Speakers

 

Keynote Address (read more…)
Paul Offit, M.D.
Director of the Vaccine Education Center
Division of Infectious Diseases
Professor of Health Research and Policy
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
“Vaccine Wars”
Breakthrough Discovery Symposium I (read more…)
Nitin Tandon, M.D.
Professor
Department of Neurosurgery
“Insights into language from cortical recordings”
Qingchun Tong, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Center for Metabolic and Degenerative Disease, Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine
“Genetic dissection of brain dysfunction in obesity development”
Louise McCullough, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Neurology
“Age related dysbiosis and stroke outcome”
 Postdoctoral Presentations(read more…)
Callie Kwartler, Ph.D.
1st Place Winner, Dean’s Excellence Award for Postdoctoral Fellows
Department of Internal Medicine
“A novel role for smooth muscle α-actin in the nucleus of smooth muscle cells”
Natalie Sirisaengtaksin, Ph.D.
2nd Place Winner, Dean’s Excellence Award for Postdoctoral Fellows
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Medicine
“Bacterial outer membrane vesicles provide an alternative pathway for trafficking of type III-secreted effectors into epithelial cells”
Jose Felix Moruno-Manchon, Ph.D.
3rd Place Winner, Dean’s Excellence Award for Postdoctoral Fellows
Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
“Inhibiting sphingosine kinase 2 mitigates mutant-Huntingtin-induced neurodegeneration in neuron models of Huntington disease”
Breakthrough Discovery Symposium II (read more…)
Ashish Kapoor, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor
Institute of Molecular Medicine, Human Genetics
“Electrocardiographic QT interval: From GWAS to molecular mechanisms
Wenbo Li, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
“The noncoding regulome in human health and disease”
Banhu Priya Ganesh, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
Gut-brain axis in relation to amyloid-β aggregation