Neuro-Oncology

The Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Grand Rounds offers a multidisciplinary HMS CME Conference open to DF/HCC institutions (BWH, BIDMC, HSPH, HMS, and MGH). The DF/HCC series hosts renowned local, national, and international speakers presenting relevant research and scientific discoveries in adult and pediatric neuro-oncology.  All talks begin at 10:00 AM via the Zoom platform. Please note: To minimize speaker distraction, the event will close to new attendees 15 minutes after the start time.

  • Susan Chang, MD
    SUSAN CHANG, MD

    Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center



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2021



Steve carried out his PhD studies in zebrafish developmental biology at the MRC National Institute for Medical Research, London (1998-2002). As a postdoc and latterly a Beit Memorial Fellow he explored mechanisms of embryonic stem cell differentiation and neural stem cell self-renewal at the Universities of Edinburgh and University of Cambridge in the laboratory of Prof Austin Smith FRS.

He established his own independent laboratory at the UCL Cancer Institute in 2010, where he expanded his interests into transcriptional regulatory mechanisms in human neural stem cells and glioblastoma. In 2013 he relocated to the University of Edinburgh and is based at the Centre for Regenerative Medicine. He held the prestigious Cancer Research UK Senior Fellow from 2014-2020 and was made full Professor of Stem Cell and Cancer Biology in 2017.

Steve has published widely in the areas of stem cell biology, cancer biology, reprogramming, genome editing and mammalian synthetic biology. His research interests focus on transcriptional and epigenetic mechanisms of neural stem cell self-renewal and differentiation, and how these are deregulated in cancer. He is also leading several projects exploring small molecule and gene therapy approaches to target newly uncovered pathways. He is science lead for the CRUK Brain Cancer Centre of Excellence, and Director of the Glioma Cellular Genetics Resource, which provides high-quality human neural stem cells and patient-derived glioblastoma primary cell models to the research community.

Steven Pollard website: https://www.ed.ac.uk/regenerative-medicine/research/steve-pollard

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Beth Stevens is an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School in the FM Kirby Neurobiology Center at Boston Children’s Hospital, an Institute Member of the Broad Institute and the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. 

Her research is focused on understanding how neural-immune interactions in the brain sculpt synapses during normal development and disease. She and her team discovered that microglia, the brain’s resident immune cells, prune neural connections in response to signals from the classical complement pathway, a branch of the immune system. Her lab has uncovered a diverse set of immune molecules that regulate this process in the brain during normal development, providing insights into the pathological synapse loss of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and schizophrenia. She has adopted an interdisciplinary approach that straddles the fields of genetics, immunology, and neuroscience to understand  how neural-immune interactions regulate brain wiring, neural circuit function, and behavior.

Stevens was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2015. She has also shared the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Research Award with Steven McCarroll and Michael Carroll in 2016 for their collaborative work on C4 and schizophrenia 

Stevens received her B.S. at Northeastern University. She carried out her graduate research at the National Institutes of Health and received her Ph.D. from University of Maryland, College Park. She completed her postdoctoral research at Stanford University with Ben Barres.

Beth Stevens website – https://www.stevenslab.org/ 

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  • Michael Platten, MD
    MICHAEL PLATTEN, MD

    University Hospital Mannheim

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  • Maryam Fouladi, MD, MSc, FRCP
    MARYAM FOULADI, MD, MSC, FRCP

    Nationwide Children's Hospital

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  • NADA JABADO, MD, PHD
    NADA JABADO, MD, PHD

    Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre

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  • WOLFGANG WICK, MD, PHD
    WOLFGANG WICK, MD, PHD

    German Cancer Research Center

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Please note: To minimize speaker distraction, the event will close to new attendees 15 minutes after the start time.

Zoom Link: https://dfci.zoom.us/j/93330960072?pwd=bURYZmhzUTFUMHBoREl6Qy9xNDgrdz09

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For more information about this seminar series, email: dfhcc@partners.org or Julia Broccoli