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Annual Biomedical Sciences Retreat Speakers

Please see this years schedule of events and speakers. 

Tuesday, September 12
8:00 – 8:50 a.m.          Check-in & Breakfast8:50 – 9:00 a.m.           Welcome9:00 – 9:30 a.m.          "Human Cytomegalovirus Dissemination: The Akt of Building the "Trojan Horse.” "Gary C. Chan, PhD, Professor, Microbiology & ImmunologySUNY Upstate Medical University9:30 – 10:00 a.m.       “Gut-Brain Communication: Regulating Feeding Behavior for Specific Nutrients.” Hui-Hao Lin, PhD, Assistant Professor, Neuroscience & Physiology, SUNY Upstate Medical University10:00 – 10:30 a.m.      “Designing Switchable Proteins for Biotechnology and Medicine”Stewart Loh, PhD, Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular BiologySUNY Upstate Medical University10:30 – 10:40 a.m.       Break10:40 – 11:40 a.m.      “Sirtuin Modulators Inhibit Viral Replication and Spread: A Discovery in My Lab Moves to a Biotech” Thomas E. Shenk. PhD, James A. Elkins Professor of Life Sciences, Emeritus, Molecular Biology, Princeton University.11:40a.m.–12:00p.m.   Introduction to Incoming Class12:00 – 1:30 p.m.         LunchGroup A (12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.)Group B (12:30 to 1:30 p.m.)1:30 – 2:30 p.m.         "From Bench to Bovie: Musculoskeletal Oncology Translational Research.” Department of Orthopedic Surgery Keynote: Kurt R. Weiss, MD,  Associate Professor and Vice-Chair of Translational  Research at the University of Pittsburg Medical Center2:30 – 3:00 p.m.          "Push and Pull: The Roles of Actin Assembly and Myosin-1 in Endocytosis"Vladimir Sirotkin, PhD, Assistant Professor, Cell & Developmental BiologySUNY Upstate Medical University3:00 -3:30 p.m.           “A Well-defined Nanoplatform for Therapeutic Delivery and Immune Modulation.” Juntao Luo, PhD, Associate Professor, PharmacologySUNY Upstate Medical University3:30 – 5:00 p.m.            Poster Session & Reception Begins