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
“SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines: Where Do We Stand?”
Breakthrough Discovery Symposium I (read more…)
Nitin Tandon, M.D.
Professor
Department of Neurosurgery
“Insights into language from cortical recordings”
Qingchun Tong, Ph.D.
Professor
Center for Metabolic and Degenerative Disease, Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine
“Genetic dissection of brain dysfunction in obesity development”
Ali J. Marian, M.D.
Professor and Director, Center for Cardiovascular Genetic Research
George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation
James T. Willerson Distinguished Professor in Cardiovascular Research
“Double-stranded DNA breaks and genomic reorganization in the pathogenesis and treatment of heart failure”
 Postdoctoral Presentations (read more…)
Callie Kwartler, Ph.D.
Department of Internal Medicine
“A novel role for smooth muscle α-actin in the nucleus of smooth muscle cells”
Natalie Sirisaengtaksin, Ph.D.
MDACC UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
“Bacterial outer membrane vesicles provide an alternative pathway for trafficking of type III-secreted effectors into epithelial cells”
Jose Felix Moruno-Manchon, Ph.D.
Department of Neurology
“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”
Bhanu Priya Ganesh, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
Gut-brain axis in relation to amyloid-β aggregation