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, 2018-2019


Speaker and Title


Dec 7

Robert Wechsler-Reya, PhD

Director and Professor

Tumor Initiation and Maintenance Program

Seminar title: America’s Top (Mouse) Models: What Mice Can Teach Us About Brain Tumor Therapy 

Hui Zong




Jan 4

Stephen Schuster, MD

Professor of Medicine

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

Seminar title: Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma: CARs Racing to a Cure

Michael Williams, MD

Jan 18

Grant McFadden, PhD

Center Director and Professor

Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy Vaccines and Virotherapy

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ

Seminar title: Oncolytic Virotherapy with Myxoma Virus

Kevin Janes, PhD

Jan 25

Allen Dearry, PhD

Program director

NCI Cancer Research Data Commons

Sandra Burks, RN, BSN, CCRC

Feb 1

Catherine Hedrick, PhD

Professor, Division of Inflammation Biology

La Jolla Institute

La Jolla, CA

Thomas Loughran, MD

Feb 8

Elisabeth Paietta, PhD

Professor of Medicine

Laboratory Director in Cellular Immunology

Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Bronx, NY

Francine Garrett- Bakelman, MD, PhD


Feb 15

Melissa Bondy, PhD

Professor, Department of Medicine

Epidemiology and Population Sciences

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Kristen Guertin, PhD


Feb 22

Mohi Golam, PhD (inside speaker)

Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA

Dan Gioeli, PhD