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Past Retreats: 2015 Agenda

Friday, May 1, 2015
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Registration, poster set-up for session I, coffee
9:00 – 9:15 a.m. Welcome
Amber Stratman, PhD, Chair, Annual Meeting Steering Committee
Constantine A. Stratakis, M.D. D(med)Sci., Scientific Director, NICHD
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Science, The Arts & the World
Moderator: Amber Stratman, PhD
Graham Chedd
Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, Stony Brook University
"Shooting Science"
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Fellow Presentations
Moderator: Hanbo Wang
"A model for handedness: Innate photo-induced behavioral asymmetry in larval zebrafish"
Eric J. Horstick, Ph.D.
Program on Genomics of Differentiation

"Biomarkers of neurodevelopmental disorders in early childhood"
Afrouz Anderson
Program on Pediatric Imaging and Tissue Sciences

"Low-dose aspirin increases the male-to-female sex ratio of offspring among women with prior pregnancy loss"
Rose G. Radin, Ph.D., MPH
Division of Intramural Population Health Research
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Poster Session I, Patrons Lounge and Room 4025
Odd Numbers
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Career Focus: Round Tables
Moderator: Mayumi Miller, Ph.D., and Megan Wyeth, Ph.D.
12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. Introductions & Overview
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Four Rotations, 15 minutes each, from:
  1. Research, Academe
    • Malaiyalam Mariappan, Ph.D., Yale School of Medicine (Hegde lab)
  2. Clinical, Academe
    • Melissa Crocker, M.D., MBA, Boston Children's Hospital (Yanovski lab)
  3. Industry
    • Ryan Fuchs, Ph.D., New England Biolabs (Storz lab)
  4. Industry
    • Saravana Murthy, Ph.D., Scanogen Inc. (Loh lab)
  5. Teaching, Academe
    • Shantanu Bhatt, Ph.D., St. Joseph's University (Storz lab)
  6. Science Policy
    • Katherine Donigan, Ph.D., FDA (Woodgate lab)
  7. Government
    • Matthew Kohn, Ph.D., New York State Stem Cell Research Program (DePamphilis lab)
  8. Grants Management
    • Deborah Henken, Ph.D., NICHD
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Lunch & Continued career round-table discussions & Poster set-up for session II
2:15 – 3:00 p.m. Fellow Presentations
Moderator: Celine Cluzeau, PhD
"KRAB zinc finger proteins are evolutionarily adaptive repressors of parasitic DNA elements"
Gernot Wolf, Ph.D.
Program on Genomics of Differentiation

"Adhesion and chemotaxis in directing cells through the body"
Alex Szatmary, Ph.D.
Program in Physical Biology

"Regulation of the fidelity of start codon recognition by environmental stress"
Shardul Kulkarni, Ph.D.
Program in Cellular Regulation and Metabolism
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Poster Session II, Patrons Lounge and Room 4025
Even Numbers
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Career Keynote Address
Moderator: Kate Sapra
Toby Freedman, Ph.D.
Founder/President, Synapsis Search
“Careers in the Life Sciences: Finding Your Way”
5:00 p.m. Social Hour, Patrons Lounge