Thursday, September 21, 2017
Emory Conference Center Hotel

8:00-9:00am Registration and posters setup
9:00-9:15am Welcome and Introduction

Plenary Talk: David Weiss, Ph.D.; Associate Professor, Emory Vaccine Center and Dept. of Medicine/Div. of Infectious Diseases
Director, Emory Antibiotic Resistance Center

Focus, but not too much; a journey from biodefense to antibiotic resistance

10:15-10:30am Break

10:30am – Jianing Li, PhD

Nor-Ursodeoxycholic Acid Stimulation of a Bicarbonate-rich Hypercholeresis in Liver does not Require an Intact Enterohepatic Circulation of Bile Acids

Department: Pediatrics, Mentor: Paul Dawson, PhD

10:50am – Jennifer Gander, PhD

Association of Dialysis Facility Ownership on Access to Kidney Transplant Waitlist or Living Donor Transplant

Department: Surgery, Mentor: Rachel E. Patzer, PhD

11:10am – Todd Everson, PhD

Cadmium-Associated Differential Methylation throughout the Placental Genome: Epigenome-Wide Association Study of Two US Birth Cohorts

Rollins School of Public Health, Mentor: Carmen J. Marsit, PhD

11:30am - Kathryn Oliver, PhD

Ribosome Velocity Influences CFTR Folding Trajectory In Vitro and In Vivo

Department: Pediatrics, Mentor: Eric J. Sorscher, MD

11:50am - Timothy Rutkowski, PhD

Behavioral Characterization of the 3q29-Deletion Mouse Model

Department: Human Genetics, Mentors: Tamara Caspary, PhD; David Weinshenker, PhD; Jennifer Mulle, PhD, and Stephen Warren, PhD
12:00-1:00pm Lunch Break

01:00pm – Evonne Woodson, PhD

Acute HIV-1 Transmission in Zambian and Rwandan Couples in the Post-HAART Era: A Tale of a Two-sided Coin

Department: Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Mentor: Eric Hunter, PhD

01:20pm – Laura Hansen, PhD

Skeletal Muscle Satellite Cells are Novel Regulators of Collateral Blood Vessel Growth

Department: Medicine, Mentors: W. Robert Taylor, MD, PhD


01:40pm - Grace Sanghee Lee, PhD

Human Osteopontin Isoforms Differentially Promote Post-Ischemic Neo-vascularization via Divergent Effects on Macrophages In Vivo and In Vitro

Department: Medicine, Mentors: Alicia N. Lyle, PhD


Poster Session:

2:00-3:00pm - ODD Numbered posters

3:00-4:00pm - EVEN Numbered posters


04:00pm – Matthias Kreuzer, PhD

Early Stage Alzheimer’s Disease Reduces Neurophysiologic Differences Among Vigilance States and Increases Sleep Fragmentation in the TgF344-AD Transgenic Rat Model

Department: Anesthesiology, Mentor: Paul S. Garcia, MD, PhD

04:20pm – Ryan Smith, PhD

Identification of Human Lung Epithelial Metabolic Responses to Acute PAH Exposure

Department: Medicine, Mentor: Dean J. Jones, PhD

4:40-5:10pm Awards presentation for posters, mentors, and best image competition
Reception to Follow Immediately after Awards Ceremony in the foyer