BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//TAMU//NONSGML v1.0//EN X-WR-CALNAME:TAMU Events BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/Chicago BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZNAME:CDT DTSTART:20190310T080000 RDATE:20190310T080000 TZOFFSETFROM:-0600 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 END:DAYLIGHT END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/Chicago BEGIN:STANDARD TZNAME:CST DTSTART:20191103T070000 RDATE:20191103T070000 TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0600 END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20190131T155500 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20190131T165500 LOCATION:Emerging Technologies Building SUMMARY:BMEN 681 Seminar Series: Dr. Isaac Morris Adjei DESCRIPTION:Abstract:\n\n Natural Killer (NK) cells are good candidates for cancer immunotherapies as they exhibit potent cytolytic effects on malignant cells in an antigen-independent manner. NK cell therapies have demonstrated success in the treatment of multiple hematological cancers. However\, NK cell-based therapies have shown limited success with solid tumors due to an immunosuppressive microenvironment that limits NK cell infiltration and function. In this seminar\, I will discuss the establishment of an in vitro three dimensional (3D) tumor model that supports NK cell migration and reproduces the immunosuppressive microenvironment within solid tumors. I will present the use of this 3D model to study the mechanisms of NK cell infiltration into tumors and how the metastatic potential of cancer cells influence their suppressive behavior towards NK cells. \n\n In the second half of the seminar\, I will discuss approaches to improve NK cell resilience to the immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment to enhance their therapeutic potency. Specifically\, I will focus on the nanoparticle-mediated knockdown of the transforming growth factor β receptor 2 in NK cells and its impact on their cytotoxicity to cancer cells. These studies advance our understanding of the mechanisms of tumor immune evasion and demonstrate strategies to increase NK cell function in an immunosuppressive environment. \n Bio:\n\n Isaac received his Ph.D. in Molecular Medicine\, a translation-focused graduate program run by the Cleveland Clinic in collaboration with Case Western Reserve University. His goals are to advance translatable strategies to understand\, treat and diagnose cancer\, while also educating the next generation of scientists. His research focuses on developing drug delivery systems that improve outcomes for advanced-stage cancer. He also studies the mechanisms of tumor immune evasion using three dimensional tumor models. He has published several papers\, given talks at national and international conferences\, and has several provisional patents to his name. Isaac's work has been recognized with awards including the Biomedical Engineering Society's Career Development Award\, Postdoctoral Excellence award from the University of Florida\, and F31 Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Institute of Health. X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

\n Abstract:\n

\n Natural Killer (NK) cells are good candidates for cancer immunotherapies as they exhibit potent cytolytic effects on malignant cells in an antigen-independent manner. NK cell therapies have demonstrated success in the treatment of multiple hematological cancers. However, NK cell-based therapies have shown limited success with solid tumors due to an immunosuppressive microenvironment that limits NK cell infiltration and function. In this seminar, I will discuss the establishment of an in vitro three dimensional (3D) tumor model that supports NK cell migration and reproduces the immunosuppressive microenvironment within solid tumors. I will present the use of this 3D model to study the mechanisms of NK cell infiltration into tumors and how the metastatic potential of cancer cells influence their suppressive behavior towards NK cells. \n

\n In the second half of the seminar, I will discuss approaches to improve NK cell resilience to the immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment to enhance their therapeutic potency. Specifically, I will focus on the nanoparticle-mediated knockdown of the transforming growth factor β receptor 2 in NK cells and its impact on their cytotoxicity to cancer cells. These studies advance our understanding of the mechanisms of tumor immune evasion and demonstrate strategies to increase NK cell function in an immunosuppressive environment. 

\n Bio:\n

\n Isaac received his Ph.D. in Molecular Medicine, a translation-focused graduate program run by the Cleveland Clinic in collaboration with Case Western Reserve University. His goals are to advance translatable strategies to understand, treat and diagnose cancer, while also educating the next generation of scientists. His research focuses on developing drug delivery systems that improve outcomes for advanced-stage cancer. He also studies the mechanisms of tumor immune evasion using three dimensional tumor models. He has published several papers, given talks at national and international conferences, and has several provisional patents to his name. Isaac's work has been recognized with awards including the Biomedical Engineering Society's Career Development Award, Postdoctoral Excellence award from the University of Florida, and F31 Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Institute of Health.\n

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\njreiley@tamu.edu X-LIVEWHALE-SUMMARY:Dr. Isaac Morris Adjei will present a seminar titled "Engineering strategies to model and overcome tumor immunosuppression of natural killer cells." END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20190216T100000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20190216T140000 LOCATION:Pavilion GEO:30.616836;-96.338022 SUMMARY:Passport Saturday DESCRIPTION:Still need to apply for a passport?\n Outside of our normal weekday hours\, we will also be open for passport services on Saturday\, February 16th  from 10 am - 2 pm.\n\n If you would like to schedule a 30-minute appointment\, please go to http://swan.tamu.edu/studyabroad. We will also have agents available for walk-in passports.\nLocation: Study Abroad Programs Office\, Pavilion 112\, 424 Spence St.\, College Station\, TX 77840Parking: Central Campus Garage\, 450 Spence St.\, College Station\, TX 77840To learn more about what documents are needed to apply for a U.S. passport visit our passport webpage - http://studyabroad.tamu.edu/Passport-Services. X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Still need to apply for a passport?

\n Outside of our normal weekday hours, we will also be open for passport services on Saturday, February 16th  from 10 am - 2 pm.\n

\n If you would like to schedule a 30-minute appointment, please go to http://swan.tamu.edu/studyabroad. We will also have agents available for walk-in passports.\n

Location: Study Abroad Programs Office, Pavilion 112, 424 Spence St., College Station, TX 77840
Parking: Central Campus Garage, 450 Spence St., College Station, TX 77840

To learn more about what documents are needed to apply for a U.S. passport visit our passport webpage - http://studyabroad.tamu.edu/Passport-Services.

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\n The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University (BME@TAMU) is pleased to host an annual BMEN Showcase! The showcase provides companies the opportunity to connect with undergraduate and graduate biomedical engineering students to fill internships, co-ops and full-time positions. This event offers benefits including small group engagement with graduating seniors, a majors-only career fair, and on-site interviews following the day of the showcase. Please contact bmen@tamu.edu for more information. We hope you will join us at this notable event!  \n

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