Speakers

Teachers are encouraged to review the abstracts for the presentation topics with their students in advance and consider questions to ask about each topic.


Session 1

Dietmar W. Siemann, Ph.D.

Dietmar W. Siemann, Ph.D.

Professor and Associate Chair for Research, Department of Radiation Oncology
Associate Director, Education and Training, UF Health Cancer Center

Presentation Title: Introduction to Cancer Research at the University of Florida – UF’s Cancer Training & Education Programs


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Olga Guryanova, M.D., Ph.D.

Olga Guryanova, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Presentation Title: Epigenetics of Leukemia

Topic Abstract: Leukemia – how our genes make (or break) the blood


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Minh-Chau Le

Minh-Chau Le

Graduate Student, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Presentation Title: Microfluidic Platforms to Detect Tumors

Topic Abstract: Microfluidic platforms for the detection of rare cells in triple-negative breast cancer and sarcomas


Session 2

Dietmar W. Siemann, Ph.D.

Dietmar W. Siemann, Ph.D.

Professor & Associate Chair for Research, Department of Radiation Oncology

Associate Director, Education & Training, UF Health Cancer Center

Presentation Title: TheTumor Microenvironment

Topic Abstract: The Tumor Microenvironment


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Rachel Newsome

Rachel Newsome

Predoctoral Fellow, Biomedical Sciences Program – Cancer Biology Concentration

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Bayli DiVita Dean, Ph.D.

Bayli DiVita Dean, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neurosurgery

Team-based Interdisciplinary Cancer Research Training Program

Team Project: The Microbiome, Immunotherapy & Solid Tumors


Session 3

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Ramzi G. Salloum, Ph.D.

Ramzi G. Salloum, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Director, UF CTSI Learning Health System, Department of Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics

Presentation Title: The Truth About Vaping

Topic Abstract: The Truth About Vaping


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Andrew Maxim

Andrew Maxim

Predoctoral Fellow, Graduate Program in Computer Science

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Eric Cooks, Ph.D.

Eric Cooks, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Advertising

Team-based Interdisciplinary Cancer Research Training Program

Team Project: Virtual Human Customization