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Tuesday, Sep 24th, 2013
3 Student Travel Scholarships for our Short Course: We are happy to announce three student travel scholarships for up to $500 for our upcoming short course on the convergence of the sciences in ... [read more]

Monday, Sep 16th, 2013
Announcing a Free Short Course: Convergence of the Sciences in Biology and Medicine (Oct. 22, 2013): We are pleased to announce the 2013 USC PS-OC short course. This year, our topic is the convergence of the sciences in biomedicine, where ... [read more]

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2013 USC PS-OC Short Course: Lecturers

We have a fantastic group of established scientists and clinicians lined up to teach this course, from disciplines spanning clinical oncology, biology, mathematics, and engineering. Thus far, our confirmed lecturers include:

David B. Agus, M.D. - Medical Oncologist & Molecular Biologist
Institution: Center for Applied Molecular Medicine, USC Westside Cancer Center, University of Southern California
Research interests: new cancer treatments • proteomics • genomics • physical oncology • integrative cancer models
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Russell Bainer, Ph.D. - Systems Biologist
Institution: University of California at San Francisco
Research interests: computational modeling • gene regulation • mechanobiology • methods development • systems and computational biology
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Michael Espey, Ph.D., M.T. - Program Manager
Institution: Office of Physical Sciences-Oncology, National Institutes of Health
Research interests: imaging • biophysical instrumentation • drug development
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Hermann Frieboes, Ph.D., - Biomedical Engineer
Institution: Bioengineering, University of Louisville
Research interests: continuum models • multiscale models • algorithms and software • integration of experimental and computational models • transport barriers • therapy response • nanotherapy • clinical application of technology • imaging analysis • user interfaces
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Mitchell Gross, M.D., Ph.D. - Clinical Oncology
Institution: Center for Applied Molecular Medicine, USC Westside Cancer Center, University of Southern California
Research interests: genomics • proteomics • prostate cancer • translational clinical research • active prostate cancer surveillance • non-invasive testing to predict therapy response • sensorized surgical devices
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Paul Macklin, Ph.D. - Mathematician & Computational Oncologist
Institution: CAMM, Consortium for Integrative Computational Oncology (CICO), University of Southern California
Research interests: 3-D agent-based models • tissue mechanics • transport • multiscale models • data standards • systems identification • user-friendly model interfaces • breast cancer • metastasis • integrative modeling • bioengineered tissues • microenvironment
Homepage: MathCancer.org
Parag Mallick, Ph.D. - Computer Scientist & Systems Biologist
Institution: Radiology (Diagnostic Radiology), Stanford University
Research interests:
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Shannon Mumenthaler, Ph.D. - Biology
Institution: Center for Applied Molecular Medicine, University of Southern California
Research interests: tumor growth dynamics • microenvironment • drug resistance • quantitative imaging • computational multiscale models • dosing strategies
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Paul Newton, Ph.D. - Mathematician
Institution: Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Consortium for Integrative Computational Oncology (CICO), University of Southern California
Research interests: nonlinear dynamics/chaotic systems • fluid mechanics • vortex dynamics • probabilistic game theory • mathematical/computational modeling of cancer metastasis • Markov chain/Monte Carlo modeling
Homepage: http://newton.usc.edu
Dan Ruderman, Ph.D. - Physicist
Institution: Center for Applied Molecular Medicine, University of Southern California
Research interests: physical sciences in oncology • cancer signaling dynamics • multi-scale data mining
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