Training the next generation of cancer researchers

2013 Cancer Biology Annual Retreat
October 13-14-15         
Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

2013_AGENDA       2013 Attendee List

Guest speakers:

Norman E. Sharpless, MD                                      presenting:  Aging:  How Not to Get Cancer
Wellcome Distinguished Professor in Cancer Research
Associate Cancer Center Director
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Jessie M. English, PhD                                          presenting:  Challenges in Drug Discovery:  A Career Perspective
Head of Research
Belfer Institute for Applied Cancer Science
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Antonio Baines, PhD                                            Career Path panelist
Associate Professor in Biology
JLC-Biomedical/Biotechnology Research Institute
North Carolina Central University

Aime T. Franco, PhD                                           Career Path panelist
Assistant Professor, Physiology and Biophysics
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Kevin Healy, PhD                                                 Career Path panelist
Director, Regulatory Affairs – Pain Therapeutics
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

Sarah Jackson, PhD                                             Career Path panelist
Senior Science Editor
The Journal of Clinical Investigation
Duke University Medical Center

Judith S. Bond, PhD                                             presenting:  NIH Funding Over the Sequester Horizon
Past President Federation of American Societies for
Experimental Biology
Professor Emeritus Penn State University
Adjunct Professor University of North Carolina

Michael T. Lotze, MD                           presenting:  Bridging Laboratory to Clinic to Community – Summer Academy Program
Program Director, UPCI Summer Academy               presentation link:     UPCI.INTL_DDuke Academy.Lotze
Professor of Surgery, Molecular Gentics and Biochemistry, and Bioengineering
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Hillman Cancer Center
University of Pittsburg School of Medicine

Aime T. Franco, PhD                             presenting:   Bed to the Bench: Journey of a patient to researcher
Assistant Professor, Physiology and Biophysics
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Fellow Presentations:

Jennifer Casey, PhD
University of Iowa
Akt is required for mitochondrial oxidative stress and pulmonary fibrosis by regulation of Rac1

Lu Huang
Duke University
S-nitrosylation of Oncogenic Kras promotes early tumorigenesis

Brandy Huderson, PhD
Georgetown University
The Role of Calcium in Androgen Receptor Activation in Estrogen Receptor Negative Breast Cancer

Sarah E. Laun, PhD
University of Maryland
RNase-L modulates transcriptional and post-transcriptional responses to mitogenic stimuli through serum response factor and tristetraprolin to maintain proliferative homeostasis

Nicole Pershing
Duke University
KRAS: The Rarefied Ras Oncogene

Marina Sharifi
University of Chicago
Autophagy is required for focal adhesion turnover, tumor cell motility and metastasis

Breakout Reports and Committee Reports:



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