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2010 Focus on Fellows Program

Program

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Time  
8:30 AM-9:00 AM Registration
Name badges and program booklets will be distributed
9:00 AM-9:15 AM Welcoming Remarks
Sheldon Miller, Scientific Director, and Sarah Sohraby, Deputy Scientific Director, National Eye Institute
9:15 AM-10:15 AM Scientific Presentation: "The Evolution of Skeletal Stem Cell Biology in Regenerative Medicine: From the Dish into the Patient"
Pamela Robey, Ph.D., Chief, Craniofacial and Skeletal Diseases Branch, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
10:15 AM-10:25 AM Break
  NEI TRAINEES PRESENTATIONS
10:25 AM-10:50 AM A Mutation in ZNF513, a Putative Regulator of Photoreceptor Development, Causes Autosomal-Recessive Retinitis Pigmentosa
Lin Li1,4, Naoki Nakaya2, Venkata R.M. Chavali5,, Zhiwei Ma1, Xiaodong Jiao1, Paul A. Sieving3, Sheikh Riazuddin6,7, Stanislav I. Tomarev2, Radha Ayyagari5, S. Amer Riazuddin6,8, J. Fielding Hejtmancik1
1Ophthalmic Molecular Genetics Section, Ophthalmic Genetics and Visual Function Branch, NEI; 2Section of Molecular Mechanisms of Glaucoma, Laboratory of Molecular and Developmental Biology, NEI; 3NEI; 4State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-Sen University, China; 5Department of Ophthalmology, University of California San Diego, Jacobs Retina Center; 6National Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology, University of the Punjab, Pakistan; 7Allama Iqbal Medical College, Pakistan; Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
10:50 AM-11:15 AM REEP6 plays a Role in Neuronal Architecture and Photoreceptor Development
Shobi Veleri1, Trevor J. Foskett1, Edwin Oh3, Brian Lee1, Jacob Nellissery1, Milton A. English1, Raman Sood2, Paul Liu2, Anand Swaroop1,3
1Neurobiology-Neurodegeneration and Repair Laboratory, NEI; 2NHGRI; 3Department of Ophthalmology &Visual Sciences, University of Michigan
11:15 AM-11:40 AM Structural and Functional Changes in the Hibernating Ground Squirrel Photoreceptor Ribbon Synapse
Jodie Pope1, Shan Chen1, Cole Graydon2, Fengyu Qiao1, Bechara Kachar2, Wei Li1
1Unit on Retinal Neurophysiology, NEI; 2 Laboratory of Cell Structure & Dynamics, NIDCD
11:40 AM-11:50 AM Break
11:50 AM-12:35 PM And 12:35 PM-1:20 PM LUNCH: ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS
Mentorship: What Constitutes Successful Mentoring of Pre- and Post-Postdoctoral Scientists
Rachel Caspi, Principal Investigator, Laboratory of Immunology, NEI

How to Determine the Next Step in Your Career
Lori Conlan, Director, Office of Postdoctoral Services, Office of Intramural Training and Education, NIH

Age-related Macular Degeneration
Frederick Ferris, Clinical Director, and Emily Chew, Deputy Clinical Director, DECA, NEI

Academic Careers
Nady Golestaneh, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology, Georgetown University

Grants: Improving Your Chances for Funding
Tom Greenwell, Program Director for Retinal Neuroscience, Division of Extramural Research, NEI

Academic Negotiations
Patricia Phelps, Deputy Director, Graduate Partnerships Program, Office of Intramural Training and Education, NIH

Stem Cell Biology
Pamela Robey, Chief, Craniofacial and Skeletal Diseases Branch, NIDCR

The K99 Award from a Fellow’s View
Goli Samimi, Postdoctoral Fellow, NCI

Technology Transfer
David Whitmer, Executive Officer, NEI, and Alan Hubbs, Technology Transfer Specialist, NCI Tech Transfer Center (TTC)

Bench to Bedside (Translational Research)
Wai Wong, Staff Clinician, Unit on Neuronal-Glial Interactions in Retinal Disease, NEI
1:20 PM-1:30 PM Break
1:30 PM-2:30 PM Career Development Talk: "Create Your Own Path to a Career in Industry, Academia, Government or Business"
Patricia Phelps, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Graduate Partnerships Program, Office of Intramural Training and Education, NIH
2:30 PM-2:45 PM NIH Fellows Committee (FelCom) Presentation
Kristen Bowles, O.D., NEI At-Large Representative, Ophthalmic Genetics and Visual Function Branch, NEI
2:45 PM-2:50 PM Break
  NEI TRAINEES PRESENTATIONS
2:50 PM-3:15 PM A Simple Lipid Compound LC01 Suppresses 7-Ketocholesterol Induced Inflammatory Responses and Cytotoxicity in ARPE19 cells
Jiahn-Dar Huang, Jung Wha Lee, Ignacio M. Larrayoz, Ignacio R. Rodriguez Mechanisms of Retinal Diseases Section, Laboratory of Retinal Cell and Molecular Biology, NEI
3:15 PM-3:40 PM Mapping Visual Activity in Frontal Cortex
Wilsaan M Joiner, James Cavanaugh, and Robert H Wurtz
Visuomotor Integration Section, Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research, NEI
3:40 PM-4:05 PM Changes in Retinal Sensitivity in Geographic Atrophy Progression as Measured by Microperimetry
Annal Meleth1, Pradeep Mettu1, Frederick Ferris1, Emily Chew1, Wai Wong2
1Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications and 2Unit on Neuronal-Glial Interactions in Retinal Disease, NEI
4:05 PM-4:30 PM Innate Production of Regulatory Cytokines Contributes to the Outcome of Experimental Autoimmune Uveitis (EAU)
Anna M Hansen1, Aleksandra Rachitskya1, Reiko Horai1, Katrin D. Mayer-Barber2, Rafael Villasmil1, Phyllis Silver1, Rachel R Caspi1
1Laboratory of Immunology, NEI; 2Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, NIAID
Friday October 29, 2010
Time  
9:00 AM-10:00 AM Keynote Lecture "Horror Autoinflammaticus: Adventures in the Genomics of Inflammation"
Daniel Kastner, M.D., Ph.D. Scientific Director, NHGRI, NIH
10:00 AM-10:10 AM Break
  NEI TRAINEES PRESENTATIONS
10:10 AM-10:35 AM Subconjunctival Sirolimus for the Treatment of Active Anterior Uveitis
Theresa Larson1, Annal Meleth2, Wendy M. Smith1, Dominic Obiyor2, Robert B. Nussenblatt1, H. Nida Sen1
1Clinical Immunology Section, Laboratory of Immunology and 2Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications, NEI
10:35 AM-11:00 AM Visual Striatum and Object-based Saccadic Behavior
Shinya Yamamoto, Masaharu Yasuda, Ilya E. Monosov, Okihide Hikosaka
Neuronal Networks Section, Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research, NEI
11:00 AM-11:25 AM Fat1 Protocadherins are Critical in Optic Fissure Closure
Sanita Bharti1, Kapil Bharti3, Felix Onojafe1, Jacob D. Brown1, Chi Chao Chan2 and Brian P. Brooks1
1 Pediatric, Developmental and Genetic Ophthalmology Section, Ophthalmic Genetics and Visual function Branch, and 2Immunopathology Section, Laboratory of Immunology, NEI; 3NINDS
11:35 AM-12:20 PM And 12:20 PM-1:05 PM LUNCH: ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS

Starting a Lab and a Tenure-track Career
Tudor Badea, Tenure-Track Investigator, Neurobiology-Neurodegeneration and Repair Laboratory, NEI

Next Generation Sequencing
Matthew Brooks, Biologist, Neurobiology-Neurodegeneration and Repair Laboratory, NEI

Managing up: How to Work with Your Boss
Samantha Levine-Finley, Associate Ombudsman, Office of the Director, NIH

How Does the Retina Process Color Information?
Wei Li, Tenure-track investigator, Unit on Retinal Neurophysiology, NEI

Careers in Policy
Jennifer Mehren, Health Science Program Manager, Office of Program Planning and Analysis (OPPA), NEI

Retinal Diseases Ripe for Exploration
Catherine Meyerle, Staff Clinician, DECA, NEI

Does Basic Laboratory Work Need to be Linked to Clinical Work?
Robert Nussenblatt, Chief, and Nida Sen, Staff Clinician, Laboratory of Immunology, NEI

Regulatory Careers
Graeme Price, Visiting Associate, U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (FDA/CBER)

Networking
Sarah Sohraby, Deputy Scientific Director and Cesar Perez-Gonzalez, Program Manager, Office of the Scientific Director, NEI

How to Plan for Research Projects, Publications, and Jobs
Anand Swaroop, Chief, Neurobiology-Neurodegeneration and Repair Laboratory, NEI

A Staff Scientist Career at the NIH: Pros and Cons
Nataly Strunnikova, Staff Scientist, Ophthalmic Genetics and Visual Function Branch, NEI
1:05 PM-1:20 PM Group Photo of All Trainees and Break
1:20 PM-2:20 PM Scientific Career Development Talk: "Human Skin Microbiome in Health and Disease: If Translational Research is So Valued, Why is it So Hard?"
Julie Segre, Ph.D., NHGRI
2:20 PM-2:25 PM Break
  NEI TRAINEES PRESENTATIONS
2:25 PM-2:50 PM Interaction of Complement Factor H and EFEMP1/Fibulin3 in Age-related Macular Degeneration
Sanghamitra Mishra1, Keith Wyatt1, Jen-Yue Tsai2, Robert N. Fariss2, Steven Bernstein3, and Graeme Wistow1
1Section on Molecular Structure and Functional Genomics and 2Biological Imaging Core, NEI; 3Departments of Ophthalmology and Neurobiology & Genetics, University of Maryland School of Medicine
2:50 PM-3:15 PM Regulation of the Major Photoreceptor Transcription Factor NRL during Retinal Development
Marie-Audrey Kautzmann, Douglas S. Kim, Jerome Roger, Hong Hao, Anand Swaroop
Neurobiology-Neurodegeneration and Repair Laboratory, NEI
3:15 PM-3:40 PM Multiple Roles of Glaucoma-associated Myocilin Protein
Heung-Sun Kwon, Thomas V. Johnson, Stanislav I. Tomarev
Molecular Mechanisms of Glaucoma Section, Laboratory of Molecular and Developmental Biology, National Eye Institute
3:40 PM-3:45 PM Break
3:45 PM-4:30 PM Ice Cream Social & Scientific Presentation
"All the Right Choices: Jean Bennett, Gene Therapy and RPE65"
T. Michael Redmond, Ph.D., Lab Chief, LRCMB, NEI
4:30 PM-5:00 PM Closing Remarks and Awards Presentation
Paul Sieving, Director, NEI, Deborah Carper, Deputy Director, NEI, Sheldon Miller, Scientific Director, NEI, and Sarah Sohraby, Deputy Scientific Director, NEI


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