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Annual Lurie Cancer Center Symposium & Scientific Poster Session

Thursday, June 23, 2016

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 8th Annual Lurie Cancer Center Symposium & 27th Annual Scientific Poster Session to display your work, socialize with your peers, network with other researchers, and learn about your colleagues' cancer-related research. There is no fee required to attend.

RSVPs are appreciated, and you must register your poster by Monday, June 13, 2016 if you are exibiting it at the Scientific Poster Session. $750 travel awards will be awarded to the two best posters.

Keynote Speaker

Geoffrey Greene, PhD
Geoffrey Greene, PhD
Virginia and D. K. Ludwig Professor
Director, The Ben May Department of Cancer Research
University of Chicago


John Crispino, PhD
Medicine-Hematology/Oncology, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University

Jindan Yu, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University


Student Committee Members

Maureen McNulty
PhD Candidate

Johanna Melo-Cardenas
PhD Candidate

The symposium, co-chaired by John Crispino, PhD and Jindan Yu, MD, PhD, will feature presentations from graduate students and post-doctoral fellows from various labs. A Keynote lecture will be given by Geoffrey Greene, PhD, Director of the Ben May Department of Cancer Research at the University of Chicago.

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. Dysregulation of the SIRT3-MnSOD Acetylation Axis in Endocrine Resistant Breast Cancer
Yueming Zhu (Gius lab)
Postdoctoral Fellow
2:25 p.m. FOXA1, a Novel Regulator of Neuroendocrine Differentiation
Jung Kim (Yu lab)
PhD Candidate
2:45 p.m. Epigenetic Control of Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma
Andrea Piunti (Shilatifard lab)
Postdoctoral Fellow
3:05 p.m. Akt Regulates Progesterone Receptor B Dependent Transcription and Angiogenesis in Endometrial Cancer Cells
Irene Lee (Kim lab)
PhD Candidate
3:25 p.m. Genome-Wide CRISPR Screens for Oncogenic Mechanisms of KSHV-transformed Primary Effusion Lymphoma Cell Lines
Mark Manzano (Gottwein lab)
Postdoctoral Fellow
3:45 p.m. Coffee Break
4:00 p.m. Targeting ER and PR in Breast Cancer
KEYNOTE: Geoffrey Greene, PhD
Virginia and D. K. Ludwig Professor
Director, The Ben May Department of Cancer Research
University of Chicago
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 5:00 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.