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NCI Emerging Technologies Seminar Series

NCI has established a new seminar series to highlight novel technologies being supported through NCI awards that could transform cancer research and clinical care. The seminar occurs at the end of every month on a Tuesday at 2:00pm Eastern Time. Register through the Event Registration Site.

Zeynep Gümüş, Ph.D.Thursday, November 17th 12 - 1pm ET
Speaker: Zeynep Gümüş, Ph.D., Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai
Title: Development of a Visualization Approach to Enhance Cancer Moonshot Data

This is a joint seminar with the Cancer Moonshot Seminar Series and the DataViz + Cancer program. At this seminar, Dr. Gümüş will talk about a user-friendly tool her group is developing to enable researchers of all computational skill levels to visually analyze and explore immune monitoring assay results.

There will be no Emerging Technologies Seminar in December.

Ning (Jenny) Jiang, Ph.D.Tuesday, January 24th 2 - 3pm ET
Speaker: Ning (Jenny) Jiang, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Title: TBA

At this seminar, Dr. Jiang will talk about a novel platform to identify and test antigen-specific T cells for cell based therapy.

Register through the Event Registration Site. For any questions, please contact Kelly Crotty ( If you are an individual with a disability who needs reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please contact the organizers at least five business days before the event so that we can discuss your accommodation request.

Past Seminars

Francisco (Paco) Robles, Ph.D.Tuesday, October 18th 2 – 3pm ET
Speaker: Francisco (Paco) Robles, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University
Moderator: Milind Rajadhyasksha, Ph.D., Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Simple and low-cost optical imaging tools for label-free molecular imaging and 3D microscopy and their application in biomedicine.

At this seminar, Dr. Robles discusses the work his team is leading to advance novel molecular and 3D optical imaging methods to overcome current clinical limitations in biomedicine ranging from hematology to cancer detection.

Dino Di Carlo, Ph.D.Tuesday, September 20th 2 – 3pm ET
Speaker: Dino Di Carlo, Ph.D., University of California – Los Angeles
Moderator: Jamie Spangler, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

Lab on a particle technology for sorting viable single immune cells based on their function.

At this seminar, Dr. Di Carlo discusses the “lab on a particle” technology being developed in his lab to enable scalable selection of functional immune cells, driving next-generation cancer immunotherapeutic design.

Livia Schiavinato Eberlin, Ph.D.Tuesday, August 23rd 2 – 3pm ET
Speaker: Livia Schiavinato Eberlin, Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine
Moderator: Anil Sood, M.D., MD Anderson Cancer Center

Placing mass spectrometry in the hands of medical professionals to help guide treatment decisions

At this seminar, Dr. Eberlin discusses a new technology called MasSpec Pen that can assess molecular predictors of disease state from tissue samples. She talks about how this tool can be used clinically for precision medicine-guided surgical resection.

Wendell Lim, Ph.D.Tuesday, July 26th 2 – 3pm EST
Speaker: Wendell Lim, Ph.D., University of California – San Francisco
Moderator: Antoni Ribas, M.D., Ph.D., University of California – Los Angeles

Rethinking cancer targeting strategies: new synthetic sensors and circuits in the era of smart cell therapeutics

At this seminar, Dr. Lim discusses new methods in cancer -omics and synthetic biology that can lead to nuanced paradigms of tumor recognition. These immuno oncology strategies could more effectively address the complex challenges of treating cancer.