2016 UCI Campus-Wide Symposium on Basic Cancer Research

Saturday, May 7, 2016

105 Sprague Hall

Sponsored by: The University of California, Irvine

Cancer Research Institute


8:30 – 9:00       Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:05       Welcome – Marian Waterman, Director, UCI Cancer

Research Institute

9:05 – 9:35       David Fruman, “Repurposing Statins to Enhance Efficacy of

Venetoclax in Lymphoma”

9:35 – 10:05       Kai Kessenbrock, “Understanding Breast Tumorigenesis in Single

Cell Resolution”

10:05 – 10:35       Devon Lawson, “Single-Cell Analysis of Intratumor Heterogeneity

In Cancer Progression and Metastasis”

10:35 – 10:45       Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:15       Scott Atwood, “Basal Cell Carcinoma and the Evolution of Drug


11:15 – 11:45       Gultekin Gulsen, “Role of Optical Molecular In Vivo Imaging in

Cancer Research”

11:45 – 1:00        Lunch – Cancer Biology Poster Session

UCI Graduate Students, Postdoctoral and Staff are

invited to present posters


1:00 – 2:00       Jorge Moscat, Ph.D., Associate Director for Basic Research,

Sanford –Burnham, NCI –Designated Cancer Center,

Director, Cancer Metabolism and Signaling Networks Program

“p62/SQSTM1 at the Crossroad of Inflammation and Metabolism

in the Tumor Microenvironment” 

Admission is open to members of UCI and the surrounding community without charge. Advance notification of attendance is requested. Information, please contact the Cancer Research Institute at cristudentstaff@exchange.uci.edu, nrdrisco@uci.edu, or (949) 824-5886