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2014 Symposium
Schedule of Events

7:30-8:30
Poster Exhibits Set-up,
South America and Asia+Africa (2nd floor)
8:00-8:45
Registration, Breakfast, and Posters Exhibits open
East and West Alcoves (main floor)
8:50-9:00
Dr. Daniel Kessler - Chair, CAMB Graduate Group
Opening Remarks
Ibrahim Theater (main floor)

9:00-9:25
Elizabeth Grice, Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Microbiology, Virology & Parasitology
"Microbiomic investigations in skin health and disease"
Ibrahim Theater (main floor)

9:25-9:50
Vasumathi Kameswaran, PhD Candidate
Gene Therapy & Vaccines
"Epigenetic mis-regulation of the MEG3-DLK1 locus in human Type 2 diabetes"
Ibrahim Theater (main floor)
9:50-11:00
First Poster Session/Judging of posters
South America and Asia+Africa (2nd floor)
11:00-12:00
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Malcolm Brenner--Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and of Medicine
Section of Hematology-Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine
"Making a Reality of Cell Therapy for Cancer"
Ibrahim Theater (main floor)

12:00-1:00
Lunch and Posters open
East and West Alcoves (main floor)

1:00-1:25
Nam Woo Cho, MD/PhD Candidate
Cancer Biology
"Interchromosomal homology searches drive directional ALT telomere movement and synapsis"
Ibrahim Theater (main floor)

1:25-1:50
Celine Santiago, PhD Candidate
Developmental, Stem Cell, & Regenerative Biology
"Transcriptional regulation of axon guidance in the Drosophila embryo"
Ibrahim Theater (main floor)
1:50-2:15
Reina Aoki, PhD Candidate
Genetics & Gene Regulation
"Foxl1 defines the intestinal stem cell niche"
Ibrahim Theater (main floor)

2:15-2:30
Intermission

2:30-2:55
Viktoriya Syrovatkina, PhD Candidate
Cell Biology, Physiology & Metabolism
"Loss of kinesin-14 results in aneuploidy via kinesin-5-dependent microtubule protrusions leading to unequal chromosome segregation"
Ibrahim Theater (main floor)
2:55-3:20
Cierra Casson, PhD Candidate
Microbiology, Virology & Parasitology
"Investigating inflammasome activation in response to bacterial pathogens"
Ibrahim Theater (main floor)

3:20-3:45
Christopher Brown, PhD, Assistant Professor of Genetics
Genetics & Gene Regulation
"Allele specific gene expression in the human liver"
Ibrahim Theater (main floor)

3:45-4:45
Second Poster Session/Judging of posters
South America and Asia+Africa (2nd floor)
4:45-6:00
Reception & Announcement of Poster Prizes
Australia Lounge (2nd floor)