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Distinguished Lecture Series

Sylvester’s Distinguished Guest Lecture Series provides a forum for outstanding clinical and translational researcher guest lecturers to interact and ultimately collaborate with Sylvester faculty. The focus of the series is to bring basic science and clinical researchers together to discuss recent advances in the understanding and treatment of human cancer – a realization of the “bench to bedside” ideal. The audience is typically a mix of clinicians, clinical researchers, basic scientists, and physician scientists.

For UM faculty, staff and students who would like to view the video of these lectures, please visit our CALENDAR. Click the tab for Distinguished Lecture Series then select date of the lecture you would like to view. To watch the video, click the link below the flyer then enter password : OETDLS (all caps) when prompted.

Distinguished Lecturer: Dr. Xosé R. Bustelo
Date of lecture: June 16, 2017
Lecture Title: “Bivalent Roles of Vav Oncoproteins in Cancer: Genetic Evidence and Potential Translation to Human Settings”

Distinguished Lecturer: Dr. Henry Rodriguez
Date of lecture: May 26, 2017
Lecture Title: “Omics Convergence in Cancer Research – Advances in Biology and Precision Medicine”

Distinguished Lecturer: Dr. Massimo Loda
Date of lecture: April 28, 2017
Lecture Title: “Metabolic Dependencies in Prostate cancer: Regulation and Targeting of Lipogenesis”

Distinguished Lecturer: Dr. Stephen J Weiss
Date of lecture: April 25,, 2017
Lecture Title: “Breast Cancer Initiation & Progression: Interplay of Transcription Factor and Proteolytic Effector Networks”

Distinguished Lecturer: Dr. Ajay Goel
Date of lecture: April 18, 2017
Lecture Title: “Noncoding RNAs as Liquid Biopsy Biomarkers in Gastrointestinal Cancer”

Distinguished Lecturer: Dr. Yoshiaki Ito
Date of lecture: March 24, 2017
Lecture Title: “Emerging Roles of RUNX Transcription Factors”

Distinguished Lecturer: Dr. Daniel Starczynowski
Date of lecture: March 17, 2017
Lecture Title: “Modeling and Targeting Innate Immune Signaling Pathways in Hematologic Malignancies”

Distinguished Lecturer: Dr. Ross Levine
Date of lecture: March 3, 2017
Lecture Title: “Role of mutations in epigenetic regulators in myeloid leukemogenesis and targeted therapy”

Distinguished Lecturer: Dr. Ulrich Steidl
Date of lecture: February 17, 2017
Lecture Title: “Mechanisms of Formation and Progression of Pre-Cancerous Stem Cells”

Distinguished Lecturer: Dr. Dean Felsher
Date of lecture: February 10, 2017
Lecture Title: “Oncogene Addiction and the Immune Response”

Distinguished Lecturer: Dr. Lee Helman
Date of lecture: February 3, 2017
Lecture Title: “Identification of new targets for the treatment of Ewing’s sarcomaT”

Distinguished Lecturer: Dr. Craig Moskowitz
Date of lecture: January 20, 2017
Lecture Title: “Relapsed/Refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma 2017”

Distinguished Lecturer: Dr. Lee Ellis
Date of lecture: November 18, 2016
Lecture Title: “The Erosion of Research Integrity: The Need For a Culture Change”

Distinguished Lecturer: Dr. Mario Capecchi
Date of lecture: November 11, 2016
Lecture Title: “Gene Targeting into the 21st Century: Mouse Models of Human Disease from Cancer to Neuropsychiatric Disorders”

Distinguished Lecturer: Dr. Dennis Weisenburger
Date of lecture: October 14, 2016
Lecture Title: “New Insight into Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma”

Distinguished Lecturer: Dr. Rick Kittles
Date of lecture: September 23, 2016
Lecture Title: “The Use of Genetic Ancestry to Understand Cancer Disparities”

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