Mentor Professor Faculty Symposium

January 21, 2022

8:45am – 4:45pm


Luskin Conference Center – Optimist Room

Mentor Professor Faculty Symposium

8:45 a.m. ? 8:55 a.m. Welcome ? Samantha Butler, Ph.D., UCLA

Professor & Vice Chair EDI, Neurobiology
Chair, Mentor Professor Committee

9:00 a.m. ? 9:55 a.m. Lauren Goins, Ph.D., UCLA

?Developmental Hematopoiesis: Paths and Pathways that Control Progenitor Maintenance and Differentiation?

10:00 a.m. ? 10:55 a.m. Debora Sobreira, Ph.D., University of Chicago 

?Regulatory variants in human complex diseases: dissecting the complex landscape of GWAS

11:00 a.m. ? 11:10 a.m.Coffee Break

11:15 a.m. ? 12:10 p.m. Tanya Stoyanova, Ph.D., Stanford University

?Developing Early Detection and Therapeutic Strategies for Cancer”

12:15 p.m. ? 1:15 p.m. Lunch Break

1:15 p.m. ? 2:10 p.m. Lillian Brady, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

?Sex-specific cholinergic regulation of dopamine release mechanisms in the nucleus accumbens?

 2:15 p.m.? 3:10 p.m. Cindy Poo, Ph.D., Champalimaud Research

 ?Cortical circuits for olfactory behavior”

 3:10 p.m. ? 3:20 p.m. Tea Break

 3:25 p.m. ? 4:20 p.m. Lena Pernas, Ph.D., Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing

?Microbial infection as a lens to study mitochondria and metabolism?

4:20 p.m. Closing Remarks

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