Amelia Project

2018 Agenda

9:00 - 9:15 AM

Welcome and Introduction

Kathy Miller, M.D., Ballve Lantero Professor of Oncology, Department of Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology, IU School of Medicine

Harikrishna Nakshatri, B.V.Sc., Ph.D., Marian J. Morrison Professor in Breast Cancer Research, Professor, Department of Surgery, IU School of Medicine

Steve Peachey, Board Member, the Heroes Foundation and introduction of patient advocates

9:15 - 9:45 AM

“The Regulation of Cancer Cell Death by Extracellular Matrix Attachment”

Zachary T. Schafer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Coleman Foundation Collegiate Chair of Cancer Biology
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Notre Dame

9:45 - 10:15 AM

“Development of a Predictive Platform for Treating Metastatic Breast Cancer​”

Luis Solorio, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Purdue University, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering

10:15 - 10:30 AM BREAK
10:30AM - 11:00 AM

“Exploiting elevated NQO1 levels in breast cancer for novel therapies of promoting NAD+ loss"

David Boothman, Ph.D.
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Professor of Hematology-Oncology Professor,
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
IU School of Medicine

11:00 - 11:45 AM

“Blocking breast cancer metastasis by targeting synergistic interactions between tumor and host”

Alana Welm, Ph.D.  (Keynote speaker)
Associate Professor. Department of Oncological Sciences,  University of Utah
Investigator and Co-Leader of  the Cell Response and Regulation  Program, Huntsman Cancer Institute

11:45 - 1:30 PM Lunch and Poster Session -- Alumni Hall
1:30 - 2:30 PM Elevator Speech  -- 2 minute speech by course participants
2:30 - 3:00 PM Advocate Panel Discussion
3:30 - 4:00 PM Selected oral presentation from post-docs and graduate students
*Prize awarded to graduate students/post-docs for best presentation*
4:00 PM Closing Remarks

Topics and titles subject to change.

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