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Karmanos Molecular Therapeutics Program Annual Research Symposium

Date & Location

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 8:30am-4:05pm

Margherio Family Conference Center
520 E. Canfield
Detroit, MI 48201


This program is complimentary for all participants. The registration deadline is June 18, 2013.

Registration Options

  • Online registration is closed. Please contact Michelle Case at 313-578-4400 if you have any questions.

Poster Competition for Molecular Therapeutics Program Members

Graduate students, clinical fellows, post-docs and undergraduate students who work in the laboratories of Molecular Therapeutics Program members are eligible to submit an abstract for the competition at the symposium.


8:35 – 9:10 - Clinical and Translational Prostate Cancer Research: Advancing Team Science, Elisabeth Heath, MD

9:10 – 9:35 - Translational Genomics, Aliccia Bollig-Fischer, PhD

9:35 – 10:00 - Glioblastoma Patient-Derived Mouse Xenografts are Clinically Relevant Models for the Study of Molecular Heterogeneity and Differential Response to Targeted Therapy, Ana C. deCarvalho, PhD

10:00 – 10:10 - Break

10:10 – 10:35 - Targeting Neuregulin and ErbB2 in Glioma therapy, Nicholas Szerlip, MD

10:35 – 11:10 - Towards a Personalized Approach to Cancer Treatment, Patricia LoRusso, DO

11:10 – 12:10pm - Keynote Speaker, Defining Clinically Relevant Molecular Subsets of Cancer, William Pao, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt – Ingram Cancer Center

12:10 – 1:30 - Lunch and Posters – Graduate Students, and Clinical Fellows

1:30 – 2:05 - New Therapeutic Targets in Multiple Myeloma, Jeffrey Zonder, MD

2:05 - 2:40 - A New Approach to Targeting the Androgen Signaling Axis in Prostate Cancer, Manohar Ratnam, PhD

2:40 – 2:50 - Break

2:50 – 3:15 - Histone Modifying Enzymes in Cell Proliferation and Development, Lori Pile, PhD

3:15 – 3:40 - Hypothesis Driven-SNP-Search: A New Method to Find Disease Related SNPs, G. Andres Cisneros, PhD

3:40 – 4:05 - Novel Small Molecules Activate Unfolded Protein Response Signaling and Cell Death in Head and Neck Cancer, Andrew Fribley, PhD

4:05 - Adjourn 

More Information

If you would like additional information, or for questions regarding the Symposium, please contact Michelle Case at or 313-578-4400.

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