Seminar Series

This interdisciplinary seminar series addresses cutting-edge clinical, translational, and basic research topics in cancer and is a focal point of the educational and inter-programmatic activities of the Cancer Center.

Seminars are every Friday at 12 pm in the Wolstein Research Building Auditorium (1-413) unless otherwise noted below and also will be live-streamed. Seminars will not be available for viewing at a later date. 

CME credit will be available for those who attend seminars live or log in to the Livestream. 

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Upcoming Seminar Series Presentations


Stanislav Emelianov, PhD

Livestream Link: 

"Ultrasound and Photoacoustic Imaging and Image-Guided Therapy using Nanoscale Theranostic Agents"

Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University School of Medicine

Joseph M. Pettit Chair, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar

Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Radiology


Zhenghe "John" Wang, PhD 

Livestream Link:

"Killing Cancer Cells by Suicide Bombing Attack with the Neutrophil Extracellular Traps"

Vice Chair for Faculty Development, Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University

Dale H. Cowan M.D. – Ruth Goodman Blum Professor of Cancer Research

Professor, Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences

Co-Leader, Cancer Genomics and Epigenomics Program, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center


Jian Yu, PhD

"Stressing Out Mutant KRAS Colon Cancer"

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Professor of Pathology

Professor of Radiation Oncology


Christopher Hine, PhD

"Advancing Cancer Treatment with Geroscience Approaches"

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine

Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic

Member, Molecular Oncology Program, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

10/7/2022 Homecoming Weekend -- No Seminar

Joe Costello, PhD

"Can We Make Tumor Cells Mortal Again?"

Karen Osney Brownstein Endowed Chair in Molecular Neuro-Oncology

Professor in Residence, Department of Neurological Surgery

University of California San Francisco


Olof Pearson Memorial Lecture

Catherine Bollard, MBChB, MD

"Cell Therapies for Cancer: Beyond Traditional Car-T"

Bosworth Chair for Cancer Biology

Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine

Director, Center for Cancer and Immunology Research

Director, Program for Cell Enhancement and Technologies for Immunotherapy

Children’s National Hospital/George Washington University


Special Joint Seminar: Case CCC & Department of Neuroscience 

"Cancer, Chemotherapy and Nerves"

Rosalind Siegal, MD, PhD

Harvard Medical School/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dean for Graduate Education

Professor, Neurobiology Department


Eileen White, PhD 

"Role of Autophagy in Cancer, Metabolism, and Immunity"

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Deputy Director, Chief Scientific Officer, Associate Director for Basic Research, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Distinguished Professor, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

Ludwig Princeton Branch, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research


Neetu Gupta, PhD

"Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma: Molecular Features of Treatment Resistance and Insights into Outcomes and Toxicities of Adoptive Cellular Immunotherapy"

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Associate Staff, Department of Inflammation and Immunity, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic

Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine

Member, Immune Oncology Program, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center


Yi Zhang, PhD

"Utilization of tRNA as a Cofactor Beyond Ribosomal Translation"

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine

Member, Cleveland Center for Membrane & Structural Biology


Anna Giuliano, PhD 

"Research that Supports the Goal of Eliminating Cancers Caused by HPV"

Founding Director, Center for Immunization and Infection Research in Cancer, Moffitt Cancer Center


Thanksgiving -- No Seminar


Avery Posey, PhD

"Truncated O-glycans as Targets for CAR T-cells"

University of Pennsylvania

Assistant Professor, Department of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics, Perelman School of Medicine


Alexander "Sandy" Anderson, PhD

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Director, Center of Excellence in Evolutionary Therapy

Richard O. Jacobsen Distinguished Endowed Chair, Integrated Mathematical Oncology Department


 Jonathan Shoag, MD

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, CWRU, School of Medicine

Member, Population and Cancer Prevention Program, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

University Hospitals, Department of Urology