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2011 Focus on Fellows Program

Program

Thursday, October 27, 2011

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, NEI
9:15 AM-10:15 AM Scientific Presentation: “Finding a Neuronal Circuit for Perception in the Primate Brain”
Robert Wurtz, Ph.D., NIH Distinguished Investigator, Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research, NEI
10:15 AM-10:30 AM Break
  NEI TRAINEES PRESENTATIONS
10:30 AM-10:55 AM Non-pou Domain Containing Octamer-binding Protein Nono/p54nrb Promotes Rhodopsin Expression and Rod Photoreceptor Survival
Sharda Prasad Yadav, Marie-Audrey I. Kautzmann, Jacob Nellissery, Anand Swaroop
Retinal Development & Genetics Section, Neurobiology-Neurodegeneration & Repair Laboratory, NEI
10:55 AM-11:20 AM Understanding the Brain Learning Circuit Using Antidromic and Orthodromic Stimulation Studies
Simon Hong, Okihide Hikosaka
Neuronal Networks Section, Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research, NEI
11:20 AM-11:45 AM Influence of the Commensal Intestinal Flora on the Development of Spontaneous Autoimmune Uveitis
Carlos R. Zárate-Bladés, Reiko Horai, Jun Chen, Phyllis B. Silver, Chi-Chao Chan, Rachel R. Caspi
Immunoregulation Section, Laboratory of Immunology, NEI
11:45 AM-11:55 AM Break
11:55 AM-1:00 PM Networking lunch Roundtables
Three 20 minutes sessions to meet NEI scientists and make connections important to your career.
1:00 PM-1:10 PM Break
1:10 PM-2:10 PM Panel Discussion on Work-Life Issues for Scientists

Eva Chen, EAP Consultant, NIH Employee Assistance Program

Lori Conlan, Director, Office of Postdoctoral Services, Office of Intramural Training & Education, NIH

Tom Greenwell, Program Director for Retinal Neuroscience, Division of Extramural Research, NEI

Wei Li, Tenure-track Investigator, Unit on Retinal Neurophysiology, NEI

2:10 PM-2:20 PM Break
2:20 PM-3:20 PM Scientific Presentation:  “Why Do We Need to Pay Attention to Computational Tools in Biology and Medicine?”
David Landsman, Ph.D., Chief, Computational Biology Branch, NCBI, NLM
3:20 PM-3:30 PM Break
  NEI TRAINEES PRESENTATIONS
3:30 PM-3:55 PM Mutations in FYCO1 Cause Autosomal Recessive Congenital Cataract
Jianjun Chen1, Zhiwei Ma1, Xiaodong Jiao1, Robert Fariss2, Wanda Lee Kantorow3, Marc Kantorow3, Eran Pras4, Moshe Frydman5, Elon Pras5, Sheikh Riazuddin6,7, S. Amer Riazuddin6,8, J. Fielding Hejtmancik1

1Ophthalmic Molecular Genetics Section, Ophthalmic Genetics & Visual Function Branch, NEI; 2Biological Imaging Core, NEI; 3Dept of Biomedical Science, Florida Atlantic University, 4Dept of Ophthalmology, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Israel; 5Danek Gertner Institute of Human Genetics, Sheba Medical Center, Israel; 6National Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology, University of the Punjab, Pakistan; 7Allama Iqbal Medical College, Pakistan; 8Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
3:55 PM-4:20 PM Adaptive Müller Cell Responses to Microglial Activation Mediate Neuroprotection and Coordinate Inflammation in the Retina
Minhua Wang1, Wenxin Ma1, Lian Zhao1, Robert N. Fariss2, Wai T. Wong1
1Unit on Neuron-Glia Interactions in Retinal Disease; 2Biological Imaging Core, NEI
4:20 PM-4:45 PM Myocilin-induced Glaucoma: Oxidative Stress Contributes to a Severity of Phenotype
Myung Kuk Joe, Naoki Nakaya, Stanislav I Tomarev
Section of Molecular Mechanisms of Glaucoma, Laboratory of Retinal Cell & Molecular Biology, NEI
Friday October 28, 2011
Time  
9:00 AM-10:00 AM Keynote Lecture:  “There and Back Again: A Globalist’s Journey with Early Embryos and Stem Cells”
Minoru Ko, M.D., Ph.D. Senior Investigator, NIA, NIH
10:00 AM-10:15 AM Break
  NEI TRAINEES PRESENTATIONS
10:15 AM-10:40 AM VEGF-B Prevents Excessive Angiogenesis
Chunsik Lee1, Anil Kumar1, Lasse Jensen2, Masashi Narazaki3, Harald Langer4, Fan Zhang1,Yang Li1, Zhongshu Tang1, Pachiappan Arjunan1, Ling Li5, Bin Wang6,7, Shizhuang Zhang6, Tom Doetschman8, David Ornitz5, Triantafyllos Chavakis9, Yihai Cao2, Xuri Li1
1Unit on Retinal Vascular Neurobiology, NEI; 2Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, Karolinska Institute, Sweden; 3Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan; 4University of Tübingen, Germany; 5Washington University School of Medicine; 6Weifang Medical University, P. R. China; 7Binzhou Medical University, P. R. China; 8University of Arizona; 9University Dresden, Germany
10:40 AM-11:05 AM Zebrafish Modeling of a Novel 5q Deletion Syndrome in a Patient with Coloboma
Holly E. Babcock1, Sunit Dutta1, Ramakrishna P. Alur1, Igor B. Dawid2, Brian P. Brooks1
1Pediatric, Developmental & Genetic Ophthalmology Section, Ophthalmic Genetics & Visual Function Branch, NEI; 2Section on Developmental Biology, NICHD
11:05 AM-11:30 AM Single Cell Analysis of Early Retinal Ganglion Cell Development
Szilárd Sajgó1,2, Miruna Ghinia1,2, Tudor C. Badea1
1Retinal Circuit Development & Genetics Unit, Neurobiology-Neurodegeneration & Repair Laboratory, NEI; 2Interdisciplinary Research Institute in Bio-Nano-Sciences, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
11:30 AM-11:40 AM Break
11:40 AM-12:25 PM
And
12:25 PM-1:10 PM
Lunch: Career development round table discussions

How I was Successful in Obtaining a K99/R00 Grant
Wilsaan Joiner, Research Fellow, Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research, NEI

Grants: Improving Your Chances for Funding
Neeraj Agarwal, Program Director for Research Training and Career Development, Division of Extramural Research, NEI

Careers in Academia
Victoria Connaughton, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, American University

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

Careers in Industry
Matthew McMahon, Senior Advisor, Office of the Director, NEI

Bench-to-Bedside (Translational) Research
Wai Wong, Tenure-track Investigator, Unit on Neuron-Glia Interactions in Retinal Disease, NEI

A Scientist's Transferable Skills for Other Career Paths
Jennifer Mehren, Health Science Program Manager, Office of Program Planning and Analysis (OPPA) and Christopher Thomas, Science Writer, Office of Science Communications, Public Liaison, and Education, NEI

Is It Worth Getting a Masters in Public Health?
Charles Egwuagu, Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Immunology, NEI

M.D., or M.D./Ph.D.?
Robert Nussenblatt, Lab Chief, Laboratory of Immunology and Brian Brooks, Tenure-track Investigator, Ophthalmic Genetics and Visual Function Branch, NEI

Importance of Clinical Research Experience for Physicians
Monica Dalal, Uveitis Clinical Fellow,  Laboratory of Immunology

A Staff Scientist Career at the NIH: Pros and Cons
Robert Fariss, Chief, Biological Imaging Core Facility, NEI

How to determine the Next Step in Your Career

Shawn Mullen, Deputy Director, Office of Postdoctoral Services, Office of Intramural Training & Education, NIH
1:10 PM-1:30 PM Group Photo of Trainees and Break
1:30 PM-2:30 PM Scientific Presentation:  "Keep an Eye on Zebrafish: A Model for Vision Research"
Victoria Connaughton, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biology, American University
2:30 PM-2:40 PM Break
  NEI TRAINEES PRESENTATIONS
2:40 PM-3:05 PM Enhanced Apoptosis in Retinal Pigment Epithelium Under Inflammatory Stimuli and Oxidative Stress
Yujuan Wang1,2, Defen Shen1, Vinson M. Wang1, Cheng-Rong Yu3, Ren-Xi Wang3, Jingsheng Tuo1, C.C. Chan1
1Immunopathology Section, Laboratory of Immunology, NEI; 2Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, P.R. China; 3Molecular Immunology Section, Laboratory of Immunology, NEI
3:05 PM-3:30 PM From Isolated Experiments to the Big Picture: a Mathematical Model of Eye-Head Coordination
Pierre M. Daye, Lance Optican
Neural Modeling Section, Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research, NEI
3:30 PM-3:40 PM Break
3:40 PM-4:10 PM Ice Cream Social & Networking Opportunity

4:10 PM-4:30 PM

Closing Remarks and Awards Presentation
Paul Sieving, Director, Deborah Carper, Deputy Director, Sheldon Miller, Scientific Director, and Sarah Sohraby, Deputy Scientific Director, NEI


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