Danny Thomas Lecture Series

All Danny Thomas Lectures are presented at noon in the Marlo Thomas Center for Global Education and Collaboration Auditorium (Room IA1011) unless otherwise noted.

Date Presentation
May 5

Life and near death experiences at the cellular level

Speaker: Denise Montell, PhD, UC Santa Barbara

Host: Stacey Ogden

May 12

Genomic Precision Medicine: Green Eyeshades and Rose-colored Glasses

PIDS Conference Speaker: Robert Nussbaum, MD, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Host: Mitch Weiss, MD

May 19

Targeting the Tumor Microenvironment to Improve Cancer Treatment: Bench to Bedside

Speaker: Rakesh Jain, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Host: Martine Roussel, PhD

May 26

Protein-protein interaction network in DNA damage response and tumorigenesis

Speaker: Junjie Chen, PhD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Host: Taosheng Cheng

Jun 2

Targeting the Cell Cycle for Cancer Therapy

Speaker: Robert T. Abraham, PhD (tentative), Pfizer Worldwide Research & Development

Host: Robert Martone, PhD

Jun 9


Speaker: Yijun Ruan, PhD, The Jackson Laboratory

Host: Richard Kriwacki & Jinghui Zhang


Job’s dilemma for the genome: Why do bad things happen to good chromosomes?

Speaker: David Pellman, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Host: Mitch Weiss, MD

Jun 23


Jun 30


Signaling Pathways in Development and Cancer

Speakers: Stacy Odgen, Hongbo Chi, Sandra D’azzo

To view online lectures, including selected Danny Thomas Lecture Series programs, go to Cure4Kids.

Cure4Kids, developed by the International Outreach Program of St. Jude Children' Research Hospital, provides online lectures about catastrophic illnesses in children, with an emphasis on pediatric oncology.