Molecular Medicine Seminar Series

The Molecular Medicine Seminar Series is a vital part of the Molecular Medicine Department’s educational program. Approximately 10-12 seminars are scheduled during the Spring and Fall. The Spring seminar series is unique in that it is incorporated into the flagship course of the program, Molecular Medicine. Each speaker for the Spring series gives a lecture in the morning for all students enrolled in the Seminars on Molecular Medicine course, which lays the groundwork for the afternoon seminar to the general public. Students in Molecular Medicine design and later present hypotheses and tests on the subject covered by these lectures/seminars. These seminar series are instrumental in keeping the Department of Molecular Medicine at the forefront of science.

Notable speakers include Eric Olson, Martin Gellert, James Haber, Douglas Hanahan, Nancy Jenkins, Nancy Maizels, Alan Weiner, Richard Kolodner, Charles Radding, Steven McKnight, Tomas Lindahl, Virginia A. Zakian, Mina Bissell, Jerard Hurwitz, Thomas Kunkel, Lewis Chodosh, George F. Vande Woude, Stuart Yuspa, Rodney Rothstein, Michael Liskay, Anindya Dutta, and Michael Resnick.

First International Symposium on Cancer Research

Cancer in Children and Adults: Advances in the Understanding of the Basic Mechanisms and Development of Therapeutic Strategies

The purpose of this first symposium was to celebrate and publicize several important developments in biomedical research in San Antonio. First, the year 2000 was the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Texas Research Park and the dedication of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Institute of Biotechnology. Second, the symposium coincided with the inauguration of a new Video Conference Center and the dedication of the South Texas Centers for Biology and Medicine. Last, this symposium recognized the planned Children’s Cancer Research Center.

Second International Symposium on Cancer

Frontiers in Cancer Research: A Molecular Perspective

The Second International Symposium on Cancer Research entitled “Frontiers in Cancer Research: A Molecular Perspective” was held in the Texas Research Park in San Antonio, Texas from October 12-14, 2002. It provided an interactive environment for the nourishment of the scientific spirit. Twenty-four speakers from around the world presented their work at this event which promoted stimulating and enthusiastic discussions on topics including Genomic Instability and Cancer, Cell Cycle Regulation and Checkpoints, DNA Repair and Recombination, DNA R