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Molecular Oncology Retreat 2019

2019 Annual Retreat at ZooTampa at Lowry Park

The Molecular Oncology Department at the Moffitt Cancer Center held its annual Scientific Retreat on February 22, 2019, at a unique venue and a natural learning environment, ZooTampa. The Retreat Organizing Committee thanks all of the faculty who helped us prepare for this experience, and especially Kristen Gilpin, for making the day a success. Topping off the high quality science discussed throughout the day, several speakers and poster presenters received awards for their presentations.

Highlights, Awards & Kudos:

The Science
  • 58 cancer science enthusiasts
  • 28 excellent abstracts from all levels of trainees in the department and from invited members from other departments
  • 4 faculty-selected oral presentations
  • 24 poster presentations across two sessions

 Congratulations to all our oral and poster awardees!

Molecular Oncology Presentation Awards

From left, Yannis Grammatikis, PhD, Research Scientist, Flores Lab; Laura Torrente Fernandez, PhD, Postdoc, DeNicola Lab (Presentation Winner); Suman Govindaraju, PhD, Postdoc, K Mann Lab; and Daniel Lester, Graduate Student, Le-Lau Lab.

Molecular Oncology Poster Award Winners

From left, Yun Pyo Kang, PhD, Postdoc Fellow, DeNicola Lab; Lucia Mazzacurati, PhD, Research Scientist, Reuther Lab; Xiaobo Li, PhD, Postdoc, Flores Lab; Marco Napoli, PhD, Postdoc, Flores Lab; Aziz Aiders, PhD, Postdoc, M Mann Lab; and Qing Yin, PhD, Postdoc, Wan Lab.


The Fun
  • Amazing creature encounters lead by zoo staff
  • Trainee-Faculty speed dating mixer
  • Full bellies with great food and drink
  • Full minds invigorated by science and new ideas

Molecular Oncology Department Retreat

Kudos: The 2019 Annual Departmental Retreat was presented by Molecular Oncology Chair Elsa Flores, PhD, and faculty co-organizers Mark Alexandrow, PhD and Doug Cress, PhD and admin support from Kristen Gilpin. We thank all of our trainees, faculty and ZooTampa staff for making this a special event a success!