Keynote Address (read more…)
Philipp Scherer, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Touchstone Diabetes Center
UT Southwestern Medical Center
“The adipocyte: Power of the underdog in metabolism”
Breakthrough Discovery Symposium I (read more…)
Lillian Kao, M.D.
Division Director, Acute Care Surgery
Department of Surgery
“C-STEP: Stepping up the training of future clinician-scientists” 
Yi-Ping Li, Ph.D.
Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology
“Deciphering the signaling mechanisms of cancer cachexia”
Rodrigo Morales, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Neurology
“Prions and amyloids: Common features and newly identified properties”

 Postdoctoral Presentations (read more…)
Elliot Murphy, Ph.D.
The Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
“Meaning in the brain: Using intracranial recordings to map the neural basis of language”
Shantanu Guhu, Ph.D.
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Development of novel antifungals against Candida based on an antifungal peptide produced by E. faecalis
Eunju Kim, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
“Genetic and pharmacological dissection of the ROR receptors in circadian physiology”
Breakthrough Discovery Symposium II (read more…)
Dung-Fang Lee, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor
Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology
“Possibilities for patient-derived iPSCs in cancer modeling and targeted therapies
Allison Speer, M.D., FACS, FAAP
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatric Surgery
“Regeneration of a functional intestine for children with intestinal failure”
Xiaoyi Yuan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
“HIF-dependent induction of alveolar miR-147 dampens SARS-CoV-2 immune evasion