Research Symposium: "Oral Cancer & Cancer Biology"

Location:  School of Dentistry Building • Westwood, CA

Date & Time:  Wed, Jul 16, 2014, 12:00 pm - Wed, Jul 16, 2014, 1:00 pm

Event Host:  Dr. David Wong

Event Presenter:  Jennifer Grandis, MD

Join the Office of Research and the UCLA School of Dentistry for a Research Syposium on the topic of “Oral Cancer & Cancer Biology."

About the Speaker

Jennifer GrandisDr. Jennifer Grandis is a Distinguished Professor of Otolaryngology and Pharmacology, Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Otolaryngology, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Program Integration in the Health Sciences and the UPMC Endowed Chair in Head and Neck Cancer Surgical Research at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research interests are focused on targeting signaling pathways in head and neck cancer with a focus on the STAT3 gene. Her group has been at the forefront of developing relevant preclinical models and translating promising novel agents into clinical trials.

As the Principal Investigator of the SPORE (Specialized Programs of Research Excellence) in Head and Neck Cancer, and the leader of the Head and Neck Cancer Program at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Dr. Grandis is experienced in translational cancer research. Her team has optimized the STAT3 decoy to enable systemic delivery.

Dr. Grandis has authored more than 240 original articles, 52 reviews/book chapters and one book. She holds a BA in Biology and Art History from Swarthmore College and an MD from the University of Pittsburgh.