Distinguished Lecture Series

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is pleased to announce the establishment of a Distinguished Lecture Series, sponsored by Cancer Center Director, Dr. Candace Johnson, and Deputy Director, Dr. Kunle Odunsi.

Representatives from all research departments and divisions (clinical and basic) have identified top-level speakers known for their groundbreaking research in each of their fields, including many who are Directors of Cancer Centers in their own right. In addition to their giving a 50-minute lecture on their research aimed at audiences that include students, medical fellows, basic and clinical researchers, invited distinguished speakers will meet with students, fellows, and faculty members to learn about and discuss the exciting ongoing research projects at Roswell Park.

2020 Speakers

May 7

Douglas R. Lowy, MD
Acting Director
Chief, Laboratory of Cellular Oncology
National Cancer Institute

June 11

Bert W. O’Malley, MD
Chair & Professor
Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology
Baylor College of Medicine

August 6

Bing Zhang, PhD
Department of Molecular & Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine

September 10

Jinghui Zhang, PhD
Chair & Professor
Department of Computational Biology
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

October 8

John D. Carpten, PhD
Professor & Chair
Department of Translational Genomics
University of Southern California

October 29

Pamela Ohashi, PhD, FRSC
Senior Scientist & Director,
Tumor Immunology Program
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
University Health Network


Ravi Salgia, MD, PhD
Chair & Professor
Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research
City of Hope


Zena Werb, PhD
Professor & Vice Chair
Department of Anatomy
University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center 

Download flyer to view all series topics and dates


For additional details, please contact Amy Troutman at 716-845-3851 or Amy.Troutman@RoswellPark.org