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Annual Lurie Cancer Center Symposium & Scientific Poster Session

Thursday, June 22, 2017

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Robert H. Lurie
Medical Research Center

303 E. Superior St., Chicago
Baldwin Auditorium
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Participate in the 9th Annual Lurie Cancer Center Symposium & 28th Annual Scientific Poster Session to display your work, socialize with your peers, network with other researchers, and learn about your colleagues' cancer-related research. Please RSVP for the symposium. There is no fee to attend.

If you are exhibiting at the Scientific Poster Session, you must register your poster by Monday, June 12, 2017. You must submit an abstract along with your poster registration. $500 travel awards will be awarded to the two best posters.

Keynote Speaker

Peter Jones, PhD, DSc
Peter Jones, PhD, DSc
Chief Scientific Officer
Van Andel Research Institute
Distinguished Professor
Director of the Center for Epigenetics


Daniel Foltz, PhD
Associate Professor
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University

Huiping Liu, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Pharmacology and Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University


Student Committee Members

Erika Ramos
DGP Graduate Student

Sonia Brockway
DGP Graduate Student

The symposium, co-chaired by Daniel Foltz, PhD and Huiping Liu, MD, PhD, will feature presentations from graduate students and post-doctoral fellows from various labs. A Keynote lecture will be given by Peter Jones, PhD, DSc, Chief Scientific Officer of the Van Andel Research Institute.

The poster session, which will take place immediately following the symposium, will feature the work of students and postdoctoral fellows from the laboratories of Lurie Cancer Center members on Northwestern's Evanston or Chicago campuses.


2:00 p.m. Welcome
Leonidas Platanias, MD, PhD
Director, Lurie Cancer Center
2:05 p.m. A Rational Combination of Standard of Care and Immunotherapy increases Survival against Glioblastoma
Erik Ladomersky (Wainwright lab)
Postdoctoral Fellow
2:25 p.m. ULK1: A Master Regulator of Interferon Signaling
Diana Saleiro (Platanias lab)
Postdoctoral Fellow
2:45 p.m. Macrogenomic Engineering: Modulating Chromatin Folding for Increased Chemotherapeutic Efficacy
Greta Wodarcyk (Backman lab)
IBiS Graduate Student
3:05 p.m. CD95L mRNA and CD95L-derived si- and shRNAs are Toxic to Cancer Cells
William Putzbach (Peter lab)
DGP Graduate Student
3:25 p.m. Coffee Break
3:40 p.m. Circadian-HIF Crosstalk in Cell Fate and Metabolism
Clara Bien (Bass lab)
Research Assistant Professor
4:00 p.m. KEYNOTE:
The Cancer Epigenome
Peter Jones, PhD, DSc
Chief Scientific Officer
Van Andel Research Institute
Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Epigenetics
5:00 p.m. Reception & Scientific Poster Session
Register your poster!
* agenda subject to change


Daily discounted parking is available at the 321 E. Erie Self-Park Garage (Parking C) at the corner of Erie St. & Fairbanks Ct. The early-bird flat rate is $17 if you arrive between 6:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and depart by 7:30 p.m. (minimum of 4 hours). Discounted parking is not available at any other garage. No validation of tickets is needed from the conference staff or the hospital.

Additional Information

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