Co-chaired by Drs. Suresh Ramalingam, Kimberly Kerstann, and Adam Marcus, the Winship Scientific Symposium on February 16 highlighted outstanding cancer research from Winship faculty, staff, trainees, and students. Speakers included:
- Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD
- Wilbur Lam, MD, PhD
- Krishnendu Roy, PhD (Keynote)
- Erwin Van Meir, PhD
- Melissa Gilbert-Ross, PhD
- Paula Vertino, PhD
- Christopher Porter, MD
- Benjamin Barwick, PhD, MS
- Haian Fu, PhD
- Taofeek Owonikoko, MD, PhD
- Carla Berg, PhD, MBA, LP
- Lauren McCullough, PhD, MSPH
- Kimberly Kerstann, PhD
- Renee Read, PhD
- Adam Marcus, PhD
- Madhu Behera, PhD
- Michelle Kegler, DSc, MPH
- Ashesh B. Jani, MD, MSEE
- Douglas Graham, MD, PhD
- Vikas P. Sukhatme, MD, ScD
- Suresh Ramalingam, MD
An opening night reception and poster session was held February 15 in Emory's Miller-Ward Alumni House. Congratulations to all the poster session participants, including the top-scoring poster presenters who were selected to receive awards and cash prizes.
1st Prize: Emily Summerbell – "Leader cells are defined by DNA hypermethylation and aberrant gene expression during collective lung cancer invasion"
2nd Prize: Priya Kapoor, PhD – "The histone methyltransferase Suv420h2 prevents the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) by restraining the mesenchymal program in luminal breast cancer cells"
1st Prize: Brian Olson, PhD – "Prostate Cancers Harbor Mutually Exclusive Genomic Drivers That Are Enriched Within Non-T cell Inflamed Tumors”
2nd Prize: James Ross – "The Role of Tumor Associated Macrophages in Pediatric High Grade Glioma"
1st Prize: Mohammad Zaidi, MD, MS – "Defining the Number of Lymph Nodes Needed to Accurately Stage Small Bowel Neuroendocrine Tumors: An 8-Institution Study from the US Neuroendocrine Tumor Study Group"
2nd Prize: Bing Ji, PhD – "Feature decomposition based examining tumor heterogeneity on dynamic susceptibility contrast enhanced MRI data”
1st Prize: Doratha Byrd, MPH – "Associations of whole food and lifestyle-based inflammation scores with incident, sporadic colorectal adenoma"
2nd Prize : Andrew Ritter – "Overall Survival Disparities in Metro/Urban/Rural Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma Patients"