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C-REP Events

Multidisciplinary Seminars

C-REP hosts a series of multi-disciplinary seminars on cancer research in multiple areas featuring world-class, experienced faculty members in the field of engineering, physics, bioinformatics, biostatistics, and social sciences/education in addition to traditional life sciences disciplines.

Four seminars are held per year with an informal "town hall" forum at the end of the lecture that will allow students to get answers to specific research and career-oriented questions.

“My Journey to be a Medical Oncologist and a Perspective on Cancer Care in the Underserved Community”

Tejal Patel, M.D.
Associate Professor, Department of General Oncology, Division of Cancer Medicine,
Chief of Service, Medical Oncology MD Anderson Oncology Program at LBJ Hospital,
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Date/Time: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wed., April 5, 2023
Health 2, Room 3082 & via Zoom


Panel Discussions

Talk with Medical Students
Date/Time: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wed., March 8, 2023
Health 2, Room 3082 & via Zoom

Past Multidisciplinary Seminars

"My Personal Journey to be a Physician-Scientist," Sai-Ching J Yeung, B.S., R.Ph., M.S., Ph.D., M.D., FACP, Professor, Director of Research, Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Feb. 15, 2023

“My Journey to Becoming a Clinical Pharmacologist in Oncology at the FDA,” Edwin Chiu Yuen Chow, Ph.D., Senior Clinical Pharmacology Reviewer (Oncology), Food and Drug Administration. Nov. 4, 2022

"A talk with NIH cancer researcher," Shyam Sharan, Ph.D., Senior Investigator, Center for Cancer Research; Head, Genetics of Cancer Susceptibility Section; Director, Center for Advanced Preclinical Research National Cancer Institute, Sept. 23, 2022

"Closing the Gap: Minority Health," Onyebuchi J. Ononogbu, Pharm.D., BCOP, Research Assistant Professor, University of Houston College of Pharmacy, April 19, 2022

"Providing Cancer Care to Medically Underserved Community," Shravan Narmala, M.D., MPH, Hematologist-Oncologist, DHR Health/Principal Investigator-SWOG, DHR Health, Feb. 10, 2022

"Novel drug-lead discovery in cancer research," Gomika Udugamasooriya, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Sept. 30, 2021

"Enhancing Chemical Diversity to Go After Challenging Cancer Targets," Damian W. Young, Ph.D., Associate Director – Center for Drug Discovery (CDD), Founding Member – Therapeutic Innovations Center (THINC), Assistant Professor – Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, Assistant Professor – Department of Pathology and Immunology, Baylor College of Medicine, Nov. 13, 2020 — Watch Video

"Insights into Pediatric Sarcomas: Biology and Patient Care," Associate Professor Jason Yustein, M.D., Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine, Sept. 15, 2020 — Watch Video or View Slides

"Adaptive Endocrine Resistance in ER+ Metastatic Breast Cancer," Professor Suzanne A.W. Fuqua, Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine, April 14, 2020

"My Career Path: Genetics, Drug Discovery, and Advice to Young Scientists," Professor Martin M. Matzuk, M.D., Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine, Feb. 27, 2020

"Imaging Innovations in Cancer Research," Associate Professor Mini Das, UH College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Nov. 14, 2019

"The Role of Medicinal Chemistry in Cancer Research," Associate Professor Greg Cuny, UHCOP, Sept. 24, 2019

"Cancer Drug Development: A Multidisciplinary Science," Professor Diana S-L. Chow, UHCOP, Kick-off Seminar, March 20, 2019

Lunch with Cancer Researchers

This lunch series will increase interaction of undergraduate students with cancer researchers at various stages of their career from DLDCCC and UHCOP. Postdoctoral fellows and graduate students will share their "career path story" and will provide insight on what it takes to become a successful Ph.D. candidate or Post-doctoral level cancer researcher. These researchers will serve as mentors for C-REP participants.

Next Lunch: 12 pm - 2 pm Wednesday, March 30
Free Lunch with RSVP by 12 pm March 29
Bayou City Room, Student Center South


"Graduate School Application Workshop"

Laurie Conner, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Director, Summer Undergradate Research (SMART) Program, Instruction of Graduate and Post-baccalaureate Development, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine

Watch Workshop Presentation
Attendees, please complete post-workshop survey