The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center hosts a monthly seminar series that is open to all faculty and staff. For more information, contact Susan Ruppert at 975-0359 or

2015 Seminars:
Unless noted, all seminars will be held in the Wallace Tumor Institute Conference Room 101.

January 13, 2015
Ted Kaptchuk, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Director, Program of Placebo Studies &Therapeutic Encounter, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Placebo Effects: How is Medicine More Than Drugs and Surgery?
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

January 23, 2015
Ritu Aneja, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biology; Director of Graduate Studies in Biology; Georgia State University, Atlanta
How to be Good at Being Bad: Centrosome Amplification, Clustering, and Mitotic Propensity are the Dark Art Weaponry of Cancer Cells
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

February 4, 2015
Kasturi Mitra, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics, Division of Research; Associate Scientist, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cancer Cell Biology Program
Mitochondrial Fission Protein DRP1 as an Emerging Tumor Suppressor
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

February 9, 2015
Go van Dam, M.D., Ph.D., Principal Investigator at Optical Imaging Research Group Groningen (OIRGG); Professor Surgical Oncology, University Medical Center Groningen; Groningen, The Netherlands
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

May 15, 2015
Ichiro Nakano, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Director, Neural Cancer Stem Cell Program, Department of Neurological Surgery, James Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbus, OH
Brain Cancer Stem Cell-Directed Therapeutic Development
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
*Lunch will be served. Contact Spira Steyn at 975-0438 for more information.


Previous Seminars

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Isao Eto, Ph.D., Associate Professor,
 UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences
To Cycle, or Not to Cycle, That is the Question: The Role of p27Kip1 in Energetics and Cancer
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 12, 2013
Guillermina (Gigi) Lozano, Ph.D.,
 Professor and Chair, Deparment of Genetics, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Regulation of the p53 Tumor Suppressor Pathway
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Steven Carroll, M.D., Ph.D.,
 Professor, UAB Department of Pathology
Translational Cancer Genomics in Mouse Models of Peripheral Nervous System Neoplasia
Wallace Tumor Institute, Conference Room 101

November 14, 2013
Beth Y. Karlan, M.D., Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
What is the Best Strategy to Reduce Ovarian Cancer Mortality?
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

December 4, 2013
Jessy Deshane, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, UAB Department of Medicine-Pulmonary/Allergy/Critical Care
Enhancement of Anti-Tumor Immunity in Lung Cancer by Targeting Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cell Pathways
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

January 8, 2014
Laura Rogers, M.D., Professor, UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences
Physical Activity and Cancer Survivorship: From Adherence to Outcomes

February 5, 2014
Eben Rosenthal, M.D., Professor, UAB Department of Surgery
Antibody-Based Imaging of Cancer
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

March 13, 2014
Gregory J. Riggins, M.D., Ph.D., Irving J. Sherman M.D. Professor of Neurosurgery Research; Professor of Neurosurgery & Oncology; Director, Division of Neurosurgery Research Brain Cancer Biology and Therapy Laboratory; Johns Hopkins University, Department of Neurosurgery
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

April 2, 2014
Bradley Yoder, Ph.D., Professor, Cell, Developmental & Integrative Biology
Cilia Dysfunction and the Pathogenesis of Cystic Kidney Diseases and Obesity
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

April 16, 2014
Suresh Mishra, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Internal Medicine & Physiology, University of Manitoba
Novel Preclinical Models to Elucidate the Links Between Obesity, Insulin Resistance, and Cancer
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

May 8, 2014
Brian Link, M.D., Professor of Internal Medicine – Hematology, Oncology, and Blood and Marrow Transplantation
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Tumor or the Host? (Chicken or the Egg?) Lessons learned in a decade of Molecular Epidemiology of Lymphoma
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

May 14, 2014
Richard Halberg, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Division, Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

October 30, 2014
Laurel Rice, M.D., Chair and Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Myths in Gynecologic Oncology
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

November 5, 2014
David Wink, Ph.D., Senior Investigator, Radiation Biology Branch, National Cancer Institute
The Oncogenic Properties of the Inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase in ER(-) Breast Cancer
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
*Joint seminar with the Center for Free Radical Biology

December 9, 2014
Warner Huh, M.D., UAB Division of Gynecologic Oncology
What Would George Think? The Future of Cervical Cancer Screening
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

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