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Department of

Cancer Biology

Seminars & Symposia

The Cancer Biology Seminar Series

This weekly seminar series features lectures  by local, national, and international cancer researchers invited by the Department of Cancer Biology. Unless indicated otherwise, all seminars take place from Noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Rieveschl Auditorium at the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies. For more information, please contact Pilar Ramos-Richey at or 513-558-7379.

Rieveschl Auditorium @ the Vontz Noon to 1:00pm

In accordance with the University of Cincinnati policies regarding the COVID-19 response, the Vontz Center Cancer Seminar Series for Spring 2020 are canceled until further notice.

September 10th

Chrystelle Vilfranc, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Chunying Du’s Lab
Title: TBD

Jennifer Bourn, PhD Post-Doc, Dr. Susan Waltz’ Lab
Title: “Epithelial-specific Ron signaling suppresses innate immune responses in breast cancer

September 17th

Mary Bedard, MSTP/CCB Student, Dr. Susa Wells’ Lab
Title: TBD

Daniel Hall, PhD, Post-Doc, Dr. Jiajie Diao’s Lab
Title: "Structural studies of the human ULK1 autophagy complex"

September 24th

Dorothy Sipkins, MD, PhD
Title:  TBD

October 1st

Jose Javier, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Marie-Dominque Filippi’s Lab
Title: TBD

Mingang Hao, PhD, Post-Doc, Dr. Jun-Lin Guan’s Lab
Title: “Exploring the role of autophagy in ERBB2-driven breast cancer

October 8th

Vivienne Woo, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Theresa Alenghat’s Lab
Title: TBD

Pranjal Sarma, PhD, Post-Doc, Dr. Dave Plas’s Lab
Title: “S6K1 and S6K2 networking with the AXL tyrosine kinase in PTEN-deficient glioblastoma

October 15th


Wednesday October 21st

                                        Schott Visiting Professor lecture
Pedro Lowenstein, MD, PhD and Maria Castro, PhD
University of Michigan
Time: TBD
Title: TBD

October 29th

Hengyao Niu, PhD
Assistant Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Indiana University
Title: “Mechanism of DNA break processing in eukaryote

November 5th
Stan DeVore, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Gurjit Khurana Hershey’s lab
Title: TBD

Kangqiang Qiu, Post-Doc, Dr. Jiajie Diao’s Lab
Title: TBD

November 12th

 Phillip Witcher, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Douglas Millay’s Lab
Title: TBD

Sameer Patel, MD,CMQ,FACS,FSSO,
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Dept. of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology
Title: “The Role and Mechanism of Voltage-Gated Potassium Channel, Kv1.3, in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma

November 19th

Jiajie Diao, PhD
Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Department of Cancer Biology
Title: “Munc18 regulates syntaxin clustering induced by phase separation


November 26th

No Seminar Thanksgiving Holiday
December 3rd

Josh Bennett, CCB Graduate Student, Dr. Daniel Starczynowsky’s Lab
Title: TBD

Hang Liu, Post-Doc, Dr. Jun-Lin Guan’s Lab
Title: “Activated TBK1 caused the aggregation of p62 in FIP200 deficient neural stem cells

The William J. Larsen Distinguished Lecture Series

This is an annual seminar to honor the memory of William J. Larsen, PhD. Each year, the invited speaker is a leader in the field of developmental biology.

The Cincinnati Cancer Symposium Series

This annual symposium features an international panel of renowned experts in a specific, timely topic in cancer research. 

CCB Faculty Seminar Series

This seminar series provides an opportunity for CCB faculty members to share their research and receive feedback from their colleagues. It meets twice a month and attendance is limited to CCB faculty and selected senior postdocs.