2023 GTV Retreat

2023 Gene Therapy and Vaccines Annual Retreat

2023 Program
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Schedule of events 

Saturday, September 16, 2023

11:30 AM to 1PM - Registration

12:00 to 1:00 PM - Lunch Buffet

1:00 to 2:00 PM - SESSION 1 STUDENT TALKS | Genome Editing and Gene Delivery
Moderator:Jesse Weber

Perry Demsko, Inducible deletion of Codanin-1 results in a bone marrow failure
phenotype that can be rescued via lentiviral gene therapy,
Abstract #1

Jacob Hoffman, Comprehensive analysis of the AAV9 galactose-binding pocket and its
implications for AAV vector biodistribution,
Abstract #3

Jesse Weber, Temporal Restriction of Cas9 Expression Improves CRISPR-Mediated
Deletion Efficacy and Fidelity
, Abstract #8

2:00 to 2:15 PM - Coffee & Snack Break

2:15 to 2:50 PM - SESSION 2 STUDENT TALKS | Vaccines and Immunity
Moderator: Michaela Helbe

Kylie Konrath, Inducing cross-reactive responses to the SARS-CoV-2 receptor binding
Abstract #5

Michaela Helble, Structure-based design of antibody CDRs for enhanced in vivo
Abstract #2

3:00 to 3:30 PM - POSTER BLITZ

3:30 to 5:00 PM - POSTER SESSION
Hors d’ouvres, cocktails, soft drinks, beer and wine

5:00 to 6:30 PM - Dinner buffet

6:30 to 7:30 PM - KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Dr. Eric Ostertag
“I Have a (Gene Therapy) Dream”

9:00 to Midnight - KARAOKE PARTY

Sunday, September 17, 2023

7:00 to 9:00 AM - Breakfast Buffet

9:00 to 10:00 AM - SESSION 3 STUDENT TALKS | CAR T Cells and Adoptive Transfer
Moderator: Caitlin Hopkins

Suying LiuDual Fluorescence Tracking Reveals Clonal Dynamics of Native and Stress Hematopoiesis, Abstract #6

Kimberly VelizUncovering the Role of CD38 in T cells, Abstract #7

Caitlin HopkinsThe effect of media and cytokine stimulation on manufactured CAR19 T cell products, Abstract #4

10:00 to 11:00 AM - ALUMNI CAREER PANEL
Ben Kleaveland, Juliana Small, Lauren Hirao, Leah Sabin

Joseph Barber, PhD, Director of Graduate Career Initiatives, Penn Career Services
Networking strategies for biomedical PhD student, and all the tools and resources you need to prioritize your professional and career development!

12:00 to 1:00 PM - Lunch at Lancaster Southern Market

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