Previous CCSB Seminar Series

2011 – 2012

Date Speaker, Talk title
27 Jun 2012
Robert Silver, Ph.D.
Departments of Pharmacology, Physiology and Radiology, Wayne State University School of Medicine
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Wayne State University School of Engineering
How do cells make decisions: simple question, complex answer
Host: Lynn Hlatky
19 Jun 2012
A.J. Marian Walhout, Ph.D.
Professor and Co-Director Program in Systems Biology, Program in Gene Function and Expression, Program in Molecular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Gene regulatory networks
Host: Edward Rietman
18 Jun 2012
David Varon, M.D.
Director, Coagulation Unit
Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center
The role of platelets and their microparticles in angiogenesis, tissue regeneration and cancer progression
Host: Giannoula Lakka Klement
5 Jun 2012
Jeff Gore, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Cooperation, cheating, and collapse in microbial populations
Host: Irina Kareva
22 May 2012
Nader Rahimi, Ph.D.
Boston University School of Medicine
IGPR-1: A novel adhesion molecule involved in tumor invasion and angiogenesis
Host: Heiko Enderling
15 May 2012
Neda Bagheri, Ph.D.
Chemical and Biological Engineering Northwestern University, Chicago
A dynamical systems perspective on cytokine signaling responses by human T cells
Host: Heiko Enderling
24 Apr 2012
Mikael Pittet, Ph.D.
MGH Center for Systems Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital; Harvard Medical School
Long-range communication between tumors and the immune system
Host: Kathleen Wilkie
17 Apr 2012
James A. Glazier, Ph.D.
Director, Biocomplexity Institute, Department of Physics, Indiana University
Modeling tumor growth and blood vessel formation in CompuCell 3D
Host: Heiko Enderling
8 Mar 2012
Jack Tuszynski, Ph.D.
Department of Physics/Condensed Matter, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
From in silico to in vivo drug discovery for cancer chemotherapy
Host: Edward Rietman
6 Mar 2012
Constantine Mitsiades, M.D., Ph.D.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School
Tumor–microenvironment interactions and their influence on responsiveness to anti-cancer therapeutics
Host: Giannoula Klement
21 Feb 2012
Daniel Segrè, Ph.D.
Departments of Biology and Biomedical Engineering, Bioinformatics Program, Boston University
Metabolic interactions within and between cells
Host: Lynn Hlatky
2 Feb 2012
Lloyd Demetrius
Harvard University; Max Planck Institute
The Origin of Cancer and Age Related Neurological Diseases: The Warburg Effect
Host: Ed Rietman
31 Jan 2012
Jan Poleszczuk
Institute of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics,
University of Warsaw, Poland
Mathematical Modeling of Tumor Growth
Host: Heiko Enderling
24 Jan 2012
Johan Paulsson, Ph.D.
Department of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School
Fluctuation Theory as a Basis for Experimental Design
Host: Edward Rietman
3 Jan 2012
Jacquin C. Niles, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biological Engineering, Pfizer-Laubach Career Development Chair, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Controllably manipulating the cellular RNA landscape: Applications in model eukaryote and human malarial parasite biology
Host: Edward Rietman
13 Dec 2011
Andrey Sharov, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine
The role of BMP-Smad pathway in cutaneous stem cell maintenance and carcinogenesis
Host: David Goukassian
29 Nov 2011
Richard Van Etten, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Cancer Center at Tufts Medical Center
Quantitative modeling of chronic myeloid leukemia and other myeloproliferative neoplasms in mice
Host: Lynn Hlatky
15 Nov 2011
Michael Reich
Director of Cancer Informatics Development, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Tools for Genomic Computation, Visualization, and Integration
Host: Edward Rietman
1 Nov 2011
Janusz Rak, M.D., Ph.D.
McGill University, Canada
Microvesicles -- the mediators and messengers of tumour progression
Host: Giannoula Klement
18 Oct 2011
Hava Avraham, Ph.D.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Substance P/NK-1R and VEGF/Angiopoietin-2 as Molecular Determinants in Breast Cancer Metastasis to the Brain
Host: Lynn Hlatky
11 Oct 2011
Agnès Vignery, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Departments of Orthopaedics and Cell Biology, Yale School of Medicine
Macrophage fusion in health and disease
Host: Lynn Hlatky
4 Oct 2011
Natalie Artzi, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, Harvard-MIT Division for Health Sciences and Technology;  Instructor, Harvard Medical School, Brigham & Women's Hospital
Engineering Biomaterials to Deliver Desired Clinical Outcome
Host: Nava Almog
16 Aug 2011
Jacob Scott, M.D.
Integrative Mathematical Oncology, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
Genotypic determinants of metastatic fitness: a delicate balance of driver and passenger mutations
Host: Heiko Enderling

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