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Schedule of Events for the 28th Annual Young Investigators' Day

 28th Annual Young Investigators' Day
April 14, 2005 - 4:00 p.m.
The Vernon B. Mountcastle, M.D. Auditorium
Preclinical Teaching Building

Young Investigators' Day was established in 1978 to recognize student investigators in the School of Medicine and to provide them with a forum for presentation of their work.

Order of Events

4 p.m.         Welcome               Edward D. Miller, M.D., 
                                         Dean of the Medical Faculty,
                                         
CEO Johns Hopkins Medicine

4:05 pm      Student Lectures

The Michael A. Shanoff Research Award
"
L1 retrotransposons - massaging and manipulating mammalian genomes"
Jeffrey S. Han
Candidate for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy, Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology Graduate Program, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Sponsor: Jef Boeke

The David Israel Macht Research Award
"pHome, Na+/H+ exchange and vesicle trafficking"
Christopher L. Brett
Candidate for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Cellular and Molecular Medicine Graduate Program, Department of Physiology
Sponsors: Rajini Rao and Mark Donowitz

The Mette Strand Research Award
"The mechanism of start site selection during eukaryotic protein synthesis"
David Maag, Jr.
Candidate for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology Graduate Program, Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry
Sponsor: Jon Lorsch

The Hans Joaquim Prochaska Research Award
"Mechanism of HIV-1 latency"
Kara G. Lassen
Candidate for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Graduate Immunology Program, Department of Medicine
Sponsor: Robert F. Siliciano

4:45 pm       Presentation of Student Awards

The Martin and Carol Macht Research Award
"
The axon guidance cue Semaphorin 5A is functionally regulated by sulfated proteoglycans: Implications for development and regeneration"
David B. Kantor
Candidate for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy, Graduate Program Neuroscience, Department of Neuroscience
Sponsor: Alex L. Kolodkin

The Nupur Dinesh Thekdi Research Award
"Nutrient control of gluconeogenesis through PGC-1a/SIRT1 deacetylase complex"
Joseph T. Rodgers
Candidate for the Degree Doctor of Philosophy, Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology Graduate Program, Department of Cell Biology
Sponsor: Pere Puigserver

The Alicia Showalter Reynolds Research Award
Active Role for tRNA in signaling its own acceptance into the ribosome
Luisa Cochella
Candidate for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology Graduate Program, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Sponsor: Rachel Green

The Paul Ehrlich Research Awards:

"Elementary response of olfactory receptor neurons to odorants"
Vikas Bhandawat
Candidate for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Neuroscience Graduate Program, Department of Neuroscience
Sponsor: King-Wai Yau

"Glutamate uptake at excitatory synapses byastroglial transporters"
Yanhua H. Huang
Candidate for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Neuroscience Graduate Program, Department of Neuroscience
Sponsor: Dwight E. Bergles

"EATDT: A novel algorithm for genomewide disease mapping"
Shin Lin
Candidate for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy, Predoctoral Training Program in Human Genetics and Molecular Biology, McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine
Sponsor: Aravinda Chakravarti and David J. Cutler

"Validating imaging results using acute stroke patients"
Lisa Philipose
Candidate for the Degree Doctor of Medicine
Sponsor: Argye Hillis

5 p.m.     Postdoctoral Lectures

The W. Barry Wood, Jr. Research Award
"
Molecular mechanisms of axon and vascular guiadance"
Chenghua Gu, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neuroscience
Sponsor: David Ginty

The Daniel Nathans Research Award
"Roles for Hedgehog signaling in cancer - of brains, gut(s) and stem cells"
Sunil S. Karhadkar, M.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Sponsor: Philip A. Beachy

5:20 p.m.  Presentation of Postdoctoral Awards

The Helen B. Taussig Research Award
"
Local and retrograde signaling by target-derived neurotrophins in neuronal development"
Rejji Kuruvilla, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neuroscience
Sponsor: David Ginty

The Alfred Blalock Research Award
"
Predicting prostate cancer specific mortality following biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy"
Stephen J. Freedland, M.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Urology
Sponsor: Alan W. Partin

The A. McGehee Harvey Research Award
"
Molecular mechanisms of HIC1 in tumor suppression"
WenYong Chen, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Tumor Biology Laboratory, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Sponsor: Stephen B. Baylin

The Albert Lehninger Research Award (shared)
"
Phospholipase C - y1 controls surface expression of TRPC3 via an inter-molecular PH domain"
Damian B. van Rossum, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neuroscience
Sponsor: Solomon H. Snyder

The Albert Lehninger Research Award (shared)
Increased glycosylation in response to stress, a survival mechanism of cells
Natasha E. Zachara, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biological Chemistry
Sponsor: Gerald W. Hart

5:30 p.m.    Poster Presentation and Reception

 

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