The Genes & Development Graduate Program 20th Anniversary Symposium
This symposium celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Genes & Development Graduate Program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Established in 1992, the G&D Program is one of the Ph.D. Programs within The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston. All featured speakers are G&D Program graduates.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Mitchell Basic Sciences Research Building, 3rd Floor
6767 Bertner Street, Houston
|9:00||Welcome: Gigi Lozano, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Dept. of Genetics|
Michelle Barton, Ph.D., Dean, The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
|9:15||Valerie Reinke, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Yale University (Ph.D. 1996, Advisor: Dr. Lozano)|
"Specialized gene regulatory mechanisms in the immortal germ line"
|9:45||Jay L. Vivian, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Kansas Medical Center (Ph.D. 1999, Advisor: Dr. Klein)|
"TGF-beta-superfamily signaling regulates embryonic stem cell heterogeneity: Self-renewal as a dynamic and regulated equilibrium"
|10:15||Yibing Qyang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Yale School of Medicine (Ph.D. 2002, Advisor: Dr. Marcus)|
"Reprogramming, small molecule screening, tissue engineering: How to repair damaged hearts and blood vessels"
|11:15||Allison W. Xu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of California, San Francisco (Ph.D. 1999, Advisor: Dr. Dent)|
"CNS regulation of energy metabolism"
|11:45||Luetta Allen, Ph.D., Project Director, Translational Research, MD Anderson Cancer Center (Ph.D. 2000, Advisor: Dr. Etkin)|
"My career as an adaptor molecule"
|12:15||Lunch (Onstead Foyer)|
|2:00||G&D Program 20-Year Retrospective: William Klein, Ph.D., Professor and Chair and Elsa Flores, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; William Mattox, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of Genetics|
|2:30||Jae-il Park, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, MD Anderson Cancer Center (Ph.D. 2006, Advisor: Dr. McCrea)|
"Wnt signaling in development and cancer"
|3:00||Jaime Rivera, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School (Ph.D. 1997, Advisor: Dr. Behringer)|
"Reflections from 20 years of mouse gastrulation studies"
|4:00||Weimin Bi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine (Ph.D. 2000, Advisor: Dr. de Crombrugghe)|
"Studies of chromosomal rearrangements in the era of genomic arrays"
|4:30||John Parant, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham (Ph.D. 2003, Advisor: Dr. Lozano)|
"Fish p53 and Roberts Syndrome: Cancer meets development"
|5:00||Closing Remarks: Richard Behringer, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of Genetics|
Reception (Onstead Foyer)
The symposium is open to the public. There is no charge to attend and there is no pre-registration. Parking is available in the McGovern Texas Medical Center Commons (Garage 15), 6550 Bertner Street, Houston, TX 77030.
For more information, please contact Elisabeth Lindheim at firstname.lastname@example.org
G&D 20th Anniversary Symposium Flyer
Flyer for the G&D 20th Anniversary Symposium (pdf, 188 KB)