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Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Agenda

Frontiers in Translational Medicine:

The Inaugural Scientific Symposium of Houston Methodist Research Institute

Thursday, February 17, 2011

8:30 AM Welcome
Mauro Ferrari, Ph.D.
President and CEO
Ernest Cockrell Jr. Distinguished Endowed Chair
Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, TX

James M. Musser, M.D., Ph.D.,
Senior and Founding Member
Houston Methodist Research Institute
Fondren Foundation Distinguished Endowed Chair
Chair, Department of Pathology and Genomicf Medicine
Houston Methodist Hospital

8:45-9:25 AM Cancer
DNA Damage Responses: Bedside to Bench to Bedside
Michael Kastan, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center and Molecular Therapeutics Division
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN

9:30-10:10 AM Neurosciences
In Quest of Therapeutics for Neurodegenerative Diseases
Stanley Prusiner, M.D.
Director, Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases
Professor, Neurology and Biochemistry
University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

 

10:15-10:45 AM Break

 

10:45-11:25 AM Diabetes and Metabolic Disease
Transcriptional Control of Adipogenesis in Health and Disease
Bruce Spiegelman, Ph.D.
Professor of Cell Biology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

11:30 - 12:10 PM Infectious Diseases
Identifying Novel Genetic Determinants of Hemostatic Balance
David Ginsburg, M.D.
James V. Neel Distinguished University Professor of Internal Medicine
and Human Genetics
Research Professor, The Life Sciences Institute
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

 

12:15 - 1:45 PM Lunch on mezzanine

 

1:45 - 2:25 PM Systems Biology
Systems Medicine, Transformational Technologies and the Emergence of Predictive, Personalized, Preventive and Participatory (P4) Medicine
Leroy Hood, M.D., Ph.D.
President
Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, WA

2:30 - 3:10 PM Cardiovascular Sciences
Genes and Fast Foods: Eat, Drink, and be Wary
Helen Hobbs, M.D.
Director, McDermott Center
Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular Genetics
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

3:15-3:45 PM Break

 

3:45-4:25 PM Transplantation Biology
Transplantation Tolerance: Bench to Bedside
David H. Sachs, M.D.
Director, Transplantation Biology Research Center
Massachusetts General Hospital
Paul S. Russell/Warner Lambert Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

4:30 PM Closing remarks

 

Friday, February 18, 2011


8:15 AM Welcome
Mauro Ferrari, Ph.D.
President and CEO
Ernest Cockrell Jr. Distinguished Endowed Chair
Houston Methodist Research Institute

James M. Musser, M.D., Ph.D.
Senior and Founding Member
Houston Methodist Research Institute
Fondren Foundation Distinguished Endowed Chair
Chair, Department of Pathology and Genomicf Medicine
Houston Methodist Hospital

8:25 - 8:45 AM Nanotechnology for Cancer Prevention and Treatment: Anti-Angiogenesis Nanogels and Malignancy Assessment Microchips
Lidong Qin, Ph.D.
Assistant Member, TMHRI, Nanomedicine
CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research, The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas

8:50 - 9:10 AM Molecular Imaging and Therapy
Daniel Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Member, TMHRI, Imaging and Molecular Imaging
Research Scientist, Department of Radiology, TMH

9:15 - 9:35 AM Multi-Particle Constructs for Cancer Therapy
Rita Serda, Ph.D.
Assistant Member, TMHRI, Nanomedicine
Faculty Director, Houston Methodist Academy

9:40 - 10:00 AM Pursuing the Elusive Human Prostate Cancer Stem Cell
Ganesh Palapattu, M.D.
Associate Member, TMHRI, Cancer Research
Chief of Urologic Oncology, Department of Urology, TMH


10:05 - 10:25 AM Break


10:25 - 10:45 AM Biology-Inspired Nanotechnology: Lessons Learned from Nature and Applied to Medicine
Ennio Tasciotti, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, TMHRI, Nanomedicine

10:50 - 11:10 AM Multiscale Imaging and Systems Modeling in Neurological Disorders
Kelvin Wong, Ph.D.
Assistant Member, TMHRI, and Director, Translational Multimodality Optical Imaging Laboratory, Bioengineering and Bioinformatics Program

11:15 - 11:35 AM Insights into New Mechanisms Underlying Expression of Resistance in Clinical MRSA Strains
Adriana Rosato, Ph.D.
Associate Member, TMHRI, The Center for Molecular and Translational Human Infectious Diseases Research
Research Scientist, Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine, TMH

11:40 - 12:00 PM Organ Crosstalk During Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
Heitham Hassoun, M.D.
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery,
Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, TMH

 

12:05 - 1:15 PM Lunch on mezzanine


1:15 - 1:35 PM Clinical Trials in Stroke: 2010-2011
David Chiu, M.D.
Associate Member, TMHRI, Neurosciences
Medical Director, Eddy Scurlock Stroke Center, Neurologist, Methodist Neurological Institute, TMH

1:40 - 2:00 PM Targeting Breast Cancer Stem Cells: How Cancer Stem Cells May Explain the Effectiveness of Dose-Dense Chemotherapy
Melissa Landis, Ph.D
Research Scientist, TMHRI, and Director, Preclinical Testing Core Facility, Cancer Research

2:05 - 2:25 PM Nuclear Receptors and Metabolic Disease: From Atomic Structure to Cure
Paul Webb, Ph.D.
Associate Member, TMHRI, and Research Scientist, Center for Diabetes Research, and Genomic Medicine

2:30 - 2:50 PM Implantable Nanochannel System for the Controlled and Sustained Delivery of Drugs
Alessandro Grattoni, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, TMHRI, Nanomedicine


2:55 - 3:15 Break


3:15 - 3:35 PM T Cells Step Up to the Plate in Lou Gehrig's Disease
David Beers, Ph.D.
Director, Neurology Transgenic Mouse Facility, Houston Methodist Neurologic Institute, TMH

3:40 - 4:00 PM CLOCK Runs: the Role of Bmal1 in Muscle and Fat Development and Metabolism
Ke Ma, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Member, TMHRI, and Research Scientist, Center for Diabetes Research

4:05 - 4:25 PM Characterization and Exploitation of Small RNA Molecules That Regulate Bacterial Virulence
Paul Sumby, Ph.D.
Assistant Member, TMHRI, The Center for Molecular and Translational Human Infectious Diseases Research
Research Scientist, Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine, TMH

4:30- 4:50 PM Spinal Cord Stimulation in Heart Failure: Rationale and Initial Experience
Guillermo Torre-Amione, M.D., Ph.D.
Senior Member, TMHRI, Cardiovascular Diseases
Medical Director, Cardiac Transplantation, Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, TMH

 

4:55 - 5:00 PM Closing remarks

 

5:00 PM Reception in RI lobby: hors d'oeuvres and refreshments served