Past Seminars(from most recent) Please click the title of the seminar to view the video record

Date Speaker Institution Title
May 1, 2014 Dr. Mehmet Toner MIT Rare Events with large Impact: Bioengineering & Clinical Applications of Circulating Tumor Cells
April 17, 2014 Mike Levin TUFTS Cracking the Bioelectric Code: Taming the Voltage-Based Language of Cells to Re-grow Whole Organs and Normalize Cancer
March 24, 2014 John Mattick Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, Australia Challenging the Dogma: A New View of the Genomic Programming of Complex Organisms”>
March 20,2014 Susan M. Rosenberg Baylor College of Medicine How Bacteria and Cancer Cells Regulate Mutagenesis and Their Ability to Evolve
March 6, 2014 Nathan Wolfe Stanford University, Metabiota & Global Viral Exploring the Microbial World
February 20, 2014 Jean-Pierre Issa Temple University Epigenetics at the Interface of Aging, Exposures and Cancer
February 6, 2014 John Di Baise & Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown Mayo Clinic & Arizona State University The Gut Microbiome: Health Improvment Beyond Energy Extraction
November 14, 2013 Charley Lineweaver Australian National University Theraputic Implications of the Atavistic Model of Cancer
October 31,2013 Dr. Carolyn Compton Arizona State University The Complexity of Cancer Biospecimens: Understanding a Major Source of Irreproducible Results in Cancer Research
October 17, 2013 Dr. Tayyaba Hassan Harvard/ MIT Photodynamic Therapy: A slice of biophotonics bridging science, technology and medicine
October 3, 2013 James Shapiro University of Chicago How Life Changes Itself: The Read- Write (RW) Genome 
September 19, 2013 Ken Mossman Arizona State University Cancer Complexity and the Problem of Causation 
September 5, 2013 Sui Huang Systems Biology Cancer Attractors and Cell Population Dynamics:The Non-Genetic, Non-Darwinian (Lamarckian) Evolution of Cancer Drug Resistance
April 18, 2013 NCI Conference No Seminar
April 4, 2013 Dora Lam-Himlim Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale “Tumors, Neoplasia, and Cancer: Observations through a Microscope”
March 21, 2013 Cheryl Nickerson The Biodesign Institute, ASU “3-D Tissue Engineering Under Low Fluid Shear Forces: Predictive Human Surrogate Models to Probe the Links between Cell Function and Disease”
March 7, 2013 Eshel Ben-Jacob Maguy-Glass Professor in Physics of Complex Systems, Tel Aviv University “From Social Intelligence of Bacteria to Cyber-war on Cancer”
February 21, 2013 Ross Bremner St Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix “Esophageal Cancer – another epidemic of our own making?”
February 7, 2013 Stephen A Johnston The Biodesign Institute, ASU “Challenges in Implementing a Universal, Prophylactic Cancer Vaccine”
January 24, 2013 Mina Bissell Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory “Genes and the Microenviroment: Two Faces of Who We Are”
January 10, 2013 Martin Bues Mayo Clinic “Proton Beam Therapy – Where We Are and Where We Are Heading”
November 29, 2012 Rod McEver Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation “Force-regulated adhesion of leukocytes to vascular surfaces”
November 15, 2012 Landon Inge St Joeseph’s Hospital and Medical Center “LKB1 and Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Can understanding the functions of the LKB1 tumor suppressor lead us to new treatments?”
November 1, 2012 Peter Kuhn Scripps Research Instutute “The Fluid Phase of Solid Tumors: How does cancer spread?”
October 4, 2012 Hans-Joachim Ziock Los Alamos National Laboratory “A New Definition of Information: its Origins and Implications for Cancer”
September 20, 2012 Stuart Lindsay ASU “Epigenetics – Physics or Magic?”
September 6, 2012 Steve Henikoff Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute “Histone variants, nucleosome dynamics and epigenetics”
April 19, 2012 Karen Anderson Biodesign Institute, ASU “Designing Cancer Vaccines: From Antigen Identification to Targeting Tumor Dormancy”
April 5, 2012 Barbara Hempstead Cornell “The Impact of Genomic Evolution on Clinical Challenges”
March 8, 2012 Sanjay Kumar UC Berkeley “Mechanobiological control of tumor and stem cell behavior: Lessons from the brain”
February 23, 2012 Carlo Maley UCSF “Evolution in Cancer: Lessons from Barrett’s Esophagus”
February 9, 2012 John Pepper NCI “Cancer as a failure of multicellularity”
January 26, 2012 Paul Davies ASU “Cancer as Metazoa 1.0”
January 12, 2012 Geoffrey West Santa Fe Institute “Towards a Quantitative, Predictive Theory of Tumor Growth, Metabolic Rate and Vascular Structure”
November 17, 2011 Raoul Tibes Mayo Clinic “Target Identification in Cancer Using RNA interference–Accelerated Therapy Development in Leukemias”
November 2, 2011 William Muller Feinberg School of Medicine “How Endothelial Cells Regulate Leukocyte Transmigration: Application to Cancer Metastasis”
October 20, 2011 Thai Tran ASU “Discovery of Prolactin Signaling Pathway in Breast Cancer”
October 10, 2011 William Grady Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center “The Role of Epigenetic Alterations in Colon Cancer”
September 22, 2011 Luis Cisneros ASU “Initiation of Micro-Metastases from Low-Fitness Cancer Cells: Rare, Explosive, and Deterministic”
September 8, 2011 Robert Austin Princeton Ten Crazy Ideas about Cancer
August 25, 2011 David Fleischer Mayo Clinic “Comparing Esophageal Cancer in Phoenix, Arizona and Feiching, China”
March 24, 2011 Joseph Mikhael Mayo Clinic “From Incurable to chronic: Multiple Myeloma in 2011”
February 25, 2011 Gaurav Sharma Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute “Therapeutic Targeting of Macrophages using Engineered Nanoparticles”
February 24, 2011 Josh LaBaer ASU “High Throughput Cell-Based Studies and Protein Microarrays for Biomarker and Target Discovery”
January 27, 2011 Alex K-Y. Jen University of Washington “Rational Design and Self-Assembly for Photonics, Energy, and Nanomedicine”
December 16, 2010 Stephen Wolfram Wolfram Research “Biomedicine in the Computational Universe”
October 28, 2010 Jack tuszynski University of Alberta “Computational Drug Discovery for Cancer Chemotherapy”
May 20, 2010 Laura Gonzalez ASU “Functional Genomics and Proteomics to understand tamoxifen resistance”
April 22, 2010 Stuart Lindsay ASU “Mapping Epigenetic Changes One Molecule at a Time”
April 8, 2010 Michael Barrett TGen “Clonal Analyses and Clinical Behaviors of Human Cancer”
March 25, 2010 Kimberly J. Bussey TGen “The role of Bioinformatics in teasing apart epigenetics in cancer”
March 11, 2010 Jim Esler ASU “Are cancers phosphorus-limited ‘ecosystems’?”
February 25, 2010 John D. Nagy ASU “Evolutionary Suicide and the Evolution of Angiogenesis in Cancer”
February 11,2010 Donald Coffey Johns Hopkins School of Medicine “Nuclear Architecture: Energy, Topology and Cancer”
January 28, 2010 Seungchan Kim TGen “Context-specific genomic regulation in cancer”