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Genes & Development PhD Program 20th Anniversary Symposium

Genes & Development PhD Program 20th Anniversary Symposium

This one-day symposium celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Genes & Development Graduate Program, anchored in the Department of Genetics and the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at MD Anderson Cancer Center and one of the PhD programs within the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston. The Symposium (see schedule) features nine talks by outstanding program alumni, a 20-year retrospective, and remarks by the Dean of the Graduate School, Dr. Michelle Barton. Speakers include:

9:00 AM, Welcome: Guillermina Lozano, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Genetics, MD Anderson and Michelle Barton, Ph.D. Dean, University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston

9:15 AM, Valerie Reinke PhD, Associate Professor, Yale University 
“Specialized gene regulatory mechanisms in the immortal germ line”

9:45 AM, Jay Vivian PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Kansas Medical Center 

“TGF-beta-superfamily signaling regulates embryonic stem cell heterogeneity:  self-renewal as a dynamic and regulated equilibrium”

10:15 AM, Yibing Qyang PhD, Assistant Professor, Yale School of Medicine 

“Reprogramming, small molecule screening, tissue engineering: How to repair damaged hearts and blood vessels”

10:45 AM 
Break

11:15 AM, Allison Xu PhD, Associate Professor, UCSF 

“CNS regulation of energy metabolism”

11:45 AM, Luetta Allen PhD, Project Director, Translational Research, MD Anderson Cancer Center 
“My career as an adaptor molecule”

12:15 - 2:00 PM 
Lunch

2:00 PM, 20-Year Program Retrospective: William Klein, PhD, Professor and Chair and Elsa Flores, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and William Mattox, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Genetics at MD Anderson

2:30 PM, Jae-il Park PhD, Assistant Professor, MD Anderson Cancer Center 

“Wnt Signaling in Development and Cancer”

3:00 PM, Jaime Rivera PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School 
“Reflections from 20 years of mouse gastrulation studies”

3:30 PM 
Break

4:00 PM, Weimin Bi PhD, Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine 

“Studies of chromosomal rearrangements in the era of genomic arrays”

4:30 PM, John Parant PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Alabama 

“Fish p53 and Roberts Syndrome: cancer meets development”

5:00 PM, Closing Remarks and Reception: Richard Behringer, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Genetics, MD Anderson

Date: 10/2/12, all day
Time: 10/2/12, all day
Location: Onstead Auditorium, Basic Science Research Building, Floor 3, near Elevator J, (S3.8012)
Directions: Main MDACC building via the 3rd/4th floor Tan Zone skybridges, or the BSRB front entrance at 6767 Bertner
Format: Seminar/Conference
Facilitator: Dr. Guillermina Lozano
Sponsor: Dr. Guillermina Lozano
Contact: Elisabeth Lindheim - (713) 834-6352 - elindheim@mdanderson.org
Attachments:
  GDannivflyer6.pdf (PDF, 186 KB)