Cancer Research Seminar Series

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The Seminar Series is designed to offer state-of-the-art knowledge on advances in oncological research and care, including new clinical and laboratory investigations, techniques, and practices, as well as to facilitate new initiatives in translational and clinical research in oncology at UVA. The seminars are held every Friday, during the fall and spring semesters of the academic year.

Presented by UVA Cancer Center, this interdisciplinary seminar series provides a venue for basic-science and clinical faculty to hear about cutting-edge work in all areas of cancer. The series features invited speakers on various relevant subjects, and UVA faculty with expertise in selected topics related to cancer.

Speakers in our series represent the major research programs in the UVA Cancer Center. Additionally, UVA Oncology Fellows and PhD trainees supported by UVA’s Cancer Training Grant have an opportunity to host speakers.

The series is not offered for CME credit (unless otherwise noted).

Host a Speaker

If you would like to host a speaker, contact Dan Gioeli, PhD

Attend a Seminar

Days & Times: Fridays, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Location: Pinn Hall (Old Jordan Hall), Room 1-14

Lunch served in lobby at 12 p.m. in Pinn Hall lobby.

Seminar Schedule 2019


Speaker and Title


Feb 8

Matthew Freedman, MD

Associate Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Associate Physician, Medical Oncology Service, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

The Genetics and Epigenomics of Prostate Cancer

Thomas Loughran, MD


Feb 15

Melissa Bondy, PhD

Professor, Department of Medicine

Epidemiology and Population Sciences

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Glioma Insights – From Molecular Epidemiology to Functional Validation of Glioma Genes

Joellen M. Schildkraut
March 1

David Cortez PhD

Professor of Biochemistry
Ingram Professor of Cancer Research
Co-Leader, Genome Maintenance Program, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Genome maintenance during DNA replication: New insights into old mechanisms
Todd Stukenberg PhD
April 12

Tony Letai MD PhD

Associate Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Hematologic Neoplasia/Malignancies, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

John Lazo PhD
April 26

Bill Kaelin MD

Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, and Associate Director, Basic Science, for the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center

Anindya Dutta PhD
May 3

Lisa Coussens PhD

Hildegard Lamfrom Endowed Chair in Basic Science

Professor and Chairwoman, Department of Cell, Developmental & Cancer Biology

Associate Director for Basic Research, Knight Cancer Institute

Kimberly Kelly PhD
May 10

Betty Kim MD PhD

Nanotechnology and Tumor Immunology Laboratory

Mayo Clinic's Campus in Florida

Andrew Dudley PhD