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BioEngineering at Moffitt (BAM) Annual Cancer Summit

BAM for the Cure 2024: Immuno-Engineering

February 19 - 21, 2024 in Tampa, FL

BioEngineering at Moffitt Cancer Center presents

BAM for the Cure 2024: Immuno-Engineering

Welcome to Tampa Bay’s premier annual event for researchers developing next-generation therapeutics to innovate cancer care and therapeutic methods by integrating engineering and biology. In 2024, we’re diving deep to explore Immuno-engineering and the body’s power to treat disease and promote healing. Join us as we showcase the cutting-edge research happening at Moffitt, along with hearing from top doctors in the field nationwide.    

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2024 Event Details

When: Monday February 19 - Wednesday February 21, 2024

Where: Tampa Airport Marriott, 4200 George J. Bean Parkway, Tampa, FL 33607

Who Should Attend the Summit?
The event is open to all academic, philanthropic, and industrial partners who have an interest in bioengineering, opportunities for collaboration at Moffitt Cancer Center, or for future partnerships at the new Speros research complex. Participating laboratories are encouraged to bring their students and trainees to participate in a poster session. Please contact us at with any questions or concerns.

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BAM Summit Schedule

Join us in Tampa, Florida for a 2-day summit designed to bring together experts in cancer research. Registration is required for all events. Click on the plus sign next to each time for complete details. 

Monday February 19, 2024

  • 5:30-9:30pm - Moffitt Tour & Kickoff Dinner

    Moffitt Tour & Kickoff Dinner

    Vincent A. Stabile Research Building
    Center Atrium
    12902 USF Magnolia Drive
    Tampa, FL 33612


    ***For questions or to inquire regarding participation, please email us at 

Tuesday February 20, 2024

  • 7:15am - 8:00am Breakfast

    Poster setup will be available at this time. Please use your designated number board to ensure accuracy for our poster judges

  • 8:00am - 8:15am Welcome, Introductions & Opening Remarks

    John L. Cleveland, PhD

    Elsa R. Flores, PhD

  • 8:15am - 9:00am Morning Keynote

    James J. Mulé, i-PhD

    Associate Center Director, Translational Sciences

    Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute 

  • 9:00am - 11:00am Session 1

    Session Chair: Natalie Artzi, PhD (MIT/Harvard)

    1. Natalie Artzi, PhD (MIT/Harvard)
    2. Ankur Singh, PhD (Georgia Tech)
    3. Jennifer Ellisseeff, PhD (Johns Hopkins Medicine)
    4. Julie Champion, PhD (Georgia Tech)


  • 11:00am - 12:15pm Lunch Buffet and Poster Session



  • 12:20pm - 2:20pm Session 2

    Session Chair: Samir Mitragotri, PhD 

    1. Samir Mitragotri, PhD (MIT/Harvard)
    2. Darrell Irvine, PhD (MIT/Harvard)
    3. Jorge Mansilla-Soto, PhD (Moffitt)
    4. Michael Dunne, PhD (Moffitt)

  • 2:20pm - 2:45pm Coffee Break

    Coffee Break 

  • 2:50pm - 5:00pm Session 3

    Session Chair: Jennifer West, PhD

    1. Jennifer West, PhD (University of Virginia)
    2. John Blazeck, PhD (Georgia Tech)
    3. Jeffrey HUbbell, PhD (University of Chicago)
    4. Frederick Locke, MD (Moffitt)
    5. Fabiana Perna, MD, PhD (Moffitt)
  • 6:00pm - 9:30pm Summit Dinner Reception

    The Historic Columbia Restaurant (Ybor City)

    2117 E 7th Avenue

    Tampa, FL 33605

    ***Limited to faculty and sponsors/industry partners only; please email Alison Aiello with questions or concerns***

Wednesday February 21, 2024

  • 7:15am - 8:00am Breakfast

    Poster setup as well, if not present yesterday 

  • 8:00am - 8:10am Welcome Back and Opening Remarks

    Elsa R. Flores, PhD

    Associate Center Director, Basic Science

    Moffitt Cancer Center 

  • 8:10am - 10:10am Session 4

    Session Chair: Chad Mirkin, PhD

    1. Chad Mirkin, PhD (Northwestern)
    2. James Moon, PhD (University of Michigan)
    3. Denis Wirtz, PhD (Johns Hopkins Medicine)
    4. Michelle Teplensky, PhD (Boston University)
  • 10:15am - 10:35am Coffee Break

    Coffee Break 

  • 10:40am - 12:40pm Session 5

    Session Chair: MG Finn, PhD

    1. MG Finn, PhD (Georgia Tech)
    2. Duane Mitchell, MD, PhD (University of Florida)
    3. Shari Pilon-Thomas, PhD (Moffitt)
    4. Daniel Abate-Daga, PhD (Moffitt)
  • 12:45pm - 2:15pm Lunch and Poster Sessions

    Odd Posters

  • 2:20pm - 4:10pm Session 6

    Session Chair: Elsa R. Flores, PhD

    1. Elsa R. Flores, PhD (Moffitt)
    2. Alican Ozkan, PhD (MIT/Harvard)
    3. Evan Scott, PhD (Northwestern)
    4. Paulo Rodriguez, PhD (Moffitt) 
  • 4:10pm -4:30pm Closing Remarks and Poster Contest Winner Announcements

    Thank you for joining us! 

Register now to attend this year's Immuno-Engineering event. Spots are filling up quickly.
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Meet the Speakers


Daniel Abate-Daga

Daniel Abate-Daga, PhD
Moffitt Cancer Center

Natalie Artzi, PhD

Natalie Artzi, PhD
MIT & Harvard University

John Blazeck, PhD

John Blazeck, PhD
Georgia Institute of Technology

Julie Champion, PhD

Julie Champion, PhD
Georgia Institute of Technology

Michael Dunne

Michael Dunne, PhD
Moffitt Cancer Center

Jennifer Ellisseeff, PhD

Jennifer Ellisseeff, PhD
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine  

MG Finn, PhD

MG Finn, PhD
Georgia Institute of Technology 

Elsa R. Flores, PhD

Elsa Flores, PhD
Moffitt Cancer Center

Jeffrey Hubbell

Jeffrey Hubbell, PhD
University of Chicago

Darrell Irvine

Darrell Irvine, PhD

Robert Langer

Robert Langer,  Sc. D  

Fred Locke

Fred Locke, MD
Moffitt Cancer Center

Jorge Mansill-Soto, PhD

Jorge Mansilla-Soto, PhD
Moffitt Cancer Center

Chad A. Mirkin, PhD

Chad A. Mirkin, PhD
Northwestern University

Duane A. Mitchell, MD, PhD

Duane A. Mitchell, MD, PhD
University of Florida 

Samir Mitragotri, PhD

Samir Mitragotri, PhD
EAB Member; MIT/Harvard

James Moon

James Moon, PhD
University of Michigan

James Mule, i-Phd

James Mulé, i-Phd
Moffitt Cancer Center

Alican Ozkan, PhD

Alican Ozkan, PhD
Harvard University

Fabiana Perna

Fabiana Perna, MD, PhD
Moffitt Cancer Center

Shari Pilon Thomas

Shari Pilon-Thomas, PhD
Moffitt Cancer Center

Paulo Rodriguez

Paulo Rodriguez, PhD
Moffitt Cancer Center

Evan Scott

Evan Scott, PhD
Northwestern University

Ankur Singh

Ankur Singh, PhD
Georgia Institute of Technology

Fred Locke

Michelle Teplensky, PhD
Boston University

Kenneth Tsai, MD, PhD

Kenneth Tsai, MD, PhD
Moffitt Cancer Center

Jennifer West, PhD

Jennifer West, PhD
University of Virginia

Dennis Wirtz

Dennis Wirtz, PhD
Johns Hopkins

About BAM for the Cure Summit Series

The Division of Basic Science hosts BAM for the Cure annually as its leading community and stakeholder engagement event. The Summit brings together thought leaders from all over the world to showcase cutting edge research in cancer discovery and engineering.

Our goal is to create an interactive event for academia and industry to place Moffitt Cancer Center as the place to be for the pursuit of developing new therapies by merging the disciplines of cancer research and bioengineering. Additionally, the Summit seeks to engage and educate students, postdoctoral fellows and scientists from all over the US who may be interested in pursuing transdisciplinary opportunities in cancer research.

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2024 Summit Sponsor Opportunities

We are grateful for the support of our sponsors and welcome individuals and organizations who want to be included in this unique event. To request to become a sponsor please complete the form below. 

 What's Included






Session Speaker Opportunity (30 mins) 1 - - - -
Summit Registrations 12 8 4 2 1
Admission to pre speaker/sponsor dinner 8 3 1 - -
Admission to Day 1 speaker dinner 8 3 1 - -
Exhibit/Advertisement space during the Summit* 2 tables 2 tables 1 table  -  -
Logo, company link & blurb on Sponsor page


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Full-color ad in printed program Inside cover Full-page Half-page Quarter-page Professional Listing

*Tabling opportunities the day of the Summit subject to change due to space availability at venue

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