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Mark E. Schmitt, PhD
Dean, College of Graduate Studies

14th Biomedical Sciences Retreat Schedule

September 10, 2014, sponsored by the College of Graduate Studies

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8:00-8:50 Registration and Breakfast
8:50-9:00 Welcome
9:00-9:30 Christine King, Microbiology/Immunology
Kaposi's sarcoma lesions, more complex than we thought- Mast cells as drives of KSHV oncogenesis
9:30-10:00 Bruce Knutson, Biochemistry
Using integrated biology to understand the macromolecular architecture of the RNA polymerase I transcription apparatus
10:00-10:30 Ying Huang, Pharmacology
Preclinical Development of Anticancer Drug from Natural Products
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-11:45 Guest Speaker Mike Levin, Tufts University
Endogenous bioelectric signaling as a driver of pattern formation: the interplay of physical forces and genetic pathways in development, regeneration, and cancer
11:45-12:00 Introduction of new students
12:00-12:30 Lunch A + Posters
12:30-1:45 Lunch B + Posters
1:45-2:15 Wei-Dong Yao, Psychiatry
Nonproteolytic polyubiquitination in synaptic assembly, function, and plasticity
2:15-2:45 Jeff Amack, Cell/Developmental Biology
Development of ciliated epithelia in the zebrafish embryo
2:45-3:15 Paul Gold, Neuroscience
Making Memories Metabolic - and Making Metabolic Memories
3:15-3:30 Break (last chance to vote)
3:30-4:00 Kaylen Lott, Alumni Student
From Upstate to Africa: Postdoctoral research in Trypanosoma brucei
4:00-5:00 Guest Speaker Francis Lee, Columbia University
Bone Inflammation and Osteoclastogenesis
5:00-6:00 Awards (to Graduate Student first authored posters) and Reception