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Lectures and Seminars

South Campus Research Building 4 - 4SCR1.1110, Wednesdays at 9 a.m.

The primary goal of the Experimental Therapeutics Seminar Series is to expand our knowledge of the development of therapeutics for the treatment of cancer. A secondary goal is to foster collaborative research efforts within the department, across the institution and with other academic institutions and industry.

A seminar is offered every Wednesday — whether it be the biweekly Lecture Series that features outside speakers who are leaders in their respective fields, or the departmental Research Seminar Series, held on alternate Wednesdays, that showcases ongoing research conducted in the Department of Experimental Therapeutics.

Seminars are held each Wednesday on MD Anderson's South Campus in Research Building 4, 4SCR1.1110, allowing easy access for both MD Anderson and Texas Medical Center attendees. 

* Lecture Series
Research Seminar Series


*January 21, 2015

        Title: "Damage Control: Function of Genes Mutated in Familial Parkinson's 
        Disease Assessed by High Content and High Throughput Screens"

        Richard J. Youle, Ph.D.
        Senior Investigator
        Surgical Neurology Branch
        National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke
        Porter Neuroscience Research Center

        Host: Aloke Sarkar, Ph.D.

January 28, 2015

        Title: TBA

        Zhen Lu, M.D.
        Assistant Professor
        Department of Experimental Therapeutics            
        The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

        Host: Geoffrey Bartholomeusz, Ph.D.

*February 4, 2015

        Annual Benvenuto Lecture
        Location change: SCRB2, 1st floor, Rooms 1-6

        Title: "Targeting Immune Checkpoints in Cancer Therapy: New Insights and 

        James P. Allison, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Immunology
        Director, Immunotherapy Platform
        Deputy Director, 
        David H Koch Center for Applied Studies in Genitourinary Cancer
        Vivian L Smith, Distinguished Chair in Immunology
        The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

        Host: Zahid Siddik, Ph.D.

February 18, 2015

        Title: "Role of Autophagy in Cancer:

        Eileen White, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Basic Science
        Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
        Distinguished Professor, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
        Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

        Host: IACS

February 25, 2015

        Title: TBA

        Nina D. Shah, M.D.
Assistant Professor,
        Department of Stem Cell Transplantation
        The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

        Host: Kumudha Balakrishnan, Ph.D.

March 4, 2015

        Title: TBA

        Glenn Dranoff, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Harvard Medical School
        Director, Human Gene Transfer Laboratory Core and
        Co Leader, Cancer Vaccine Center, Medical Oncology
        Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

        Host: Zhen Fan, M.D.


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