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 [email protected] to learn more about upcoming dates and speakers.

Upcoming Dates

9/20/2024    Barry Sleckman, MD, PhD, University of Alabama- Birmingham

10/18/2024   Shailja Pathania, PhD, University of Massachusetts – Boston

11/15/2024   Peter Ly, PhD, UT Southwestern Medical Center

12/13/2024   Nausica Arnoult, PhD, University of Colorado- Boulder

1/17/2025   Agata Smogorzewska, MD, PhD, Rockefeller University

2/21/2025   Julie Cooper, PhD, University of Colorado – Anschutz Medical Campus

3/21/2025   Xiaohua Wu, PhD, Scripps Institute La Jolla

4/18/2025   Lorraine Symington, PhD, Columbia University

5/16/2025   Gaorav Gupta, MD, PhD, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill

Past Seminars

2023 -2024 Past GMaC Seminars

9/22/2023       Bret Freudenthal, PhD, University of Kansas 

11/3/2023       Alberto Cicca, PhD, Columbia University 

11/17/2023     Rahul Kohli, PhD, University of Pennsylvania 

12/15/2023     Brittany Adamson, PhD, Princeton University 

1/12/2023     Tim Fenton, PhD, University of Southhampton, UK 

1/19/2024     Johannes Walter, PhD, Harvard University  

2/16/2024    Grant Stewart, University of Birminghamm, UK

3/8/2024   Gustavo Silva, PhD, Duke University

4/19/2024   Julian Sale, PhD, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK

5/24/2024    Rachel Green, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


2022- 2023 Past GMaC speakers 

9/23/2022     Marcus B. Smolka, PhD, Cornell University 

10/7/2022      Neil Johnson, PhD, Fox Chase Cancer Center- Philadelphia 

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

12/2/2022     David Pellman, MD, Harvard University  

1/6/2023       Dávid Szüts, PhD, TTK 

1/20/2023    Roy Parker, PhD, University Colorado – Boulder  

2/3/2023      Elizabeth Swisher, MD, UW Medicine 

2/17/2023     Xiaolan Zhao, PhD, MSKCC 


2021-2022 Past GMaC Speakers 

9/10/2021       Simon Boulton, PhD, The Francis Crick Institute 

9/24/2021       Valerie Chai, PhD,  Loyola Medicine Medical Center 

10/8/2021       Paola Scaffidi, PhD, The Francis Crick Institute 

10/22/2021     Andrés Aguilera, PhD, University of Seville 

11/5/2021       Claus Maria Azzalin, PhD, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa  

11/19/2021     Anabelle Decottignies, PhD, Université catholique de Louvain 

12/3/2021       Brandt Eichman, PhD, Vanderbilt University 

12/17/2021     Jan Hoeijmakers, PhD, Erasmus University Medical Center 

1/7/2022          Anja Groth, PhD, University of Copenhagen, Denmark 

2/4/2022         Christian Ziehurt, PhD, Institute of Cancer Research, UK 

3/25/2022       Travis Stracker, PhD, National Cancer Institute, NIH 

 4/8/2022         Dipanjan Chowdhury, PhD, Harvard University 

5/6/2022          Eros Denchi, PhD, National Cancer Institute, NIH 


2020-2021 Past GMaC speakers 

9/18/2020     Susan Wallace, PhD, University of Vermont 

10/9/2020     Eric Kool, PhD, Stanford University 

11/4/2020     Susan Rosenberg, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine 

11/20/2020   Sharon Cantor, PhD, University of Massachusetts Medical School   

12/4/2020     Hyungjin Kim, PhD, Stony Brook University 

12/18/2020   Lee Zou, PhD, Harvard Medical School 

1/15/2021     Shan Zha, MD, PhD, Columbia University 

2/12/2021     Philippe Pasero, PhD, Institut de Génétique Humaine (IGH) 

3/26/2021      Hao Jiang, PhD, University of Virginia School of Medicine 

4/9/2021       Anindya Dutta, MD, PhD, University of Virginia School of Medicine 

4/23/2021     Anja Groth, PhD, University of Copenhagen 

 5/7/2021      Alan D’Andrea, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 

5/21/2021       Dana Branzei , PhD, The Firc Institute Of Molecular Oncology (IFOM), Italy 

6/4/2021         Tanya T Paull , PhD, The University of Texas at Austin 


Watch past seminars