Cancer Research Day

The IU Simon Cancer Center’s Cancer Research Day is 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 17 in the IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd., Indianapolis.

The days agenda is:

8-10 a.m.
Symposium, Theater Level (lower level)

8-8:20 a.m.
Sophie Paczensy, M.D., Ph.D.
“ST2: A Journey from Omics to Therapeutics”

8:20-8:40 a.m.
Yan Liu, Ph.D.
“Gain of Function Mutant p53 Drives the Development of Pre-leukemic Hematopoietic Stem Cells through Epigenetic Modulations”

8:40-9 a.m.
Utpal Dave, Ph.D.
“LIM Domain Only-2 and Cooperating Factors in T-cell Leukemia/Lymphoma”

9-9:30 a.m.
Reuben Kapur, Ph.D.
“Role of Inflammation in Myeloid Neoplasms”

9:30-10 a.m.
G. David Roodman, M.D., Ph.D. 
“Targeting Long Term Suppression of Bone Formation in Myeloma”

10:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Poster and abstract presentation, 450A, B,C
Poster judging is 10:30 a.m. to noon. Presenters must be at their posters at this time.

1:30-2:30 p.m.
Markus Muschen, Keynote SpeakerKeynote Address, Theater level (lower level)
Markus Muschen, M.D., Ph.D., presents “Clonal selection in B cell malignancies.” Dr. Muschen is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Faculty Scholar; Lee Foundation Professor in Pediatrics, founding chair of the Department of Systems Biology of Beckman Research Institute; and associate director of pediatric oncology, City of Hope.

2:30-3:30 p.m.
Awards Presentation, Theater level (lower level)

What is Cancer Research Day?

Cancer Research Day is an annual event that aims to increase understanding and awareness of IU Simon Cancer Center research endeavors and encourage collaboration with other cancer research institutions in Indiana. Students, fellows, and faculty conducting cancer research at IUPUI, Indiana University-Bloomington, Purdue University, and the Harper Cancer Research Institute, a collaboration between the IU School of Medicine and the University of Notre Dame, are eligible to present. Questions? E-mail