Joseph Kissil, Ph.D. will present during the Moffitt Basic Grand Rounds on Wednesday, July 22. His talk is sponsored by the Cancer Biology Student Organization - CBSO - and student members are organizing all aspects of his visit. Dr. Kissil received his Ph.D. from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Cancer Biology at Scripps Research Institute, Florida. The title of Dr. Kissil's talk is The Role of the Hippo/YAP Pathway in Cancer.
The Cancer Biology Ph.D. Program will host the annual Student Welcome Reception this year. Students and faculty from Cancer Biology and CMMB will be joined by dignitaries from Moffitt and USF to enjoy a buffet dinner and a program hosted by students from both programs. This annual event welcomes new and returning students back to USF for another year.
Ashley Basiorka, second year student in Dr. Alan List's lab, was selected to give an oral presentation of her abstract, "Activation of Redox-Sensitive Inflammasomes Underlies the Biological Phenotype of Myelodysplastic Syndromes" during the 13th International Symposium on Myelodysplastic Syndromes in Washington, DC April 29-May 2, 2015. Well done, Ashley!
Sridevi Challa, from Dr. Jin Q. Cheng's lab, was selected to give an oral presentation during the recent Moffitt Scientific Symposium. Her abstract was titled: "Inhibition of IKBKE relieves feedback suppression of receptor tyrosine kinases combinational targeting of IKBKE and its feedback circuit in pancreatic cancer". Great talk, Sridevi!
Melissa Hoffman, second year student in Dr. John Koomen's lab, gave an oral presentation of her abstract, "Personalized Detection of Multiple Myeloma Tumor Burden" during the 63rd ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics in St. Louis, MO on May 31- June 4, 2015. Congrats, Melissa!
Natalia Sumi, first year student in Dr. Uwe Rix's lab, gave an oral presentation of her abstract, "Identification of novel targets of CDK4/6 Inhibitors in Squamous Cell Lung Cancer by Chemical Proteomics" during the Chemical Biology and Proteomics for Target Validation meeting June 10-12 in Boston, MA. Well done, Natalia!