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Scientific Seminars

       Upcoming Seminars:

  • December 3rd, 2021 12:30pm. Virtual Scientific Seminar with Dr. Keyla Lazardi (Chief Scientific Officer, Revlon). “What do Organometallics and Beauty Have in Common? – My Journey from Academy to Industry.” Hosted by Dr. Maria Contel.
  • December 10th, 2021 12:30pm. Virtual Scientific Seminar with Dr. Najat Saliba (Associate Professor in Analytical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry. Faculty of Arts and Sciences American University of Beirut). “Can Cancer be Engineered Out from Tobacco and Non-Tobacco Products?” Hosted by Dr. Alec Greer.

       Past Seminars:

  • November 12th, 2021 12:30pm. In-Person/Hybrid Joint Scientific Seminar BCCC-CURE/Chemistry Department at the Library Gottlieb Room 411 with Dr. Janet Morrow, (Distinguished Professor, Chemistry Department, SUNY University at Buffalo). “Tracking the Accumulation of Self-assembled Iron (III) Cages in Murine Tumor Models by MRI.” Hosted by Dr. Maria Contel.
  • October 15th, 2021 12:30pm. Virtual Scientific Seminar with Dr. Diana Murray (Research Scientist, Department of Systems Biology. Program Director of Research and Education at Columbia University). “Cancer-specific signaling networks from structure-based protein-protein interactions.” Hosted by Dr. Shaneen Singh.
  • September 17th, 2021 12:30pm. In-Person/Hybrid Joint Scientific Seminar BCCC-CURE/Chemistry Department at the Library Gottlieb Room 411 with Dr. Linda Vahdat, MD, (Chief of Medical Oncology and Clinical Director of Cancer Services, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center-Norwalk Hospital). “Copper Depletion as a Therapeutic Strategy to Prevent Metastases in Breast Cancer.” Hosted by Dr. Maria Contel.
  • September 3rd, 2021 12:30pm. Virtual Scientific Seminar with Dr. John Tavis (Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology Saint Louis University School of Medicine; Director, Saint Louis University Institute for Drug and Biotherapeutic Innovation). “Inhibiting the Hepatitis B Virus Ribonuclease H as an Antiviral and Tumor Preventative Strategy.” Hosted Dr. Ryan Murelli.
  • May 21st, 2021 12:30pm. Joint Seminar BCCC-CURE/Chemistry Department Dr. Sherri McFarland (Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Texas at Arlington, US). “Tackling Cancer and Infection with Light-Responsive Molecules.” Hosted by Dr. Maria Contel.
  • April 30th, 2021 12:30pm. Joint Seminar BCCC-CURE/Puerto Rican & Latino Studies/Sociology Department/Health & Nutrition Sciences Department/Office of Immigrant Student Success-  Dr. Amanda Marim-Chollom (Assistant Professor of Psychology, Central Connecticut State University). “Latina Breast Cancer Survivorship within the Context of the Family.” Hosted by Dr. Maria Contel.
  • April 16th, 2021 12:30pm. Dr. Abraham Aragones (Assistant Attending/Assistant Professor, Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center). “Addressing Cancer Health Disparities Through Community Interventions” Hosted by Prof. Jennifer Basil.
  • April 9th, 2021 12:30pm. Dr. Laura Reigada (Psychology Department, Brooklyn College) “Assessment, Impact and Treatment of Health-Anxiety” and at 1:00 pm Dr. Nilesh Zaware (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai/Chemistry Department, Brooklyn College). “Small Molecule Activators of Protein Phosphatase 2A for the Treatment of Cancer.” Hosted by Dr. Jennifer Basil.
  • March 19th, 2021 11:00am. Joint Seminar Friedman Lecture (Chemistry Department) and BCCC- CURE. Dr. Angela Casini (Chair of Medicinal and Bioinorganic Chemistry, Technical University of Munich, Germany). “Frontiers in Bioinorganic Chemistry: Knowledge of Mechanisms Drives Discoveries Towards Biomedical Applications”- Hosted by Dr. Maria Contel.
  • March 5th, 2021 12:30pm. Dr. Jorge Matias Caviglia (Health and Nutrition Sciences Department, Brooklyn College). “Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Old and New Disease Mechanisms” and at 1:00pm Dr. Xinyin Jiang (Health and Nutrition Sciences Department, Brooklyn College) “Nutrition for cancer prevention and treatment.” Hosted by Dr.Brian Gibney.
  • February 26th, 2021 12:45pm. Dr. Sushant Kachhap. (Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Prostate Cancer/Genitourologic Program, Oncology, The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center). “Supraphysiological Testosterone: Engaging the Immune System in Prostate Cancer.” Hosted by Dr. Anjana Saxena.
  • February 19th, 2021 12:45pm. Dr. Melissa B. Davis (Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, Department of Surgery, Scientific Director of the International Center for the Study of Breast Cancer Subtypes, Weill Cornell Medical College).“Investigating the Role of Genetic Ancestry as a Biological Determinant of Breast Cancer Disparities Among Race Groups” – Hosted by Dr. Anjana Saxena.
  • February 5th, 2021 12:30pm.Dr. Mara Schvarzstein (Biology Department, Brooklyn College). “Polyploidy and cancer: Can the worm help find new cancer diagnosis or treatment?” and at 1:00pm Dr. Devorah Kletenik (Computer & and Information Science Department, Brooklyn College) “Reducing the Costs of Using Medical Diagnostic Classifiers: Algorithms for Decision Making with Uncertainty.” Hosted by Dr. Jennifer Basil.
  • January 29th, 2021 12:30pm.Dr. Mariana Torrente (Chemistry Department, Brooklyn College). – “A Missing Piece of the Puzzle: Aberrant Histone Modification Landscape in Neurodegenerative Disease” and at 1:00pm Dr. Aneta Mieszawska, (Chemistry Department, Brooklyn College). “Peptide-coated nanoparticles as cancer nanomedicine.” Hosted by Dr. Brian Gibney
  • January 22nd, 2021 12:30pm.  Dr. Shaneen Singh (Biology Department, Brooklyn College) “Nucleolin -miRNA interactions in breast cancer: An in sillico modeling and miRNA-protein docking study” and at 1:00pm Dr. Jennifer Drake (Psychology Department, Brooklyn College).”The emotional benefits of engaging in the arts.” Hosted by Dr. Maria Contel.
  • December 18th, 2020 12:30pm. Dr. Guillermo Gerona-Navarro, “Bisthioether Stapled Peptides as Allosteric Inhibitors of PRC2 function,” and Dr. Anjana Saxena “Sensing cellular stress: RNA-binding proteins in gene expression and cancer the’RBP’eutics”
  • December 4th, 2020 11:00am. Dr. Ryan Murelli, “News Advances in Tropolone Synthesis and their Applications to Cancer-Related Research”
  • November 20th, 2020 12:30pm. Dr. Nicolas Biais, “From infectious diseases to Cancer: an introduction to Mechanobiology”
  • November 13th, 2020 12:30pm. Dr. Maria Contel. “Unconventional Metal-Based Drugs as Potential Therapeutic Treatments for Breast Cancer”
  • October 30th, 2020 12:30pm.. Dr. Alexander Greer, “Multistage Oxidative Events: Deciphering Mechanisms Downstream from Photooxidative Reactions”
  • October 16th, 2020 12:30pm. Joint Seminar with Dr. Steve Klotz MD., Former Head of Infectious Diseases for the Arizona Cancer Center, and Dr. Peter Lipke (BCCC-CURE, Brooklyn College). “Cancer, Candida, and Functional Amyloid: What are their Connections?”
  • October 9th, 2020 12:30pm. Dr. Brian Gibney “Insights into zinc-induced protein folding in human cancer transcription factors” and Dr. Emilio Gallicchio “Molecular modeling and high-performance computing applications in structure-based drug discovery”