Northwestern University

Apr
14
Mon 11:00 AM

Swanson Lab Lecture: Mathematical Modeling of Glioma Cancer Stem Cell

When: Monday, April 14, 2014
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  

Where: 676 N. St. Clair Street, Suire 1300  
Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Allison Janiece Hosack   312-695-9441  

Group: Department of Neurological Surgery

Category: Academic

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Presenter: Jacob Scott, MD

Title: Mathematical modeling of glioma cancer stem cell evolutionary dynamics and the non-genetic determinants of the metastatic process

Jacob Scott is currently a research associate in the department of radiation oncology at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and is working on a DPhil in mathematics at Oxford University at the Centre for Mathematical Biology. Dr. Scott began life studying physics and engineering and then medical school. As a trained clinician and scientist, Dr. Scott tries to maintain a combination of basic and clinical research with the hopes that each motivates and strengthens the other. The focus of his basic research is building theoretical models of cancer with Integrative Mathematical Oncology - a group headed Sandy Anderson, Ph.D that focuses on applying mathematical and evolutionary models to the study of cancer. Dr. Scott finds that spending time doing a combination of theoretical cancer research and patient care keeps him thinking outside the box in the clinic, but keeps theoretical questions grounded to ideas that can be translated to the clinic.

Dr. Scott’s final career goal is to split time between the clinic, taking care of cancer patients, and the laboratory, building theoretical models of cancer and collaborating with biologists to validate mathematical and evolutionary models of cancer. Dr. Scott hopes to span both worlds, to be able to ask and answer questions relevant to both cancer biology and patient care in ways that are not yet being addressed.

Twitter handle: @CancerConnector

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