Leaders in Cancer Research

CRINA's Leaders in Cancer Research seminar series for the 2019/2020 academic year features world-class pioneers in cancer research that are presenting a breadth of topics that cover the three CRINA research themes:

The scope of these talks tries to encompass many of the cancer research areas that CRINA members are currently working in. We hope that this initiative will inspire clinicians, scientists and trainees to work together and produce innovative translational research findings, which will ultimately help to improve healthcare outcomes for cancer patients worldwide.

The following is our upcoming speakers list for 2019/2020:

May 2020 *POSTPONED*

Dr. Danesh Moazed

Professor of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School; Principal Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

April 2020 *POSTPONED*

Dr. Sriram Subramaniam

Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of British Columbia; Gobind Khorana Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Precision Cancer Drug Design

February 19, 2020

Dr. Olivier Peyruchaud

Professor, French Institute of Health and Medical Research 


January 31, 2020

Dr. Gary Gorbsky

Member and Program Chair, Cell Cycle & Cancer Biology Research Program, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation; Adjunct Faculty, Department of Cell Biology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center


December 6, 2019

Dr. Heidi McBride

Professor, McGill University


November 14, 2019

Dr. Charles Serhan

Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School


October 24, 2019

Dr. John A. Tainer

Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


September 19, 2019

Dr. Razqallah Hakem

Professor, Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto, Senior Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre



The following was our visiting speakers list for 2018/2019:

September 21, 2018

Dr. Arun Wiita

Assistant Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of California San Francisco


March 22, 2019

Dr. Robert Rottapel
Professor, Departments of Medicine, Immunology and Medical Biophysics,University of Toronto, Senior Scientist and Amgen Chair for Cancer Research, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre


April 12, 2019

Dr. Charles Craddock

Professor, Department of Haemato-Oncology, Director, Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit, University of Birmingham


May 17, 2019

Dr. Khandan Keyomarsi

Professor, Department of Experimental Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centre