Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU Massey Cancer Center

Cancer Research Retreat

Friday, June 17, 2016
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Seminars: VCU Molecular Medicine Research Building, rooms 1009/1011
Poster Session: VCU McGlothlin Medical Education Center, floors 11 and 12

Please join VCU Massey Cancer Center for its 2016 Cancer Research Retreat featuring a keynote lecture by Robert Schreiber, Ph.D., Alumni Professor of Pathology and Immunology, Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Director of the Center for Human Immunology and Immunotherapy Programs at Washington University School of Medicine; presentations by Massey research members; and a poster session and awards for “Excellence in Cancer Research.”

 

TIME

SUBJECT

LOCATION

8-8:30 a.m.

BREAKFAST

MMRB - room 1009/1011

8:30-8:35 a.m.

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION

Gordon D. Ginder, M.D.

Director of VCU Massey Cancer Center

MMRB - room 1009/1011

 

MASSEY RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS

 

8:35-9:05 a.m.

Paula Bos, Ph.D.

Treg Cell Regulation of the Breast Tumor Microenvironment

Assistant professor in the Department of Pathology at the VCU School of Medicine and member of the Cancer Molecular Genetics research program at VCU Massey Cancer Center

 

9:05-9:35 a.m.

Margaret Park, Ph.D.

The Role of Cytoplasmic Polyadenylation Element Binding Protein 2 Alternative Splicing in Metastasis

Assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the VCU School of Medicine and member of the Cancer Cell Signaling research program at VCU Massey Cancer Center

 

9:35-9:45 a.m.

BREAK

 

9:45-10:15 a.m.

Keith Ellis, Ph.D.

Development of Small-Molecule Inhibitors of the Oncogenic Transcriptional Co-Regulator C-Terminal Binding Protein (CtBP)

Assistant professor in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at the VCU School of Pharmacy and member of the Developmental Therapeutics research program at VCU Massey Cancer Center

 

10:15-10:45 a.m.

Darlene Brunzell, Ph.D.

Translating Massey Basic Science Research: Development of Novel Approaches for ‘Kicking Butts’

Associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the VCU School of Medicine and member of the Cancer Prevention and Control research program at VCU Massey Cancer Center

 

10:45-11 a.m.

BREAK

 

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

FRANK D. PENDLETON MEMORIAL LECTURE

Robert Schreiber, Ph.D.

Personalizing Cancer Immunotherapy

Director of the Center for Human Immunology and Immunotherapy Programs, alumni professor of pathology and immunology and professor of molecular microbiology at Washington University School of Medicine

 

12-1 p.m.

LUNCH

MMEC 12thfloor

1-3:30 p.m.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS AND EXCELLENCE IN CANCER RESEARCH AWARDS

MMEC 11th & 12th floors