Fall 2014

Fall 2014

Cancer Center Seminar Series

Fall 2014 Schedule

Fridays 12:30-1:30pm

Jordan Hall, Room 1-14, unless otherwise noted.

The UVA Cancer Center presents this seminar series. Lunch will be served in the Jordan Hall Lobby at 12:00.

Please note, the Seminar Series is not being offered for CME credit. For more information regarding the Seminar Series please contact Carmen L. Garcia or Dan Gioeli, PhD



Speaker and Title




Jonathan Irish, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Cancer Biology

Vanderbilt University


Targeting Rare Therapy  Resistant Cancer Cells Using Single Cell Biology

Joanne Lannigan, MS

Hui Zong, PhD

Associate Professor of Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology

School of Medicine

University of Virginia


Know your enemies to win the war: dirty tricks of cancer cells revealed by mouse genetic mosaic model

Dan Gioeli, PhD



Charles N. Landen, Jr., MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Gynecologic Oncology Division

University of Virginia


Identifying Mediators of Chemoresistance in Ovarian Cancer

Dan Gioeli, PhD

Jae-Il Park, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Experimental Radiation Oncology

Division of Radiation Oncology

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


Wnt Signaling and Cell Plasticity in Cancer

Kwon Park, PhD

Diane Krause, MD, PhD

Professor of Laboratory Medicine, of Cell Biology and of Pathology

Assoc. Director, Yale Stem Cell Center - Assoc. Director, Transfusion Medicine Service -Medical Director, Clinical Cell Processing Laboratory - Medical Director, Advanced Cell Therapy Laboratory

Yale University


Role of MKL and Guanine Exchange Factors in Megakaryocytopoiesis

Adam Goldfarb, PhD

Alejandro Sweet Cordero, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Stanford University School of Medicine


Notch Signaling, Cancer Stem Cells and Chemoresistance in Lung Cancer

Kwon-Sik Park, PhD

John Wang, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Genetics

Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

Case Western Reserve University


Targeting mutant PIK3CA/p110 alpha for cancer therapy

Thomas P. Loughran, Jr., MD



Valerie M. Weaver, PhD

Departments of Surgery, Anatomy, and Bioengineering & Therapeutics Sciences
Director, Center for Bioengineering & Tissue Regeneration
Co-Director, Bay Area PSOC
Co-Director, UCSF Brain TMEN Program
UC San Francisco

Forcing Transformation and Metastasis

Kevin Janes, PhD

Michael Hilinski, PhD

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

University of Virginia


Selective Inhibitors of RSK as Anticancer Drug Leads: A Medicinal Chemistry Story

Dan Gioeli, PhD

Mark B. Williams, PhD

Associate Professor of Radiology

University of Virginia

Talk Title TBD

Dan Gioeli, PhD



Jennifer Munson, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

University of Virginia

The Contributions of the Tumor Microenvironment in Cancer Invasion and Progression

Dan Gioeli, PhD

Mark Kester, PhD

Professor, Pharmacology

University of Virginia

Nano ‘Solutions’ for Cancer Imaging and Therapy


Dan Gioeli, PhD