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Fri, Dec 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

Wed, Dec 30
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
Fri, Jan 1
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

Wed, Jan 6
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: Ryan Barnes, Postdoc
Title: Department of Environmental & Occupational Health (Dr. Patty Opresko's lab)
Lecture Title: "Telomeric 8-oxo-Guanine Induces p53-Dependent Senescence"

All seminars are virtual. Please contact Natalie King for Zoom details. 

9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Thu, Jan 7
8:00 am Pediatric Grand Rounds @ Virtual (Zoom)
Speaker: Bennett Van Houten, Ph.D.
Title: Richard M. Cyert Professor of Molecular Oncology, in the Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology; Co-leader Genome Stability Program, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Lecture Title: "Exploring the Energy of Life: Cellular Bioenergetics and Human Disease"

Pediatric Grand Rounds 1.7.21

Fri, Jan 8
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

Wed, Jan 13
9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-In-Progress Meeting @ Virtual (Zoom)
Speaker: Angela Hinchie, Graduate Student Researcher
Title: Department of Molecular Pharmacology (Dr. Jon Alder's lab)
Lecture Title: "Challenging Perspectives: Relative Tolerance of a Variant Telomere Sequence"

All seminars are virtual. Please contact Natalie King for Zoom details. 

9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Thu, Jan 14
12:00 pm Aging Institute Research Seminar Series @ Virtual (Zoom)
Speaker: Judith Campisi, Ph.D.
Title: Professor, Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Lecture Title: Aging and Cancer: Rival Demons?

Please use the following link to register:

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Fri, Jan 15
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 University of Pittsburgh Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar 2021 @ Virtual
Speaker: Christian Fernandez, Ph.D.
Title: Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy
Lecture Title: Improving Leukemia Pharmacotherapy Through Pharmacogenomics

Dr. Fernandez’s January 15 SVC lecture will be virtual, and registration is required to receive event information. Click to register: https://bit.ly/3hDMgIo.

Wed, Jan 20
9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-In-Progress Meeting @ Virtual (Zoom)
Speaker: Amitava Mukherjee, Ph.D.
Title: Department of Radiation Oncology
Lecture Title: "Identifying Fibrotic Signals From Radiation-Induced Senescent Cells Using tdTOMp16 Mice"

All seminars are virtual. Please contact Natalie King for Zoom details. 

9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Thu, Jan 21
12:00 pm Brain, Behavior, and Cancer @ Virtual (Zoom)
Speaker: Joshua Karelitz, Ph.D.
Title: Postdoctoral Scholar, Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Program, University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Lecture Title: "You're Using What? Navigating the Constantly Changing Landscape of Nicotine and Tobacco Products and Their Impact on Cancer Risk"

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Fri, Jan 22
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

Wed, Jan 27
8:00 am Grand Rounds @ Virtual (Teams)
Speaker: Azadeh Nasrazadani, MD, PhD
Title: Clinical Instructor, UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital and UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Lecture Title: "Breast Cancer Mortality as a Function of Age"

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9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-In-Progress Meeting @ Virtual (Zoom)
Speaker: Samuel Johnson, Graduate Student Researcher
Title: Department of Environmental & Occupational Health (Dr. Patty Opresko's lab)
Lecture Title: "Telomeric Oxidative Damage, Secondary Structure, and Telomerase Function"

All seminars are virtual. Please contact Natalie King for Zoom details. 

9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Thu, Jan 28
12:00 pm University of Pittsburgh Department of Immunology Seminar Series @ Virtual (Zoom)
Speaker: Dr. Marcus Clark
Title: Professor of Medicine and Pathology and Chief of Rheumatology, University of Chicago
Lecture Title: “The Molecular Machinery of Germinal Centers”

The University of Pittsburgh Department of Immunology Seminar Series continues on Thursday, January 28, with Dr. Marcus Clark, Professor of Medicine and Pathology and Chief of Rheumatology at the University of Chicago.

The talk, “The Molecular Machinery of Germinal Centers,” will begin at 12:00 PM on Zoom (see below for link and password). This seminar will be recorded and the link to the recording will be on the seminar schedule, which is located on the department website

 

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3:00 pm Cancer Biology Program/Women’s Cancer Research Program Seminar @ Virtual (Zoom)
Speaker: Dr. Jennifer A. Pietenpol
Title: Director of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Lecture Title: "Triple-negative breast cancer: Deciphering the heterogeneity for new therapeutic strategies"

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Fri, Jan 29
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, Feb 1
9:00 am SUNRiSE Webinar @ Virtual (Zoom)
Speaker: “Killing Cancer Stem Cells”
Title: Dr. Jeremy N. Rich
Lecture Title: Deputy Director for Research UPMC Hillman Cancer Center; Pittsburgh Foundation Chair in Personalized Cancer Therapies; Professor, Department of Neurology

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Wed, Feb 3
8:00 am Grand Rounds @ Virtual (Teams)
Speaker: Alberto Broniscer, MD, MS
Title: Full Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Director of Neuro-Oncology, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: "Chasing Molecular Clues in Pediatric Central Nervous System (CNS) Cancers"

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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
Speaker: Samira Kiani, MD
Title: Associate Professor, Division of Experimental Pathology, Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Lecture Title: "CRISPR Platform Technologies for Safer and More Efficient Gene Therapies"

Please join us, VIRTUALLY, for our MWRI/WIP Series, Wednesday, February 3, 2021 @ 12 p.m.

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Thu, Feb 4
3:00 pm Cancer Biology Program/Women’s Cancer Center Weekly Seminar Series @ Virtual (Zoom)
Speaker: Ioannis Zervantonakis, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor, Bioengineering Department, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: "Modeling, Measuring, and Controlling Tumor-Host Interactions Using Microfluidics and Systems Biology"

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Fri, Feb 5
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

Tue, Feb 9
12:30 pm Basic and Translational Research Seminar Series @ Virtual
Speaker: Craig Kaplan, PhD
Title: Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: “Mechanisms of RNA Polymerase II transcription”

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1:30 pm Mini-Workshop on Mutational Signatures of Environmental Exposures
Speaker: Ludmil Alexandrov, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of California San Diego
Lecture Title: Mini-Workshop on Mutational Signatures of Environmental Exposures

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Wed, Feb 10
8:00 am Grand Rounds @ Virtual
Speaker: Charles M. Rudin, MD, PhD
Title: Sylvia Hassenfeld Endowed Chair, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Professor of Medicine, Weill-Cornell Medical Center
Lecture Title: "New Insights in Small Cell Lung Cancer"

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9:00 am Genome Stability Work-In-Progress Meeting @ Virtual
Speaker: Guangyui Zhao, Postdoc
Title: Department of Pathology (Dr. Jian Yu's lab)
Lecture Title: “An iNOS Kick in Intestinal Regeneration After Radiation Injury”

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9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Fri, Feb 12
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

Tue, Feb 16
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ Virtual
Speaker: Greg Delgoffe, PhD
Title: Associate Professor of Immunology, Tumor Microenvironment Center, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Member, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy
Lecture Title: "Overcoming Mitochondrial Stress in Cancer Immunotherapy"

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Wed, Feb 17
8:00 am Grand Rounds @ Virtual
Speaker: Gijsberta van Londen, MD, MSc
Title: Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Director of UPMC CancerLiveWell Survivorship Program & Breast Geriatric Cancer
Lecture Title: “A 10-Year Review of the Consultative Cancer Survivorship Program of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)”

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9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Virtual
Speaker: Pattra Chun-On
Title: Graduate Student Researcher, Department of Environmental & Occupational Health
Lecture Title: "Recurrent TPP1 Promoter Mutations as a Potential Driver of Telomere Maintenance in Melanoma"

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9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Thu, Feb 18
12:00 pm Aging Institute Research Seminar Series @ Virtual (Zoom)
Speaker: Richard Morimoto, Ph.D.
Title: Bill and Gayle Cook Professor of Biology; Director, Rice Institute for Biomedical Research, Department of Molecular Biosciences, Northwestern University
Lecture Title: Proteostasis Collapse in Aging and Neurodegenerative Disease

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12:00 pm Brain, Behavior, and Cancer @ Virtual
Speaker: Todd M. Bear, PhD, MPH
Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Director, Population Survey Facility, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Lecture Title: "Using the HCC Population Survey Facility to Conduct Surveillance, Needs Assessment and Community Research, Recruitment and Evaluation"

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Abstract: The Population Survey Facility (PSF) is a newly supported Hillman Cancer Center Shared Resource with an aim of supporting HCC members in all aspects of population and community-based research and practice. Dr. Bear will highlight the services the PSF can offer HCC members and illustrate how those services have been utilized in cancer research and population health activities.
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3:00 pm Cancer Biology Program/Women’s Cancer Research Center Weekly Seminar Series @ Virtual
Speaker: Kelly Leon
Title: Graduate Student (Aird Lab)
Lecture Title: "DOT1L Modulates the Senescence Microenvironment Through Epigenetic Regulation of IL1A"

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Fri, Feb 19
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, Feb 22
12:00 pm Chalk Talk @ Virtual
Speaker: Patrizia Mondello, MD, PhD, MSc
Title: Advanced Oncology Fellow Department of Medicine, Lymphoma Service Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Assistant Professor Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology University of Messina, Messina, Italy
Lecture Title: “Precision Epigenetic-Immunotherapy in B-cell Lymphoma”

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Tue, Feb 23
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ Virtual
Speaker: Seema Lakdawala, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Pittsburgh School og Medicine
Lecture Title: "Seeing is Believing: Visualizing Influenza Viral Assembly"

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Wed, Feb 24
8:00 am Division of Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds @ Virtual
Speaker: Courtney DiNardo, MD, MSCE
Title: Associate Professor, Department of Leukemia, Division of Cancer Medicine, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Lecture Title: Cracking the Code: Exploring Novel Frontline Treatments and Prospects for Maintenance Therapy in AML

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9:00 am Hillman Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Virtual
Speaker: Sripriya (Priya) Raja
Title: Graduate Student Researcher, Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology (Dr. Ben Van Houten’s lab)
Lecture Title: "Understanding UV-DDB stimulation of SMUG1"

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9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
4:00 pm Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy Program @ Virtual
Speaker: Carsten Krieg, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor of Immunology, Medical University of South Carolina
Lecture Title: “Using high dimensional technologies to understand mechanisms of immunotherapy – from single-cell entities to patient features”

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Fri, Feb 26
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

Wed, Mar 3
8:00 am Division of Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds: @ Virtual
Speaker: Ronald J. Buckanovich, MD, PhD
Title: Director of Ovarian Cancer Research, Magee-Womens Research Institute, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: “Cancer Cell Quiescence as a Therapeutic Double Edge Sword”

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9:00 am Hillman Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Virtual
Speaker: Brian Leibowitz, PhD
Title: Department of Pathology (Dr. Yu’s lab)
Lecture Title: “Targeting mTor addiction in Myc-driven intestinal polyps”

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9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Thu, Mar 4
3:00 pm Cancer Biology Program/Women’s Cancer Research Center Weekly Seminar Series @ Virtual
Speaker: Eric Chang, PhD
Title: Associate Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology Department, Baylor College of Medicine
Lecture Title: “NF1/Neurofibromin, More Than Just a Ras GAP in Breast Cancer and More — a Lesson Learned from Patients”

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Fri, Mar 5
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

Tue, Mar 9
12:30 pm Hillman Basic and Translational Research Seminar Series @ Virtual
Speaker: Craig Kaplan, PhD
Title: Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: “Mechanisms of RNA Polymerase II Transcription”

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Wed, Mar 10
9:00 am Hillman Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Virtual
Speaker: Diala Fatima Hamade, Postdoc
Title: Department of Radiation Oncology (Dr. Epperly’s lab)
Lecture Title: “Lactobacillus reuteri synthesizing IL-22 (LR-IL-22) Protects the Intestine to Facilitate Whole Abdomen Irradiation (WAI) in Ovarian Cancer”

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9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
10:00 am Hillman Cancer Center Cytometry Facility Virtual Seminar Series @ Virtual
Speaker: Paul Dascani, PhD
Title: Operations Director, HCC CF
Lecture Title: “Cytek Aurora – Spectral Cytometry Basics and Applications”

An introduction to Spectral Cytometry and the Cytek Aurora platform. Learn how the Aurora can EASILY be used to conduct 30+ parameter cytometry studies or enhance existing experiments. Specifically, we will discuss optimal panel design for both mouse and human studies.

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Thu, Mar 11
12:00 pm Aging Institute Research Seminar Series @ Virtual (Zoom)
Speaker: Adam Antebi, Ph.D.
Title: Director, Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne, Germany
Lecture Title: "Convergent mechanisms of longevity"

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3:00 pm Cancer Biology Program/Women’s Cancer Research Center Weekly Seminar Series @ Virtual
Speaker: Lan Coffman, MD, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Magee-Womens Research Institute
Lecture Title: “The role of the stromal microenvironment in ovarian cancer initiation”

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Fri, Mar 12
9:00 am Cancer Biology Program Retreat @ Virtual
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12:00 pm Bridgeside Research Forum @ Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503

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12:00 pm University of Pittsburgh Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar @ Virtual
Speaker: Amanda C. Poholek, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Division of Rheumatology) and of Immunology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Lecture Title: "Tissue-Specific Transcriptional Regulation of T Cell Immunity"

Dr. Poholek’s March 12 SVC lecture will be virtual, and registration is required to receive event information. Click to register: https://bit.ly/3hDMgIo.

Tue, Mar 16
12:30 pm Hillman Basic and Translational Research Seminar Series @ Virtual
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
Lecture Title: “Real World Evidence”

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Wed, Mar 17
8:00 am Division of Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds @ Virtual
Speaker: Darrell Triulzi, MD
Title: Professor, Director, Division of Transfusion Medicine Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Medical Director, Institute for Transfusion Medicine
Lecture Title: “Chronic Red Cell Exchange for Patients with High Risk Sickle Cell Disease”

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OBJECTIVES: The review and update physicians on latest advances in multidisciplinary care of oncologic disease.

This Conference will be held every Wednesday at 8:00 am.  Course Director is Robert Redner, MD, Professor of Medicine.      

9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
10:00 am Meso Scale Discovery (MSD) Seminar @ Virtual
Speaker: Gaurav Deshmukh
Title: Principal Field Application Scientist
Lecture Title: "Biomarker Detection with Next Generation Multiplexing and High Sensitivity Immunoassays"

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Meso Scale Discovery (MSD) enables researchers to measure very low levels of secreted and intracellular biomarkers, such as cytokines, chemokines, and phosphoproteins, in a variety of complex sample types with minimal volume.If you are utilizing ELISA, Western Blots, or Bead Based immuno-assays and want to learn more about how you can obtain increased analytical performance while multiplexing then please join us for this event.

 

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Thu, Mar 18
3:00 pm Cancer Biology Program/Women’s Cancer Research Center Weekly Seminar Series @ Virtual
Speaker: Anushka Dongre, PhD
Title: Postdoctoral Associate, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Lecture Title: “Potentiating the efficacy of Immune Checkpoint Blockade by targeting the Epithelial- Mesenchymal Transition in Breast Carcinomas”

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Fri, Mar 19
12:00 pm Bridgeside Research Forum @ Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503

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Tue, Mar 23
12:30 pm Hillman Basic and Translational Research Seminar Series @ Virtual
Speaker: Kaylee Schwertfeger, PhD
Title: Associate Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota, Masonic Cancer Research Center, Minneapolis, MN
Lecture Title: “JAK/STAT Regulation of Macrophages in Mammary Gland Development and Breast Cancer”

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Wed, Mar 24
8:00 am Division of Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds @ Virtual
Speaker: Muhammad Shaalan Beg, MD, MSCS
Title: Associate Professor, Hematology/Medical Oncology; Director, Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Lecture Title: “Drugs, Trial Design and Big Data: Developing a Patient Focused Drug Approval Process for Pancreatic Cancer”

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9:00 am Hillman Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Virtual
Speaker: Namrata Kumar
Title: Graduate Student Researcher, Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology (Dr. Van Houten’s lab)
Lecture Title: “Global and Transcription-Coupled Repair of 8-oxoG is Initiated by Nucleotide Excision Repair Proteins”

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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
Speaker: Steffi Oesterreich, PhD
Title: Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, Magee-Womens Research Institute / University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Lecture Title: "The Important of Understanding Less Frequent Breast Cancer Subtypes"

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2:00 pm Oncology Disease Site Updates @ Virtual
Speaker: Ashok Muthukrishnan, MD
Title: Chief of Nuclear Medicine, UPMC Presbyterian/Shadyside
Lecture Title: "Myths and Mysteries of Unclear (nuclear) Medicine and PRRT"

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 Learning Objectives 

  • Identify symptoms of disease in patients with cancer 
  • Identify treatment side effects in patients receiving therapy for cancer diagnosis 
  • Recall knowledge gained to recognize and manage side effects and toxicities experienced by patients with cancer 
Thu, Mar 25
3:00 pm Cancer Biology Program/Women’s Cancer Research Center Weekly Seminar Series @ Virtual
Speaker: Alexander Muir, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor, University of Chicago
Lecture Title: “What's There to Eat Around Here? How Nutrient Availability Impacts Tumor Biology”

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Fri, Mar 26
12:00 pm Bridgeside Research Forum @ Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503

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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

Tue, Mar 30
12:00 pm Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar @ Virtual
Speaker: Cynthia Reinhart-King, PhD
Title: Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering School of Engineering Vanderbilt University
Lecture Title: “Mechanomedicine in Cancer: Targeting Mechanics to Treat Metastasis”
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Abstract:
Mechanomedicine is an emerging area of mechanobiology that seeks to develop and apply therapeutics that target mechanical changes within cells and tissues.  During cancer progression, there are numerous mechanical changes that are specific to the tumor microenvironment and tumor cells. In this talk, I will describe my lab’s efforts to understand the forces driving cell movements in the tumor microenvironment.  Combining tissue engineering approaches, mouse models, and patient samples, we create and validate in vitro systems to understand how cells navigate the tumor stroma environment with the goal of identifying novel targets of cancer metastasis. Microfabrication and native biomaterials are used to build mimics of the paths created and taken by cells during metastasis. Using these platforms, we have described a role for a balance between cellular energetics, cell and matrix stiffness, and confinement in determining migration behavior. Moreover, we have extended this work into investigating the role of the mechanical microenvironment in tumor angiogenesis to show that mechanics guides vessel growth and integrity. I will discuss the mechanical influences at play during tumor progression and the underlying biological mechanisms driving angiogenesis and metastatic cell migration with an eye towards potential therapeutic avenues.
 
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Cynthia A. Reinhart-King, PhD.
Cynthia Reinhart-King is the Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering and the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University.  Prior to joining the Vanderbilt faculty in 2017, she was on the faculty of Cornell University where she received tenure in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. She obtained undergraduate degrees in Chemical Engineering and Biology at MIT and her PhD at the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Bioengineering. Her lab’s research interests are in the areas of cell mechanics and cell migration specifically in the context of cancer and atherosclerosis. She was awarded the Rita Schaffer Young Investigator Award in 2010 and the Mid-Career Award in 2018 from the Biomedical Engineering Society, an NSF CAREER Award, the 2010 Sonny Yau ‘72 Excellence in Teaching Award, a Cook Award for “contributions towards improving the climate for women at Cornell,” the Zellman Warhaft Commitment to Diversity Award from the Cornell College of Engineering, and the Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Award for Research. She is a fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), and she was an inaugural New Voices Fellow of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine. She is currently a standing member of the NIH CMT study section panel and Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of AIMBE.
12:30 pm Hillman Basic and Translational Research Seminar Series @ Virtual
Speaker: Christopher J. Bakkenist, PhD
Title: Professor, Departments of Radiation Oncology and Pharmacology & Chemical Biology; Vice Chair for Research, Department of Radiation Oncology; Associate Director for Education and Training, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center; Member, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Genome Stability Program
Lecture Title: “DNA Damage Response and Cancer Immunity”

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Wed, Mar 31
8:00 am Division of Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds @ Virtual
Speaker: Linwah Yip, MD, FACS
Title: Chief, Division of Breast and Endocrine Surgery; Associate Professor of Surgery; Program Director, Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program, UPMC; Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Lecture Title: “Update on Molecular Testing for Thyroid Cancer”

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9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
12:00 pm Brain, Behavior, and Cancer @ Virtual
Speaker: Esa M. Davis, MD MPH FAAFP
Title: Associate Professor Medicine, Clinical and Translational Science Medical Director, UPMC Tobacco Treatment Service
Lecture Title: "Tackling Perioperative Tobacco use with a Telemedicine Tobacco Treatment Program”

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Abstract: Smoking tobacco during the perioperative period increases rates of surgical complications and hospital readmissions. The UPMC Tobacco Treatment Service collaborated with Orthopedic surgery to develops a telemedicine tobacco cessation program for patients undergoing total joint replacement surgery. We present this pathway and our lessons learned highlighted in our recent publication in New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst.

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4:00 pm Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy Program @ Virtual
Speaker: Mengying Hu / Adam Soloff, PhD
Lecture Title: “Tumor Associated Antigen Burden Predicts the Response of Immune Naïve Tumors to Immune Checkpoint Inhibition” / “Neuropilin-2 isoforms in Macrophage Regulation: A Pathway for Targeting Tumor-associated Macrophages”

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Thu, Apr 1
3:00 pm Cancer Biology Program/ Women’s Cancer Research Center Weekly Seminar Series @ Virtual
Speaker: Partha Roy, PhD
Title: Associate Professor, Bioengineering Department, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: “Cytoskeletal Dysregulation in Renal Cancer Opens Up Novel Targets”

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

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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

Tue, Apr 6
9:45 am Advancing Research Through Computing Bi-Annual Symposium @ Virtual

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12:30 pm Hillman Basic and Translational Research Seminar @ Virtual
Speaker: Robbie G. Majzner, MD
Title: Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology-Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
Lecture Title: “Overcoming Novel Resistance Mechanisms for CAR T Cell Therapy”

Host: Warren Shlomchik, MD

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Wed, Apr 7
8:00 am Division of Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds: @ Virtual
Speaker: Laura K. Ferris, MD, PhD
Title: Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology and Clinical & Translational Science Institute Chief of Dermatology, UPMC St. Margaret; Hospital Director of Clinical Trials, UPMC Department of Dermatology
Lecture Title: “An Update on Melanoma Screening”

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9:00 am Hillman Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Virtual
Speaker: Sui Sui Hao, Postdoc
Title: Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology (Dr. Zhang’s lab)
Lecture Title: “Synthetic Lethality in Colon Cancer Cells Deficient in Werner Helicase and DNA Mismatch Repair”

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9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Thu, Apr 8
12:00 pm Aging Institute Research Seminar Series @ Virtual (Zoom)
Speaker: Joseph Takahashi, Ph.D.
Title: Professor and Chair, Dept. of Neuroscience; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Loyd B. Sands Distinguished Chair in Neuroscience; Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Lecture Title: "Circadian Clocks and the Importance of Timing in Aging and Longevity"

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2:00 pm UPMC Hillman Women’s Task Force Panel Discussion @ Virtual

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Pitt faculty, staff and students can view the film anytime for free here: Picture a Scientist
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Did you know that less than 25% of STEM jobs in the United States are held by women? This disparity is even worse for women of color. The documentary “Picture a Scientist” provides a stark view of the STEM landscape as told by three women who have experienced the struggle for equity firsthand. 

Please join our expert panel, including one of the filmmakers and moderated by Co-chairs of the Senate Research Committee, on April 8thto discuss the film, its lessons, its applicability to Pitt, and the path forward toward gender and racial equity in STEM.

3:00 pm Cancer Biology Program/Women’s Cancer Research Center Weekly Seminar Series @ Virtual
Speaker: Sandra Cascio, PhD
Title: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Lecture Title: “EGFL6 Modulates Tumor-Associated Myeloid Cell Differentiation and Function in HGSOC”

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

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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 Hillman Cancer Virology Program WIP Seminar Series @ Virtual
Speaker: Joseph Perez (Sarkar Lab)
Lecture Title: Non-Canonical Roles of Oligoadenylate Synthetase 1 During Viral and Bacterial Infections

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12:00 pm UPMC Hillman Women’s Task Force Virtual Lunch @ Virtual
Speaker: Drs. Penny Morel and Shilpa Sant
Title: Co-Chairs of the University Senate Research Committee

We will be debriefing on the panel discussion sponsored by the University Senate Research Committee that is on Thursday, April 8th at 2 PM EST about the powerful movie Picture a Scientist. The movie follows three women scientists as they navigate challenges throughout their careers. There is a flyer attached that shows you how to join this important panel discussion. You can also watch the film at any time for free using your Pitt credentials (see flyer for more info). 

 

Our Women’s Taskforce virtual lunch on April 9th will be led by the co-chairs of the University Senate Research Committee, Penny Morel, MD, Professor of Immunology and Shilpa Sant, PhD, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Bioengineering. Please find info on the luncheon below along with the Zoom login info. If you are interested in leading a luncheon, please contact me directly at tbruno@pitt.edu (Tullia Bruno). All trainees, faculty, and staff (of all gender identities) are welcome to participate. 

 

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Mon, Apr 12
7:00 pm University of Pittsburgh “The Pittsburgh Lens” Series: “Chasing Covid” Film and Discussion @ Virtual
Speaker: Dr. Peter Salk, Dr. Sylvia Owusu-Ansah and Dr. Anita McElroy
Pitt Hosts Vaccine Film Premiere April 12 Online
Panel discussion follows

“Chasing COVID,” a 30-minute film featuring the work of Pitt’s Center for Vaccine Research (CVR), will be available online at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 12, the 66th anniversary of the Salk polio vaccine being declared “safe and effective.”

Created by filmmaker and Pitt senior lecturer Carl Kurlander, this engaging program takes viewers inside the lab of CVR director Paul Duprex, PhD, who, with his team, is engaged in a global collaboration to develop a COVID-19 vaccine that encompasses what is known about the virus’ emerging variants.

For information and registration, visit https://calendar.pitt.edu/event/chasingcovid#.YG37UBNKh-V.

In addition to Duprex and Kurlander, a post-screening panel discussion will feature:

·       Peter Salk, MD, professor of infectious diseases and microbiology at the Graduate School of Public Health and president of the Jonas Salk Legacy Foundation. One of the first to get his father’s then-experimental polio vaccine, he will reflect on lessons that historic collective effort has in today’s battle against COVID-19.

·       Sylvia Owusu-Ansah, MD, MPH, assistant professor of pediatrics and of emergency medicine. One of the earliest African American physicians to be vaccinated against COVID-19, she will talk about her engagement with communities concerned about vaccine hesitancy and equitable vaccine distribution.

·       Anita McElroy, MD, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics. In addition to collaborating with Duprex on a measles-vector vaccine candidate for COVID-19, McElroy runs the F*A*B Lab, which focuses on some of the world’s deadliest infectious diseases such as Ebola and Rift Valley fever virus.

·       The panel will be moderated by Kornelia Tancheva, director of the University of Library System.

 

 

Wed, Apr 14
8:00 am Division of Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds @ Virtual
Speaker: Steffi Oesterreich, PhD
Title: Professor of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology; Vice-Chair for Translational Pharmacology, University of Pittsburgh; Co-Director, Women's Cancer Research Center, Magee Women's Research Institute and UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Lecture Title: “Translational Research on Breast Cancer Metastases”

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