SEMINAR: The Role and Regulation of XIAP and FLIP in Chemoresistant Ovarian Cancer
|The Role and Regulation of XIAP and FLIP in Chemoresistant Ovarian Cancer : School of Anatomy & Human Biology Seminar Series
The Seminar: Dr Tsang’s research program covers the broad area of cell fate regulation in women’s reproductive health and diseases. During the past thirty years Professor Tsang has examined the cell signalling pathways involved in these regulation of ovarian cell survival and apoptosis and his seminal observations not only helped to define the basic mechanisms governing normal ovarian follicular growth but offered important insights into the pathophysiology of various ovarian disorders associated with infertility, including polycystic ovarian disease and premature ovarian failure. In addition, his research on the molecular and cellular basis of chemoresistance in ovarian cancer has provided key information for the development of new therapy for chemoresistant ovarian cancer, a most lethal cancer of the reproductive track in women. To date, he has contributed over 180 full-length original publications and 19 reviews/book chapters. He holds four US patents on his work on the regulation of IAPs as a diagnostics and therapeutics for proliferative diseases and has filed five additional ones in the last 10 years.
The Speaker: Dr Ben Tsang is Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Cellular & Molecular Medicine, University of Ottawa and Senior Scientist, Ottawa Health Research Institute. He completed his undergraduate training in chemistry at Bemidji State College in 1971, received MSc (Biochemistry; 1973) from the University of Iowa, and Ph.D. (Pharmacology; 1976) from the University of Ottawa. In 1980, Dr Tsang joined the University of Ottawa as the Director, Reproductive Biology Unit and has been instrumental in developing a research-intensive academic program in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He also served as Associate Chair (Research) of the Department, and has developed in Ottawa of a multi-disciplinary research program in reproductive health. Professor Tsang is internationally recognized as an outstanding ovarian biologist, who has the insight and ability in bringing fundamental research into the clinical context. He is a recipient of the 2011 OCRI Research Award from the Ottawa Centre of Research and Innovations, 2008 Award of Excellence in Reproductive Medicine from the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society, the J David Grimes Research Career Achievement Award at the Ottawa Health Research Institute, the Award of Excellence for his outstanding contributions in research, scholarship and education at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine (1996) and the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine Recognition Award for Outstanding Contributions in Medical Education (2002). In 2008, he was also honoured as an “Outstanding Alumnus” of the Bemidji State University, Minnesota.
Host: Professor Dharmarajan – PH) 6488 2981
Professor Benjamin K Tsang, Director, Reproductive Biology Unit, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Cellular & Molecular Medicine, University of Ottawa, Canada
Anatomy & Human Biology building, 1st floor, seminar room (1.81)
: 6488 3290
Fri, 21 Oct 2011 13:00
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