Cancer Nanotechnology: The annual symposium of Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology; May 13, 2011, Shriver Hall
8:30-9:00 am: Registration, Lobby of Shriver Hall
9:00-9:05 am: Welcome/Introduction of Speakers, Denis Wirtz
9:05-9:35 am: “Why develop sensitive detection systems for abnormal DNA methylation in cancer?”
Stephen B. Baylin is deputy director of The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins and the Virginia and D.K. Ludwig professor of oncology and medicine. He is chief of the Cancer Biology Division and associate director for research of the center.
9:35-9:55 am: “Enabling cancer drug delivery using nanoparticles”
Anirban Maitra is a professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine with appointments in Pathology and Oncology at the Sol Goldman Pancreatic Research Center and secondary appointments in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Whiting School of Engineering and the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine. Maitra co-directs Johns Hopkins Cancer Nanotechnology Training Center and is a project director in the CCNE.
9:55-10:15 am: “Epithelial Morphogenesis in Cancer Metastasis”
Gregory Longmore is a professor at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Oncology Division, Molecular Oncology Section and the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology. Longmore is a project co-director at Johns Hopkins Physical Sciences-Oncology Center (PS-OC).
10:15-10:35 am: “A Translational Nanoparticle-Based Imaging Method for Cancer”
Martin Pomper is a professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine with a primary appointment in Radiology and secondary appointments in Oncology, Radiation Oncology, and Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences, as well as Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Pomper co-directs Johns Hopkins Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (CCNE).
10:35-10:50 am: Break
10:50-10:55 am: Welcome/Introduction of Speakers, Anirban Maitra
10:55-11:15 am: “Cancer Cell Motility in 3-D”
Denis Wirtz is the Theophilus H. Smoot Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Wirtz is associate director of INBT and director of the Johns Hopkins Physical Sciences-Oncology Center, also known as the Engineering in Oncology Center. He has a secondary appointment in Oncology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
11:15-11:35 am: “MRI as a Tool for Developing Vaccine Adjuvants”
Hy Levitsky is a professor of Oncology, Medicine and Urology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Scientific Director of the George Santos Bone Marrow Transplant Program. Levitsky is a project director at the Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (CCNE).
11:35-11:55 am: “Genetically Encodable FRET-based Biosensors for probing signaling dynamics”
Jin Zhang is an associate professor at Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine with primary appointments in Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences and secondary appointments in Neuroscience, Oncology, and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
11:55-12:00 pm: Adjourn/Concluding Remarks, Thomas Fekete, director of corporate partnerships, INBT
12:00-1:30 pm: Break
1:30-3:30 pm: Research Poster Session, Clipper Room, Shriver Hall