Ventana Research Lecture on Targeting Cancer Stem Cells

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

TOPIC: "Targeting Cancer Stem Cells in the Context of Transforming Growth Factor Beta Signaling in Liver and GI Cancers"
SPEAKER: Lopa Mishra, MD | Professor and Director, Center for Translational Medicine and Department of Surgery, George Washington University

Monday, Jan. 14, 2019
​Noon - 1 p.m.
Auditorium 5104 ABCD, Ventana Medical Systems, 1910 E. Innovation Park Dr.

Through the Science Exchange Collaborative with Ventana Medical Systems, University of Arizona faculty will have access to distinguished speakers Ventana periodically invites to Tucson. The Collaborative's next lecture will be delivered by Lopa Mishra, MD, professor and director at the Center for Translational Medicine and Department of Surgery at George Washington University.

Dr. Mishra's research has led to more than 200 peer-reviewed articles in high-impact journals such as Science, PNAS, Cell, Cancer Cell and Cell Systems, obtaining more than 7,000 citations. She also is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the American Gastroenterological Association Award for Top Women in Gastroenterology and the Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. 

Dr. Mishra's lecture will discuss complex TGF-β signaling that plays a dual role in cancer and how it can act as a tumor suppressor as well as a pro-metastatic factor. She will focus on the targeting of cancer stem cells in liver and gastrointestinal cancers in the context of TGF-β signaling.

Due to limited space, these seminars are available to the first 20 UA faculty members who RSVP. Please contact Matt Peters,, to RSVP.

Visitors coming from the UA with MD degrees need to sign a form to be in compliance with the Sunshine Act.

Contact: Matt Peters,

FLYER FOR THIS EVENT:  Ventana Research Forum 01-14-19.pdf

Ventana Medical Systems, Auditorium 5104 ABCD
1910 E. Innovation Park Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85755