Cancer Biology Pathway


The Cancer Biology Pathway program is designed to train pre- and postdoctoral students in interdisciplinary research relevant to cancer biology. The goal of the program is to provide basic scientists an in depth training in diverse aspects of basic, translational, and clinical cancer research. During the two year program, trainees take part in an a didactic course in Molecular Oncology each spring semester.

Schedule (unless otherwise noted)

Tuesdays 12:00-1:30 PM
11th Floor Mid-Campus Center, Main Conference Room

2017-2018 Academic Year

Date Speaker Title
Dec 1, 2017
Fri, 1:30 PM
Sid Devarakonda Cancer Biology Prep Workshop
Biology & Genetics of Cells & Organisms, Nature of Cancer (Weinberg, Chapters 1, 2)
Dec 14, 2017
11th Floor MCC North
Francesca Ferraro Cancer Biology Prep Workshop
Growth Factors, Cytoplasmic Signaling
(Weinberg, Chapters 5, 6)
Dec 15, 2017
Fri, 1:30 PM
Matt Christopher Cancer Biology Prep Workshop
Cell Immortalization & Tumorigenesis, Genomic Integrity
(Weinberg, Chapters 10, 12)
Dec 22, 2017
Fri, 1:30 PM
Patrick Grierson Cancer Biology Prep Workshop
Multi-Step Tumorigenesis, Heterotypic Interactions & Biology of Angiogenesis (Weinberg, Chapters 11, 13)
Jan 11, 2018
11th Floor MCC North
Terrence Wong Cancer Biology Prep Workshop
Tumor Suppressor Genes, p53 and Apoptosis (Weinberg, Chapters 7, 9)
Jan 12, 2018
Fri, 1:30 PM
11th Floor MCC North
Tanner Johanns Cancer Biology Prep Workshop
Invasion & Metastasis, Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy (Weinberg, Chapters 14, 15)
Jan 16, 2018 Lee Ratner Introduction
Jan 23, 2018
11th Floor MCC North
Jason Weber Cell Cycle Inhibitors
Jan 30, 2018 Jason Held Cancer Redox Biology
Feb 6, 2018 Neha Mehta-Shah T Cell Lymphoma Biology
Feb 13, 2018 Cynthia Ma PI3K/AKT
Feb 20, 2018 Alessandro Vindigni Replication Stress
Feb 27, 2018 1st and 2nd Year Trainees
Mar 6, 2018 Sheila Stewart Microenvironment and Cancer
Mar 13, 2018 Charles Kaufman Zebrafish as a Model for Cancer
Mar 20, 2018 Milan Chheda Cancer Stem Cells
Mar 27, 2018
11th Floor MCC North
Lee Ratner Viral Oncology
Apr 3, 2018 Julie Schwarz HPV and Cervical Cancer
May 22, 2018
Holden Auditorium
Pepper Jo Schedin, PhD
Oregon Health and Science University
Student Invited Speaker
Mucosal Biology and Tissue Involution Cooperate to Drive Breast Cancer Metastasis