CMM Faculty Candidate Special Seminar - Dr. Yana Zavros

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Presented by the University of Arizona Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine:

TOPIC: “Organoid Models of Gastric and Pancreatic Diseases”
SPEAKER: Yana Zavros, PhD | Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Systems Physiology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019
11 a.m. – Noon
Keating Building, Room 103

About the Research:
The Zavros lab studies the mechanisms that drive gastric epithelial regeneration and Helicobacter pylori-induced disease using a novel in vitro organoid system. The research team also has developed patient-derived gastric and pancreatic cancer organoids from resected tumors that are co-cultured with autologous immune cells. These cancer organoid/immune cell co-cultures are used in personalized drug screens to predict individual therapy response and study the interaction between the cancer cell and the patient immune microenvironment.

CONTACT: Barbara Kahn-Sales, (520) 626-6655 or

Seminar Flyer (please view, post and share with colleagues):
 Yana Zavros Special Seminar Announcement - 1-16-19.pdf

University of Arizona BIO5 Institute, Room 103
Thomas W. Keating Bioresearch Building
1657 E. Helen St.
Tucson, AZ 85719