The Connect Science Seminars seek to connect basic and translational cancer researchers in Houston, Texas, and the nation during the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative showcases remote seminars by outstanding scientists at major institutions in the U.S. and elsewhere and is open to all.
The series will begin on May 14 and will be held every Thursday at 11 a.m. CST.
For questions or more information, please contact LTAbrahams@mdanderson.org.
- MD Anderson's Department of Cancer Biology
- R.E. "Bob" and Vivian L. Smith Educational Program
- Albert and Margaret Alkek Foundation
To facilitate exchange and dissemination of unpublished results, seminars will not be recorded.
"Stem Cells: Coping with Stress"
Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D.
Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
The Rockefeller University
"Of Mice and Men: Learning About Human Prostate Cancer by Studying Mouse Models"
Cory Abate-Shen, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Pharmacology
Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
"Linking Cancer Metabolism to Neurodegeneration"
Navdeep S. Chandel, Ph.D.
David W. Cugell Professor of Medicine, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University
"Intrinsic and Extrinsic Mechanisms of Hematopoietic
Stem Cell Aging"
Emmanuelle Passegué, Ph.D.
Alumni Professor of Genetics & Development
Director, Columbia Stem Cell Initiative
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
"Synthetic Lethal and Resistance Interactions with BET Bromodomain Inhibitors in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer"
Kornelia Polyak, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Robert Schreiber, Ph.D.
AM Bursky & JM Bursky Distinguished Professor
Departments of Pathology & Immunology
Director, Center for Human Immunology and Immunotherapy Programs
Washington University School of Medicine
"Genetic Studies to Gain Insight into Neurodegenerative Disorders"
Huda Y. Zoghbi, M.D.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Baylor College of Medicine
Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children's Hospital