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Invitation to the 24rd Annual Meeting
from Dr. Aniruddha Ganguly, President

Please join us and bring your spouse, friends, colleagues, postdoctoral fellows, and students for a great fellowship.

Date: Monday, April 3, 2017

Time: 6:00-10:00 PM (time is strictly maintained)

Venue: Archives Room , (Meeting Level -M4, four levels below the lobby) Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C., 901 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001; (P) 202-824-9200. D irections: Adjacent to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center; within walking distance and accessible via an underground concourse connection to the hotel.

Registration & Reception: Annual Membership: $25; Graduate Students: $15.00; Existing Life Member: $15; New Life Membership: $115

*Please support AAISCR by becoming a Life Member today.


6:00-6:45 PM       Registration & Mixer

6:45-6:50 PM       Welcome, Dr. Arti Patel Varanasi

6:50-7:00 PM       President's Message, Dr. Aniruddha Ganguly

7:00-7:15 PM       Young Investigator Awards, Drs. Ratna Vadlamudi & Debasis Mondal, Co-Chairpersons

Graduate Student:

Kasturi Banerjee (mentor Dr. Maneesh Jain), University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), NE: MUC4 nanovaccine and checkpoint blockade based combination immunotherapy for pancreatic cancer (Introduced by Suprit Gupta, UNMC)

Afreen Asif Ali Sayed (mentor Dr. Shrikant Anant), University of Kansas Medical Center (UKMC), KS: RBM3 causes differential expression lncRNA in colon cancer cell lines (Introduced by Dr. Meghana Trivedi, Associate Professor, University of Houston, TX)

Postdoctoral Fellow/Junior Faculty:

Dr. Arsheed Ahmad Ganaie (mentor Dr. Mohammad Saleem), The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota, MN: Development of a novel KRAS-targeting agent: systematic validation using in silico, in solution, cell models, PDX and transgenic mouse models (Introduced by Dr. Suryavathi Viswanadhapalli , University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), TX )

Dr. Sunita Shankar (mentor Dr. Arul M. Chinnaiyan ) , University of Michigan, MI: An in vivo role for Argonaute 2 in KRAS driven pancreatic cancer (Introduced by Dr.Gokul Das, Associate Professor, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, NY)

Dr. Harshita B. Gupta (mentor Dr. Tyler J. Curiel ) , University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), TX: Cell-intrinsic PD-L1 directs tumor initiating cell fate and rapamycin and interferon- g response (Introduced by Dr. Gangadhara Reddy Sareddy, Assistant Professor, UTHSCSA, TX)

7:15-7:40 PM       Outstanding Scientist & Lifetime Achievement Awards, Dr. Shyam Sharan, Chairperson

Outstanding Scientist Awardee: Dr. Anirban Maitra , Professor of Pathology & Scientific Director, Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, TX (Introduced by Dr. Dipak Sarkar, Distinguished Professor, Rutgers University, NJ)

Lifetime Achievement Awardee: Dr. Rakesh Jain , Andrew W. Cook Professor of Radiation Oncology/Tumor Biology, Harvard Medical School & Director, Edwin L. Steele Laboratories for Tumor Biology, Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (Introduced by Dr. Shyam Sharan, Senior Investigator; Deputy Program Director, Mouse Cancer Genetics program; Head, Genetic of Cancer Susceptibility Section; Director, Center for Advanced Preclinical Research, NCI/NIH)

7:40-8:20 PM       NIH Funding Opportunities & Grant Discussion Forum; Dr. Rita Ghosh, moderator

Dr. Kevin Howcroft (Branch Chief; Cancer Biology/Cancer Immunology), Dr. Jerry Li (Program Director, Cancer Biology/Structural Biology), Dr. Michele McGruil (Program Director, Cancer Training/Fellowship), Dr. Anne Menkens (Program Director, Cancer Treatment & Diagnosis/Molecular Imaging)

8:20-8:35 PM       Immigration Law Discussion

Mr. Ramesh Khurana , Attorney-at-Law; specialized in immigration law; The Khurana Law Firm

8:35-9:35 PM       Reception/Dinner & Networking

9:35-9:40 PM       Closing Remarks & Meeting Adjournment, Dr. Arti Patel Varanasi

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