Dr. Keri Schadler to present for the Distinguished Lecture Series in Kinesiology
Monday, October 29, 2018
To culminate Exercise is Medicine- On Campus month, the Department of Kinesiology and the Kinesiology Student Association have invited Keri L. Schadler, Ph.D., from MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, to present the Kinesiology Distinguished Lecture. She will present “Exercise to improve chemotherapy efficacy: Evidence in mice and men” at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 30 in Forum Hall.
Schadler’s laboratory has two broad categories of interest: tumor vascular biology and the utilization of exercise as a therapeutic adjuvant. They use mouse models of pediatric bone sarcomas and melanoma to a) determine the molecular pathways in tumor endothelium that regulate the vascular response to exercise; b) determine how the anti-tumor immune response is changed by exercise; c) determine whether exercise and diet modifications can be used to protect against chemotherapy-induced cardiac toxicity; d) identify potential therapeutic targets in tumor endothelium to induce tumor vessel normalization.
Schadler is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.