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Annual Bioscience Symposium &
Don Summers Memorial Lectures

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2021

10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Reseach Talks via Zoom

Please email the Bioscience Program Office for Zoom Links 

In-person Poster Session/Social CANCELLED

 

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Welcome!

Morning Don Summers Memorial Lecture

Rebecca Goss

University of St. Andrews
Professor, School of Chemistry

"Blending Synthetic Biology and Synthetic Chemistry to Access Medicinally Interesting Natural Products and Their Analogues"

 

 

Red Session

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Maria Bettini  (Microbiology & Immunology)
"Regulatory T cell control of autoimmunity"
 

Andrew Baessler  (Microbiology & Immunology, Hale Lab)
"Tet2-mediated programing balances T follicular helper cell and T helper 1 cell differentiation"
 

Karen Hilgendorf  (Biochemistry)
"The primary cilium organizes signaling pathways to regulate fat tissue expansion"
 

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Break

 

White Session

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Paul Sigala  (Biochemistry)
"Unraveling the Metabolic Adaptations of Malaria Parasites"
 

Chris Reilly  (Pharmacology & Toxicology)
"Role of transient receptor potential ion channels in particle recognition and airway epithelial cell-associated inflammation and acute cytotoxicity"


Snigdha Sarkar  (Medicinal Chemistry, Schmidt Lab)
"Cyanobactin Macrocyclases: Bridging the Gap between Linear and Cyclic Peptides"
 

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Break

 

 

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Afternoon Don Summers Memorial Lecture

Silvia Corvera

University of Massachusetts Medical School
Chair in Diabetes Research and Professor, Program in Molecular Medicine

“Energizing adipose stem cells for next-generation therapies”

 

 

Red Session

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Bruce Edgar  (Oncological Sciences)
"The Control of Regenerative and Adaptive Growth in the Drosophila Gut"
 

Nichole Link  (Neurobiology)
"Decoding genetic and infectious microcephaly using Drosophila"

 


Katsu Funai  (Nutrition & Integrative Physiology)
"How lipids interfere with bioenergetics to promote complex diseases"
 

White Session

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Michael Yu  (Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Chemistry)
"Targeting Damaged Collagens for Diagnostics, Therapeutics, and Regenerative Medicine"
 

Gabe Nagy  (Chemistry)
"Characterization of Human Milk Oligosaccharide Building Block Isomers with Cyclic Ion Mobility Separations and Mass Spectrometry"

Amy Barrios  (Medicinal Chemistry)
"Receptor Tyrosine Phosphatases: Chemical probes and potential therapeutic leads"
 

 

 

In-person Poster Session/Social CANCELLED

Due to the spike in COVID concerns and low RSVP numbers leadership has made the difficult decision to cancel the poster session. We hope to be back in person next year.

 

Last Updated: 11/7/22