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Annual Postdoctoral Science Symposium

4th Annual Postdoctoral Science Symposium

August 7th 2014

Onstead Auditorium, MD Anderson Cancer Center

 

9:00amOpening/Welcome remarks by APSS Committee
9:05–10:00am

From Science to Practice: Bridging the Gap with Translational Research

Anil K. Sood, M.D.

Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine,
MD Anderson Cancer Center

10:00–11:00am

The RNA-binding protein DDX1 promotes primary microRNA maturation and inhibits ovarian tumor progression
Cecil Han, Ph.D.

Anti-PD1 and anti-PD-L1 antibodies promote distinct intratumoral T cell responses
Figen Beceren-Braun, Ph.D.

The homobox gene DLX4 controls erythroid and megakaryocytic differentiation by modulating NF-kB signaling
Bon Trinh, Ph.D.

Reciprocal regulation of MYC and LKB1 modulates cell survival and differentiation in lung cancer
Maria Cortez, Ph.D.

11:00-11:15amBreak
11:15–12:00pm

A Novel Genetically Engineered Mouse Model Identifies a Role for REST in Driving Pre-neoplastic Events
Tara Dobson, Ph.D.

Identifying new targets for adrenocortical carcinoma therapy innovation
Liem Phan, Ph.D.

Gold Nanoparticles as Engineered Radiosensitizers for Proton Therapy: a pilot in vivo experiment at The Proton Therapy Center at MD Anderson Cancer Center
Tatiana Wolfe, Ph.D.

12:00–1:30pmLunch
12:30–1:30pm

Breakout Sessions

Targeting the Microenvironment
Rm. S3.8003ab
Marina Knonopleva, M.D. Ph.D

Targeting and Delivering ncRNAs
Rm. S5.8005ab
Gabriel Lopez-Berestein, M.D.

The interface of virotherapy and immunotherapy in the evolution of gene therapy strategies for cancer
Rm. S5.8004ab
Juan Fueyo, M.D.

T cells engineered for human application
Rm. S3.8112
Laurence Cooper, M.D. Ph.D.

1:30–3:00pmPoster Session
3:00–3:45pm

Real-Time MRI-Guided Passive Catheter Tracking Using Hyperpolarized Silicon Nanoparticles
Nicholas Whiting, Ph.D.

Targeting Epigenetic Regulators for Cancer Therapy: Are Histone “Reader” proteins Cancer’s Achilles’ Heel?
Srikanth Appikonda, Ph.D.

MiniVectors deliver split genes with no cell toxicity
Lirio Arevalo-Soliz, Ph.D.

3:45–4:00pmBreak
4:00–5:00pm

Keynote Address

Douglas Green, Ph.D.

Department of Immunology,
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

5:00–5:05pmClosing Remarks
5:05–6:00pmReception

 

If you have any question, please email: apss@mdanderson.org


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