Seminar Series

The CRINA Connects Seminar Series, established in Fall 2021, is designed to showcase the innovative work being done by cancer researchers at the University of Alberta. It provides an opportunity for CRINA members to connect with and learn from other researchers in the institute, with occasional external speakers giving talks to share their expertise in a particular area of cancer research.

If you are interested in attending a seminar, please contact All talks for the Fall 2021 term will be virtual via Zoom.


September 29, 2021 — Dr. Michael Hendzel, "Chromatin gels and unexpected roles of chromatin in cancer"

October 6, 2021 — Dr. Cheng-Han Lee, "Cellular differentiation and cancer — insights from aggressive gynecologic cancer"

October 13, 2021 — Dr. Kerry Courneya, "Can exercise improve cancer treatment outcomes and survival?"

October 20, 2021 — Dr. Zachary Morris, "Immunomodulating the tumor microenvironment with targeted radionuclide therapy to augment response to immunotherapies"

October 27, 2021 — No Seminar Scheduled (Alberta Cancer Research Conference and Gairdner Symposium this week)

November 3 — Dr. Lisa Willis, "Sex and Gender: Who, What, Where, When, How, and Why Should You Be Including It In Your Research Study?"

November 17, 2021 — Dr. Kristi Baker, "Regulation of T cell-mediated antitumor immunity by deficient DNA repair in colorectal cancer"

November 24, 2021 — Dr. Spencer Gibson, "Terry Fox Research Institute - Marathon of Hope Cancer Centre Network: Opportunities for Precision Medicine in a National Network"

December 1, 2021 — Dr. Carla Prado, "Targeted nutrition interventions to prevent and treat low muscle mass"