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6th Annual Lurie Cancer Center Symposium No registration or fee is required
to attend the symposium

However, you must register your poster
by Monday, June 2, 2014
if you are exibiting it at
the Scientific Poster Session.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

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 6th Annual Lurie Cancer Center Symposium & 25th Annual Scientific Poster Session to display your work, socialize with your peers, network with other researchers, and learn about your colleagues' cancer-related research.

The symposium, chaired by Cara J. Gottardi, PhD, will feature presentations from graduate students and post-doctoral fellows from various labs. A Keynote lecture will be given by Andrea McClatchey, who developed the first mouse model for neurofibromatosis type 2 (merlin) and continues to work on how this protein organizes signaling complexes at the cell cortex relevant to EGFR and Hippo/Warts signaling.

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.

Keynote Speaker

Andrea I. McClatchey, PhD
Andrea I. McClatchey, PhD
Professor of Pathology
Harvard Medical School
Patricia and Scott Eston MGH Research Scholar


Cara Y. Gottardi, PhD
Cara J. Gottardi, PhD
Associate Professor
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University


2:00 p.m. Welcome
Leonidas Platanias, MD, PhD
Interim Director, Lurie Cancer Center
2:00 p.m. Metformin as an Anti-Cancer Agent
Sam Weinberg, MSTP
Nav Chandel Lab
2:20 p.m. TRF2 and Lamin A/C Interact to Facilitate the Functional Organization of Chromosome Ends
Ashley Wood, PhD, post-doctoral fellow
Kosak Lab
2:40 p.m. DYRK1A Controls Cell Cycle Exit During Lymphoid Development
Benjamin Thompson, MD, PhD, post-doctoral fellow
Crispino Lab
3:00 p.m.

Mathematical Modeling of Gliomas: Implications for Interpreting Therapeutic Efficacy Through Imaging
Andrea Hawkins-Daarud, PhD
, post-doctoral fellow
Kristin Swanson Lab

3:30 p.m. Coffee Break
4:00 p.m. Organization of the Cell Cortex in Morphogenesis and Tumorigenesis
Andi McClatchey, PhD
Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School
Patricia and Scott Eston Research Scholar, Massachusetts General Hospital
5:00 p.m. Reception & Scientific Poster Session
Register your poster!
* agenda subject to change


Contact Denise Marshall at or 312.695.1392.