Hollings Seminar Series

The MUSC Hollings Cancer Center Seminar Series features presentations on the latest discoveries in cancer research from leading experts at institutions around the country. Seminars take place in Hollings Room 120 at 12 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Some seminars also have the option to attend via Microsoft Teams.

Upcoming Seminars

January 26, 2024

Kathleen M. Schmeler, M.D.
Department of Gynecologic Oncology & Reproductive Medicine
Executive Director of Global Oncology, MD Anderson Network
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

March 29, 2024

John F. Hancock, MA, MB, BChir, Ph.D., ScD, MRCP, FRACP
Executive Dean
H. Wayne Hightower Distinguished Professor in the Medical Sciences
Executive Director, The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine
John S. Dunn Distinguished University Chair in Physiology and Medicine
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

April 26, 2024

Mark R. Philips, M.D.
Professor of Medicine; Cell Biology; and Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology
Associate Director, NYU Perlmutter Cancer Center
NYU Grossman School of Medicine

May 31, 2024

Azeddine Atfi, Ph.D.
Leader, Cancer Biology Program
VCU Massey Cancer Center
Mary Anderson Harrison Distinguished Professor in Cancer Research
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department
Virginia Commonwealth University

Past Seminars

"Determinants of B Cell Function in Cancer"

November 10, 2023

Yuliya Pylayeva-Gupta, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Genetics
Adjunct, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Co-Leader, Immunology Program
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

"Multi-pronged CAR-T Cell Therapies for Cancer"

October 27, 2023

Yvonne Y. Chen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of California, Los Angeles

"Molecular and Cellular Determinants of Obesity-Accelerated Breast Cancer"

September 29, 2023

Paul Cohen, M.D., Ph.D.
Albert Resnick, M.D. Associate Professor
Head, Laboratory of Molecular Metabolism
The Rockefeller University

"Bioengineering Immunity: From Cancer Early Detection to T Cell Therapies"

July 28, 2023

Gabe A. Kwong, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Wallace H. Coulter Distinguished Faculty Fellow
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Tech and Emory School of Medicine

“TCR and CAR Gene Modified T Cells for the Immunotherapy of Cancer”

June 30, 2023

Michael Nishimura, Ph.D.
Professor, Surgical Research; Cancer Biology
Associate Director, Cancer Center Translational Research
Program Director, Immunologic Therapeutics
Loyola University Chicago

“On the Evolutionary History of Metastatic Cancer”

May 26, 2023

Kamila Naxerova, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Center for Systems Biology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School

“Implementation Science Principles and Practice for Advancing Cancer Control Equity”

April 28, 2023

María E. Fernández, Ph.D.
Vice President, Population Health and Implementation Science
Lorne Bain Distinguished Professor of Public Health and Medicine
Professor, Department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences
Director, Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health
Founding Director, UTHealth Institute for Implementation Science
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

“Development of Immunotherapeutic Approaches for Liver Cancer”

March 31, 2023

Guangfu Li, Ph.D., D.V.M., M.S.
Associate Professor (tenured)
Tom Miltenberger Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research
Department of Surgery (primary)
Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology (affiliate)
NextGen Precision Health
Ellis Fischel Cancer Center
University of Missouri