MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Topics in Molecular Medicine, Spring 2019
Wednesdays, 4:30 to 5:30 PM
GSBS Large Classroom - BSRB S3.8371



January 23rd

Meditation with Alejandro Chaoul, PhD, Director
Mind Body Spirit Institute
The Jung Center at Houston (see: www.mbsihouston.org)

January 30th

Cynthia Ju, PhD, Professor
Department of Anesthesiology, UTHealth
GSBS Programs: Biochemistry & Cell Biology; Immunology
Student Host: Nathan Berg       

February 6th

Panel Discussion – “Interactions with Advisors”
Drs. Woodward and Calin
Student Host:  N/A

February 13th

George A. Calin, MD, PhD, Professor and NEW Co-Director for MSTP
Department of Experimental Therapeutics, MD Anderson Cancer Center
GSBS Programs: Cancer Biology; Therapeutics & Pharmacology
Student Host:  Odemaris Narvaez del Pilar

February 20th  No session due to 2nd visit

February 27th

Balveen Kaur, PhD, Professor                                                  
Department of Neurosurgery, McGovern Medical School
GSBS Programs: Cancer Biology; Therapeutics & Pharmacology
Student Hosts: Nancy Wareing

March 6th

Panel Discussion – “Wisdom from Your Elders”
Neima Briggs, Sarah Wu, Ted Koellhoffer, MS4 Students
Student Hosts: N/A   
                                                                                                   

March 13th

Helen Piwnica-Worms, PhD, Professor and member of MD/PhD Program Board
Department of Experimental Radiation Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center
GSBS Program: Cancer Biology
Student Hosts: Mari de la Cruz Bonilla       
        

March 20th

Spring Break Week at GSBS and MMS – enjoy your break!

March 27th

Jeffrey K. Actor, PhD, Professor and former member of MD/PhD Program Committee
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, McGovern Medical School/UTHealth
GSBS Program: Immunology
Student Host: Jamie Wright         
            

 April 3rd and April 10th

Qingchun Tong, PhD, Associate Professor (Institute of Molecular Medicine)
Department of:  Center for Metabolic and Degenerative Disease, UTHealth
GSBS Programs: Neuroscience; Therapeutics & Pharmacology
Student Host: Ryan Cassidy     
                

 April 17th and April 24th

Chandra Bartholomeusz, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor
Department of Breast Medical Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center
GSBS Program: Therapeutics & Pharmacology
Student Hosts: Sarah Glazer         
          

May 1st

Cesar Arias, MD, PhD, Professor and member of MD/PhD Program Committee
Department of: Internal Med – Infectious Diseases & Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
GSBS Program: Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Student Host: April Nguyen   
 

 May 8th

Annual Wrap-Up Session with MD/PhD Program Leadership

End of Spring Semester