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Faculty Seminar Series

The Cancer Center at Illinois is pleased to present the Faculty Seminar Series. Each session includes brief individual talks from a group of faculty members followed by a Q&A period. Registration is encouraged but not required for attendance.

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Daniel Rosenberg
Director, Colon Cancer Prevention Program, University of Connecticut
“A Multi-Omics Approach to the Study of Early Colon Neoplasia”

Faculty Seminar September 2019


3:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Beckman Institute 4269

Pablo Perez-Pinera
Assistant Professor, Bioengineering
“A CRISPR-Cas9 Gene Editing Toolbox for Cancer Research”

Catherine Murphy
Professor, Chemistry
“Golden Nanotechnology for Cancer Diagnostics and Therapy”

April 2019 Faculty Seminar Series


3:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Beckman Institute 4269

Cecilia Leal
Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
“Lipid Membranes and Their Complexity in the Context of Nanomedicine Development”

Raven Huang
Professor, Biochemistry
“Molecular Mechanisms of RNA Modifications, Damage, and Repair”

March 2019 Faculty Seminar Series with Cecilia Leal and Raven Huang


3:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Beckman Institute 4269

Hong Jin
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry
“Translation: Mechanisms, Structures, and Principles”

Bo Wang
Assistant Professor, Comparative Biosciences
“Lipid Metabolism in Gastrointestinal Cancer”

Faculty Seminar Series, February 21 2019



3:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Beckman Institute 4269

Emad Tajkhorshid
University Scholar; J. W. Hastings Endowed Chair; Interim Head of Biochemistry
“Dissecting Molecular Pathways Involved in Cancer at a Microscopic Level with Advanced Computational Techniques”

Paul Selvin
Professor, Physics
“Can We Detect Neurological and Cancerous Diseases with Superresolution Fluorescence?”

Faculty Seminar January



November 20183:00 - 4:30 p.m. | Beckman Institute 4269

Leona Yi-Fan Su
Assistant Professor, Advertising
“When Science Meets Social Media: Rethinking Science–Public Interfaces”

Joseph Irudayaraj
Professor, Bioengineering
“Utilization of Zebrafish Resources in Biomedical Research”


3:00 - 4:30p m | Beckman Institute 4269September 2018 Flyer

Hyunjoon Kong
Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
“Three Dimensional Culture System for Study of Liver Cancer Progression”

Mike Yao
Associate Professor, Digital Media
“How Insights from Consumer Behavior and Strategic Communication Research Might Inform Medical Engineering”


September 2018 Flyer3:00 - 4:30 pm | Beckman Institute 4269

Rohit Bhargava
Cancer Center Director | Professor, Bioengineering
“The Cancer Center at Illinois: an Overview”

Ning Wang
Professor, Mechanical Science and Engineering
“Mechanobiology and Mechanomedicine in Cancer”


3:00pm - 4:30pm | Beckman Institute 3269 (Tower Room) Faculty Seminar Series May 2018 Flyer

Saurabh Sinha
Professor, Computer Science
“Knowledge-Guided Analytics for Cancer Research”

Joseph Irudayaraj
Professor, Bioengineering
“Single cell Tools for Mechanistic Evaluation of Cell Processes”

Prasanth Kannanganattu
Associate Professor, Cell and Developmental Biology
“Role of Long Noncoding RNAs (IncRNAs) in Cancer Progression”


3:00pm - 4:30pm | Beckman Institute 3269 (Tower Room) Faculty Seminar Series April 2018 Flyer

Ling-Feng Chen
Professor, Biochemistry
“From Bench to “BET”side: Regulation of NF-kappaB Signaling in Cancer”

David Shapiro
Professor, Biochemistry
“Targeting Breast and Ovarian Cancer through ER-Mediated Hyperactivation of the Unfolded Protein Response”

Hong Chen
Associate Professor, Food Science & Human Nutrition
“MicroRNA as Markers for Nutritional Interventions in Cancer Patients”


3:00pm - 4:30pm | Beckman Institute 3269 (Tower Room) Faculty Seminar Series March 2018 Flyer

Roy Dar
Assistant Professor, Bioengineering
“Engineering Fluctuations in Gene Expression for Biasing Cell-Fate Decisions”

Dipanjan Pan
Associate Professor, Bioengineering
In Silico to In Vivo Molecularly Targeted Imaging and Therapy for Liver Cancer”

Paul Hergenrother
Professor, Chemistry
“Traversing the Valley of Death in Anticancer Drug Discovery”


3:00pm - 4:30pm Beckman Institute 3269 (Tower Room)February 2018 Faculty Seminar Series Flyer

Aleksi Aksimentiev
Professor, Physics
“Modeling DNA for Cancer Research: Detecting a Cause and Building a Cure”

Andrew Smith
Assistant Professor, Bioengineering
“Counting Molecules in Cancer Cells and Clinical Biospecimens with Next-Generation Quantum Dots”

Shuming Nie
Professor, Bioengineering
“Image-Guided Minimally Invasive and Robotic Cancer Surgery: Opportunities”