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2024 Symposium

About the event​

Each year the CRI symposium brings together faculty and trainees from across campus to share their research and build collaborations. The schedule includes a keynote lecture from Dr. Susan Kaech (Salk Institute), a series of short talks by UCI faculty, and a poster session for trainees. Details of the 2024 program are provided below – we hope to see you there!

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Admission is open to all members of UCI and the surrounding community without charge.  Advance notification of attendance is requested.  For information, contact the Cancer Research Institute at or e-mail Krystina Jarema


The Cove at UCI

Address: 5270 California Ave # 100, Irvine, CA 92617


Friday, May 10, 2024
10:00AM - 3:30PM PDT


10:00 AMDavid Fruman, PhD
CRI Director
10:10 AMSusan KaechKeynote Lecture: "Metabolic control of anti- tumor immunity"
11:00 AMPoster Session
12:15 PMLunch (Poster Reviewers Meeting)
1:15 PM Matt Griffin"Sweet talk at the host-microbiota interface"
1:45 PMXiaoyu Shi"Coaching Ribosome Biogenesis from the Nuclear Periphery in Cancer Cells"
2:15 PMCoffee Break
2:30 PMPablo Lara-Gonzalez"Mechanisms that ensure accurate chromosome segregation in mitosis"
3:00 PMDarci Trader"ByeTAC: Bypassing an E3 Ligase for Targeted Protein Degradation"
3:30 PMTrainee Poster Awards & Adjourn

About our Speakers

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Pablo Lara-Gonzalez, PhD

Assistant Professor,
Department of Developmental & Cell Biology
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Xiaoyu Shi

Xiaoyu Shi, PhD

Assistant Professor,
Department Developmental & Cell Biology & Chemistry
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Darci Trader

Darci Trader, PhD

Associate Professor,
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
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Matthew Griffin

Matt Griffin, PhD

Assistant Professor,
Department of Chemistry
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