Seminar Series

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

These weekly seminars are held Fridays at 12p at the Wolstein Research Building Auditorium, 1-413 (unless otherwise stated). 

Upcoming Seminar Series Presentations


Stephen B. Thomas, PhD
Professor, Health Services Administration
Director, Maryland Center for Health Equity
University of Maryland, School of Public Health

Topic: "Eliminating Racial & Ethnic Health Disparities"

Presented by the Office of Cancer Disparities Research


H. Charles Manning, PhD
Director, Vanderbilt Center for Molecular Probes 
Professor of Radiology, Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, 
Neurosurgery, and Chemical and Physical Biology
Vanderbilt Ingram Professor of Cancer Research and
VICC Director of Cancer Imaging Research
VU Institute of Imaging Science

Topic: TBD

Presented by the Cancer Imaging Program


Elena B. Pasquale, PhD
Director, Academic Affairs
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Topic: "Diversification of EphA2 receptor signaling in cancer by ligands and S/T kinases"

Presented by the Molecular Oncology Program

10/5/2018 TBD

Eben Rosenthal, MD
Associate Director of Clinical Care, Stanford Cancer Institute
Medical Director, Stanford Cancer Center

Presented by the Cancer Imaging Program

Topic: "Enhanced surgical margin detection – ‘Light up my tumor’ "


Luis Alberto Diaz, Jr., MD
Head, Division of Solid Tumor Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Presented by the GI Cancer Genetics Program


David Avigan, MD
Chief, Section of Hematological Malignancies and Bone Marrow Transplantation, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Presented by the Hematopoietic and Immune Cancer Biology Program


Kurt M. Ribisl, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Health Behavior
Program Leader, Cancer Prevention and Control
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

Presented by the Cancer Prevention Control and Population Research Program


James Connor, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Neurosurgery, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics
Vice Chair of Neurosurgery Research
Director, Center for Aging and Neurodegenerative Diseases
Penn State University

Presented by the Brain Initiative


Raghu Kalluri, MD, PhD
Principal Investigator
RE Bob Smith Distinguished Chair in Cancer Research
Professor and Chair, Department of Cancer Biology
Director, Metastasis Research Center
CPRIT Established Investigator
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Presented by the GU Malignancies Program


Chuanyue Wu, PhD
Chair, Professor, Vice President and Provost, Department of Biology
Southern University of Science and Technology

Presented by the Molecular Oncology Program