Director's Seminar Series

Director's Seminar Series lectures are held monthly from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Goldberg Auditorium at Moores Cancer Center (directions and map). A reception precedes each lecture at 3:30 p.m. in the auditorium foyer.

For more information, contact Gaylene Eisenach, 858-534-5142.

Lecture Series Hosts

Kun-Liang Guan, PhD
Co-Leader, Cancer Biology Program
Professor, Department of Pharmacology

Dong-Er Zhang, PhD
Co-Leader, Cancer Biology Program
Professor, Departments of Biological Sciences and Pathology

2013-14 Dates and Topics




Dec. 11, 2013

Garth Powis, D.Phil.
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
La Jolla, CA

Mutant KRAS, the Elephant in the Room of Cancer Therapy

Jan. 15, 2014

Max S. Wicha, MD
University of Michigan
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Ann Arbor, MI

Therapeutic Targeting of Breast Cancer Stem Cells

Feb. 12, 2014

A. Thomas Look, MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Targeting Pathway Addiction to the TYK2 kinase in T-Cell Acute Lymphoblstic Leukemia

March 12, 2014

Shahin Rafii, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY


April 9, 2014


May 14, 2014

Charles A. Dinarello, MD
University of Colorado at Denver
Aurora, CO

Treating a Broad Spectrum of Inflammatory Diseases with Interleukin-1 Blockade

June 11, 2014

 Yue Xionag, PhD
University of North Carolina
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Chapel Hill, NC

 Ubiquitin Regulation of Chromatin