Lectures & Presentations
Our lab team had a great time at the Society of Neuro-Oncology (SNO) annual meeting in San Francisco where every year we get to meet with friends! We had four posters presented at the meeting this year. Here is a photo of Amanda Clark beside her poster on a collaborative project with Natalie Agar (Harvard Med School) titled "Distinguishing pineoblastoma from medulloblastoma using tissue mass spectrometry imaging". She did a great job! We are looking forward to next year's annual meeting in New Orleans.
Also in November, I visited the Rosa Ella Burkhardt Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center at the Cleveland Clinic on November 6. The center is a state of the art division of neuro-oncology, with over 60 clinical trials open and cutting edge translational research. I was invited to give a seminar on "Agonizing channels: GABA-A receptors in cancer and as therapeutic targets."
I had a great day in Boston attending and presenting work from our lab at the 2017 K12 Neuro-oncology Symposium held at Massachusetts General Hospital. It was wonderful to return to one of my "medical homes", meet up with former colleagues, and receive great feedback on the labs research from Tracy Batchelor, Robert Martuza, Scott Plotkin, Rakesh Jain, William Curry, Santosh Kesari, and others. I very much look forward to seeing Rakesh Jain in Atlanta soon, who I will be hosting for a seminar at Winship Cancer Institute.
I attended a unique symposium sponsored by Ian's Friends Foundation which included 39 colleagues (including Daniel Pomeranz Krummel and Tobey MacDonald) with a research interest in pediatric brain cancers. I presented on our lab's work on developing a novel therapeutic strategy for pediatric brain tumors.
I presented grand rounds at University of Cambridge and University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. The lecture at both locations was entitled, "Bench to bedside and back again, life of a neuro-oncology physician-scientist in the U.S."
Our lab manager Laura Kallay, PhD, presented poster titled "Distinguishing Pineoblastoma From Medulloblastomas Using Tissue Mass Spectrometry Imaging" at the Emory Brain Health Center's Research Day on March 11, 2017.
Our lab technician Alexandra Ross presented poster titled "Benzodiazepines Target Group 3 Medulloblastomas" at the Emory Brain Health Center's Research Day on March 11, 2017.
I spoke on the GABA receptor in medulloblastoma at the American Neurological Association annual meeting in Baltimore on October 15-17, 2016.