UF Health Cancer Center Presents: The 2nd Annual Cancer Research Showcase

UF Health Cancer Center Presents: The 2nd Annual Cancer Research Showcase

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UF Cancer & Genetics Research Complex Auditorium

2033 Mowry Road

Gainesville, FL 32610

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The UF Health Cancer Center is proud to present the 2nd Annual Cancer Research Showcase! November 15-17th, 2018, we will host 10 K-awardees from across the nation. This will be a unique opportunity to meet some very promising early stage cancer researchers, and show them how great it is to live and work in North Central Florida! The main symposium will be held on Friday, November 16th, beginning at 9:00am.

The invitees will give brief talks about their work, attend presentations by UF faculty, tour the ICBR, and learn about the excellent faculty development opportunities at the University of Florida. This year's keynote speaker will be Christian Jobin, PhD, of the University of Florida College of Medicine's Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition.

Lunch will be served the day of the event, so please register and indicate whether you would like lunch.The Deadline to register is Tuesday, Nov. 13th.

This event is open to faculty, staff, Cancer Center members and affiliates, and lab members and trainees. Please feel free to forward this invitation to any lab personnel or trainees who may be interested in attending. Thank you for helping to make this a successful event!

Showcase Agenda:

  • 9:00am- 9:10am Welcome

  • 9:10am- 9:35am Prasenjit Dey, PhD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Oncogene Addiction and Cytokine Cross-talk is Key to Pancreatic Cancer Progression

  • 9:35am- 10:00am Ana P. Gomes, PhD, Meyer Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medical College
    Dynamic Incorporation of Histone H3 Variants into Chromatin is Essential for Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition and Metastatic Colonization

  • 10:00am- 10:25am Zhe Ma, PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    Role of cGAS-STING DNA Sensing Pathway In KSHV related pathogenesis

  • 10:25am- 10:50am Zsolt Toth, PhD, University of Florida
    "Biology of a gammaherpesvirus infection and pathogenesis"

  • 10:50am- 11:20am Coffee break

  • 11:20am- 11:45pm Marie R. Webster, PhD, Wistar Institute
    Wnt-er is coming: Phenotype plasticity in melanoma

  • 11:45pm- 12:10pm Stanley Lee, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    The Role of Spliceosome Gene Mutations in Hematologic Malignancies

  • 12:10pm- 12:35pm Katerina Hatzi, PhD, Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
    “Lysine Demethylase LSD1 as a Novel Dependency in Lymphoma and Immune Responses

  • 12:35pm- 1:00pm Jinbing Bai, PhD, MSN, RN, Emory University
    "Phenotypic Characterization and Biomarkers for Psychoneurological Symptoms (PNS) in Children with Cancer”

  • 1:00pm- 2:00pm Lunch

  • 2:00pm- 2:35pm Keynote: Christian Jobin, PhD, University of Florida
    Microbiota: A new front in Cancer Research?"

  • 2:35pm- 3:00pm Kandy Velázquez-Figueroa, PhD, University of South Carolina at Columbia
    “The Effects of Ojeok-San on Neuro-Immune Interactions in Cancer-Induced Visceral Pain”

  • 3:00pm- 3:25pm Ashley J. Housten, OTD, MSCI, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    “Weighing Benefits and Harms: Breast Cancer Screening Decision Making among Vulnerable Populations”

  • 3:25pm- 3:50pm Nicole N. Scheff, PhD, New York University
    The Role of Sensory Neurons in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma Pain and Progression

  • 3:50pm-4:15pm Debra Lynch Kelly, PhD, RN, OCN, CNE, University of Florida
    “Foundations for the Self-Management of Psychoneurologic Symptoms in Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation (HCT) Survivors

  • 4:15pm-4:30pm Closing Remarks