THE CENTRE FOR TRANSLATIONAL CANCER RESEARCH PRESENTS

4th Annual Immuno-Oncology Symposium

March 29, 2023 - 8:30 to 17:30pm EST

Register Here (ends March 15, Noon)

 

Confirmed Speakers:

Jonathan Bramson, PhD - is the Vice Dean, Research for the Faculty of Health Sciences and a Professor in the Department of Medicine at McMaster University.  He holds the John Bienenstock Chair in Molecular Medicine.  His research is focused on the use of cells as drugs. Specifically, his lab is developing methods to manufacture white blood cell “drugs” that attack cancer.  To optimize the anti-tumor activity of these white blood cell drugs, his research team is using a combination of genetic engineering, synthetic biology and chemical biology approaches to re-wire relevant signaling pathways within white blood cells to bolster their anti-tumour potency.

Jeanette Boudreau, PhD - Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Dalhousie University. Dr. Boudreau's lab investigate how human natural killer cell immunogenetics program immune responsiveness to cancer and infectious diseases. They use bioinformatics, humanized in vivo models, cell-signal analysis, and highly-parametric flow cytometry to understand how genetic variation creates diversity in human immune potentials. Our interdisciplinary and collaborative work aims to translate research findings into precision therapies.

Organizing Committee Members:

       

Saman Maleki, PhD. Conference Chair - Assistant Professor, Departments of Oncology, and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and Medical Biophysics. Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. Principal Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute. 

Gabriel DiMattia, PhD - Interim Director, Cancer Research Laboratory Program, London Regional Cancer Program. Associate Professor, Departments of Oncology, and Biochemistry, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. Senior Oncology Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute. 

Joe Mymryk, PhD - Professor, Departments of Oncology, and Microbiology & Immunology, and Otolaryngology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. Distingushed Oncology Scientist, Cancer Research Laboratory Program, London Regional Cancer Program. Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute. 

John Ronald, PhD - Associate Professor, Department of Medical Biophysics, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. Scientist, Robarts Research Institute. 

Kimberly Scott, Conference Coordinator - Coordinator for the Centre for Translational Cancer Research,  London Regional Cancer Program Wellness, and Resiliency Task Force Coordinator, and Oncology Grand Rounds Coordinator.