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Department of Medicine & Whiting School of Engineering Research Retreat

Thursday, March 11 & Friday, March 12

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Research Retreat


Thursday, March 11

9:30 a.m. Welcome Remarks

9:45 a.m. “Spotlight on Research” moderated by Peter Abadir and Steven Cohen

Alexis Battle, PhD 
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science 
Melanie Dispenza, MD 
Assistant Professor of Medicine 
Jude Phillip, PhD 
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Elizabeth Luczak, PhD 
Assistant Professor of Medicine 
Sridevi Sarma, PhD 
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering 
Florin Selaru, MD 
Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Meyerhoff Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center 
Suchi Saria, PhD 
Associate Professor of Computer Science, Biostatistics, and Health Policy & Management 
Janet Siliciano, PhD 
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases 

10:45 a.m.  Break

10:55 a.m. Dr. Mark Anderson will introduce Dr. Ha

11:00 a.m. Taekjip Ha, PhD

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor 
Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry 
Howard Hughes Medical Institution 
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 

11:40 p.m.  Alison Moliterno, MD, “Clinical Applications of CRISPR Technology” 

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology

11:55 p.m.  "Clinical Application of CRISPR Technology" Panel Discussion

Moderator: Alison Moliterno, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology


Ada Hamosh, MD, MPH
Professor of Genetic Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. Frank V. Sutland Professor of Pediatric Genetics

Sophie Lanzkron MD, MHS
Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology
Professor of Oncology
Director, Sickle Cell Center for Adults, JHH

Enid Neptune, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary & Critical Care

12:15 p.m. Lunch Break 

12:50 p.m. Dr. Taekjip Ha will introduce Dr. Doudna

1:00 p.m. Keynote Address: Jennifer Doudna, PhD 

Professor of Chemistry 
Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology 
Li Ka Shing Chancellor's Professor in Biomedical and Health 
University of California, Berkeley 

1:45 p.m. Day 1 Retreat Closing

Friday, March 12

8:15 a.m. Opening Remarks from Mark E. Anderson, MD, PhD

William Osler Professor of Medicine 
Director, Department of Medicine 

8:45 a.m. Opening Remarks from T.E. “Ed” Schlesinger, PhD

Benjamin T. Rome Dean 
Whiting School of Engineering 

9:00 a.m. Poster Session via Gather Town

11:00 a.m. Research Award Presentations

12:30 p.m. Retreat Closing