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AGENDA – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2012

NIH Director's Poineer Award

EIGHTH ANNUAL NIH DIRECTOR’S
PIONEER AWARD SYMPOSIUM

SEPTEMBER 13 – 14, 2012
DOUBLETREE BETHESDA Exit Disclaimer
8120 WISCONSIN AVENUE, BETHESDA, MARYLAND 

FEATURING 

PRESENTATIONS BY THE “GRADUATING CLASS” OF 2007 PIONEER AWARD RECIPIENTS 
AND SELECTED NEW INNOVATOR AWARD RECIPIENTS

POSTER SESSIONS BY PIONEER AND NEW INNOVATOR
AWARD RECIPIENTS 

 

AGENDA – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2012

8:00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction of the 2012 NIH Director’s Pioneer and New Innovator Awardees
 
8:30 a.m. Mark J. Schnitzer, Ph.D.
Stanford University​
Automation and Integration: Towards Massively Parallel Brain Imaging in Awake-Behaving Flies and Mice
 
9:00 a.m. Takao K. Hensch, Ph.D.
Boston Children’s Hospital /Harvard Medical School
Shaping Neural Circuits by Early Experience
 
9:30 a.m. Gina Turrigiano, Ph.D.
Brandeis University
Firing Rate Homeostasis: From Molecules to Networks
 
10:00 a.m. Break
 
10:15 a.m.

Frances E. Jensen, M.D.
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Understanding the Cognitive Consequences of Early Life Epilepsy
 

10:45 a.m. Thomas R. Clandinin, Ph.D.
Stanford University
Dissecting Visual Computation in Flies and Humans
 
11:15 a.m. Cristin Dorgelo
Assistant Director for Grand Challenges, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President
 
11:30 a.m. Lunch Break
 
1:00 p.m. Aaron B. Baker, Ph.D.
University of Texas, Austin
Reengineering Growth Factor Signaling in Ischemic Disease
 
1:15 p.m. Adam E. Cohen, Ph.D. 
Harvard University
 
1:30 p.m. Sean S. Davies, Ph.D. 
Vanderbilt University
Therapeutic Modification of Gut Bacteria Prevents Development of Obesity
 
1:45 p.m. Amy E. Herr, Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley 
Next-Generation Proteomics
 
2:00 p.m. Alexander B. Niculescu, III, M.D., Ph.D.
Indiana University School of Medicine
Biomarkers in Psychiatry: From Genetics to Biology to Predictive Medicine
 
2:15 p.m. Dana Pe’er, Ph.D.
Columbia University
Mapping Tumor Heterogeneity Using 40 Markers at Single-Cell Resolution
 
2:30 p.m. Leor S. Weinberger, Ph.D.
Gladstone Institutes and University of California, San Francisco
Engineering Antivirals that Autonomously Target High-Risk Populations
 
3:00 p.m. New Innovator Awardee Poster Session and Reception

 

4:30 p.m. Close
 

 

AGENDA – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2012

8:00 a.m. Rustem F. Ismagilov, Ph.D.
University of Chicago
Curiosity, Technology, and Global Health
 
8:30 a.m. Margaret Gardel, Ph.D.
University of Chicago
Physics of Living Matter
 
9:00 a.m. Peter Bearman, Ph.D.
Columbia University
Understanding the Increased Prevalence of Autism
 
9:30 a.m. Emery N. Brown, M.D., Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital/Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Unconscious Brain and General Anesthesia
 
10:00 a.m. Break
 
10:15 a.m. Lisa Feldman Barrett, Ph.D.
Boston College/Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital
From "Where" to "How": A Paradigm Shift in the Science of Emotion
 
10:45 a.m. James J. Collins, Ph.D.
Boston University
Radical Approaches to Antibiotics
 
11:15 a.m. Marshall S. Horwitz, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Washington School of Medicine
Decoding Cell Lineage from Acquired Mutations
 
11:45 p.m.

Lawrence A. Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Principal Deputy Director
National Instutites of Health 
 

12:00 p.m. Lunch Break
 
1:15 p.m. 2011 Pioneer Awardee Poster Preview Talks 
 
2:15 p.m. Pioneer Awardee Poster Session and Reception
 
4:00 p.m. Adjourn
 

Attendance is free and registration is not required.

Send questions and requests for reasonable accommodations to Pioneer@NIH.gov or call (301) 594-3555.

The symposium will not be videocast or archived.

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