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

14th Biomedical Sciences Retreat Speakers

Guest Speakers

Dr. Michael Levin

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  • Professor, Department of Biology, Tufts University
  • Vannevar Bush Chair, Tufts University
  • Director, Tufts Center for Regenerative & Developmental Biology
  • Senior Research Investigator, Forsyth Institute, Boston
  • Topic: "Endogenous bioelectric signaling as a driver of pattern formation: the interplay of physical forces and genetic pathways in development, regeneration, and cancer"
Dr. Francis Y. Lee

Dr. Francis Y. Lee

  • Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Columbia University; Robert Carroll and Jane Chace Carroll Laboratories Professor
  • Director, Center for Orthopaedic Research
  • Chief, Tumor & Bone Disease Service
  • Vice Chair of Research, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Topic: "Bone Inflammation and Osteoclastogenesis"
Christine King

Dr. Christine King

  • Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
  • Topic: "Kaposi's sarcoma lesions, more complex than we thought- Mast cells as drives of KSHV oncogenesis"
Ying Huang

Dr. Ying Huang

  • Professor of Pharmacology
  • Topic: "Preclinical Development of Anticancer Drug from Natural Products"
Jeffrey D Amack

Dr. Jeffrey D Amack

  • Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
  • Topic: "Development of ciliated epithelia in the zebrafish embryo"

Bruce Knutson

  • Biochemistry (206-390-8939, 240-328-0155,
  • Topic: "Using integrated biology to understand the macromolecular architecture of the RNA polymerase I transcription apparatus"

Wei-Dong Yao, Psychiatry/Neuroscience

  • Topic: "Nonproteolytic polyubiquitination in synaptic assembly, function, and plasticity"

Paul Gold, Neuroscience

  • Topic: "Making Memories Metabolic - and Making Metabolic Memories"

Kaylen Lott, Alumni/Biochem, SUNY Buffalo

  • Topic: "From Upstate to Africa: Postdoctoral research in Trypanosoma brucei"