Topic: Moonshot of Crapshoot: Why is Cancer So Hard to Cure?
Speaker: Dr. Moriah Beck
Date/Time: Monday, May 9; 7:30pm
Location: The Donut Whole
President Obama isn’t the first to issue a mandate to end cancer, and the public has made an immense investment in cancer research for decades. Many wonder why we are still losing this essential fight and what scientists are doing about it. This presentation will outline the state of cancer research today and offer perspectives on both the fascinating scientific breakthroughs and the collective failure to impact the increasing numbers of cancer deaths in the U.S.
Dr. Moriah Beck joined the Chemistry Department at Wichita State University as an Assistant Professor in the fall of 2011 after completing a postdoctoral fellowship int eh Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. She received her Ph. D in biochemistry from Washington University. Dr. Beck’s research is focused on understanding how cells move, with a particular interest on the processes involved with the invasive motility associated with cancer. She has already shared her passion for science with over 35 undergraduate and graduate students who do research in her laboratory.