2017 Notable Speakers

Therapeutic Strategies via CRISPR-Cas:
New Approaches and New Challenges

Prashant Mali, PhD
Assistant Professor, University of California, San Diego

Seeing is Believing: Pushing the Limits of High Speed in vivo Microscopy
Elizabeth Hillman, PhD
Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Radiology, Columbia University

Rigor and Reproducibility: What was NIH thinking?
Anita Bandrowski, PhD
Lead, University of California, San Diego

Tools and Techniques for Investigating the Brain's Cerebrospinal Fluid System
Maria Lehtinen, PhD
Assistant Professor, Robertson Investigator, Boston Children's Hospital New York Stem Cell Foundation

Our Dynamic Microbiomes and Gut Health
Rob Knight, PhD
Director, Center for Microbiome Innovation, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine

Theories of Cellular Phenotype: Multimodal Analyses of Various Cell Types
James Eberwine, PhD
Elmer Holmes Bobst Professor, Systems Pharmacology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Discovering Novel Cancer Genetic Vulnerabilities with CRISPR Screens
Traver Hart, PhD
Assistant Professor, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Imaging the Dynamic Cellular Machine
Benjamin Glick, PhD
Professor, University of Chicago

Biohacking: Coming Soon to a Garage Near You
Ellen Jorgensen
Genspace, NYC, New York University


Genome Editing for Modeling and Therapy of Epigenetic Disease
Lanlan Shen, PhD
Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

Long Non-Coding RNAs Orchestrate the Complex Epigenome in Human Health and Disease
Ahmad M. Khalil, PhD
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine

The Spatiotemporal Organization of Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Signaling at the Plasma Membrane
Costin Antonescu, PhD
Assistant Professor, Ryerson University

Cell Culture in 3-Dimensions, Models to Recapitulate the In Vivo Environment
John Cadwell, MS
FiberCell Systems

Functional Approaches to Define the Pathways of Anticancer Drug Resistance
Kris Wood, PhD
Assistant Professor, Duke University

Using Single-Cell RNAseq to Investigate Population Heterogeneity Among Human Pluripotent Stem Cells Cultured on 2D or in 3D Scaffolds
Maroof M. Adil, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Berkeley

Single Effector CRISPR-Cas Proteins for Genome Engineering, Transcriptome Engineering, and Other Biological Applications
Neena K. Pyzocha, PhD
Graduate Student, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Lightsheet Microscopy: The Power, Practicalities, and Pitfalls
Holly Aaron, MS
Director, Molecular Imaging Center, University of California, Berkeley

You Can Code
Adelaide Rhodes, PhD
Advanced Bioinformatics Trainer and Research Analyst, Oregon State University

Chromosome Conformation in Context
James Taylor, PhD
Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University