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The H Foundation Basic Science Symposium - Adhesion Dysregulation and Cancer

Friday, April 29

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Norris University Center
Northwestern University

1999 Campus Dr., Evanston
McCormick Auditorium
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The Basic Science Programs of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University will host the 2016 H Foundation Basic Science Symposium on the Evanston campus of Northwestern University. The topic will be "Adhesion Dysregulation and Cancer."

There is no registration fee.

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Keynote Speaker

Joan Brugge, PhD
Joan Brugge, PhD
Professor and Chair, Cell Biology
Harvard Medical School


Cara Gottardi, PhD
Professor, Medicine-Pulmonary
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University

Kathy Green, PhD
Joseph L. Mayberry, Sr., Professor of Pathology and Toxicology
Professor in Pathology and Dermatology
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University



Basic Sciences Research Division

The H Foundation


8:30 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
9:00 a.m. Kathleen Green, PhDCara Gottardi, PhD Welcome and Opening Remarks
Kathleen Green, PhD
Cara Gottardi, PhD
Northwestern University
9:15 a.m. Andrew Ewald, PhD Transitions in Adhesion and Polarity Underlie Breast Cancer
Andrew Ewald, PhD
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
10:00 a.m. Erik Sahai, PhD New Roles of Cell-Cell and Cell Matrix Interactions in Cancer Invasion and Therapy Failure
Erik Sahai, PhD
The Francis Crick Institute
10:45 a.m. Coffee Break
11:00 a.m. Patricia Keely, PhD Aligned Collagen in Metastasis and Metabolic Reprogramming
Patricia Keely, PhD
Wisconsin Institute for Medical Research
12:00 p.m. Lunch Break
1:00 p.m. Lindsay Hinck, PhD Mammary Stem Cells, Adhesion and Growth Control in the Breast
Lindsay Hinck, PhD
University of California, Santa Cruz
1:45 p.m. Senthil Muthuswamy, PhD Cell Polarity Proteins as Modulators in Metastatic Behavior in Breast Cancer
Senthil Muthuswamy, PhD
University of Toronto
2:30 p.m. Coffee Break
2:45 p.m. Carole LaBonne, PhD Letting Go: Linking EMT, Invasive Behavior and the Stem Cell State
Carole LaBonne, PhD
Northwestern University
3:30 p.m. Joan Brugge, PhD KEYNOTE LECTURE
How Tumor Cells Survive
Without Natural Matrix Adhesions

Joan Brugge, PhD
Harvard Medical School
4:15 p.m. Closing Remarks
* agenda subject to change


The use of public transportation is encouraged, as visitor parking is limited on the Evanston campus. Free shuttles are available to NU wildcard holders between the Chicago and Evanston campuses. See Northwestern University Services for more details.

Parking is available in the South Parking Garage, located at 1841 Sheridan Road, for a daily rate of $8.00. Daily parking may be paid for at pay stations located in each elevator lobby.

Additional Information

For additional information, please contact Erin Donoghue, Manager of Education Programs, or call 312.695.1391.