Please join us for the
Carolina Biosciences Alumni Reunion
May 16-18, 2013
May 16: Molecular and Cellular Pathology-sponsored Events
Alumni, and current faculty and trainees are invited to attend these program-specific events on May 16, 2013. Please RSVP for these events to Brenda Brock
10:00 - 1:00 Visit friends and laboratories at your leisure
1:00 – 1:05 Introduction and Welcoming Remarks, Room G100 Bondurant
Dr. J. Charles Jennette, Brinkhous Distinguished Professor of Pathology and Chair
1:05 – 2:25 Oral Presentations by Alumni, Session I, Room G100 Bondurant
Moderator: Maria Aleman
- 1:05 Forensic molecular biology research – An Interesting Path
Tracy Dawson Cruz, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University
- 1:25 TBA
Liisa S. Smith, PhD, Gentris Corporation
- 1:45 “I'm going to Industry”: Drug Development at a CRO
Matthew D. Medlin, PhD, Cato Research Institute
- 2:05 Oncology Drug Discovery in an Academic Setting
Timothy P. Heffernan, PhD, MD Anderson Cancer Center
2:30-3:30 Poster Session/ Meet and Greet, Bondurant Hall Lobby
2:30-3:00 Odd-numbered Posters
#1 Role Of Slirp-Ar Corepressor Complex Regulated By Ack1 In Prostate Cancer Cells. Dinuka De Silva, University of North Carolina.
#3 The Bar Domain-Containing Rho-Gap,Graf1, Mediates Proper Skeletal Muscle Formation And Repair. Kaitlin Lenhart, University of North Carolina.
#5 Rhoa Signaling In Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Differentiation. Kevin Mangum, University of North Carolina.
#7 Transcriptomic Classification Of Genetically Engineered Mouse Models Of Breast Carcinoma Identifies Human Subtype Counterparts: Highlighting Conserved Molecular Etiology To Improve Preclinical Studies. Adam Pfefferle, University of North Carolina.
#9 Over-Expression Of Mir-146a In Basal-Like Breast Cancer Cells Confers Enhanced Tumorigenic Potential In Association With Altered P53 Status. Rupninder Sandhu, Ph.D., University of North Carolina.
#11 Empowering Patients Through Innovative Technologies. Arti Patel Varanasi, Ph.D., University of North Carolina.
#13 Contribution Of The Fibrin(ogen) Gamma Prime Chain To Arterial Thrombosis. Bethany Walton, University of North Carolina.
3:00-3:30 Even-numbered Posters
#2 Role Of Fibrinogen γ390-395 In Venous Thrombus Formation. Maria Aleman, University of North Carolina.
#4 The Role Of Microparticle Docking In The Development Of Cancer-Induced Venous Thrombosis. Julia Geddings, University of North Carolina.
#6 α(1,3)-Fucosylated Glycans On Myeloid Cells Regulate Il-17-Dependent Granulopoiesis. Lantz Mackey, University of North Carolina.
#8 The Role Of The Dna Repair Enzyme Methylguanine Methyltransferase (Mgmt) In Glioblastoma Temozolomide Resistance. Robert McNeill, University of North Carolina.
#10 The Role Of The Ikk/Nf-KappaB Pathway In Glioblastoma Stem Cells. Amanda Rinkenbaugh, University of North Carolina.
#12 Molecular Subtypes Of Gastric Cancer Are Associated In Part With Tumor Histology. Weihua Tang, M.D., Ph.D., University of North Carolina.
#14 Muscle Ring Finger-1 (Murf1) Inhibits Thyroid Hormone-Dependent Cardiomyocyte Growth In Vitro And In Vivo. Kristine Wadosky, University of North Carolina.
#16 Regulation Of Smooth Muscle Cell Differentiation By The Rhoa Effectors Mdia1 And Mdia2. Laura Weise-Cross, University of North Carolina.
3:35 - 5:00 Oral Presentations by Alumni, Session II, Room G100 Bondurant
Moderator: Lantz Mackey
- 3:35 “Conformationally Selective Single-domain Intrabodies Modulate
Beta-Adrenergic Receptor-2-Dependent Signaling”
Dean P. Staus, PhD, Duke University
- 3:55 “Role of Nuclear Factor E2-Related Factor 2 (Nrf2) in Adipogenesis”
Mehmet Karaca, PhD, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
- 4:15 "UDP-glucuronosyltransferase 2B variants and risk for prostate cancer"
Delores J. Grant, PhD, North Carolina Central University
- 4:35 "Activating ubiquitin complexes to limit immune-mediated pathology"
Paula M. Oliver, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
5:30 -7:30 Pig Pickin’ at “The Farm”
Alumni, Faculty, Students, & Post-docs
UNC Faculty-Staff Recreation Assoc., #1 Alice Ingram Circle, Chapel Hill
May 16, 17 and 18: Office of Graduate Education-sponsored Events
Alumni and the campus at-large are invited to attend a number of campus-wide scientific and non-scientific events on May 16, 17 and 18, 2013, many of which will feature distinguished UNC graduate alumni including alumni of the Molecular and Cellular Pathology Graduate Program. Please visit the Carolina Biosciences Reunion website for details and the schedule of these events, as well as links for registration, accommodations, etc.
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