Agenda for March 4, 2021 (Public)


7:45: NIPM Q&A Session with Dr. Keith Whitfield, UNLV President (pre-recorded message)

8:00: Call to Order by Dr. Martin Schiller

8:10: Introduction by Dr. Eric Chronister, Dean College of Sciences

SESSION 1: COBRE (Facilitator – Dr. Martin Schiller)

8:20: State of the Institution by Dr. Martin Schiller

8:35: Project 1 (Dr. Mira Han): Transposable Element Driven Alternative Promoters in Cancer

9:05: Project 2 (Dr. Qing Wu): Genomics, Machine Learning, and Fragility Fracture Prediction

9:35: Project 3 (Dr. Jingchun Chen): Validation of Induced Microglia-like Cells (iMGCs) for Future Studies of Brain Diseases 

10:05 – 10:20: Coffee Break / Poster Session (Sponsors (Suppliers) Breakout Rooms)

SESSION 2: COBRE and COVID (Facilitator – Dr. Nora Caberoy)

10:20:  Project 4 (Dr. Nora Caberoy): Research on the Development of a Novel Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease

10:50: GAA Core Services (Drs. Edwin Oh & Joe Lombardo)

11:20: COVID-19 Wastewater Surveillance (Dr. Van Vo)

11:50 – 1:15: Lunch / Poster Session (Breakout Rooms)

SESSION 3: PLENARY SESSION (Facilitator – Dr. Edwin Oh)

1:20: Recognition of Sponsors, Advisors, Mentors, and Drs. Rachakonda Prahbu & Nick Spirtos by Dr. Martin Schiller

:: KEYNOTE SPEAKER, Dr. Kenton Sanders, Department of Physiology and Cell Biology, University of Nevada, Reno :: 1:30 – 2:30PM

1:30 – 2:30PM:  Regulation of GI Motility by Interstitial Cells by Dr. Kenton Sanders

SESSION 4: COBRE PILOT PROJECTS Year 3 ’20-’21 (Facilitator – Dr. Martin Schiller)

2:30: Pilot Project Dr. Brian Hedlund

2:45: Pilot Project Dr. Farhad Shokoohi

3:00: Pilot Project Dr. John Colombo

3:15: Pilot Project Dr. James Navalta

3:30 – 3:50: Coffee Break / Poster Session

SESSION 5: TRAINEE RESEARCH at NIPM (Facilitator – Dr. Mira Han)

3:50 Diseases and Disease Mechanisms Associated with C-terminal Variants (Zachary FitzHugh, Schiller Lab)

4:05: Genome-wide polygenic scores for Major Osteoporotic Fractures in Postmenopausal Women using Associated Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (Jongyun Jung, Wu Lab)

4:20: The Role of CX3CR1 in Microglial Activation and Phagocytosis  (Hector Aviles, Chen Lab)

4:35: Association of ciliary mutations to neurological disorders and cancer (Richard Gu, Oh Lab)

4:50: Transcription factor binding in transposable elements (Dylan Barth, Han Lab)

SOCIAL HOUR 5:05 – 6:00PM

Participants may continue to use the main Zoom meeting for a social discussion.

Please revisit/visit posters and enter their individual ZOOM Rooms for further discussion.

6:00PM: END