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Seminar Series

The UMBTP hosts a monthly Seminar Series - giving investigators and students the opportunity to share data, experimental designs, and relevant publications that spur innovative ideas and collaborations.

2nd Thursdays of the month
9-10 a.m. in MCRB 450
Currently Zoom only - email braintumor@umn.edu if you need the link

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Upcoming Seminars

April 8, 2021
"Problems Inside and Out: Viral-Like Impacts of Glioma Extracellular Vesicles on Normal Brain Cells," presented by Michael Graner, PhD, Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Learn more about Dr. Graner's research.

May 13, 2021
Title TBD, presented by Michael Scheurer, PhD, MPH, Professor Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine; Texas Children's Hospital. Learn more about Dr. Scheurer's research.

June 10, 2021
Title TBD, presented by Lynne T. Bemis, PhD, Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth Campus. Learn more about Dr. Bemis's research.

July 8, 2021
Title TBD, presented by Lindsey Sloan, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology. Learn more about Dr. Sloan's research.

August 12, 2021
Title TBD, presented by Orly Alter, PhD, USTAR Associate Professor of Bioengineering and Human Genetics, Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute and Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah. Learn more about Dr. Alter's research.

September 9, 2021
Title TBD, present by Susan Arnold, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology), Assistant Professor, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences. Learn more about Dr. Arnold's research.

Seminar Archive 2021

March 11, 2021
"Epigenetic Heterogeneity in Human Brain and Cranial Tumors," presented by Andrew Venteicher, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor and Neurosurgical Director of the Center for Skull Base and Pituitary Surgery, Department of Neurosurgery. Learn more about Dr. Venteicher's research.

February 11, 2021
"The Role of Treatment Received in Pediatric and Young Adult Brain Tumor Survival Disparities," presented by Lindsay Williams, MPH, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Research. Learn more about Dr. Williams' research.

Seminar Archive 2020

December 10, 2020
"Pediatric Low Grade Glioma: Moving Towards Precision Medicine in Neuro-Oncology," presented by Julie Bennett, MD, FRCPC, Department of Neuro-Oncology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Ontario, Canada.

November 12, 2020
"A Nutraceutical/Dietary Intervention for Neurofibromatosis Type 1", presented by Pavlina Sverak, MD, NF1 Project collaborator of Christopher Moertel, MD, and David Largaespada, PhD, University of Minnesota. Learn more about Dr. Sverak's research with Dr. Moertel and Dr. Largaespada.

October 8, 2020
"Guanylate-Binding Protein 1: An Emerging Target in Glioblastoma," presented by Ming Li, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology.  Learn more about Dr. Li's research.

September 10, 2020
"Targeting DNA Damage Responses with PARP Inhibitor and Oncolytic Herpes Simplex Virus for Glioblastoma," presented by Jianfang Ning, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology. Learn more about Dr. Ning's research.

August 13, 2020
"New to the U: Road to Radiobiology and Future Research Directions," presented by Lindsey Sloan, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology. Learn more about Dr. Sloan's research.

July 9, 2020
"The Development of a Novel Mouse Model to Study the Role of Histone Mutations in Pediatric High-Grade Glioma," presented by Florina Grigore, MD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Robinson Lab, The Hormel Institute. Learn more about Dr. Grigore's research in the Robinson Lab.

June 11, 2020
"Nanosecond Pulsed Electric Field (nsPEF) from Implantable Spintronic Nanodevices for Ultra-Low Power, Spatially Localized, Magnetically Induced Brain Tumor Therapy," presented by Renata Saha, PhD Student, Nanomagnetism & Quantum Spintronics Lab, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Learn more about Ms. Saha's research in the Nanomagnetism & Quantum Spintronics Lab.

May 14, 2020
"Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Survival of Children with Brain and Central Nervous System (CNS) Tumors in the United States," presented by Joseline Haizel-Cobbina, MBChB, MPH(c), School of Public Health.

April 9, 2020
"Utilization of Genome Engineering in Glioma Modeling," presented by Tomoyuki Koga, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery

February 13, 2020
"The First In Vivo Detection of Cystathionine: Novel Signature of Glioma Genetics," presented by Malgorzata Marjanska, PhD, Associate Professor, CMRR (Center for Magnetic Resonance Research). Learn more about Dr. Marjanska's research.

January 9, 2020
"Overpowering Multiple Inhibitory Immune Checkpoints with a Single Peptide Inhibitor," presented by Mike Olin, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics. Learn more about Dr. Olin's research.

Seminar Archive 2019

December 12, 2019
Presentation by Jian-Ping Wang, PhD, Director, SMART (Spintronic Materials for Advanced InfoRmation Technologies) Center. Learn more about Dr. Wang's research.

November 14, 2019
"Modeling the Concentration-Effect Relationship of Radiation Sensitizers in Treating Brain Tumors", presented by Katelyn Swanson, Undergraduate Student, Elmquist Lab, Department of Pharmaceutics. Learn more about Ms. Swanson's research in the Elmquist Lab.

October 10, 2019
"The Epidemiology of Pediatric Brain Tumors", presented by Lindsay Williams, PhD, MPH, Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Epidemiology & Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics.

September 12, 2019
"Dual Phase 18-FDG PET/CT in the Diagnosis of Primary and Metastatic Brain Tumors", presented by Can Özütemiz, MD, Radiology Fellow, Department of Radiology.

August 8, 2019
Undergraduate Presentations: "GAPDH as a potential marker for macrophage activation", presented by Andrew Janeiro, Olin Lab; "Drug studies in neuroblastoma cell lines", presented by Wilson Battle, Largaespada Lab.

July 18, 2019
"FOXR2 as a novel oncogene in human neural cancers", presented by Pauli Beckmann, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Largaespada Lab. Learn more about Dr. Beckmann's research in the Largaespada lab.

June 13, 2019
"The genetically engineered minipig as a preclinical disease model of Neurofibromatosis Type 1 syndrome", presented by Sara Osum (Isakson), DVM, PhD Candidate, Largaespada Lab, Comparative and Molecular Biosciences Program. Learn more about Dr. Osum's research in the Largaespada lab.

May 9, 2019
"Translational Studies for Pediatric and Adult Brain Tumors", presented by Okay Saydam, MSc, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery. Learn more about Dr. Saydam's research.

April 11, 2019
"CNS delivery of radiosensitizing agents inhibiting ATR and DNA-PK repair mechanisms to improve therapy for brain tumors", presented by Surabhi Talele, Second Year PhD Student, Elmquist Lab, Department of Pharmaceutics. Learn more about Ms. Talele's research in the Elmquist Lab.

March 14, 2019
"Systemic targeting of physical and genetic vulnerabilities in Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors (MPNST) and Neurofibromas", presented by Bryant Keller, Doctoral Candidate, Largaespada Lab, Department of Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology & Genetics. Learn more about Mr. Keller's research in the Largaespada Lab.

February 14, 2019
"Characterizing mesenchymal-like and proneural-like gliomas in genetically engineered mouse models", presented by Brooke Braman, Researcher, Odde Lab. Learn more about Ms. Braman's research in the Odde Lab.

January 10, 2019
"Transposon Mutagenesis and CRISPR/Cas9 Screening Reveal Pathways Driving Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors", presented by Germán Vélez Reyes, MD/PhD Candidate, Largaespada Lab. Learn more about Mr. Reyes's research in the Largaespada Lab.

 

Seminar Archive 2018

December 13, 2018
"Translational studies on glioblastoma: From DNA repair to chemoresistance", presented by Nurten Saydam, PhD, Senior Scientist, Department of Neurosurgery.

November 8, 2018
"'Decoy' probes to measure kinase activity in live cells", presented by Laurie Parker, PhD, Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies BMBB Program, College of Biological Sciences. Learn more about Dr. Parker's research.

October 11, 2018
"Tools to study molecular level mechanical forces", presented by Wendy Gordon, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics (BMBB); Division Director, Chemical and Structural Biology. Learn more about Dr. Gordon's research.

September 13, 2018
"Clinical Update in Investigational Treatments for Glioblastoma", presented by Elizabeth Neil, MD, Neuro-Oncologist, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology. Learn more about Dr. Neil's expertise and research.

August 9, 2018
"NF1 and Low Grade Glioma Clinical Update", presented by Christopher Moertel, MD, Medical Director, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology and Neurofibromatosis Programs, University of Minnesota. Learn more about Dr. Moertel's expertise and research

June 14, 2018
"Systemic targeting of physical and genetic vulnerabilities in Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors (MPNST) and Neurofibromas", presented by Bryant Keller, PhD Candidate, Largaespada Lab, MCDB&G (Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology & Genetics), University of Minnesota. Learn more about Mr. Keller's research in the Largaespda lab

April 12, 2018
"Pathophysiology of radiation-induced cognitive dysfunction", presented by Christopher Wilke, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Minnesota. Learn more about Dr. Wilke's experience and research

March 8, 2018
"Characterizing the CD200 Checkpoint Blockade", presented by Elisabet Ampudia-Mesias, PhD Candidate, Olin Lab, Comparative and Molecular Biosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota

February 8, 2018
"Modified Photodynamic Therapy for the Treatment of Deep Seated Brain Lesions: An Update", presented by Vijay Agarwal, MD, Clinical Faculty, Emory University Hospital.

January 11, 2018
"Delivery of Novel Targeted Therapies for the Treatment of Brain Tumors", presented by Gautham Gampa, PhD Candidate, Elmquist Lab, Department of Pharmaceutics, University of Minnesota. Learn more about Mr. Gampa's research in the Elmquist lab

Seminar Archive 2017

December 13, 2018
"Translational studies on glioblastoma: From DNA repair to chemoresistance", presented by Nurten Saydam, PhD, Senior Scientist, Department of Neurosurgery.

November 8, 2018
"'Decoy' probes to measure kinase activity in live cells", presented by Laurie Parker, PhD, Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies BMBB Program, College of Biological Sciences. Learn more about Dr. Parker's research.

October 11, 2018
"Tools to study molecular level mechanical forces", presented by Wendy Gordon, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics (BMBB); Division Director, Chemical and Structural Biology. Learn more about Dr. Gordon's research.

September 13, 2018
"Clinical Update in Investigational Treatments for Glioblastoma", presented by Elizabeth Neil, MD, Neuro-Oncologist, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology. Learn more about Dr. Neil's expertise and research.

August 9, 2018
"NF1 and Low Grade Glioma Clinical Update", presented by Christopher Moertel, MD, Medical Director, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology and Neurofibromatosis Programs, University of Minnesota. Learn more about Dr. Moertel's expertise and research

June 14, 2018
"Systemic targeting of physical and genetic vulnerabilities in Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors (MPNST) and Neurofibromas", presented by Bryant Keller, PhD Candidate, Largaespada Lab, MCDB&G (Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology & Genetics), University of Minnesota. Learn more about Mr. Keller's research in the Largaespda lab

April 12, 2018
"Pathophysiology of radiation-induced cognitive dysfunction", presented by Christopher Wilke, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Minnesota. Learn more about Dr. Wilke's experience and research

March 8, 2018
"Characterizing the CD200 Checkpoint Blockade", presented by Elisabet Ampudia-Mesias, PhD Candidate, Olin Lab, Comparative and Molecular Biosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota

February 8, 2018
"Modified Photodynamic Therapy for the Treatment of Deep Seated Brain Lesions: An Update", presented by Vijay Agarwal, MD, Clinical Faculty, Emory University Hospital.

January 11, 2018
"Delivery of Novel Targeted Therapies for the Treatment of Brain Tumors", presented by Gautham Gampa, PhD Candidate, Elmquist Lab, Department of Pharmaceutics, University of Minnesota. Learn more about Mr. Gampa's research in the Elmquist lab

About Brain Tumor Program Events

  • We have hosted four national level neuro-oncology symposia
  • We have hosted or co-hosted numerous regional meetings focused on neurofibromatosis
  • We have a monthly seminar series for ongoing research updates by BTP members
  • We frequently participate in philanthropic events related to brain tumor research and awareness