GMaC Seminars

GMaC Seminars

Genome Maintenance and Cancer Seminar Series offered this fall and spring semester

This seminar series explores current topics ranging from the basic biology of DNA replication and repair to our current understanding of how defects in these pathways drive cancer initiation, progression and response to chemotherapy and immunotherapy. The GMaC Seminar Series builds upon the pressing need to bring together clinicians and basic scientists working at the interface between DNA replication and repair to achieve a greater understanding of how these mechanisms impact cancer initiation and anti-tumor therapy.

When: Select Fridays at 11:00 AM

Where: Majority of these seminars will be in person and announcements will indicate the location. Select dates will be via Zoom Webinar. If virtual, you will receive an email five days before each seminar, asking you to register. After registering, you will receive an email with the Webinar details and log on information.

Who can attend: This lecture series is designed for clinicians, basic science researchers, students, residents, fellows, post-doctoral scholars, and anyone else who wishes to learn more about these topics from experts in the DNA repair, replication, and cancer fields.

Contact to learn more about upcoming dates and speakers.

Upcoming Dates

Friday February 17, 2023
Xiaolan Zhao, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Friday March 3, 2023
Brittany Adamson, PhD, Princeton University

Friday April 14, 2023
Cynthia Wolberger, PhD, Johns Hopkins

Friday May 5, 2023
Johannes Walter, PhD, Harvard

Past Dates

Friday February 3, 2023
Elizabeth Swisher, MD, UW Medicine (VIRTUAL)

Friday January 20, 2023
Roy Parker, PhD, University of Colorado Boulder

Friday January 6, 2023
Dávid Szüts , TTK (VIRTUAL)

Friday December 2, 2022
David Pellman, MD, PhD, Harvard

Friday November 11, 2022
Keith W. Caldecott, PhD, University of Sussex (UK)

Friday October 7, 2022
Neil Johnson, PhD,   Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia

Friday September 23, 2022
Marcus B Smolka, PhD, Cornell University

May 20, 2022
Ralph Scully, MBBS, PhD, Harvard Medical School

May 6, 2022
Eros Denchi, PhD, National Cancer Institute, NIH

April 8, 2022
Dipanjan Chowdhury, PhD, Harvard Medical School

April 1, 2022
Travis Stracker, PhD, National Cancer Institute, NIH

March 4, 2022
Seychelle Vos, PhD, MIT

Feb. 18, 2022
Dirk Remus, PhD, Sloan Kettering Institute

Feb. 4, 2022
Christian Zierhut, PhD, Institute of Cancer Research, UK

Jan. 21, 2022
Claus Maria Azzalin, PhD, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa
Title: “Living on the edge: telomere transcription in telomerase-negative cancer cells”

Jan. 7, 2022
Anja Groth, PhD, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Title: “Chromatin replication and epigenome maintenance”

Dec. 17, 2021
Jan Hoeijmakers, PhD, Erasmus University Medical Center
Title: “DNA damage, Cancer and Aging: the surprising impact of Nutrition”

Dec. 3, 2021
Brandt Eichman, PhD, Vanderbilt University
Title: “Base excision repair of bulky DNA adducts and interstrand crosslinks”

Nov. 19, 2021
Anabelle Decottignies, PhD, Université catholique de Louvaint
Title: “Diagnosing and targeting the ALTernative mechanism of telomere maintenance”

Oct. 22, 2021
Andrés Aguilera, PhD, University of Seville
Title: “Prevention and Resolution of R Loop-mediated Transcription-Replication Conflicts”

Oct. 8, 2021
Paola Scaffidi, PhD, The Francis Crick Institute
Title: “Chromatin and genomic instability: unexpected vulnerabilities in cancer ”

Sept. 24, 2021
Valerie Chai, PhD, Loyola Medicine Medical Center
Title: “Crosstalk between single-strand DNA binding proteins at replication forks”

Sept. 10, 2021
Simon Boulton, PhD, The Francis Crick Institute
Title: “Mechanisms of chromosome end protection”

June 4, 2021
Tanya T Paull, The University of Texas at Austin
Title: “DNA End Processing during double-strand break repair”

May 21, 2021
Dana Branzei, PhD, The Firc Institute of Molecular Oncology (IFOM), Italy
Title: “Replication-associated DNA repair and genome integrity”

May 7, 2021
Alan D’Andrea, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Title: “Targeting DNA Repair in Cancer Therapy”

April 9, 2021
Anindya Dutta, MD, PhD, University of Virginia School of Medicine
Title: “Extrachromosomal circles of DNA, the replication initiator ORC and germline variants in cancers“

March 26, 2021
Hao Jiang, PhD, University of Virginia School of MedicineTitle: “Regulation of gene expression and tumorigenesis by phase separation”

February 12, 2021
Philippe Pasero, PhD, Institut de Génétique Humaine (IGH), France
Title: “Causes and consequences of endogenous replication stress”

January 15, 2021
Shan Zha, MD, PhD, Columbia University
Title: “Inhibition ≠ deletion, from ATM to PARP”

December 18, 2020
Lee Zou, PhD, Harvard Medical School
Title: “The ATR signaling pathway: from basic research to targeted cancer therapy”

December 4, 2020
Hyungjin Kim, PhD, Stony Brook University
Title: “Control of genome integrity at DNA replication forks”

November 20, 2020
Sharon Cantor, PhD, UMASS Medical School
Title: “Focusing on the Gap in Chemotherapy Response”

November 6, 2020
Susan Rosenberg, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine
Title: “The DNA Damageome and Cancer”

October 9, 2020
Eric Kool, PhD, Standford University
“Molecular Probes of DNA Repair: Uncovering Connections to Cancer and Inflammation”

September 18, 2020
Susan Wallace, PhD, University of Vermont
“The DNA Glycosylases that recognize oxidized DNA bases: Who are they and what have they got to do with cancer?”

Watch past seminars