Spring 2011

Spring 2011

Cancer Center Seminar Series

Spring 2011 Schedule 

Fridays 12:30-1:30pm
McKim Hall Auditorium, unless otherwise noted

The UVA Cancer Center presents this seminar series.  Refreshments will be served outside McKim Auditorium beginning at 12:00.

Please note, the Seminar Series is not being offered for CME credit.

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Speaker and Title


Erik Knudsen, PhD
Deputy Director for Research, Kimmel Cancer Center, Professor of Cancer Biology, Thomas Jefferson University

Tumor heterogeneity and therapeutic sensitivity: the RB-pathway in breast cancer
David Brautigan, PhD
McKim Auditorium


Ian Macara, PhD
Harrison Distinguished Professor of Microbiology

Cell Polarity in Morphogenesis and Metastasis
Sally Parsons, PhD
McKim Auditorium

Amir Jazaeri, MD
Associate Professor, Division of Gynecologic Oncology

ennifer Scalici, MD
Clinical Fellow, Division of Gynecologic Oncology
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Ovarian Carcinogenesis: Molecular Features and Clinical Applications
Sally Parsons, PhD

McKim Auditorium


Mary Laughlin, MD
Director, Stem Cell Transplantation Program, Division of Hematology/Oncology

The Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms Underlying UCB Allogeneic Immune Tolerance
Geoff Weiss, MD
McKim Auditorium

Jill Slack-Davis, PhD
Assistant Professor of Research, Department of Microbiology

VCAM-1 and VLA-4:  Mediators of Ovarian Cancer Metastasis
Sally Parsons, PhD
McKim Auditorium


Tim Bender, PhD
Professor, Department of Microbiology

Amandeep Salhotra  MD
Fellow, Hematology/Oncology

Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma: New Tricks from an Old Dog
Sally Parsons, PhD McKim Auditorium

Willem Overwijk, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology - Research, Division of Cancer Medicine, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Cancer vaccines as sinks and graveyards for tumor-specific killer T cells
Craig Slingluff, MD

McKim Auditorium

Deborah Watkins Bruner, PhD, RN, FAAN
Independence Professor of Nursing Education, Director, Recruitment, Retention and Outreach Core (RROC) Facility, Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania

Symptom Management: Intersection of NCI Cooperative Group Research with the NCI Translational Pathway Model
Mary Ropka, PhD, RN, FAAN
McKim Auditorium

Jacqueline Lees, PhD
Ludwig Scholar, Professor of Biology and Associate Director, David H. Koch, Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, MIT
Anindya Dutta, MD, PhD
McKim Auditorium

Paul Read, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

Mitchell Macado, MD
Fellow, Hematology/Oncology

Head & Neck Cancer and Human Papilloma Virus: What we know...and where do we go...
Sally Parsons, PhD
McKim Auditorium


David James, PhD
Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, Berthold and Belle N. Guggenhime Endowed Chair, Associate Director and Principal Investigator, Brain Tumor Research Center, University of California, San Francisco

Mouse Models in Brain Tumor Research
Roger Abounader, MD, PhD
McKim Auditorium


Marcus W. Bosenberg, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Dermatology and Pathology, Yale School of Medicine

Malignant Melanoma: Modeling Tumor Heterogeneity in Mice

Tim Bullock, PhD and Daniel Gioeli, PhD
McKim Auditorium

Lance Liotta, MD PhD
Co-Director, Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine
Professor, George Mason University

Chip Petricoin, PhD
Co-Director, Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine
Professor, George Mason University

Development and Clinical Implementation of Proteomic Technologies for Personalized Medicine

Michael Weber, PhD

McKim Auditorium


Michael Dyer, PhD
Co-Leader, Developmental Therapeutics for Solid Malignancies Program, Developmental Neurobiology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Retinoblastoma: Bridging Developmental Neurobiology and Cancer Genetics
Hui Li, PhD
McKim Auditorium

Kevin Lynch, PhD
Professor, Department of

Matthew Quesenberry MD
Fellow, Hematology/Oncology

The Skinny on The Fat: Lysophosphatidic Acid and Cancer

Sally Parsons, PhD
McKim Auditorium


Mark Jameson, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology

Samhita Chakraborty MD
Fellow, Hematology/Oncology
Sally Parsons, PhD McKim Auditorium

Elise Kohn, MD
Head, Molecular Signaling Section, Senior Investigator, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute
Linda Duska, MD
McKim Auditorium

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