Connect Science Seminar Series

The DF/HCC Connect:Science seminar series offers remote participation through Zoom (create an account here) to pull our community of faculty, trainees, and lab staff together during this difficult time and it promotes engagement during these next several weeks. We plan to involve speakers who are leaders in cancer biology, immune oncology and other fields from across the world. This seminar series will be broadcast to researchers around the globe and recorded for subsequent viewing.

The series which began on March 23, has switched to a twice weekly format as of July 6, and will now be held every Tuesday and Thursday. All talks will be begin at 12 PM EST.

Organized by:

March 2

Altered systemic metabolism and pancreatic cancer: Early disease biology and detection

HOST: Timothy Rebbeck    

  • Brian M. Wolpin, MD, MPH
    BRIAN M. WOLPIN, MD, MPH

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

March 4

Cell lineage defines therapy resistance in neuroblastoma

HOST: Alejandro Gutierrez    

  • Rani George, MD, PhD
    RANI GEORGE, MD, PHD

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

March 9

Residual tumor cells persisting through cytotoxic therapies: new perspectives on the biology & therapeutic targeting of “Minimal” Residual Disease

HOST: David Weinstock     

  • Constantine Mitsiades, MD, PhD
    CONSTANTINE MITSIADES, MD, PHD

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

March 11

Hijacking the Ubiquitin System for Protein Degradation Therapeutics

HOST: Michael Eck    

  • Eric Fischer, PhD
    ERIC FISCHER, PHD

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

March 16

Charting the topography of normal and malignant differentiation with single cell multi-omics

HOST: Priscilla Brastianos    

  • Dan Landau, MD, PhD
    DAN LANDAU, MD, PHD

    New York Genome Center

March 18

TALK TITLE TBD

HOST: KORNELIA POLYAK    

  • Myles Brown, MD
    MYLES BROWN, MD

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

March 23

Targeting CDK4/6 in cancer: new insights and opportunities

HOST: Sandra McAllister    

  • Shom Goel, B Med Sci, MBBS , FRACP, PhD
    SHOM GOEL, B MED SCI, MBBS , FRACP, PHD

    Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

March 25

Searching for genetic network and cancer vulnerability

HOST: Lee Zou    

  • Junjie Chen, PhD
    JUNJIE CHEN, PHD

    MD Anderson Cancer Center

March 30

Targeting heterogeneity in breast cancer

HOST: David Weinstock    

  • Kornelia Polyak, MD, PhD
    KORNELIA POLYAK, MD, PHD

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

April 1

TALK TITLE TBD

HOST: Sandra McAllister    

  •  Jennifer Wargo, MD
    JENNIFER WARGO, MD

    MD Anderson Cancer Center

APRIL 6

NO LECTURE

Wednesday, April 7

TALK 1- TITLE TBD
TALK 2- TITLE TBD

HOST: KORNELIA POLYAK    

  • Bert Vogelstein, MD
    BERT VOGELSTEIN, MD

    Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

  • Drew Pardoll, MD, PhD
    DREW PARDOLL, MD, PHD

    Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

April 8

MYC drives small cell lung cancer (SCLC) subtype plasticity

HOST: Sandra McAllister     

  • Trudy Oliver, PhD
    TRUDY OLIVER, PHD

    Huntsman Cancer Institute

April 13

TALK TITLE TBD

HOST: Judith Agudo    

  • Stephanie Dougan, PhD
    STEPHANIE DOUGAN, PHD

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

April 15

Cellular lipid homeostasis: From lipid droplets to lipotoxicity in cancer

HOST: Eric Fischer     

  • James Olzmann, PhD
    JAMES OLZMANN, PHD

    University of California, Berkeley

April 20

TALK TITLE TBD

HOST: Kornelia Polyak   

  • Jean Zhao, PhD
    JEAN ZHAO, PHD

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

April 27

TALK TITLE TBD

HOST: David Pellman   

  • Andrea Ablasser, PhD
    ANDREA ABLASSER, PHD

    EPFL

May 4

TALK TITLE TBD

HOST: Judy Lieberman    

  • Andrea Califano, PhD
    ANDREA CALIFANO, PHD

    Columbia University Irving Medical Center

May 18

TALK TITLE TBD

HOST: Judy Lieberman    

  • Thomas Westbrook, PhD
    THOMAS WESTBROOK, PHD

    Baylor College of Medicine

May 25

Tumorigenesis in the setting of DNA repair deficiencies

HOST: Ralph Scully    

  • Agata Smogorzewska, MD, PhD
    AGATA SMOGORZEWSKA, MD, PHD

    The Rockefeller University

June 1

Talk Title TBD

HOST: Ralph Scully    

  • Dipanjan Chowdhury, PhD
    DIPANJAN CHOWDHURY, PHD

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Please click here for a full list of recorded Connect:Science talks.

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