Tumor microenvironment and immunotherapy
Dr. Xiao-Fan Wang is Donald and Elizabeth Cooke Professor of Cancer Research in the Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology. Dr. Wang earned his Ph.D. at UCLA and performed post-doctoral research at Whitehead/MIT under Professor Robert Weinberg. As a world-renowned cancer biologist, Dr. Wang focuses his research primarily on elucidating the molecular mechanisms associated with tumor initiation and tumor microenvironment. He has contributed to several important aspects of cancer research including cancer cell signaling pathways, DNA damage responses, functions of miRNAs in tumor development and metastasis, and cellular senescence programs in normal and neoplastic tissues. In particular, Dr. Wang has significantly contributed ton demonstrating the molecular details of the TGF-β signaling cascade and its functions in many fundamental aspects of cellular behaviors. He has published more than 100 scientific papers, many of them published in prestigious journals.
This event will be held in person and via Zoom.
About the series: The Cancer Biology seminars aim to provide a forum for faculty to discuss new and exciting science and also to highlight new approaches and technologies being applied to fundamental questions in cancer biology. We are also pleased that this year we will begin our monthly series in conjunction with the Precision Cancer Medicine and Investigational Therapeutics (PCMIT) research program. Our goal for this joint meeting is to encourage collaboration and provide diverse perspectives from across the basic and translational research spectrum within the DCI.