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Wed, Apr 21
9:00 am Hillman Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Virtual
Speaker: Shruthi Hamsanathan, Research Scientist
Title: Department of Medicine (Dr. Gurkar’s lab)
Lecture Title: “Burn fat, live longer?”

Contact Natalie King at kingn5@upmc.edu for Zoom meeting details.

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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 and Seminar Series @ Virtual
Speaker: Kai Ding
Title: Graduate Student, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Lecture Title: “In Depth Single Cell Profiling of a Case of Bone Metastases With Associated Organoid Models Reveals a Precision Medicine Approach to Treatment”

Please join us, VIRTUALLY, for our MWRI/WIP Series, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 @ 12pm

 

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Work-in-Progress Conference & Seminar Series

 

“In depth single cell profiling of a case of bone metastases with associated organoid models reveals a precision medicine approach to treatment”

Kai Ding, Graduate Student,

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine – Pittsburgh, PA

 

Objective: 

  1. Occurring in 65-80% of metastatic breast cancer (BC), bone metastasis (BoM) is the major cause of BC related mortality. Like other cancers, BC BoM has high inter- and intra-patient heterogeneity. Thus, understanding disease evolution and heterogeneity of BoM at the individual patient level will be key to guide precise application of targeted therapies. In this study, we described in depth histologic and single cell molecular characterization of a case of invasive lobular breast cancer (ILC) metastasis to bone, and examined potential therapeutic targets with associated organoid models.

 

 

 

“Zinc protection of fertilized eggs is an ancient feature of sexual reproduction in animals”

Rachel Bainbridge, PhD Student,

Carlson Lab, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Biological Sciences

Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology Program

 

 

Objective: 

  1. In most sexually reproducing organisms, it is vital that the egg is fertilized by only one sperm. In order to ensure this occurs, eggs utilize polyspermy blocks, mechanisms that inhibit the entry of multiple sperm. Recently, it has been observed that mammalian eggs release zinc at activation, a phenomenon hypothesized to contribute to the polyspermy block. We seek to demonstrate that this zinc release is conserved in non-mammalian eggs, and to directly test zinc’s ability to inhibit fertilization.

 

 

Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Time:
12:00 to 1:00 PM
Location: VIRTUALLYMagee-Women’s Research Institute, Conference Center, 1st Floor

 

For program questions, please contact Dr. Mellissa Mann @ 412-641-7950. 

CME and CEU credits can be earned by attending WIP and providing required information. 

Fri, Apr 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 Hillman Cancer Virology Program WIP Seminar Series @ Virtual
Speaker: Xiaoyang Yu (Guo Lab)
Lecture Title: "Identification of Epigenetic Compounds That Inhibit Hepatitis B Virus Transcription"

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Tue, Apr 27
12:30 pm Hillman Basic and Translational Research Seminar @ Virtual
Speaker: Timothy Hand, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Immunology; Member, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy Program
Lecture Title: “Microbiome-Specific T cells Activate Anti-Tumor Immunity in Colorectal Cancer”

Host: Roddy O’Sullivan, PhD

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Wed, Apr 28
8:00 am Division of Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds @ Virtual
Speaker: Filip Janku, MD, PhD
Title: Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Investigational Cancer Therapeutics Center, Medical Director, Clinical and Translational Research Center, Associate Member, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Lecture Title: “Targeting Innate Immunity with Intratumor Therapies”

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9:00 am Hillman Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Virtual
Speaker: Thong Luong, Graduate Student Researcher
Title: Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics (Dr. Bernstein’s lab)
Lecture Title: “Regulation of the RECQL4 family during the DNA Damage Response”

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9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
1:00 pm Tsinghua Scholars Virtual Poster Session 1: Cancer @ Virtual

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The current class of Tsinghua University visiting research scholars at the University of Pittsburgh will present their work during virtual poster sessions from 1–2 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, April 28 and 29 via Zoom. For Tsinghua scholars, participation in such poster sessions provides an important opportunity to practice describing their scientific research in a professional setting before mentors, fellow students, and other trainees and faculty.

 

In a collaboration that began in 2011, medical students from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, come to the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine for a two-year biomedical research training program. Periodic poster sessions typically take place yearly in Pittsburgh and Beijing to build relationships and educate each site about the other’s work.

 

A downloadable copy of the poster abstracts can be found here.

 

SESSION 1—CANCER
MODERATOR—PETER DRAIN, PHD
28 APRIL, 1:00 P.M.
https://pitt.zoom.us/j/95873320946

Meeting ID: 958 7332 0946

Passcode: 230882

Scholar Mentor Project/Topic
CAI Zongyou Linda McAllister-Lucas, MD, PhD/Peter Lucas, MD, PhD Impaired host MALT1 protease activity inhibits tumor growth and shapes tumor immune microenvironment
HU Shikai Satdarshan (Paul) Monga, MD NOTCH-YAP1/TEAD-DNMT1 axis drives hepatocyte reprogramming into intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma
LI Xiang Tullia Bruno, PhD Interrogating B cell and tertiary lymphoid structure heterogeneity in HPV-driven cancer
LIU Simeng Adrian Lee, PhD RET (rearranged during transfection) as a novel therapeutic target in breast cancer metastases
WU Yang Steffi Oesterreich, PhD Hotspot ESR1 mutations drive breast cancer metastasis by reprogramming cell-cell adhesion ability
1:00 pm Tsinghua Scholars Virtual Poster Session 2: Immunology, Inflammation and Sepsis I @ Virtual

The current class of Tsinghua University visiting research scholars at the University of Pittsburgh will present their work during virtual poster sessions from 1–2 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, April 28 and 29 via Zoom. For Tsinghua scholars, participation in such poster sessions provides an important opportunity to practice describing their scientific research in a professional setting before mentors, fellow students, and other trainees and faculty.

 

In a collaboration that began in 2011, medical students from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, come to the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine for a two-year biomedical research training program. Periodic poster sessions typically take place yearly in Pittsburgh and Beijing to build relationships and educate each site about the other’s work.

 

A downloadable copy of the poster abstracts can be found here.

 

SESSION 2—IMMUNOLOGY, INFLAMMATION, AND SEPSIS I
MODERATOR—TIM BILLIAR, MD
28 APRIL, 1:00 P.M.
https://pitt.zoom.us/j/98519153511

Meeting ID: 985 1915 3511

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FAN Lu Heth Turnquist, PhD Regulatory T cell-derived amphiregulin activates fibroblasts to promote chronic rejection after heart transplantation
JIANG Ting Tim Billiar, MD TLR9 modulates peritoneal immunity via regulating the biology of fibroblastic reticular cells
LI Haiyue Daniel Kaplan, MD, PhD Cognate antigen rechallenge expands the numerical size of resident memory T cells in epidermis and triggers their migration into circulation
LIU Qixing Mandy McGeachy, PhD The role of IL17-IκBζ signaling in stromal cells and dextran sodium sulfate-induced (DSS) colitis
4:00 pm Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy Program @ Virtual
Speaker: Alok Joglekar, PhD / Jason Lohmueller, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor, Immunology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine / Assistant Professor, Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Lecture Title: “T Cell Antigen Discovery for Understanding and Engineering Immunity” and “Engineering Universal Chimeric Antigen Receptors (CARs) for Cancer Therapy”

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Thu, Apr 29
1:00 pm Tsinghua Scholars Virtual Poster Session 3: Immunology, Inflammation and Sepsis II @ Virtual

The current class of Tsinghua University visiting research scholars at the University of Pittsburgh will present their work during virtual poster sessions from 1–2 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, April 28 and 29 via Zoom. For Tsinghua scholars, participation in such poster sessions provides an important opportunity to practice describing their scientific research in a professional setting before mentors, fellow students, and other trainees and faculty.

 

In a collaboration that began in 2011, medical students from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, come to the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine for a two-year biomedical research training program. Periodic poster sessions typically take place yearly in Pittsburgh and Beijing to build relationships and educate each site about the other’s work.

 

A downloadable copy of the poster abstracts can be found here.

 

SESSION 3—IMMUNOLOGY, INFLAMMATION, AND SEPSIS II
MODERATOR—STEFFI OESTERREICH, PHD
29 APRIL, 1:00 P.M.
https://pitt.zoom.us/j/97953297713

Meeting ID: 979 5329 7713

Passcode: 610126

WANG Yupeng Greg Delgoffe, PhD Metabolic stress in the tumor interstitial fluid drives long-term T cell dysfunction
ZHANG Jinyi Amanda Poholek, PhD Blimp-1 expressing lung ILC2s are a distinct cell population in allergic asthma
XU Zhongli Wei Chen, PhD Integrative analysis of spatial transcriptome with single-cell transcriptome and single-cell epigenome in mouse lungs after immunization
YANG Haopu Takis Benos, PhD/Alison Morris, MD, PhD Circulating microbial cell-free DNA is associated with inflammatory host responses in severe pneumonia
ZENG Yanlin Reinhard Hinterleitner, PhD Protists protect from loss of oral tolerance and the development of celiac disease
1:00 pm Tsinghua Scholars Virtual Poster Session 4: Neuroscience (Part 1) and Infectious Diseases (Part 2) @ Virtual

The current class of Tsinghua University visiting research scholars at the University of Pittsburgh will present their work during virtual poster sessions from 1–2 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, April 28 and 29 via Zoom. For Tsinghua scholars, participation in such poster sessions provides an important opportunity to practice describing their scientific research in a professional setting before mentors, fellow students, and other trainees and faculty.

In a collaboration that began in 2011, medical students from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, come to the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine for a two-year biomedical research training program. Periodic poster sessions typically take place yearly in Pittsburgh and Beijing to build relationships and educate each site about the other’s work.

A downloadable copy of the poster abstracts can be found here.

 

SESSION 4—NEUROSCIENCE (PART 1) AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES (PART 2)
MODERATOR—TIM GREENAMYRE, MD, PHD
29 APRIL, 1:00 P.M.
https://pitt.zoom.us/j/91820019387

Meeting ID: 918 2001 9387

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CHEN Haichao Sarah Ross, PhD Logic of the spinal output neurons that convey nociception (pain) to the brain
CHENG Yuanchen Rob Turner, PhD Subthalamic nucleus activity changes during freezing-like behaviors in Parkinsonian monkeys
GUO Siying Pat Moore, MD, MPH/Yuan Chang, MD Mice with S82A mutation in 4e-bp1 protein are predisposed to develop T cell lymphoma after sub-lethal total body irradiation
SHI Qingya Ivet Bahar, PhD Systems-level analysis reveals anti-SARS-CoV-2 repurposable drugs and compounds targeting the host cell
WEI Yuliang Nicolas Sluis-Cremer, PhD Mutations in the HIV-1 3’-polypurine tract and integrase strand-transfer inhibitor resistance
Fri, Apr 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

Tue, May 4
12:30 pm Hillman Basic and Translational Research Seminar
Speaker: Frank McCormick, PhD, FRS, DSc (Hon)
Title: Professor, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center; David A. Wood Distinguished Professor of Tumor, Biology & Cancer Research; Scientific Director, NCI RAS Initiative, Frederick, MD
Lecture Title: “RAS Proteins in Human Disease”

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Hosts: Steffi Oesterreich, PhD and Ron Buckanovich, MD, PhD

Sponsored by CBP

 

 

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Wed, May 5
8:00 am Hillman Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Virtual
Speaker: Michelle Lynskey
Title: Graduate Student Researcher, Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology (Dr. O’Sullivan’s lab)
Lecture Title: “Understanding the Role of Oncohistones in Establishing the ALT Chromatin Environment”

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9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Thu, May 6
3:00 pm Cancer Biology Program/Women’s Cancer Research Center Weekly Seminar Series @ Virtual
Speaker: Rinda Soong, MD, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology
Lecture Title: “The Quest for the Enigmatic Precursors and Subtypes of Pelvic High-Grade Serous Carcinoma”

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Fri, May 7
10:00 am STI Transplantation Biology Seminar @ Virtual
Speaker: Gavin Pettigrew
Title: University Reader in Clinical and Experimental Transplantation, Department of Surgery, University of Cambridge
Lecture Title: “Helper T cell responses in transplantation”

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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, May 11
12:00 pm Aging Institute Research Seminar Series @ Virtual (Zoom)
Speaker: Jonathan David Brown, Ph.D.
Title: Assistant Professor of Medicine; Division of Cardiovascular Medicine; Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Lecture Title: TBD

Please use the following link to register:

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12:30 pm Hillman Basic and Translational Research Seminar @ Virtual
Speaker: Jing-Hsiung James Ou, Ph.D.
Title: Professor and Fletcher Jones Foundation Chair, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
Lecture Title: “Hepatitis C Virus and Autophagic Response?”

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Wed, May 12
8:00 am Division of Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds @ Virtual
Speaker: Ross L. Levine, MD
Title: Chief, Molecular Cancer Medicine Service, HOPP; Member, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program; Attending Physician, Leukemia Service, Department of Medicine Center for Epigenetics Research Center for Hematologic Malignancies; Laurence Joseph Dineen Chair in Leukemia Research Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
Lecture Title: “Deciphering and Targeting Clonal Evolution and Hematopoietic Transformation”

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9:00 am Hillman Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Virtual
Speaker: Matthew Schiach, PhD & Zhou Zhong, PhD
Title: Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology (Dr. Van Houten’s lab)
Lecture Title: “Watching DNA repair in real-time: from single molecules to cells”

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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: Michael Meyer
Title: Lab Manager, CF
Lecture Title: "Compensation Basics: The relationship between voltage settings, MFI, and spillover"

During this 1-hour workshop, you will learn how to properly set up compensation settings for your flow cytometry experiments. We will review how to limit spillover into channels and will utilize both a simple 4 color panel and a more complex 15 color panel as examples.

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Thu, May 13
3:00 pm Cancer Biology Program/Women’s Cancer Research Center Weekly Seminar Series @ Virtual
Speaker: Dorota Jazwinska
Title: PhD Candidate, Zervantonakis Lab
Lecture Title: “Dynamics of ovarian cancer invasion through mesothelial barriers”

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Fri, May 14
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 Hillman Women’s Taskforce Virtual Lunch @ Virtual
Speaker: Dr. Yvonne Chao
Title: Assistant Professor, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Lecture Title: "Combatting Imposter Syndrome"

“We are so excited to host our last virtual Women’s Taskforce lunch on Friday, May 14th at 12 PM EST

After our May meeting, we will be taking a break for the summer. If you are interested in learning more about the taskforce or have an idea for a fall luncheon, please reach out to me directly at tbruno@pitt.edu (Tullia Bruno).

Our Women’s Taskforce virtual lunch on May 14th will be led Dr. Yvonne Chao. Dr, Chao is a new Assistant Professor at the Hillman Cancer Center. The title of her lunch topic is “Combatting Imposter Syndrome.” She will share her experience with imposter syndrome and will present tips and tricks to stop feeling like a fraud. We are so excited to learn together. Thanks for leading the discussion, Dr. Chao! Please find info on the luncheon below along with the Zoom login info. As always, all trainees, faculty, and staff (of all gender identities) are welcome to participate.”

 

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Tue, May 18
12:30 pm Hillman Basic and Translational Research Seminar @ 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: “Applications of Propensity Score Analyses”

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Wed, May 19
8:00 am Division of Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds @ Virtual
Speaker: Daniela Matei, MD
Title: Diana Princess of Wales Professor in Cancer Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Co-leader Translational Research in Solid Tumors Program, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Lecture Title: “Driver and Suppressor Mechanisms in Ovarian Cancer Stem Cells”

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9:00 am Hillman Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Virtual
Speaker: Sarah Hengel, PhD
Title: ACS Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology (Dr. Bernstein’s lab)
Lecture Title: “The BRCA2-interacting protein, PDS5B, and SPIDR are novel Shu complex components”

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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: Sayali Onkar
Title: PhD candidate, Vignali and Oesterreich Labs, Department of Immunology (PMI), University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Lecture Title: “Investigating the immune microenvironment of primary estrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast cancer”

Please join us, VIRTUALLY, for our MWRI/WIP Series, Wednesday, May 19, 2021 @ 12pm

 

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Work-in-Progress Conference & Seminar Series

Investigating the immune microenvironment of primary estrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast cancer”

Sayali Onkar

PhD candidate, Vignali and Oesterreich Labs, Department of Immunology (PMI),

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Objective: 

  1.  Immunotherapy has revolutionized outcomes in several different tumor types but is relatively unsuccessful in treating ER+ breast cancer. Our project aims to dissect the immune microenvironment through multipronged approaches for assessing the type and function of infiltrating immune cell subsets in treatment-naive tumor tissue and peripheral blood from patients with ER+ invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) and invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC), the two major histological subtypes of ER+ breast cancer. Through comprehensive global analysis of immune cells and their potential interactions, we identified macrophages and CD8 T cells as important subsets that can be potentially targeted in ER+ breast cancer to improve patient outcomes.

 

“Impact of SARS-CoV-2 infection in spermatogonial stem cells”

Ana Martinez Marchal, PhD.

Postdoctoral Associate. Miguel Brieño-Enriquez Lab

Magee-Womens Research Institute

Objective: 

  1.  The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), led to more than 126,265,724 million infected individuals and over 2,769,853 global deaths by the end of March 2021. The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is an enveloped, positive-sense, single-stranded RNA betacoronavirus of the family Coronaviridae. The main target of these virus is the lungs, but new reports about COVID-19 indicate its effects on other organs, including kidney, brain and testis. SARS-CoV-2 uses the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptor and the transmembrane protease serine 2 (TMPRSS2) to invade human cells. Based on ACE2 and TMPRSS2 expression, the testis has been classified as being at high risk of infection by SARS-CoV-2. Indeed, patients with COVID-19 suffer from testicular discomfort, which can be associated with viral orchitis. Similarly, some studies have reported reduced testosterone levels in the serum from COVID-19 patients. These data suggest that COVID-19 could affect male reproductive function, in fact the presence of SARS-CoV-2 has been detected in the testis of some deceased patients of COVID-19 as well as in some semen samples of patients in the acute and recovery phase of COVID-19. Our preliminary analysis of the testis of 5 patients deceased due to COVID-19 and their respective controls showed increased germ cell apoptosis, micro thrombosis, and infiltration of lymphocyte CD3+. Strikingly, we observed that almost all the apoptotic cells were spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs). Non-apoptotic SSCs also displayed signs of DNA damage and oxidative stress. Using single nuclei RNA-seq, RNAscope, and immunohistochemistry, we will interrogate the effects of COVID-19 on human testis from the macroscopic presentation to the single cell, providing an important basis to understand the SSC alterations that may hamper fertility in COVID-19 survivors.

  

 

Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Time:
12:00 to 1:00 PM
Location: VIRTUALLYMagee-Women’s Research Institute, Conference Center, 1st Floor

 

For program questions, please contact Dr. Mellissa Mann @ 412-641-7950. 

CME and CEU credits can be earned by attending WIP and providing required information. 

Thu, May 20
3:00 pm Pittsburgh Center for Interdisciplinary Bone & Mineral Research Virtual Seminar Series @ Virtual
Speaker: Wei Du, MD, PhD
Title: Department of Medicine, Associate Professor, Genome Stability Program, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: “Hematopoietic stem cell and bone marrow niche”

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Fri, May 21
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 Hillman Cancer Virology Program WIP Seminar Series @ Virtual
Speaker: Jian Feng
Lecture Title: "N6-methyladenosine (m6A) Mediate Innate Immune Response During Bacteria and Viral Infections"
Hillman Cancer Virology Program WIP Seminar Series:
“N6-methyladenosine (m6A) Mediate Innate Immune Response During Bacteria and Viral Infections”
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Jian Feng
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Mon, May 24
9:30 am Chalk Talk @ Virtual
Speaker: Anushka Dongre, PhD
Title: Postdoctoral Associate, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, MA
Lecture Title: “The epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) drives refractory responses of breast carcinomas to immune checkpoint blockade therapies”

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Tue, May 25
12:30 pm Hillman Basic and Translational Research Seminar @ Virtual
Speaker: Hassane M. Zarour, MD
Title: Professor of Medicine, Immunology and Dermatology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Co-Leader, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy Program
Lecture Title: “Manipulating the Gut Microbiome to Improve Current Immunotherapies of Cancer”

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Wed, May 26
8:00 am Division of Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds @ Virtual
Speaker: Zahra Kelly, DO / William Maguire, MD, PhD
Lecture Title: "Phase II Neoadjuvant Trial of Anti PD1 vs Anti PD1/TIM-3 in Resectable/Oligometastatic Melanoma" and "Therapeutic Prevention of Melanoma: Developing Biomarkers and Endpoints for Use in Early Phase Clinical Trials"

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9:00 am Hillman Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Virtual
Speaker: Mariarosaria De Rosa
Title: Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Environmental & Occupational Health (Dr. Opresko’s lab)
Lecture Title: “The role of BER enzymes in telomeric 8-oxoG processing and telomere maintenance”

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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: Special 30’ Seminar @ Virtual
Speaker: Natacha M. De Genna, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Epidemiology; Director, YoungMoms Study
Lecture Title: “Dual Use of Combustible Tobacco and Cannabis - Part 2: Implications for Cancer and Interdisciplinary Research”

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Abstract: This talk will provide a brief overview of the epidemiology of cannabis and tobacco use, the significance of dual use, and findings on correlates and predictors of dual use in observational cohort studies. 

4:00 pm Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy Program Meeting @ Virtual
Speaker: Dr. Maninjay Atianand and Dr. Rajeev Dhupar
Lecture Title: “Gene Regulation by Long Noncoding RNAs” and “Malignant Pleural Disease (and Other Fun Things)”

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Fri, May 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

Wed, Jun 2
8:00 am Division of Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds @ Virtual
Speaker: Nicoletta Machin, DO, and Kevin Quann, MD, PhD

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9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Thu, Jun 3
3:00 pm Cancer Biology Program/Women’s Cancer Research Program Weekly Seminar @ Virtual
Speaker: Naveen Tangudu

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Fri, Jun 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 Hillman Cancer Virology Program WIP Seminar Series @ Virtual
Speaker: Alexander Marchetti

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Wed, Jun 9
8:00 am Division of Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds @ Virtual
Speaker: Monica Malhotra, MD, and Anjali Rohatgi, MD, PhD
Lecture Title: "Phase I Clinical Trial of Veliparib in Combination with Carboplatin and Paclitaxel in Solid Tumors" and "Investigating the Role of B Cells in the Tumor Microenvironment of Metastatic Melanoma"

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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: Jacob Glass
Title: Senior Application Scientist, Beckman Coulter
Lecture Title: "Cytometry Skills Workshop II”

The Cytometry Facility is proud to announce the Cytoflex LX is on the way! For our last virtual seminar, we will be re-introducing the technology. In brief, the CytoFLEX LX Flow Cytometer is an expansion of the CytoFLEX Platform. This flagship model expands research possibilities with six lasers and 21 color parameters. Six spatially separated lasers allow panels to be spread across the spectrum reducing cross talk and spectral overlap. The fully activated instrument includes three fluorescent channels from the 355 nm (UV) laser, five from the 405 nm (Violet) laser, three from the 488 nm (Blue) laser, five from the 561 nm (Yellow Green) laser, three from the 638 nm (Red) laser, and two from the 808 nm (Infrared) laser. The available 96-well plate sample loader allows for high-throughput applications and fits inside the instrument preserving the compact footprint. Please join us to learn more about this new instrument!

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Thu, Jun 10
12:00 pm Aging Institute Research Seminar Series @ Virtual (Zoom)
Speaker: Alessandro Bartolomucci, Ph.D.
Title: Ancel Keys Biomedical Scholar in Physiology and Metabolism; Director, Physiology Core, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology, University of Minnesota
Lecture Title: "Stress as a Driver of Aging"

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3:00 pm Cancer Biology Program/Women’s Cancer Research Program Weekly Seminar @ Virtual
Speaker: Sanghoon Lee

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Fri, Jun 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

Wed, Jun 16
8:00 am Division of Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds @ Virtual
Speaker: Mark W. Geraci, MD
Title: Associate Vice Chancellor for Interdisciplinary Research, Health Sciences; Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: “Lung Cancer Chemoprevention: Implications for Early Carcinogenesis”

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9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Thu, Jun 17
3:00 pm Cancer Biology Program/Women’s Cancer Research Program Weekly Seminar @ Virtual
Speaker: Sanghoon Lee (X. Wang Lab)
Lecture Title: "Integral Genomic Signature Modeling in Breast Cancer to Predict HER2-targeted Therapy Response"

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Fri, Jun 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

Tue, Jun 22
9:00 am Genome Stability Program Virtual Mini-Retreat @ Virtual

This event will start at 9:00 a.m. with numerous talks from trainees and conclude with a keynote lecture at 12:30 p.m. 

Our Keynote speaker is Dr. Graham Walker, American Cancer Society Professor and HHMI Investigator at MIT, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He will deliver a talk from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. entitled “Unravelling Mutagenic Translesion Synthesis: A Journey from the Ames Test to Cancer Chemotherapy,” and will meet with trainees afterward. Dr. Walker holds an R35 NIEHS merit award entitled, “Mechanisms of Eukaryotic Environmental Mutagenesis” and is researching therapeutics that inhibit mutagenic translesion DNA synthesis to sensitize cancer cells to chemotherapy.  

 

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Wed, Jun 23
8:00 am Special Seminar @ Virtual
Speaker: Colin D. Weekes, MD, PhD
Title: Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

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9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Thu, Jun 24
12:00 pm Brain, Behavior, and Cancer Seminar @ Virtual
Speaker: Hayley S. Thompson, Ph.D.
Title: Professor, Department of Oncology, Wayne State University School of Medicine; Associate Center Director, Community Outreach & Engagement; Faculty Supervisor, Office of Cancer Health Equity & Community Engagement (OCHECE), Karmanos Cancer Institute
Lecture Title: “The Group-Based Medical Mistrust Scale (GBMMS): A Look Back and a Look Ahead”

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Abstract: Medical mistrust that is informed by membership in a marginalized group has been investigated across a range of health conditions and health behaviors using the GBMMS. This presentation will review this literature and discuss next steps in addressing the role of medical mistrust in health disparities. 

3:00 pm Cancer Biology Program/Women’s Cancer Research Program Weekly Seminar: @ Virtual
Speaker: Raquel Buj and Han Zhang
Lecture Title: “Suppression of p16 Alleviates the Senescence-Associated Secretory Phenotype” and “Use Intragenic Rearrangement Burden to Predict Immune Response of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor”

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Fri, Jun 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

Mon, Jun 28
12:00 pm Special Seminar @ Virtual
Speaker: Dr. Nelson Chen
Title: Associate Professor Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics University of Illinois at Chicago Director Biostatistics Shared Resource Core University of Illinois Cancer Center
Lecture Title: Novel Adaptive Designs for Phase I Clinical Trials

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Wed, Jun 30
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 Pilot Project Review @ Virtual
Speaker: Dr. Lawrence Kane, Dr. Jason Lohmueller, Dr. Sawa Ito, Dr. Warren Shlomchik, Dr. Tullia Bruno and Dr. Timothy Hand
Lecture Title: “Function of Chimeric Antigen Receptors Containing the Tim-3 Signaling Domain,” “A Pilot Study of IFN-Y to Treat Acute Myeloid Leukemia That Has Relapsed After Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation” and “Identification of the Bacterial Inducers of Tertiary Lymphoid Structures in Rectal Cancer”
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Fri, Jul 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

Wed, Jul 7
9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Fri, Jul 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

Wed, Jul 14
9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Fri, Jul 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

Wed, Jul 21
9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Fri, Jul 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

Wed, Jul 28
9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Fri, Jul 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

Wed, Aug 4
9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Fri, Aug 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

Wed, Aug 11
9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Fri, Aug 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

Wed, Aug 18
9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Fri, Aug 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

Wed, Aug 25
9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Fri, Aug 27
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, Sep 1
9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Fri, Sep 3
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, Sep 8
9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Fri, Sep 10
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, Sep 15
9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Fri, Sep 17
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, Sep 22
9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Fri, Sep 24
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, Sep 29
9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Fri, Oct 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, Oct 6
9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Fri, Oct 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, Oct 13
9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
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