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NIH Director's Poineer Award

Third Annual NIH Director’s
Pioneer Award Symposium
 

Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Auditorium
Natcher Conference Center (Building 45)
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland

 

Agenda

 

8:15 a.m. Welcome
Jeremy M. Berg, Ph.D., NIGMS, NIH
 
8:30 a.m. Introductory Remarks and Announcement of 2007 Pioneer Award Recipients
Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D., NIH
 
8:50 a.m. Dominant Drug Targets in RNA Viruses
Karla Kirkegaard, Ph.D., Stanford University School of Medicine
 
9:10 a.m. New Approaches to Fight Bacterial Infections
Evgeny Nudler, Ph.D., New York University School of Medicine
 
9:30 a.m. It's a Jungle in There: Explorations of the Human Microbiome
David Relman, M.D., Stanford University
 
9:50 a.m. Break
 
10:20 a.m. Neurogrid: Emulating a Million Neurons in the Cortex
Kwabena Boahen, Ph.D., Stanford University
 
10:40 a.m. Putting Nanostructures to Work for Biomedical Resrch
Younan Xia, Ph.D., Washington University in St. Loueais
 
11:00 a.m. Understanding Adaptive Immunity and Its Aberrant Regulation: A Crossroad of the Physical, Life, and Engineering Sciences
Arup Chakraborty, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 
11:20 a.m. Moving the Protein Folding Problem from the Test Tube to the Cell
Lila Gierasch, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst
 
11:40 a.m. Protein Biophysics Under Physiological Conditions
Gary Pielak, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 
Noon Lunch
1:30 p.m. Monitoring the Immune System with Synthetic Molecule Microarrays: A New Route to Biomarker Discovery
Thomas Kodadek, Ph.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
 
1:50 p.m. Proteoglycan Interactions with Sonic Hedgehog Are Selectively Required for Mitogenic Responses
Rosalind Segal, M.D., Ph.D., Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
 
2:10 p.m. Break
 
2:30 p.m. Making Human Adult Stem Cell Expansion Routine
James Sherley, M.D., Ph.D., Boston Biomedical Research Institute
 
2:50 p.m. Elucidating Mechanisms of Intracellular Scaling
Rebecca Heald, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
 
3:10 p.m. Suspended Animation of Non-hibernating Mammals
Cheng Chi Lee, Ph.D., University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
 
3:30 p.m. Concurrent Poster Session and Reception
 
5:30 p.m. Close
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