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Wednesday, June 6, 2018
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM James Anderson, Director, Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives, Office of the Director, NIH
Opening Remarks
9:15 AM - 9:35 AM Kay Tye, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Neural Circuits of Compulsive Reward-Seeking
9:35 AM - 9:55 AM Clifford Brangwynne, Princeton University
The Liquid Nucleolus
9:55 AM - 10:15 AM Augusto Ochoa, Louisiana State University Health Cancer Center
Lipid Metabolism and the Regulation of Chronic Inflammation
10:15 AM - 10:35 AM Break
10:35 AM - 10:55 AM Gabriel Victora, Rockefeller University
Monitoring Cell-Cell Interactions In Vivo by Intercellular Enzymatic Labeling
10:55 AM - 11:15 AM Yvonne Chen, University of California, Los Angeles
Engineering Next-Generation T Cells for Cancer Immunotherapy
11:15 AM - 11:35 AM Feng Zhang, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Advances in Genome Editing Technologies
11:35 AM - 12:00 PM Photo shoot for all awardees
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch (on your own)
1:30 PM - 1:50 PM Leor Weinberger, University of California, San Francisco
Therapeutic Interfering Particles (TIPs): Development of a Resistance-Proof, Transmissible Antiviral for Resource-Limited Settings
1:50 PM - 2:10 PM Robert Gregg, University of Texas at Dallas
Phase-Based Control of Locomotion for High-Performance Prostheses and Orthoses
2:10 PM - 2:30 PM Scott Hansen, The Scripps Research Institute
Membrane Disruption and the Molecular Basis of Anesthesia and Mechanosensation
2:30 PM - 2:50 PM Chris Petersen, Northwestern University
Regulatory Programs Controlling Regenerative Growth
2:50 PM - 3:10 PM Isabelle Baconguis, Vollum Institute
Inhibition Mechanism in Epithelial Sodium Channel Revealed by Cryo-EM
3:10 PM - 5:00 PM Poster session & meeting appointments with NIH staff (concurrent)
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Early Independence Award session (closed)
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Welcome event
Thursday, June 7, 2018
8:30 AM - 8:40 AM Francis Collins, Director, NIH
8:40 AM - 9:00 AM Rafael Yuste, Columbia University
Can You See a Thought? Neuronal Ensembles as Emergent Units of Cortical Function
9:00 AM - 9:20 AM Peng Yin, Harvard University
Spatial Analysis of Molecular Features With DNA-PAINT Super-Resolution Microscopy and a Biochemical DNA "Nanoscope"
9:20 AM - 9:40 AM Hannah Carter, University of California, San Diego
MHC Genotype Shapes the Oncogenic Mutational Landscape
9:40 AM - 10:00 AM Alice Ting, Stanford University School of Medicine
Spatial Proteomics in Living Cells Via Proximity Labeling
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM Break
10:20 AM - 10:35 AM Ravi Basavappa, Program Leader, Office of Strategic Coordination, DPCPSI, Office of the Director, NIH
High-Risk, High-Reward Research program updates
10:35 AM - 10:55 AM Ibrahim Cissé, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Super-Resolution Imaging of Transcription in Living Mammalian Cells
10:55 AM - 11:15 AM Christine Denny, Columbia University
Activation of Dentate Gyrus Memory Traces Rescues Age-Related Cognitive Decline
11:15 AM - 11:35 AM Sarah Stabenfeldt, Arizona State University
Nanoparticle-Based Therapies for Traumatic Brain Injury, Is It Feasible?
11:35 AM - 11:55 AM Anupam Jena, Harvard Medical School
Natural Experiments in Health Care
11:55 AM - 1:30 PM Lunch (on your own)
1:30 PM - 1:50 PM Ed Boyden, MIT
Optical Tools for Analyzing and Repairing Complex Biological Systems
1:50 PM - 2:10 PM Manish Arora, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Early Warning Systems for Childhood and Adult Disease
2:10 PM - 2:30 PM Bianxiao Cui, Stanford University, Department of Chemistry
The Role of Membrane Curvature in Topography-Induced Intracellular Signaling
2:30 PM - 2:50 PM Emily Falk, University of Pennsylvania
Using Neuroscience to Promote Health Behavior Change
2:50 PM - 3:10 PM Reza Ardehali, UCLA
Cardiac Microenvironment Supersedes Developmental Origin for Fibroblast-to-Cardiomyocyte Reprogramming
3:10 PM - 5:00 PM Poster session & meeting appointments with NIH staff (concurrent)
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Happy hour
Friday, June 8, 2018
8:30 AM - 8:50 AM Anna Tischler, University of Minnesota
Identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Counter-immune Factors Using Tn-Seq
8:50 AM - 9:10 AM Siyang Zheng, The Pennsylvania State University
Micro/Nano Engineering for Liquid Biopsy and Cancer Therapeutics
9:10 AM - 9:30 AM Yi Tang, UCLA
Target-Guided Genome Mining of Natural Products
9:30 AM - 9:50 AM John Schoggins, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Expanded Potency of an Antiviral Transcription Factor in Bats
9:50 AM - 10:10 AM Break
10:10 AM - 10:30 AM Roberto Bonasio, University of Pennsylvania
Epigenetics of Social Behavior in Ants
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM Michael Lin, Stanford University
Optical Control of Protein Activities by Engineered Photodissociable Fluorescent Protein Domains
10:50 AM - 11:10 AM Stephen Smith, Allen Institute for Brain Science
Synaptomes and Synaptic Protein Transcriptomes of Mouse and Man
11:10 AM - 11:30 AM Lili Yang, UCLA
Stem Cell-Engineered Invariant Natural Killer T Cells for Cancer Immunotherapy
11:30 AM - 11:50 AM Sean Stowell, Emory University
Microbes Regulate the Development of Anti-Blood Group Antibodies
11:50 AM - 12:00 PM Closing remarks & adjournment

DoubleTree Hotel Bethesda - Second Floor

DoubleTree Hotel Bethesda Second Floor

Social networking event and happy hour will be held at hotel bar on first floor.


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