UMMS Cancer Biology Program

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College of the Holy Cross

Hogan Center Ballroom

1 College Street

Worcester, MA 01610

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Please join us for an all-day research retreat hosted by the UMass Medical School Cancer Biology Program. The retreat will feature a talk by keynote speaker, Dr. Kornelia Polyak of Dana Farber Cancer Institute, along with talks by various UMass Medical School faculty, post-docs and graduate students. All are welcome!

This retreat is free of cost, and is sure to provide immeasurable knowledge and insight into medical research!

* Details for our Speakers:

Talks should be focused on cancer research projects, and kept to about (10) minutes each, using an additional (5) minutes to answer any questions.

* Details for our Poster Presenters:

Posters should also be focused on cancer research projects, and are recommended to be 3' X 4' in size. Each poster presenter will have a 4' X 6' display board to work with. Poster session will take place after lunch and prizes will be awarded for the top three posters during beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres reception.

* Parking Information:

Parking at the Hogan Campus Center is complimentary, but may be limited. Carpooling is encouraged, if possible.

* Itinerary for the Day:

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Guest Arrival & Registration

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Welcome & Introduction

9:15 AM - 9:35 AM Faculty: Eric Baehrecke, PhD, "Discovery of Genes that Regulate Autophagy in Animals"

9:35 AM - 9:50 AM Post Doc

9:50 AM - 10:05 AM Student

10:05 AM - 10:20 AM Student

10:20 AM - 10:35 AM Student

10:35 AM - 10:55 AM Morning Break

10:55 AM - 11:15 AM Faculty: Michelle Kelliher, PhD, "Dexamethasone Resistance Mechanisms in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia"

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM Post Doc

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM Student

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM Student

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch and Poster

1:30 PM - 1:50 PM Jason Shohet, MD, PhD, Chief, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

1:50 PM - 2:50 PM Keynote Speaker, Dr. Kornelia Polyak, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, "Breast Tumor Evolution"

2:50 PM - 3:15 PM Afternoon Break

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM Faculty: Michael Lee, PhD, "Network-Centric Approaches to Design Effective Anti-Cancer Drug Combinations"

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM Student

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM Student

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Closing Remarks/Poster Awards/Networking - Cocktails

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