Cancer Center at Illinois

Fall 2017 Faculty Seminar Series

Sponsored by the Cancer Center at Illinois, Health Care Engineering Systems Center, & Interdisciplinary Heath Sciences Institute
Please click here to RSVP; recommended, but not required for attendance. The seminar series is open to all.

Session 1: September 14, 2017

3:00pm - 4:30pm | HCESC 1232

  1. Jianjun Cheng, Professor – Materials Science & Engineering “Selective labeling of cancer cell surface mediated in vivo cancer targeting”

  2. Gregory Underhill, Assistant Professor – Bioengineering “Identification of Extracellular Matrix Biomarkers of Cancer”

  3. Sayeepriyadarshini Anakk, Assistant Professor – Molecular and Integrative Physiology “Gender Biased Incidence in Liver Cancer: Insights into Wonder Woman”


Session 2: October 5, 2017

3:00pm - 4:30pm | HCESC 1232

  1. Anna Arthur, Assistant Professor – Food Science & Human Nutrition “Diet as a Modifiable Factor for Cancer Outcomes: Lessons From Head & Neck Cancers”

  2. Michael Oelze, Associate Professor – Electrical & Computer Engineering “Cancer Imaging and Therapy Using Ultrasound: What You Haven’t Heard”

  3. David Kranz, Professor – Biochemistry “Immunotherapy of Cancer”


Session 3: November 2, 2017

3:00pm - 4:30pm | Beckman 3269 (Tower Room)

  1. Elvira de Mejia, Professor – Food Science & Human Nutrition “Phytochemical composition and nutraceutical properties of flavonoids from fruits and vegetables: Role in pancreatic cancer”

  2. Auinash Kalsotra, Assistant Professor – Biochemistry “Unexpected Roles for RNA Splicing in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Cancer”

  3. Brendan Harley, Associate Professor - Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering “Engineering tumor microenvironments”


Session 4: December 7, 2017

3:00pm - 4:30pm | HCESC 1232

  1. Shiva Abbaszadeh, Assistant Professor - Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering “Towards a High Spatial Resolution Dedicated Head and Neck PET System”

  2. Princess Imoukhuede, Assistant Professor – Bioengineering “Growth Factor Receptor Signaling and Cancer: New Mechanisms and Insights”

  3. Laura Selmic, Assistant Professor – Veterinary Clinical Medicine "Surgical Margin Imaging in Spontaneous Companion Animal Cancer”