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Annual BIOSCIENCE SYMPOSIUM &
Don Summers Memorial Lectures

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2020 

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM 

VIA ZOOM

 

11:00 AM 

Welcome!

Opening Don Summers Memorial Lecture

Johanna Joyce

University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
“Exploring the Immune Landscape of Cancer”

 

1:00 PM - 3:45 PM 

Red Session 

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM  

Moriel Zelikowsky (Neurobiology & Anatomy)
"The Isolated Brain" 
 

 Pablo Maldonado (Graduate Student, Neuroscience Program, Maricq Lab)
"From genes to behavior: the molecular mechanism underlying navigation"
 

 Ellen Leffler (Human Genetics)
"Human genetic susceptibility to malaria"
 
 

Break

 

2:30 PM - 3:45 PM 

Robert Judson-Torres (Oncological Sciences)
"Non-mutagenic drivers of moles and melanoma"
 

Hans Haecker (Microbiology and Immunology)
"Toll-like receptors and innate immune cells as culprits for inflammatory diseases"
 

Dean Castillo (Biological Sciences)
"Divergent selection and reproductive isolation between populations of Drosophila"
 
 

White Session 

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM 

Katherine Redd Bowman (Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Lim Lab)
"Re-engineered p53 gene therapy for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma"

 Katharine Diehl (Medicinal Chemistry)
"Illuminating Epigenetic Mechanisms with Designer Chromatin"
 

 Jessica Swanson (Chemistry)
"Simulations meet lipid droplets: Socially-distanced lessons in protein targeting"
 

Break

 

2:30 PM - 3:45 PM 

Marco Bortolato (Pharmacology and Toxicology)
"What makes you tic? Studying Tourette syndrome in animal models"

 Julia Brasch (Biochemistry)
"Visualization of the clustered protocadherin self-recognition complex"
 

 Sihem Boudina (Nutrition and Integrative Physiology)
"Mitochondrial dysfunction in cardiomyopathies"
 
  
 

 

 4:00 PM

Closing Don Summers Memorial Lecture

Alice Y Ting

Stanford University

  Professor of Genetics, Biology, and Chemistry
"Optogenetic and chemogenetic technologies for probing molecular and cellular interactions"
Last Updated: 10/8/20