Feb 24, 2022 Seminar - TOG Seminar Series
First Speaker: Dr. Ali Farrokhi
Talk Title: Understanding how Childhood Infection-Induced Immune Response Can Target Leukemia-initiating Cells
Bio: Dr. Farrokhi is working in Dr. Gregor Reid’s lab as a postdoctoral fellow to investigate the role of infection-mediated immune responses in depleting leukemia initiating cells and how it can impact the development of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), one of the most common forms of childhood cancer. The ultimate goal of this research project is to identify ways to stimulate the immune system to kill leukemia cells, which could help cure children who don’t respond completely to existing treatments.
Second Speaker: Dr. Georgina Barnabas
Talk Title: Identification of cerebrospinal fluid markers of CNS involvement in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia
Bio: Georgina is a postdoctoral fellow in the Lange lab and involved in studying how proteins and post-translational modifications impact the development of pediatric cancers. The talk will be focused on identifying cerebrospinal fluid markers of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in the CNS, which contributes in understanding the mechanisms of CNS relapse in young children.