Previous Short Courses

Past Short Courses in Cancer Biology for Graduate Students

2013 - O-linked Glycosylation in Normal and disease Conditions

  • Robert Haltwanger, PhD
  • Gerald Hart, PhD
  • Henrik Clausen,DSc, DDS
  • Lance Wells, PhD 

2012 - Cancer Stem Cell Hypothesis

  • Sean Morrison, PhD
  • Luis Parada, PhD
  • Ravindra Majeti, MD, PhD 

2011 - Chemical Genetic Approaches to Targeting Cancer

  • Kevan Shokat, PhD
  • Tom Wandless, PhD
  • Paramjit Arora, PhD 

2010 - Metastasis and the Tumor Microenvironment

  • Joan Massague
  • Lisa Coussens
  • Raghu Kalluri

2009 - MicroRNA and Cancer

  • Scott Hammond - MicroRNAs in Development and Disease
  • Chang-Zheng Chen - Micromanaging Immune Systems by miRNA Genes: Mechanism and Function
  • George Calin - Non-coding RNA Paradigms in Medical Practice
  • Judy Lieberman - Micromanipulating Cell Proliferation and Cancer

2008 - Metabolic Regulation of Human Malignancies

  • John Cleveland - Metabolic Checkpoints in MYC-driven Tumorigenesis
  • Chi Dang - The Interplay between MYC and HIF in Cancer Metabolism
  • M. Celeste Simon - O2 Availability and Cellular Metabolism
  • Craig Thompson - Cancer Metabolism: PET Scans and the Warburg Effect

2007 - Ubiquitin and Cancer

  • Alan D’Andrea - The Fanconi Anemia Pathway and the DNA Damage Response
  • Peter Jackson - Protein Destruction in Mitosis: Cyclins, Spindles and Chromosome Segregation
  • Zhijian (James) Chen - Ubiquitin-Mediated Activation of NF-kappaB and its Role in Cancer
  • William Kaelin - The von Hippel-Lindau Tumor Suppressor Protein: Oxygen Sensing and Cancer

2006 - Stem Cells in Cancer and Development

  • Michael McBurney, Ph.D. - Pluripotent Cells from Teratocarcinomas and Embryos
  • Gilbert Smith, Ph.D. - Stem Cells and Mammary Cancer
  • Jan A. Nolta, Ph.D. - Stem Mediated Repair of Damaged Tissues
  • Darryl Shibata, M.D. - Tracing Cell Lineages Using Epigenetic Molecular Clocks

2005 - Cellular Responses to DNA Damage and Cancer

  • Thomas Kunkel, Ph.D. - DNA Replication (IN) Fidelity-Causes and Consequences
  • Jean Wang, Ph.D. - Coordination of DNA Repair and Cell Death Response
  • Wei Yang, Ph.D. - Making and Breaking DNA: Lessons From Structural Studies
  • Jan Hoeijmakers, Ph.D. - DNA Damage and Repair: At the Crossroads of Cancer and Aging

2004 - Metastasis: Biology and Therapeutic Strategies

  • Lynn Matrisian, Ph.D. - What We’ve Learned from the matrix Metalloproteinase Inhibitor Clinical Trials
  • Danny Welch, Ph.D. - Metastasis Controlling Genes
  • Ruth Muschel, M.D., Ph.D. - Mechanisms of Metastasis
  • Patricia Steeg, Ph.D. - Translational Leads in Breast Cancer Metastasis

2003 - Cell Biology of Breast Cancer

  • Jeffrey T. Holt, M.D. - Pathobiology and Genetics of Breast Cancer
  • Nita Maihle, Ph.D. - Growth Factor Regulation of Breast Cancer
  • William Muller, Ph.D. - Transgenic Models of Breast Cancer
  • Nora Disis, M.D. - Novel Therapeutics for the Treatment of Breast Cancer

2002 - Cancer Genetics

  • Gerard I. Evan, Ph.D. - Genetic control of apoptosis, cancer, oncogenes
  • Donna G. Albertson, Ph.D. - Breast cancer genetics, genome scanning with comparative genomic hybridization
  • William G. Kaelin, M.D. - Tumor suppressor genes, p53, von Hippel-Lindau, genetic-based therapies
  • William P. Bennett, M.D. - Genetic susceptibility to lung cancer, genetic epidemiology

2001 - Tumor Immunology

  • Matthew Mescher, Ph.D. - T Lymphocyte Responses to Tumors
  • James Mulé, Ph.D. - Tumor Vaccines
  • Jeffrey Weber, M.D., Ph.D. - Clinical Immunotherapy Trials
  • Ellen Vitetta, Ph.D. - Monoclonal Antibody Therapies For Cancer

2000 - Angiogenesis

  • Robert Kerbel, Ph.D. - Tumor Angiogenesis: Underlying Principles and Potential as a Therapeutic Target
  • Rakesh Jain, Ph.D - Tumor Angiogenesis and Microcirculation: Lessons From In Vivo Microscopy of Gene Expression and Function
  • Renata Pasqualini, Ph.D - Molecular Anatomy of Blood Vessels
  • David Shalinsky, Ph.D. - Matrix Metalloprotease (MMPs) in Neoplastic Progression: Therapeutic Strategies Aimed at Inhibiting Angiogenesis, Invasion and Metastasis Using MMP Inhibitors

1999 - Telomeres

  • Jerry W. Shay, Ph.D. - Aging & Cancer: Are Telomeres and Telomerase the Connection?
  • Lea Harrington, Ph.D. - Form & Function of Mammalian Telomerase
  • Peter Lansdorp, MD, Ph.D. - Telomeres & Chromosomal Stability in Mammalian Cells
  • Julia Promisel Cooper, Ph.D. - Telomere Function During Mitosis and Meiosis in Fission Yeast

1998 - Chromatin Structure and Gene Expression

  • C. David Allis, Ph.D. - Linking Histone Acetylation and Phosphorylation to Gene Activation
  • Craig Peterson, Ph.D. - Transcriptional Regulation by Chromatin Remodeling Machines
  • Marc Montminy, M.D., Ph.D. - CBP and p300: General Mediators of Cell Signaling
  • Michelle Barton, Ph.D. - In Vitro Reconstitution of Gene Regulation Using Chromatin Structure and Synthetic Nuclei Templates

1997 - Apoptosis: Molecular Mechanisms and Clinical Implications

  • Stan Korsmeyer, M.D. - BCL-2 Family and the Regulation of Cell Death
  • Michael Hengartner, Ph.D. - Apoptosis and Development
  • Junying Yuan, Ph.D. - Control of Apoptosis by the Caspase Family
  • David Fisher, M.D. - Apoptosis in Tumorigenesis and Cancer Therapy

1996 - Characterization and Therapy of Genetic Disorders

  • Jim Sikela, Ph.D. - Progress Toward a Human Gene Map
  • Webster Cavenee, Ph.D. - Genetics of Tumor Progression
  • John Engelhardt, Ph.D. - Vectors for Gene Therapy of Inherited and Acquired Diseases
  • Stephen Eck, M.D., Ph.D. - Laboratory and Clinical Approaches to Cancer Gene Therapy

1995 - Genetics of Development

  • Paul W. Sternberg, Ph.D. - Intercellular Signaling and Signal Transduction During C. Elegans Development
  • Utpal Banerjee, Ph.D. - Signal Transduction and Neuronal Development in the Drosophila Eye
  • Michael S. Levine, Ph.D. - Transcriptional Control of Drosophila Embryogenesis
  • Mario R. Capecchi, Ph.D. - The Role of Hox Genes in Establishing the Mammalian Body Plan

1994 - Transcription factors as Effectors of Signal Transduction

  • Nancy H. Colburn, Ph.D. - Induced AP-1 as a Possible Target for Prevention of Carcinogenesis
  • Gail Sonenshein, Ph.D. - Regulation of c-myc Expression and the Role of NF-kB Rel-related Family of Factors
  • Lorraine Gudas, Ph.D. - Retinoids: Signaling Molecules for Cell Growth and Differentiation
  • Frank Rauscher, III, Ph.D. - Transcription Factors as Negative Regulators of Cell Growth: Studies on WT-1 and P53

1993 - Cell Cycle Regulation

  • Leland H. Hartwell, Ph.D. - Mitotic Instability and Cancer
  • Andrew Murray, Ph.D. - Mitotic Feedback Controls: How Cells Know When to Leave Mitosis
  • Patrick O'Farrell, Ph.D. - Formation of Embryonic Pattern and the Developmental Controls of Cell Proliferation
  • Thea Tltsy, Ph.D. - The Genetic Regulation of Genomic Instability in Normal and Neoplastic Cells

1992 - DNA Replication, DNA Repair and Mutagenesis

  • Lawrence A. Loeb, M.D., Ph.D. - Endogenous Mutagenesis and Cancer
  • Thomas Kunkel, Ph.D. - Studies of the Fidelity of Eukaryotic DNA Replication
  • Michael Cox, Ph.D. - Recombinational DNA Repair Mediated by the RecA System
  • Philip Hanawalt, Ph.D. - Intragenomic Fine Structure of DNA Repair

1991 - Tumor Suppressor Genes and Transcription Regulatory Factors

  • Edward Harlow, Ph.D. - Proteins that are Cellular Targets for Transformation of DNA Tumor Viruses
  • W. Edward Mercer, Ph.D. - Tumor Suppressor Genes and Transcription Regulatory Factors
  • Edward Ziff, Ph.D. - Gene Regulation by Growth Factors
  • Steven Friend, M.D., Ph.D. - Germ Line Tumor Suppressor Genes - Risks for Cancer