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Past Retreats: 2012 Agenda

Monday, May 7, 2012
Building 50, NIH Campus, first floor
4:30 - 5:00 p.m. Registration
5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Poster Sessions
Odd numbers, 5-6:15; even numbers 6:15-7:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m. Social outing: Bowling at Navy (small cost)
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Smithsonian National Zoological Park Auditorium
8:30 a.m. Welcome
Maria Lyanguzova, Ph.D., Chair, Annual Meeting Steering Committee
Constantine A. Stratakis, M.D. D(med)Sci., Scientific Director, NICHD
8:50 - 9:45 a.m. Keynote Address
Moderator: Maria Lyanguzova, Ph.D.
"Unraveling Sexual Reproduction: Dimorphism in Genome and Germline"
David Page, M.D.
Director, Whitehead Institute
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
9:45 - 10:45 a.m. Fellow Talks 1-3
Moderator: Lina Gugliotti, Ph.D.
10:45 a.m. - 12 noon Career Q&A Tables
Panda Seating Area (weather permitting)
Moderator: Kevin Francis, Ph.D.

Select 3 rotations, 20 minutes each, from:
  1. Research, Academe/NIH
    • Ronda Rolfes, PhD, Georgetown University
  2. Science Policy
    • Kristofor Langlais, PhD, DHHS
  3. Industry
    • Irina Ramos, PhD, MedImmune
  4. Academe/Teaching
    • Boots Quimby, PhD, University of Maryland
  5. Technology Transfer
    • Sam Bish, PhD, Office of Technology Transfer, Office of the Director NIH
12:00 - 1:15 p.m. LUNCH:
Panda area or picnic throughout the park; then return to the Auditorium
1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Science: New Perspectives Address
Moderator: Jason Riley, Ph.D.
"Advancing Great Ape Health Research at Smithsonian"
Chris Whittier, DVM, PhD,
Associate Veterinarian & PREDICT Global Coordinator,
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
2:15 - 3:15 p.m. Scientific Perspectives:
Moderator: Stephanie Cologna, Ph.D.
"Brain-derived Neurotrophic Factor in Obesity and Neurocognitive Function"
Joan Han, M.D.
Unit on Metabolism & Neuroendocrinology
Program in Developmental Endocrinology and Genetics, NICHD
"Building the Lateral Line System in Zebrafish with Molecules and Models"
Ajay Chitnis, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Neural Developmental Dynamics
Program in Genomics of Differentiation, NICHD
3:15 – 4:15 p.m. Fellow Presentations 4-6
Moderator: Kara Lukasiewicz, Ph.D.