Events

Upcoming Events

October 26
8:00 am – 8:45 am
Neuro Oncology Cancers Tumor Board

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

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

Hillman Cancer Center (Ambulatory Side), 2nd Floor Meeting Room
October 27
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series
Speaker: Lin Zhang, PhD
Title: Professor, Dept of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Lecture Title: Immunogenic Cell Death in Colorectal Cancer Therapy and Prevention

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UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
October 28
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds
Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting
Speaker: Pinnakin Pandya, PhD
Title: Post-doctoral associate, Department of Computational and Systems Biology (Dr. Jacob Stewart Ornstein Lab)
Lecture Title: “Non-canonical roles of wild-type p53 in melanoma”

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Virtual (Zoom)
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting
Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
October 29
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower
October 30
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Bridgeside Research Forum

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

Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503
November 2
8:00 am – 8:45 am
Neuro Oncology Cancers Tumor Board

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

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

Hillman Cancer Center (Ambulatory Side), 2nd Floor Meeting Room
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Faculty Candidate Seminar
Speaker: Amy M. Whitaker, Ph.D.
Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Department of Cancer Biology, University of Kansas Cancer Center
Lecture Title: "APE1: A DNA Repair Swiss Army Knife"

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Virtual (Zoom)
November 3
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series
Speaker: Kara Bernstein, PhD
Title: Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: "Annual Update from the Women's Task Force"

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UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
November 4
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds
Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting
Speaker: Shikhar Uttam, Ph.D
Title: Department of Computational and Systems Biology
Lecture Title: “Nanoscale nuclear architecture mapping of colorectal cancer risk and spatial systems biology of its recurrence”

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Virtual (Zoom)
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting
Speaker: Shikhar Uttam, Ph.D
Title: Department of Computational and Systems Biology
Lecture Title: “Nanoscale nuclear architecture mapping of colorectal cancer risk and spatial systems biology of its recurrence”

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Virtual (Zoom)
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting
Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
November 5
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower
November 6
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Bridgeside Research Forum

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

Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Women Faculty/Trainee Luncheon

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

Hillman Cancer Center, 1st Floor Conference Room
November 9
8:00 am – 8:45 am
Neuro Oncology Cancers Tumor Board

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

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

Hillman Cancer Center (Ambulatory Side), 2nd Floor Meeting Room
November 10
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series
Speaker: Daniel Normolle, PhD
Title: Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health; Director, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Biostatistics Facility, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: "Real World Evidence"

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UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
November 11
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds
Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting
Speaker: Sara Sannino
Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Biological Sciences (Dr. Jeff Brodsky's lab)
Lecture Title: "Compensatory modulation of proteostasis networks after Hsp70 inhibition in cancer cells"

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Virtual (Zoom)
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting
Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
MWRI Work-in-Progress Conference & Seminar Series
Speaker: Sandra Casio, Ph.D., and Sarah Munyoki, B.A.
Title: See description.
Lecture Title: See description.

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

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

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Work-in-Progress Conference & Seminar Series 

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

Sandra Casio, Ph.D.

Research Assistant, Professor

Department of OBGYN-Reproductive Sciences

Magee-Womens Research Institute, Pittsburgh, PA

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

 

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

 Sarah Munyoki, B.A

5th year Graduate Student

Integrative Systems Biology Program

Orwig Lab- Magee-Womens Research Institute

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 

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

Virtual (Zoom)
November 12
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower
November 13
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Bridgeside Research Forum

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

Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503
November 16
8:00 am – 8:45 am
Neuro Oncology Cancers Tumor Board

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

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

Hillman Cancer Center (Ambulatory Side), 2nd Floor Meeting Room
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Faculty Candidate Seminar
Speaker: Bret Freudenthal, Ph.D.
Title: Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Department of Cancer Biology, University of Kansas School of Medicine
Lecture Title: "Watching the DNA Damage Response: From Atoms to Complexes"

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Virtual (Zoom)
November 17
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series
Speaker: Ana Carrizosa Anderson, PhD
Title: Associate Professor of Neurology; Institute Member, Broad Institute, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Lecture Title: "An Endogenous Steroid Signaling Circuit in Tumor Tissue Promotes T cell Dysfunction and Determines Response to Checkpoint Blockade"

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UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center
November 18
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds
Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting
Speaker: Maria Beecher,
Title: Graduate Student, Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology (Ben Van Houten Lab)
Lecture Title: "Potential role of nucleotide excision repair proteins in oxidative demethylation of 5-methylcytosine)

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