floor
Speaker: Edward V. Prochownik, MD, PhD
Title: The Paul C. Gaffney Professor of Pediatrics; Professor of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, Section of Hematology/Oncology, Rangos Research Center, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: Predicting Cancer Survival (and more?) Based on Tumor Transcript Expression Patterns

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Fri, Jan 3
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, Jan 6
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 Special Seminar @ Cooper Conference Center, Classroom C, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: Areej El-Jawahri, MD
Title: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Lecture Title: Supportive Care Interventions for Patients with Hematologic Malignancies: Lessons Learned

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5:00 pm Brain Tumor Research Meeting @ Cooper Conference Room C, Shadyside, Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: Rivka Colen, MD
Title: Associate Professor of Radiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Lecture Title: Radiomics and Radiogenomics in Cancer: Leveraging these new technologies in research, clinical trials and patient care

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Tue, Jan 7
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
Speaker: Christine M. Lovly, MD, PhD
Title: Associate Professor of Medicine, Co-leader, Translational Research and Interventional Oncology Program, Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, TN
Lecture Title: New ways to Target EGFR Signaling in Lung Cancer

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Wed, Jan 8
9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion 2nd floor conference room
Speaker: Alparslan Asan, PhD
Title: Post-doctoral Associate, Dept of Medicine Pharmacology and Chemical Biology
Lecture Title: Potentiation of PARP inhibition by Nitroalkenes as a Treatment for Triple Negative Breast Cancer

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Thu, Jan 9
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

12:00 pm Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar Series @ BST 1395 Conference Room
Speaker: Yael Nechemia-Arbely, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor, Dept of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: Guarding the genome: Maintaining epigenetically defined human centromeres through error correction
Fri, Jan 10
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, Jan 13
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, Jan 14
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
Speaker: Bret D. Freudenthal, PhD
Title: Laboratory of Genome Maintenance and Structural Biology, Dept of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dept of Cancer Biology, University of Kansas Cancer Center
Lecture Title: Mechanisms of nucleotide selection by the telomerase: implications for cancer therapy

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Wed, Jan 15
9:00 am CANCELED: Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion 2nd floor conference room
Speaker: Hang Ruan, PhD
Title: Post-doctoral Associate, Department of Pathology
Lecture Title: Targeting mutant KRAS colon cancer

The January 15 Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress meeting is canceled.

Thu, Jan 16
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

12:00 pm Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar @ BST 1395 Conference Room
Speaker: Daniel Durocher, PhD
Title: Senior Investigator, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Sinai Health System
Lecture Title: Synthetic lethality and DNA repair networks

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4:00 pm Pittsburgh Center for Bone & Mineral Research Seminar Series @ BST 1695 Conference Room
Speaker: Kurt R. Weiss, MD
Title: Associate Professor, Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Lecture Title: Comparison of Cachectic and Non-Cachectic Sarcoma Patients Reveals Differences in the Notch Pathway but Similarities in Myogenesis Inhibition

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Mon, Jan 20
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, Jan 21
9:30 am Special Seminar @ Shadyside West Wing Auditorium
Speaker: Daniel Hollern, PhD
Title: Post Doctoral Fellow, Perou Lab, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Lecture Title: Using genomics and preclinical models to understand tumor progression and anti-tumor immune responses in breast cancer

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12:30 pm CANCELED: Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center

The January 21, 2020 Basic & Translational Research Seminar is canceled.

Thu, Jan 23
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Mon, Jan 27
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 Cancer Virology Program Work-In-Progress Seminar Series @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
Speaker: Hyun Jung Park, PhD, MS
Title: Assistant Professor, Dept of Human Genetics, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: Alternative polyadenylation modifies microRNA target sites in cancer in association with viral infection

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Tue, Jan 28
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
Speaker: Yufei Huang, PhD
Title: Professor and Associate Chair on Research, Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas, San Antonio
Lecture Title: Enabling Precision Oncology Using Artificial Intelligence

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Wed, Jan 29
7:30 am Computational and Systems Biology and Immunology Workshop @ University Club

Draft Agenda

Dear All,

We are excited to open registration for the joint Computational and Systems Biology and Immunology Workshop on January 29, 2020 at the University Club. A draft agenda is attached and the registration link is located below.

This year, all poster abstracts will be considered for brief talks at the beginning of the poster session. 

If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Tim Lezon at lezon@pitt.edu or Maninjay Atianand at atianand@pitt.edu. We are very excited for this event and look forward to your attendance.

Sincerely,

CSB-Immuno Workshop Planning Committee  

Registration Link : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSehw4gylOM1I5T6ZH5l1Ay2iWkPik35BRbp2zU652OpMdHjZw/viewform

 

9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 2nd floor conference room
Speaker: Samuel Johnson, PhD Candidate
Title: Molecular Biophysics and Structural Biology, Graduate School of Public Health, Dept of Environmental and Occupational Health
Lecture Title: Telomeric oxidative damage, secondary structure, and telomerase recruitment

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

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Fri, Jan 31
12:00 pm Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar @ Biomedical Science Tower 1, S100A
Speaker: Kari Nejak-Bowen, PhD, MBA
Title: Assistant Professor of Pathology (Division of Experimental Pathology), School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: Novel Insights into the Role of Beta-Catenin in Biliary Pathophysiology
Mon, Feb 3
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.

5:00 pm Brain Tumor Research Meeting @ Cooper Conference Room C, Shadyside, Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: Adrian Lee, PhD
Title: Professor, Dept of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, Human Genetics, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center; Director, Institute for Precision Medicine
Lecture Title: Genomic evolution in breast cancer metastasis to brain

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Tue, Feb 4
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
Speaker: Craig Horbinski, MD, PhD
Title: Professor, Depts of Pathology and Neurosurgery; Director, Neuropathology Division; Director, Northwestern Nervous System Tumor Bank; Director, Mouse Histology and Phenotyping Laboratory, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Lecture Title: Bedside to Bench (and back again) in Gliomas

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Wed, Feb 5
9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Seminar @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 2nd floor conference room
Speaker: Karen Arndt, PhD
Title: Professor, Dept of Biological Sciences
Lecture Title: Mechanisms controlling the deposition and patterning of histone modifications

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Thu, Feb 6
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

2:00 pm Women’s Cancer Research Center/CBP Work-in-Progress Seminar @ Magee-Womens Research Institute, Conference Center, 1st Floor
Speaker: Jianhua Xing, PhD
Title: Associate Professor, Dept of Computational and Systems Biology, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: Progress on reconstructing dynamical information from single cell data

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Fri, Feb 7
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, Feb 10
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 Seminar @ Biomedical Science Tower – Room S120
Speaker: Vivien Sheehan, MD, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Lecture Title: From Genomics to Biomarkers: A new landscape in sickle cell disease

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Tue, Feb 11
12:30 pm CANCELED: Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center

The February 11, 2020 Basic & Translational Research Seminar is CANCELED.

Wed, Feb 12
9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Seminar @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 2nd floor conference room
Speaker: Jonathan Barroso Gonzalez, PhD
Title: Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology
Lecture Title: On the role of DNA Mismatch repair system in ALT cells

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1:00 pm Special Seminar @ Herberman Conference Center, UPMC Cancer Pavilion
Speaker: Katherine M. Aird, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor, Dept of Cellular & Molecular Physiology, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Penn State Cancer Institute
Lecture Title: A Metabolic-Epigenetic Axis Regulates Cell Fate Decisions in Ovarian Cancer

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Thu, Feb 13
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

4:00 pm Aging Institute Seminar @ Aging Institute Bridgeside Point, 5th Floor Conference Room
Speaker: Anja Bielinsky, PhD
Title: Professor, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics; Associate Dean for Foundational Science, University of Minnesota Medical School; Co-Leader, Genetic Mechanisms of Cancer Program; Associate Director for Basic Shared Resources, Masonic Cancer Center
Lecture Title: Chronic Mcm 10 Deficiency is Linked to Human Disease

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Mon, Feb 17
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 Cancer Virology Program Work-In-Progress Seminar Series @ SHY West Wing Auditorium
Speaker: Patrick S. Moore, MD, MPH
Title: American Cancer Society/Distinguished Professor, Dept of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: Viruses, E3 ligases and Latency: How small viruses persist through proteostatic latency

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2:30 pm University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering Seminar @ Room 102 Benedum Hall
Speaker: Albert W. Cheng, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, Farmington, CT
Lecture Title: Building genome, epigenome and transcriptome sensing and editing technologies towards smart gene therapeutics
5:00 pm Brain Tumor Research Meeting @ Cooper Conference Room C, Shadyside, Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: Pascal Zinn, MD, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor, Dept of Neurosurgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Lecture Title: A genetically engineered humanoid brain cancer model

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Tue, Feb 18
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
Speaker: Suzanne J. Baker, PhD
Title: Associate Director of Basic Science, Co-leader, Neurobiology and Brain Tumor Program, St. Jude Comprehensive Cancer Center, Memphis, TN
Lecture Title: Transforming Chromatin: Oncogenic Histone H3 Mutations in Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma

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Wed, Feb 19
9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Seminar @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 2nd floor conference room
Speaker: Guangyi Zhao, PhD
Title: Post-doctoral Associate, Department of Pathology
Lecture Title: iNOS boosts intestinal regeneration after radiation injury

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Thu, Feb 20
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Fri, Feb 21
12:00 pm Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar @ Biomedical Science Tower 1, S100A
Speaker: Issam Al Diri, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and of Developmental Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Lecture Title: Chromatin Dynamics during Retinal Development and Disease
Mon, Feb 24
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, Feb 25
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
Speaker: Timothy W. Synold, PharmD
Title: Professor and Director, Division of Medical Oncology, Dept of Oncology, Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope, Duarte, CA
Lecture Title: Interstitial Space: To Boldly Go Where Few People Have Gone Before

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Wed, Feb 26
9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Seminar @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 2nd floor conference room
Speaker: Namrata Kumar
Title: Graduate Student, Molecular Genetics and Developmental Biology, Dept of Medicine-Pharmacology and Chemical Biology
Lecture Title: UV-DDB is an early responder in the repair of oxidative DNA damage

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12:00 pm Cancer Health Services Research Workgroup Meeting @ Pitt Public Health Building, Room A638
Speaker: Michael Cohen, MD
Lecture Title: Hope and Advance Care Planning in Advanced Cancer

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12:00 pm Center for Systems Immunology Research Forum @ 1095 BST Conference Room
Speaker: Alok Joglekar, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept of Immunology, and Shuchi Smita, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate, Depts of Immunology and Computational and Systems Biology
Thu, Feb 27
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Mon, Mar 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.

5:00 pm Brain Tumor Research Meeting @ Cooper Conference Room C, Shadyside, Hillman Cancer Center

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Itay Raphael PhD, Post-doctoral scholar, Kohanbash Lab: Immuno-transcriptomic analysis of pediatric brain tumors

Rajeev Kumar PhD, Staff Scientist, Kohanbash Lab: scRNAseq-based identification of TCRs from pediatric brain tumor patients following peptide vaccine immunotherapy

Tue, Mar 3
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
Speaker: Steffi Oesterreich, PhD
Title: Professor and Vice-Chair, Dept of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology; Co-Director, Women’s Cancer Research Center; Co-Leader, Cancer Biology Program, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Lecture Title: Estrogen Receptor Mutations – The Most Frequent Cause of Death in Breast Cancer Patients

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Wed, Mar 4
12:00 am 23rd Annual TRCCC Meeting @ Seven Springs Mountain Resort
Speaker: Keynote Presentations: Pedro Lowenstein, MD, PhD and Weiping Zou, MD, PhD

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9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 2nd floor conference room
Speaker: Brian Leibowitz, PhD
Title: Department of Pathology
Lecture Title: STING-dependent Type I Interferon Production in Paneth Cells Drives Intestinal Regeneration after Radiation Injury

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Thu, Mar 5
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

2:00 pm Women’s Cancer Research Center/CBP Work-in-Progress Seminar @ Magee-Womens Research Institute, Conference Center, 1st Floor
Speaker: Gang Li, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Dept of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: Post-GWAS Functional Studies in Cancers

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Fri, Mar 6
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, Mar 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, Mar 10
12:30 pm CANCELED: Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center

The March 10 Basic & Translational Research Seminar is canceled.

Wed, Mar 11
9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, second floor conference room
Speaker: Sarah Hengel, PhD
Title: Dept of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Lecture Title: Elucidating the function of the human Shu Complex in genome maintenance

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