Spring 2014

Spring 2014

Cancer Center Seminar Series

Spring 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 Sally Parsons, PhD




Speaker and Title




Michael Williams, MD

Michael E. Williams, MD, ScM

Byrd S. Leavell Professor of Medicine and Professor of Pathology

Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology

Loren D. Erickson, PhD

Associate Professor, Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology

University of Virginia

Mantle Cell Lymphoma: Improving Response and Survival Via Targeted Therapeutics

Sally Parsons, PhD

Robert Meyer, MD

Associate Professor, Public Health Sciences

Director, Virginia Center for Translational and Regulatory Sciences

University of Virginia

Regulatory Science and FDA

John S. Lazo, PhD

Zygmunt Derewenda, PhD

Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics

University of Virginia

Structural Studies of the RSK Kinase: the RiSKy Business of Drug Design

Sally Parsons, PhD



Laahn Foster, MD - Hematology Oncology Fellow, University of Virginia

Obstacles and Opportunities in Cancer Immunotherapy

Sally Parsons, PhD

Hui Zong, PhD

Associate Professor of Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology
University of Virginia

Know Your Enemies to Win the War:  Dirty Tricks of Cancer Cells Revealed by Mouse Genetic Mosaic Model

Sally Parsons, PhD

Dongfeng Pan, PhD

Associate Professor of Radiology and Medical Imaging
University of Virginia

A Novel Tumor Targeting Molecule as a Carrier for Cancer Imaging and Therapy

Sally Parsons, PhD

Nicole Murray, PhD

Associate Professor of Cancer Biology and Consultant

Mayo Clinic

Atypical Protein Kinase Cs in Pancreatic Cancer

John Zheng Fu, PhD



Rosandra Kaplan,MD

Head, Tumor Microenvironment Section
Pediatric Oncology Branch
Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute,
National Institutes of Health

Niche Dynamics in Metastasis

Janet Cross, PhD

Spring Break


Julien Sage, PhD

Associate professor of Pediatrics and Genetics


Novel Therapeutic Targets in Lung and Pancreatic Cancers

Kwon Park, PhD

Kathleen Mulder, PhD

Professor College of Medicine

Department Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Penn State University

Decreased Tumor Progression and Invasion by a Novel Anti-Cell Motility Target for Human Colorectal Carcinoma Cells

John Fu Zheng, PhD



Victor Engelhard, PhD

Professor of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology
University of Virginia

Phosphopeptides Displayed by MHC Molecules as New Generation Cancer Vaccine Targets

Sally Parsons, PhD

Daniela Dinulescu, PhD

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Principal Investigator, Division of Women's and Perinatal Pathology

Eugene Braunwald Research Center

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Development of Ovarian Cancer Models to Advance Early Detection and Prevention Strategies

Jill Slack-Davis, PhD

Todd Stukenberg, PhD

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
University of Virginia

Mechanisms of Chromosome Instability (CIN) in Human Tumors

Sally Parsons, PhD

Karl P. Feurlein, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology

University of Virginia Health System

Diffusion-Weighted MRI – Measuring Water Mobility To Detect and Characterize Cancer

Sally Parsons, PhD



Charles N. Landen, MD, MS

Associate Professor, Gynecologic Oncology Division

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

University of Alabama at Birmingham


"Development of the Patient-Derived Xenograft Model to Identify De Novo Mediators of Chemoresistance"

Susan Modesitt, MD

Morgan O'Brien, MD

Hematology Oncology Fellow, University of Virginia

Combination Therapy for the Treatment of Metastatic Melanoma

Sally Parsons, PhD

Monte Winslow, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Genetics

Stanford University School of Medicine

Kwon Park, PhD