Fall 2020 - Spring 2021

Seminar Series

Location: Zoom
Time: Wednesday, 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
Intended Audience: For MGH CCR-affiliated lab members and Internal MGH Cancer Center Faculty and Staff only

The seminars are structured as a 45-minute lecture followed by 15 minutes of discussion and interaction. Please see below for weekly topics and presenters.

September 2020

September 16, 2020
“Reprogramming T cells with CRISPR”
Alex Marson, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Microbiology & Immunology

September 23, 2020
“Strategies to target senescence”
Jesus Gil, PhD
Professor of Cell Proliferation
Imperial College London

September 30, 2020
“Understanding and controlling cell plasticity through Mediator and reprogramming”
Manuel Serrano, PhD
Group Leader, Aging & Metabolism
IRB Barcelona (Institute for Research in Biomedicine)

October 2020

October 7, 2020
Eran Elinav, MD, PhD
Professor, Immunology and Microbiology
Weitzmann Institute of Science

October 14, 2020
Mitchell Guttman, PhD
Professor, Div. of Biology & Biological Engineering
California Institute of Technology

October 21, 2020
Zhiguo Zhang, PhD
Professor of Epigenomics & Molecular Biology
Dept. of Genetics
Columbia University

October 28, 2020
“Metabolic control of ROS and tumor progression”
Karen Vousden, PhD
Group Leader, Francis Crick Institute
Topics: Cell Biology, Metabolism, Signaling/Oncogenes

November 2020

November 4, 2020
Guillermina “Gigi” Lozano, PhD
Chair, Dept. of Genetics, Prof. of Genetics
MD Anderson Cancer Center

November 11, 2020
Thomas “Trey” Westbrook, PhD
Professor, Molecular & Human Genetics; Biochem & Mol Biol
Director, Cell-Based Assay Screening

November 18, 2020
Marco Davila, MD, PhD
Associate Member
Moffitt Cancer Center

November 25 – no seminar (day before Thanksgiving)

December 2020

December 2, 2020
Judy Lieberman, MD, PhD
Chair, Cellular & Molecular Medicine
Prof. of Pediatrics, HMS

December 16, 2020
"Genetic Ancestry and Subtype-Specific Latin American Women”
Laura Fejerman, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of California, Davis (as of Sept 1)

December 23, 2020 & December 30, 2020 - no seminars, winter break

January 2021

January 1, 2021 & January 8, 2021 - no seminars, winter break

January 20, 2021
Davide Ruggero, PhD
Professor of Urology

February 2021

February 17, 2021 - no seminar, President’s Day / School vacation week

February 24, 2021
Ravi Majeti, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Hematology
Stanford School of Medicine

March 2021

March 3, 2021
John Sedivy, PhD
Hermon C. Bumpus Prof. of Biology
Dean & Director, Center for the Biology of Aging
Brown University

March 10, 2021
Shalini Oberdoerffer, MD, PhD
Snr. Investigator, Lab of Receptor Biology & Gene Expression

March 17, 2021
Ben Z. Stanger, MD, PhD
Hanna Wise Professor in Cancer Research
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

March 24, 2021
Paula T. Hammond, PhD
Department Head, David H. Koch Professor of Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering

March 31, 2021
David H. Raulet, PhD
Schekman Chair in Cancer Biology
Professor, Immunotherapies & Vaccines, UC Berkeley

April 2021

April 7, 2021
Hongbo Chi, PhD
Member of the Faculty
Robert G. Webster Endowed Chair in Immunology
St. Jude

April 14, 2021 - no seminar, AACR week

April 21, 2021
Christopher R. Vakoc, MD, PhD
Cold Spring Harbor
Topic: Transcriptional Dependencies in Cancer

April 28, 2021
Suzanne J. Baker, PhD
Member of the Faculty
Director, Brain Tumor Research Division
St. Jude

May 2021

May 5, 2021
Maria Barna, PhD
Associate Professor of Genetics
Stanford University

May 12, 2021
Mark O’Connor, PhD
Chief Scientist, Oncology, IMED Biotech Unit
Head, DNA Damage Response area

May 26, 2021
Sohail Tavazoie, MD, PhD
Leon Hess Professor, Biochem., Biophysics, Chem. Bio,
Structural Biology, Ca. Bio., Mech. of Human Disease
Rockefeller University

June 2021

June 2, 2021
Yingming Zhao, PhD
Professor, The Ben May Dept. for Cancer Research
University of Chicago

June 23, 2021
Eyal Gottlieb, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Nano Biotechnology & Nanomedicine
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology