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John F. Allen Research Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment University College London "Why have chloroplasts and mitochondria retained genomes?"
"Genetic Studies of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Family-based Approach" Maja Bucan, PhD University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine; Professor, Department of Genetics
“Life Innovates, Biology Integrates: A Vision for the Biological Sciences” Dr. Joanne Tornow Assistant Director for Biological Sciences, National Science Foundation Reception immediately following, sponsored by the Catherine and Don Kleinmuntz Center for Genomics in Business and Society
Trudy Mackay, PhD Clemson University; Professor, Department of Genetics and Biochemistry
There has been a surge in technologies to observe how genes and proteins change in the brain during disease. I will describe a new method, DART (drugs acutely restricted by tethering), to rapidly restrict drugs to genetically defined neurons in behaving mice. The approach offers a new way to establish causal circuit and molecular substrates of normal and aberrant behavior.
"The Antimicrobial Resistance Crisis: How NIAMRRE Supports Solutions" Dr. Kristen Obbink, DVM, MPH Associate Director, National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education (NIAMRRE), Iowa State University
Cameron Currie, PhD University of Wisconsin - Madison, Department of Bacteriology
In this talk I will describe ongoing work focused on how the experiences of both mothers and fathers can induce epigenetic, neurobiological and behavioral effects and the interactive and multigenerational consequences of these effects.
"Intestinal epithelial cell functions at the host-microbiome interface" Maayan Levy-Thaiss, PhD University of Pennsylvania; Assistant Professor, Department of microbiology in the Perlman School of Medicine
This talk will focus on the role of the gastrin releasing peptide receptor (GRPR), the first itch-specific receptor identified in the spinal cord, in itch transmission. He will also discuss about the differences between itch and pain sensations.
"Understanding symbiotic nitrogen fixation and bacterial genome organization using synergistic, multi-level approaches" George diCenzo, PhD Queen’s University; Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
We study the neuroimmune mechanism of neurodegenerative, autoimmune, and infectious diseases using mouse models in the context of disease contributing factors such as stress, steroid hormone imbalance, and aging.
“CNS regulation of spontaneous physical activity in animal models and the impact on obesity resistance," Catherine M. Kotz, PhD, FTOS, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Integrative Biology and Physiology, University of Minnesota, Acting Associate Director of Research, GRECC , Minneapolis VA Health Care System, Minneapolis, MN, Vice President, The Obesity Society
Spontaneous physical activity (SPA) behavior, or the drive to move, is initiated by brain centers and could therefore be therapeutically targeted. A major goal of our work is to understand the brain circuitry driving SPA, so that obesity therapies based on SPA can be considered.
While many animals use the earth's magnetic field to navigate their environment, much remains unknown about its molecular and cellular basis. We will present insights into the behavioral, cellular, and molecular basis for magnetoreception yielded by the tiny nematode worm, C. elegans.