1st Northeast Physical Sciences Oncology Symposium


Sponsored by the NCI Physical Sciences-Oncology Network


Joseph B. Martin, Conference Center, 3rd floor
77 Louis Pasteur Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Monday, November 28, 2016

8:00 – 8:45

Registration and Breakfast Rotunda room, 3rd floor


8:45 – 9:00

Opening Remarks

Franziska Michor, Ph.D.

Raul Rabadan, Ph.D.


Session: Cancer Genomics and Evolution

chair: Raul Rabadan, Ph.D.


9:00 – 9:40

Title: Leukemia clonal competition in vivo

David Scadden, M.D.

Gerald and Darlene Jordan Professor of Medicine

Harvard University

Massachusetts General Hospital


9:40 – 10:20

Title: Differential Reponse of Glioma Subtypes to Standard Therapies

Eric Holland, M.D., Ph.D

Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery

Director of Human Biology Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center


10:20 – 10:40



10:40 – 11:20

Title: Improving breast cancer treatment using ecology and mathematics

Kornelia Polyak, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute


11:20   – 12:00

Title: TBD

Scott Carter, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and Computational Biology

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute


12:00 – 1:00

Lunch Foyer, 3rd floor


Afternoon session Rotunda room, 3rd floor


Session: Novel Methods and Algorithms

chair: Franziska Michor, Ph.D.


1:00 – 1:40

Title: Metastasis via clusters of hybrid epithelial/mesenchymal cells

Herbert Levine, Ph.D.

Hasselmann Professor of Bioengineering

Director, Center for Theoretical Biological Physics (CTBP)

Director, SSPB

CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research

Rice University


1:40 – 2:20

Title: Spatiotemporal architecture of brain tumors

Raul Rabadan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics

Columbia University


2:20 – 2:40


2:40 – 3:20

Title: Decoding Phenotype Heterogeneity and Transitions in Small Cell Lung Cancer

Vito Quaranta, M.D.

Director of the Center for Cancer Systems Biology

Vanderbilt University


3:20 – 4:00

Title: AXL in Cancer Drug Resistance: A Tumor/Immune Nexus

Doug Lauffenburger, Ph.D.

Ford Professor of Bioengineering

Head of Department of Biological Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


4:00 – 5:00

Poster Session and Reception 2nd floor lounge







Tuesday, November 29, 2016


8:00 – 8:45

Breakfast Rotunda room, 3rd floor

8:45 – 9:00

Opening Remarks

Jeffrey Fredberg, Ph.D.

Roger Kamm, Ph.D.



Session 3 – Cell migration and invasion

Session chairs: Jeffrey Fredberg, Ph.D.

Roger Kamm, Ph.D.


9:00 – 9:40

Title: Dynamic mechanical integration between the nucleus and the cell: where physics meets biology

Tanmay Lele, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

University of Florida


9:40 – 10:20

Title: Cell jamming and shape shifting in asthma, development, and cancer

Jeffrey Fredberg, Ph.D.

Professor of Bioengineering and Physiology

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


10:20 – 10:40



10:40 – 11:20

Title: Microfluidic models for tumor cell trapping/adhesion and extravasation

Roger Kamm, Ph.D.

Cecil and Ida Green Distinguished Professor of Biological and Mechanical Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


11:20 – 12:00

Title: Mechanics of cancer cell invasion in vivo

Peter Friedl, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor Department of Genitourinary Medical Oncology

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


12:00 – 1:00

Meeting Adjournment and Lunch Foyer, 3rd floor



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