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Monthly Cancer Meetings

Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 4:00 pm in Bonner Hall Room 2130, followed by a social hour at 5:00 pm.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Evan Kobori (Predoctoral Scholar from the lab of Susan Taylor in the Depts of Chem/Biochem & Pharmacology)
Conformations of p90 RSK activation
Joshua Mayfield (Postdoctoral Trainee from the lab of Jack Dixon in the Depts of Chem/Biochem & Pharmacology)
Uncovering a role for the bona fide Golgi casein kinase Fam20C in glioblastoma

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Tomoyuki Koga (Postdoctoral Scholar from the lab of Frank Furnari at the Ludwig Cancer Institute)
CRISPR/Cas9-edited human neural stem cells give rise to brain tumors resembling glioblastomas
Jeremiah Keyes (Postdoctoral Scholar from the lab of Jin Zhang in the Department of Pharmacology)
EGF induces sustained ERK activity near the plasma membrane of PC-12 cells via crosstalk with cAMP/PKA and Rap1

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Hiromi Wettersten (Postdoctoral Scholar from the lab of David Cheresh in Pathology)
Targeting Stress-Induced Metastasis and Drug Resistance through Immune Therapy
Chi-Yeh (Jay) Chung (Postdoctoral Scholar from the lab of Geoff Wahl at the Salk Institute)
Epigenetic and Transcriptomic Profiling of Mammary Gland Development and Tumor Models Disclose Transcriptional Regulators of Cell State Plasticity


2017- 2018

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Phillip Aoto (Postdoctoral Trainee from the lab of Susan Taylor in Chemistry & Biochemistry)
The dynamic disease landscape of cancer-driving fusion kinase
Greg Fonseca (Postdoctoral Scholar from the lab of Chris Glass in Cellular & Molecular Medicine)
Diverse motif ensembles specify  non-redundant DNA binding activities of AP-1 family members in macrophages

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Ramya Raviram (Postdoctoral Trainee from the lab of Bing Ren in the Ludwig Institute and CMM)
Characterizing the heterogeneity of glioblastoma tumors using single nuclei ATAC-Seq
Danielle Schmitt (Postdoctoral Trainee from the lab of Jin Zhang in Pharmacology)
Compartmentalization of metabolic pathways and their influence on cellular energetics

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Warren Chan (Predoctoral Trainee from the lab of Mike Burkart in Chemistry and Biochemistry)
Drugging the Spliceosome: Lead and Clinical Translation
Jacob Garrigues (Postdoctoral Trainee from the lab of Amy Pasquinelli in Biological Sciences)
C. elegans HP1 Associates with Chromosomes Independently of H3K9me

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Mitch Christy (Predoctoral Trainee from the lab of Dionicio Siegel in the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and
Pharmaceutical Sciences)
Thiazolyl Peptide Natural Products with Anti-Cancer Activity
Wendy Chen (Predoctoral Trainee from the lab of Gen-Sheng Feng in the Department of Pathology)
Dissecting the Anti-Oncogenic Effect of Pro-Oncogenic Molecules in Liver Cancer

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Ray Suhandynata (Postdoctoral Trainee from the lab of Hulilin Zhou in the Ludwig Cancer Research Center)
From SUMO to MEN: Linking Sumoylation to the Mitotic Exit Network
Ty Troutman (Former Postdoctoral Trainee from the lab of Chris Glass in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine)
Myeloid Cell Diversity During Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Joshua Mayfield (Postdoctoral Trainee from the lab of Jack Dixon in Chemistry & Biochemistry, and Pharmacology)
Tyr1 Phosphorylation of RNA Polymerase II Directs and Expands a Combinatorial CTD Code
Andrew Rudd (Predoctoral Trainee from the lab of Neal Deveraj in Chemistry & Biochemistry)
Chemoselective Assembly of Lipids in Model Systems and Live Cells

Sunday, December 17, 2017 4:00 - 8:00 pm
Training Grant Holiday Party & Celebration 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Tsan-Wen Lu (Predoctoral Scholar from the lab of Susan Taylor in Chemistry & Biochemistry)
Fusion Protein, DnaJB1-PKA, as A Cancer Driver
Ksenya Cohen-Katsenelson (Postdoctoral Trainee from the lab of Alexandra Newton in Pharmacology)
Inflammatory gene regulation by the tumor suppressor phosphatase PHLPP1

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Kathleen DelGiorno (Postdoctoral Scholar from the lab of Geoff Wahl of the Salk Institute)
Tuft Cells as Immune Modulators in Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Tumorigenesis
Agnieszka (Agnes) Grzechnik (BMS Graduate Student from the lab of Alexandra Newton in Pharmacology)
Mitotic Regulation of the Tumor Suppressor Phosphatase, PHLPP1

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Gergő Gógl (Visiting Scholar from the lab of Susan Taylor in Chemistry and Biochemistry)
The misregulation of RSK in malignant melanomas and KSHV
Sam Stoner (Graduate Student from the lab of Dong-Er Zhang in Pathology)
Transcriptional Repression of RASSF2 Impairs Hippo Kinase-dependent p53 Regulation and Tumor Suppression in t(8;21) AML

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Location change: NSB 1205 (Natural Sciences Building)
Ben Naman (Postdoctoral Trainee from the lab of Bill Gerwick in Pharmaceutical Sciences)
New Natural Products from Genus Symploca Cyanobacteria for Anticancer Drug Discovery
Jeffrey Rodvold (BMS Graduate Student from the lab of Maurizio Zanetti in Department of Medicine)
Anatomy of the Cell Extrinsic Effects of Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in Tumor Facilitation

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Eduardo Caro (Postdoctoral Trainee from the lab of Bill Gerwick in Pharmaceutical Sciences)
Marine Natural Products as Anti-Cancer Agents: the Development of Majusculamide D and Its Total Synthesis
Dane Malone (Graduate Student from the lab of Michael David in Biological Sciences)
Selective Cleavage of tRNAs Mediated by Slfn11 Promotes DNA Damage-Induced Cell Death


 2016-2017

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Taha Rakhshandehroo (Predoctoral Trainee from the lab of David Cheresh – Department of Pathology)
A cancer stem cell subpopulation secretes a bioactive lipid inducing stem-like properties on neighboring cells
Jianhui Ma (Postdoctoral Scholar from the lab of Frank Furnari – Ludwig Institute)
Tyrosine phosphorylation of nuclear PTEN promotes therapeutic resistance by enhancing DNA damage repair

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Ramya Raviram (Posdoctoral Trainee from the lab of Bing Ren – Ludwig Institute)
Identification of Chromosome Interactions from Transposable Elements Using 4C-Seq
Haeyun Jung (Postdoctoral Scholar from the lab of Jing Yang – Department of Pharmacology)
Regulation of Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition and Tumor Metastasis by Epithelial Cell Polarity

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Erika Cosset (Posdoctoral scholar from the lab of David Cheresh – Department of Pathology)
Glut3 addiction is a druggable vulnerability for a molecularly defined subpopulation of glioblastoma
Claudia Han (Postdoctoral trainee from the lab of Chris Glass – Department of Cellular & Molecular Medicine)
Myeloid lineage in Gliomas

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Kay Yeung (Posdoctoral trainee from the lab of Jing Yang – Department of Pharmacology)
Defining the role of EMT in breast cancer dormancy and metastasis in vivo
Yu Shi (Postdoctoral scholar from the lab of Tony Hunter – Salk Institute)
Targeting the cytokine-mediated paracrine interactions between pancreatic tumor and stellate cells for potential therapeutic application

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Daniel Johnson (Predoctoral trainee from the lab of Dong-Er Zhang – Division of Biological Sciences)
AML1-ETO Regulation via 3'-UTR in t(8;21) Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Kristen Turner (Postdoctoral scholar from the lab of Paul Mischel – Department of Pathology)
Extrachromosomal DNA Plays Fundamental Role in Tumor Heterogeneity and Evolution

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Kaushik Saha (Predoctoral fellow from the lab of Gouri Ghosh – Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry)
A Ubiquitous Exonic Splice Signal Triggers pre-mRNA Remodeling for Splice Site Recognition
Alison Barber (Postdoctoral fellow from the lab of Tannishtha Reya – Department of Pharmacology)
Stem Cell Signals in Lung Cancer

Friday, December 9, 2016, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Training Grant Holiday Party & Celebration 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Matt Jaremko (Predoctoral trainee from the lab of Mike Burkart – Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry)
Engineering NRPS Pathways for Development of Enhanced Therapeutics
Kyle Spinler (Postdoctoral fellow from the lab of Tannishtha Reya – Department of Pharmacology)
Characterizing the Functional Role of Musashi2 in Advanced Stage Myeloid Leukemia

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Amy Thorne (Postdoctoral trainee from the lab of Frank Furnari – Ludwig Institute)
Exploiting EGFR Mutational Heterogeneity to Increase Therapeutic Targeting of Glioblastoma
Sreejith Nair (Postdoctoral fellow from the lab of Geoff Rosenfeld – Dept. of Medicine)
Regulated Enhancer Networks Forming Distributed Super Enhancers Dictate Enhancer Robustness in Breast Cancer Cells

Tuesday, September 20, 2016,
Annie Chou (Predoctoral trainee from the lab of Tony Hunter – Salk Institute)
IRES regulation of Tdp2 isoforms in NSCLC
Phillip Aoto (Postdoctoral fellow from the lab of Susan Taylor – Dept. of Chem/Biochem)
The dynamic landscape of the oncoprotein DNAJ-PKAC

Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 4:00 pm, 2130 Bonner Hall, UCSD
Ksenya Cohen-Katsenelson (Postdoctoral fellow from the lab of Alexandra Newton – Dept. of Pharmacology)
Tumor Suppressor Phosphatase PHLPP1 Regulates Gene Expression during Inflammation
Miguel Santiago-Medina (Postoctoral fellow from the lab of Jing Yang – Dept. of Pharmacology)
The role of FAP in Invadopodia Maturation, Function, and Tumor Metastasis

Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 4:00 pm, 2130 Bonner Hall, UCSD
Ty Troutman (Postdoctoral trainee from the lab of Chris Glass – Dept. of Cellular & Molecular Medicine)
Control of Inflammation by Rev-erb and NCoR
Yarui Diao (Postoctoral fellow from the lab of Bing Ren – Ludwig Institute)
CREST-seq Reveals that Promoters Frequently Act as Enhancers of Spatially Close Genes in Human Cells


2015-2016

Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 4:00 pm, 2130 Bonner Hall, UCSD
Taha Rakhshandehroo (Predoctoral Trainee from the lab of David Cheresh – Department of Pathology)
Cancer Stem Cells Secrete Factors that Promote Tumor Progression
Ben Naman (Postdoctoral Trainee from the lab of Bill Gerwick in Pharmaceutical Sciences)
Targeting New Small Molecules in Marine Natural Products Research for Anticancer Drug Discovery

Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 4:00 pm, 2130 Bonner Hall, UCSD
Jorge Benitez (Postdoctoral fellow from the lab of Frank Furnari – Ludwig Institute)
PTEN regulates glioblastoma oncogenesis through chromatinassociated complexes of DAXX and histone H3.3
Leandro (Leo) Gallo (Predoctoral fellow from the lab of Dan Donoghue – Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry)
Mutations at a single Lysine unleash a novel oncogenic mechanism of IKKBeta signaling

Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 4:00 pm, 2130 Bonner Hall, UCSD
Jeevisha Bajaj (Postdoctoral fellow from the lab of Tannishtha Reya – Dept. of Pharmacology)
Targeting Adhesive Signaling in Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Brian Leon (Postdoctoral fellow from the lab of Mike Burkart – Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry)
A Carbohydrate-Derived Splice Modulator

Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 4:00 pm, 2130 Bonner Hall, UCSD
Yuli Rahajeng (Postdoctoral fellow from the lab of Seth Field – Dept. of Medicine)
Understanding an Oncogene at the Golgi: How does GOLPH3 work?
Stephanie Weng (Biomedical Sciences Graduate scholar from the lab of Dong-Er Zhang – Dept. of Pathology)
Chromosomal Translocations and other Cytogenetic Aberrations in Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 4:00 pm, 2130 Bonner Hall, UCSD
Lalima Ahuja (Postdoctoral fellow from the lab of Susan Taylor – Dept. of Pharmacology and Chem/Biochem)
Allosteric Manipulation of Protein Kinases via their Hydrophobic Spines
Kristen Jepsen Director, IGM Genomics Center, UC San Diego (Former Postdoctoral Trainee from the lab of Geoff Rosenfeld – Department of Medicine)
Accessing Genomic Technology Resources at UCSD

Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 4:00 pm, 2130 Bonner Hall, UCSD
Feng Liu (Postdoctoral fellow from the lab of Paul Mischel – Dept. of Pharmacology and Ludwig Institute)
Oncogene-dependent Epigenome Remodeling in Glioblastoma
Katelyn Nelson (Predoctoral scholar from the lab of Dan Donoghue – Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry)
Oncogenic Gene Fusion FGFR3-TACC3 Regulated by Tyrosine Phosphorylation

Saturday, December 6, 2015, 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Training Grant Holiday Party & Celebration 


Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Corina Antal (Former graduate student from the lab of Alexandra Newton – Department of Pharmacology; Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow in the lab of Ron Evans – The Salk Institute)
Reversing the Paradigm: Protein Kinase C as a Tumor Suppressor
Christoper Dravis (Postdoctoral Fellow from the lab of Geoff Wahl – The Salk Institute)
Sox10 regulates stem/progenitor and mesenchymal-like states in mammary cells

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Irene Pederson (Former postdoctoral fellow from the lab of Michael David – Department of Molecular Biology; Currently: Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, UC Irvine)
miR-Induced Repression of Retrotransposition and Genomic Instability
Sandra Wiley (Postdoctoral fellow from the lab of Jack Dixon – Department of Pharmacology)
Phosphorylation of Secreted Proteins by a New Family of Kinases

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Manuel Kaulich (postdoctoral fellow from the lab of Steve Dowdy – Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine)
Sensing cell cycle entry in single cells
H. Thien Nguyen (predoctoral trainee from the lab of Gouri Ghosh – Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry)
Understanding DNA sequence codes for transcriptional activation and repression

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Jacob Gonzalez (postdoctoral trainee from the lab of David Cheresh – Department of Pathology)
Piwi, a nuclear Argonaute/Piwi protein, is a key regulator of the testicular stem cell niche in Drosophila
Dennis Ostero (staff scientist in lab of Linda Bradley at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, and
former postdoctoral trainee from the lab of Michael David – Division of Biological Sciences)
Regulation of T cell responses by Type I Interferon

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Matt Jaremko (predoctoral trainee from the lab of Mike Burkart – Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry)
Pyrrole biosynthesis and incorporation in natural products
Dario Meluzzi (postdoctoral fellow from the lab of Gaurav Arya in NanoEngineering) & Dimple Notani (postdoctoral fellow from the lab of Geoff Rosenfeld in Medicine)
Estrogen-regulated hierarchical enhancer network in breast cancer cells


2014-2015


Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Maricel Gozo (postdoctoral fellow from the David Cheresh Lab – Department of Pathology)
Cellular stress reprograms epithelial tumors to a stem-like fate via expression of the endodermal master regulator HNF4A and integrin v3
Ty Troutman (postdoctoral trainee from the Chris Glass Lab – Dept. of Cellular & Molecular Medicine)
A role for Rev-erbs in regulating the macrophage response to wound repair

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Matthew Bertin (postdoctoral fellow from the Bill Gerwick Lab – SIO)
Leptochelin: a Specialized Cytotoxic Metabolite from a Filamentous Cyanobacterium
Kyle Spinler (postdoctoral trainee from the Tannishtha Reya Lab – Dept. of Pharmacology)
Selective Phagocytosis of CD47low Human Cells in Solid Tumors Following Systemic Injection of anti-human IgGs

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Jason Liang (former trainee from the Huilin Zhou Lab – Ludwig Institute)
The Role of Yeast SUMO Isopeptidases in Genome Maintenance
Andrea Smallwood Local (former trainee from the Bing Ren Lab – Ludwig Institute)
Decoding the Enhancer Epigenetic Signature

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Annie Chou (from the Tony Hunter Lab – Salk Institute)
Evaluating Distinct Isoforms of Tyrosyl-DNA Phosphodiesterase 2 in NSCLC
Taha Rakhshandehroo (from the David Cheresh Lab – Department of Pathology)
Molecular Mechanisms LInking Cancer Stemness to Development

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Juliati Rhahjeng (from the Seth Field Lab – Department of Medicine)
GOLPH3, an oncogene at the Golgi: What's up with that?
Ray Fox (from the Tannishtha Reya Lab – Department of Pharmacology)
Malignant progression of pancreatic adenocarcinoma is critically dependent on Musashi.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Amy Thorne (from the Frank Furnari Lab – The Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research)
The effect of FOXP1 on Glioblastoma Pathogenesis 
Lauren Fattet (from the Jing Yang Lab – Department of Pharmacology)
Matrix stiffness drives Epithelial Mesenchymal Transition and tumor metastasis via a Twist1-mediated mechanotransduction pathway