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Sylvester’s Distinguished Guest Lecture Series provides a forum for outstanding clinical and translational researcher guest lecturers to interact and ultimately collaborate with Sylvester faculty. The focus of the series is to bring basic science and clinical researchers together to discuss recent advances in the understanding and treatment of human cancer – a realization of the “bench to bedside” ideal. The audience is typically a mix of clinicians, clinical researchers, basic scientists, and physician scientists.

For UM faculty, staff and students who would like to view the video of these lectures, please click on the ones with (*) next to the name of the presenter.  You can also visit our Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS) channel on Office 365 Stream by searching for DLS (login required).

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Distinguished Lecturer: Padmanee Sharma, M.D., Ph.D.*
Date of lecture: March 8, 2024
Lecture Title: “Integrating Clinical and Laboratory Research to Identify Mechanisms of Response and Resistance to Immune Checkpoint Therapy”

Distinguished Lecturer: Sally Barrington*
Date of lecture: March 1, 2024
Lecture Title: “Horizons in Lymphoma Imaging”

Distinguished Lecturer: Rolf Brekken, Ph.D.
Date of lecture: February 16, 2024
Lecture Title: “Growth Factor Pathways That Drive Immune Evasion and Metastasis”

Distinguished Lecturer: Mary Armanios, M.D.
Date of lecture: February 9, 2024
Lecture Title: “Telomeres, Time and the Genetic Basis of Cellular Immortality”

Distinguished Lecturer: Feng Yue, Ph.D.
Date of lecture: January 26, 2024
Lecture Title: “Enhancer-hijacking and 3D Genome Alteration in Cancer”

Distinguished Lecturer: : Lewis Cantley, Ph.D.
Date of lecture: January 12, 2024
Lecture Title: “Developing an Atlas of the Substrate Specificity of All Human Protein-Tyrosine Kinases”

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Distinguished Lecturer: Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH, FACSM, FTOS, FNAK*
Date of lecture: December 15, 2023
Lecture Title: “Exercise is Medicine in Oncology: Implementing Based on Solid Evidence”

Distinguished Lecturer: Christopher Flowers, MD, MS, FASCO*
Date of lecture: November 10, 2023
Lecture Title: “Novel Approaches and Future Directions for First-Line Therapy for DLBCL”

Distinguished Lecturer: Camille Ragin, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Date of lecture: September 15, 2023
Lecture Title: Genomic Ancestry and Head and Neck Cancer

Distinguished Lecturer: Johannes Walter, Ph.D.*
Date of lecture: May 26, 2023
Lecture Title: “AlphaFold as a Mechanistic Discovery Tool: A Case Study from Vertebrate DNA Replication”

Distinguished Lecturer: Ravindra Majeti, M.D., Ph.D.*
Date of lecture: April 28, 2023
Lecture Title: "Stem Cells and Reprogramming in Human Acute Leukemia"

Distinguished Lecturer: Alana Welm, Ph.D.*
Date of lecture: April 7, 2023
Lecture Title: "Immune-Mediated Regulation of Breast Cancer Metastatic Outgrowth"

Distinguished Lecturer: Monica Baskin, Ph.D.*
Date of lecture: March 10, 2023
Lecture Title: “Key Steps to Eliminating Cancer Disparities”

Distinguished Lecturer: Mara Sherman, Ph.D.*
Date of lecture: March 3, 2023
Lecture Title: “Mechanisms and Consequences of Pancreatic Cancer Stromal Evolution”

Distinguished Lecturer: Daniel Krappmann, Prof. Dr.*
Date of lecture: February 24, 2023
Lecture Title: “Combining Precision Oncology and Immunotherapy by Targeting the MALT1 Protease”

Distinguished Lecturer: Jing Yang, Ph.D.
Date of lecture: January 20, 2023
Lecture Title: “Epithelial-Mesenchymal Plasticity in Carcinoma Metastasis”

Distinguished Lecturer: Himisha Beltran, M.D.*
Date of lecture: January 13, 2023
Lecture Title: “Lineage Plasticity as a Mechanism of Prostate Cancer Hormone Therapy Resistance”

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