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Seminars & Symposia

The Cancer Biology Seminar Series

This weekly seminar series features lectures by local, national, and international cancer researchers invited by the Department of Cancer Biology. Unless indicated otherwise, all seminars will be held virtually over ZOOM from Noon to 1:00 pm (EST). For more information, please contact Pilar Ramos-Richey at

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September 17th

Chrystelle Vilfranc, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Chunying Du’s Lab
Title: "Elucidating the Role of BRUCE in Liver Disease Pathogenesis"

Jennifer Bourn, PhD Post-Doc, Dr. Susan Waltz’s Lab
Title: “Epithelial-specific Ron signaling suppresses innate immune responses in breast cancer

September 24th

Mary Bedard, MSTP/CCB Student, Dr. Susa Wells’s Lab
Title: "Translational Studies of Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis"

Daniel Hall, PhD, Post-Doc, Dr. Jiajie Diao’s Lab
Title: "Structural studies of the human ULK1 autophagy complex"

October 1st

Jose Javier, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Marie-Dominque Filippi’s Lab
Title: "Increased TGF beta signaling modulates stress hematopoiesis after acute inflammation"

Hang Liu, Post-Doc, Dr. Jun-Lin Guan’s Lab
Title: Activated TBK1 caused the aggregation of p62 in FIP200 deficient neural stem cells”

October 8th

Vivienne Woo, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Theresa Alenghat’s Lab
Title: “Commensal bacterial-derived retinoic acid primes host defense to intestinal infection”

Pranjal Sarma, PhD, Post-Doc, Dr. Dave Plas’s Lab
Title: “S6K1 and S6K2 networking with the AXL tyrosine kinase in PTEN-deficient glioblastoma

October 16th
Symposium on Tumor Microenvironment 2020, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, Virtual Event 
Presented by the Department of Cancer Biology and Division of Hematology Oncology at University of Cincinnati 
College of Medicine. 
All welcome! Register at by October 14th to receive password access.
October 22nd

Jiajie Diao, PhD
Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Department of Cancer Biology
Title: “Munc18 regulates syntaxin clustering induced by phase separation”

October 29th

Hengyao Niu, PhD
Assistant Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Indiana University
Title: “Mechanism of DNA break processing in eukaryote

November 5thStan DeVore, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Gurjit Khurana Hershey’s lab
Title: “The Role of CARD14 in Atopic Dermatitis”

Kangqiang Qiu, Post-Doc, Dr. Jiajie Diao’s Lab
Title: "Studying lysosomes with SIM"

November 12th

Phillip Witcher, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Douglas Millay’s Lab
Title: "The Role of Myomaker in Myoblast Fusion"

Sameer Patel, MD,CMQ,FACS,FSSO,
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Dept. of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology
Title: “The Role and Mechanism of Voltage-Gated Potassium Channel, Kv1.3, in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma

November 19th

Josh Bennett, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Daniel Starczynowsky’s Lab
Title: "Targeting IRAK1 and IRAK4 in AML"

Mingang Hao, PhD, Post-Doc, Dr. Jun-Lin Guan’s Lab
Title: "Exploring the role of autophagy in ERBB2-driven breast cancer

November 26th

No Seminar Thanksgiving Holiday

The William J. Larsen Distinguished Lecture Series

This is an annual seminar to honor the memory of William J. Larsen, PhD. Each year, the invited speaker is a leader in the field of developmental biology. The William J. Larsen Distinguished Lecture Series page.

The Cincinnati Cancer Symposium Series

This annual symposium features an international panel of renowned experts in a specific, timely topic in cancer research.

CCB Faculty Seminar Series

This seminar series provides an opportunity for CCB faculty members to share their research and receive feedback from their colleagues. It meets twice a month and attendance is limited to CCB faculty and selected senior postdocs.

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Department of Cancer Biology

Vontz Center for Molecular Studies
3125 Eden Avenue
PO Box 670521
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0521

Mail Location: 0521
Phone: 513-558-5323
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