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Research Events

Upcoming Research Events

Presenter: Carter Clinton, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
Perry Anthropological Genomics Lab
Depts. of Anthropology + Biology
Pennsylvania State University

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Structural and Functional Analysis of Nucleoprotein Complexes that Replicate and Maintain the Ends of our Chromosomes

Presenter: Dr. Emmanuel Skordalakes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
The Wistar Institute
Gene Expression and Regulation Program
Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics
University of Pennsylvania

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Presenter: Maghboeba Mosavel, PhD
Associate Professor, Health Behavior and Policy
VCU Massey Cancer Center

Cancer Drug Discovery Targeting Transcription and DNA Repair

Presenter: Dr. Xiangshu Xiao, Ph.D.

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We will feature our most innovative lung cancer research from across VCU and Massey Cancer Center. As well as, showcasing posters, hearing from a community panel, discussion with clinicians, scientific presentations, and networking amongst your peers and community members.

Join us for this exciting event on November 2nd, 2022 at 9am, held at The Grace Center inside 5th Street Baptist Church. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided! Please Register Here!

Headache, Racial Disparity, Cancer Survivorship Exploring Phenotypes for Personalized Lifestyle Interventions

Presenter: Yohannes W. Woldeamanuel, MD
Instructor, Division of Headache & Facial Pain
Department of Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Senior Fellow, Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health

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Presenter: Andrew Barnes, PhD
Associate Professor, Health Behavior and Policy
VCU Massey Cancer Center

Evolution of Metabolic Phenotypes in Cancer

Presenter: Mehdi Damaghi, PhD
Assistant Professor
Dept of Pathology
Stony Brook Cancer Center

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Presenter: Yamilé Molina, MS, MPH, PhD
Associate Professor; Associate Director for COE
University of Illinois Cancer Center

Presenter: Dr. Gerard Blobe, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor; Associate Director for COE
University of Illinois Cancer Center

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Presenter: Devanand Sarkar, MBBS, PhD
Professor, Human and Molecular Genetics
VCU Massey Cancer Center

Past events

Wei Li

“Two examples of collaborative drug discovery projects: the discoveries of sabizabulin for cancer and a selective TRPC3 inhibitor for epilepsy indication”

Presenter: Wei Li, Ph.D.
Director of UTCoP Drug Discovery Center
Faculty Director of the UTCoP Shared Instrument Facility
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy
University of Tennessee Health Science Center


ZOOM Webinar
Join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89084127110?pwd=REZVY0lkelR4YVROcDJwQlkzckloQT09
Dial: 1 301 715 8592
Webinar ID: 890 841 27110
Passcode: 439948

Dennis Adeegbe, Ph.D.

“Immune Modulation in Solid Cancers: Tregs take the Center Stage”

Presenter: Dennis Adeegbe, Ph.D.
Assistant Member, Departments of Immunology, Thoracic Oncology, & Cutaneous Oncology
Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Assistant Professor, Department of Oncologic Sciences, Morsani College of Medicine University of South Florida


ZOOM Webinar
Join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88380384210
Dial: 1 301 715 8592
Webinar ID: 883 8038 4210
Passcode: 620449

Christopher Green

"Novel Roles of Sphingolipids in Sexual Dimorphism of Hepatocellular Carcinoma"

Presenter: Christopher Green, PH.D.
Instructor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
School of Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University

Larisa Nonn, Ph.D.

"Basic research into the role of vitamin D in prostate cancer health disparities using patient-derived models"

Presenter: Larisa Nonn, Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology, Department of Pathology
Director of Graduate Studies
Co-Director, IRACDA at UIC Postdoctoral Program
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine

“Contemporary Perspectives in Liposarcoma”

Raphael E. Pollock, M.D., Ph.D.

Presenter: Raphael E. Pollock, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S.
Director, The Ohio State University (OSU) Comprehensive Cancer Center
Kathleen Wellenreiter Klotz Chair in Cancer Research
Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital & Richard J. Solove Research Institute
Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, The OSU College of Medicine

Event details:
The Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa/Short Pump
9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

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“A Journey from Basic Cancer Research to Disparities Research using Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer as a Mode”

Joseph Landry, Ph.D.

Presenter: Joseph Landry, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Human and Molecular Genetics
VCU School of Medicine, Richmond, Virginia

This is a virtual event

James Jackson, Ph.D.

“The Many Strategies Used by Breast Cancer Cells to Avoid Cell Death After Chemotherapy”

Presenter: James Jackson, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Tulane University School of Medicine

Event details (registration not required)

12:00 p.m. (ET) Thalhimer Conference Room (GRL: 131)
Goodwin Research Building Room: GRL 131

Ian A. Myles, MD, MPH

“Biology’s El Dorado: How the Search for Missing Genes Got Allergists Lost in the Concrete Jungle”

Presenter: Ian A. Myles, MD, MPH
Staff Clinician, Epithelial Therapeutics Unit, NIAID
Chief Medical Research Officer, U.S Public Health Service Commissioned Corps

Event details (registration not required)

12:00 p.m. (ET)
Thalhimer Conference Room (GRL: 131)
Goodwin Research Building Room: GRL 131

“Engaging our Community on Priorities for Research and Closing Disparities Gaps”

Keynote Speaker: Hayley Thompson, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Community Outreach & Engagement
Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University

Event details:
The Westin Richmond
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Caroline Cobb

“Profiling Cigar Use in Low SES Communities: A Mixed Methods approach”

Presenter: Caroline Cobb, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Health Psychology
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

This is a virtual event