microRNA in Development & Disease

by Chris on April 8, 2010

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SOUTHWESTERN AND ROCKY MOUNTAIN DIVISION
of the
THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE

85th ANNUAL MEETING 

“EXPANDING FRONTIERS through the ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE”

RICE UNIVERSITY
HOUSTON, TEXAS
APRIL 8-10, 2010

microRNAs in Development & Disease Session

Preethie H. Gunaratne, Ph.D. (Chair)
Sponsors: LC Sciences, Norgen Biotek, Illumnia, Integrated DNA Technologies, Thermo Scientific
Date: 04-08-10
Time: 1.00-7.00 PM

Room: 284 BRC (BioScience Research Collaborative)

AGENDA

1.00-1.10 pm: Introduction and welcome.

1.10-1.30 pm:  Preethi H. Gunaratne, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Dept. Biology & Biochemistry, University of Houston

Title: A Functional genomics platform for discovering novel tumor suppressor microRNAs for individualized cancer therapy

1.35-1.55 pm:  Martin M. Matzuk, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Pathology, Baylor College of Medicine

Title: Small RNAs in the female reproductive tract of mammals

2.00-2.20pm:  Matthew L. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine

Title:MicroRNAs as Therapeutic Targets in Female Reproductive Tract Cancers

2.25-2.45 pm:  Jason Shohet, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Pediatric/Hem-Onc Cell & Gene Therapy, Baylor College of Medicine

Title:A Genome-wide screen for MYCN regulated microRNAs with ChIP-seq reveal oncogenic and tumor supressor microRNAs in neuroblastoma

BREAK – 2.45-3.00 pm

3.00-3.20 pm: Soo-Kyung Lee, Ph.D.

 Assistant Professor, Dept. Molecular and Cellular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine

Title: The role of an intronic microRNA family in the gene regulatory network during spinal cord development

3.25-3.45 pm:  Joel Neilson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Physiology, Baylor College of Medicine

Title: Programs of 3′ UTR variation in normal and transformed mammalian cells.

3.50-4.10 pm. Dr. Tom Cooper, M.D.

Professor, Department of Pathology, Baylor College of Medicine

Title:MicroRNA-mediated regulation of RNA binding proteins controls a network of alternative splicing transitions during postnatal mouse heart development.

BREAK: 4.10-4.25 pm

4.25-4.45 pm:  Robert J. Schwartz, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Biology & Biochemistry, University of Houston

Title: Serum response factor micromanages heart development

4.50-5.10 pm:  Austin J. Cooney, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Cell & Molecular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine

Title:miRNA regulation of pluripotency factors.

5.15-5.35 pm: Gerald Wilmink, Ph.D.

William Roach, Air Force Research Laboratory, Brooks City-Base, TX

Title:  Identification and characterization of microRNAs associated with hyperthermia-induced cellular response

5.35 – 5.55 pm: David B. Corry, M.D.

Professor of Medicine and Immunology, Baylor College of Medicine

Title:The pro-inflammatory role of miRNAs: an emerging paradigm.

6.00-7.00 pm: Reception

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