SESSION CHAIR: Joe Floramo 1:30 p.m. Michelle Monje Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D. – Stanford University  

Session 3: Intersection of Risk Factors for Brain Cancer and Neurodegeneration

SESSION CHAIR: Joe Floramo 11:05 a.m.        Deciphering the crosstalk between glioma and vascular cells; implications for other brain pathologies Pilar Sánchez-Gómez, Ph.D. – Instituto de Salud Carlos III 11:35 a.m. Investigating glioblastoma as an age-related disease to improve immunotherapeutic efficacy in future adult trials Derek A. Wainwright, Ph.D. – Northwestern University; Feinberg School of Medicine […]


11:00 a.m. Welcome Nadia Dehghani, Joe Floramo, and Emery Haley Student Organizers, Van Andel Institute Graduate School


SESSION CHAIR: Emery Haley 2:00 p.m.      Pediatric high-grade glioma:  Cancer at the crossroads of epigenetics and development Suzanne J. Baker, Ph.D. – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Center  

Session 2: Impact of Genetic Evolution and Cancer-Associated Neuroinflammation on Disease Course

SESSION CHAIR: Emery Haley 12:50 p.m. Hypothalamic mechanisms in cancer cachexia Daniel L. Marks M.D., Ph.D. – Oregon Health and Science University 1:20 p.m. Selection vs. mechanistic biases in determining rates of arm-level copy-number alterations in cancer     Rameen Beroukhim, M.D., Ph.D. – Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School 1:50 p.m.        Continued discussion – […]

Opening Remarks and Welcome

11:00 a.m. Opening remarks Peter A. Jones, Ph.D., D.Sc. (hon) – Van Andel Institute 11:05 a.m. Welcome Nadia Dehghani, Joe Floramo and Emery Haley Student Organizers, Van Andel Institute Graduate School