Program

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08:00 - 08:45      Registration & breakfast

08:45 - 09:00      Opening remarks by Elizabeth Watkins, UCSF Grad Dean and VC Student Academic Affairs

09:00 - 09:45      Kenote speaker: Laura A. Schmidt

                            The bigger picture : Getting Political Leverage on Obesity and Diabetes

9:45 - 10:45        Postdoc talks session I: Biology 1

                           1. Alba Gonzales Junca: Densely ionizing radiation effects promotes more aggressive epithelial

                           tumors

                           2. John Chen - Identification of cellular factors that control Tau aggregation and propagation

                           3. Alexander Kintzer: Structure of a vacuolar two-pore channel TPC1

10:45 - 11:15     Coffee break

11:15 - 12:15     Postdoc talks session II: Translational

                           4. Rousaura Esteve-Puig: Long noncoding RNA as a potential target in drug resistant melanomas

                           5. Ana Ruiz-Saenz: Novel strategy to target the undruggable HER3 in human cancers: blocking its

                           translocation into the endoplasmic reticulum

                           6. Poornima Ramkumar: Tumor microenvironment dependent control of myeloma cell growth and

                           drug response

12:15 - 12:30      Flash Poster talks: 3 x 3min

12:30 - 2:00        Poster Session & lunch

02:00 - 02:30      Panelist introduction (Luke Bonser)

02:30 - 03:30      Panel session: The Future of Postdoc Research with Gary McDowell (Future of Research),

                            Katie Peer-Thompson (P-value) and Dmytro Lituiev (Union)

03:30 - 04:15      Coffee break

04:15 - 05:15      Postdoc talks session III: Biology 2

                           7. Nadege Morisot: mTORC1 in the orbitofrontal cortex drives habitual responding for alcohol

                           8. Tomasz Nowakowski: Developing Cerebral Cortex at Single Cell Resolution: Mechanisms of

                           Development and Disease Vulnerability

                           9. Zuzana Krejciova: Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease prion propagation in human iPS cell-derived

                           astrocytes

05:15 - 06:00     Conversation with Pr. Paul Ekman

06:00 - 08:30     Networking reception and prizes!