Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine


The Center for Modeling Cancer Development Annual Interdisciplinary Symposium 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

7:30-8:00 AM Continental Breakfast

8:15-8:45 AM Welcome & Overview
Stephen Wong, Ph.D.
U54 PI
Chair & Professor, Systems Medicine & Bioengineering (SMAB)
Director, Chao Center for BRAIN
Houston Methodist Research Institute (TMHRI), Houston, TX

8:45-9:30 AM Guest Speaker: Neal Copeland
Featured Guest Speaker from TMHRI
Dean of Cancer Biology
Director of Houston Methodist Cancer Research Program
Senior Member at TMHRI

9:30-10:15 AM Experimental Component 1
Mike Lewis, Ph.D. from Baylor College of Medicine (BCM)
Associate Professor Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center

10:15-10:30 AM Coffee Break

10:30-11:15 AM Experimental Component 2
Ming Zhan, Ph.D. from TMHRI
Vice Chair-Informatics SMAB
Associate Member TMHRI

11:15-12:00 PM Experimental Component 1
Mei Zhang, Ph.D. from BCM
Postdoctoral Fellow

12:00-1:30 PM LUNCH

1:30-2:15 PM Experimental Component 2
Vittorio Cristini, Ph.D. from University of New Mexico
Director of Computational Biology Faculty, Researchers and Staff
Professor of Pathology

2:15-3:00 PM Guest Speaker: Robert Gatenby, M.D.
EAB MEMBER from the Moffitt Cancer Center
Chair, Department of Integrative Mathematical Oncology
Chair, Department of Diagnostic Imaging

3:00-3:15 PM Coffee Break

3:15-3:45 PM Blood Vessel Structure
Fuhai Li, Ph.D.
Instructor SMAB-TMHRI

3:45-4:30 PM Experimental Component 2
“A novel method of transcriptional response analysis to facilitate drug repositioning for cancer therapy"
Guangxu Jin, Ph.D.

4:30-5:00 PM Break & Poster Setup

5:00-6:30 PM Poster Session
Trevisio’s (Appetizers will be provided, cash bar)
Cash Prizes for posters $300, $200, $100

6:30-7:00 PM Tear down and dinner on your own


Friday, February 17, 2012

8:30–9:30 AM External Advisory Board (EAB) Members Meeting
Only EAB members and Component leaders should attend TMHRI Board Room 2nd Floor

9:00–9:30 AM Continental Breakfast

9:30-10:15 AM Guest Speaker: Franziska Michor, Ph.D.
EAB MEMBER from Harvard School of Public Health
Associate Professor of Computational Biology
Talk regarding math models of cancer stem cells

10:15-10:45 AM Multiscale Modeling
Arnaud Chauviere, Ph.D. from The University of New Mexico
Assistant Professor of Pathology

10:45-11:30 AM Guest Speaker: Yidong Chen, Ph.D. (Tentative)
UT Health Science Center San Antonio
Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

11:30-1:00 PM Lunch & Hotel Check-out
Buffet Lunch in Foyer

1:00-1:45 PM Guest Speaker: Tim Huang, Ph.D.
EAB MEMBER from UT Health Science Center San Antonio
Deputy Director, Cancer Therapy & Research Center

1:45-2:30 PM Roundup of Experimental Component Talks
Mike Lewis & Ming Zhan

2:30-3:00 PM Awards & Closing Comments