Annual Meeting


2018 Annual Meeting Networking Sessions

  • SEBM Mentor Meet-Up and Career Development Workshop | Saturday April 21, 5:30pm
    San Diego Marriot Marquis & Marina, Presidio
    Michael D’Ecclessis, Bionest Partners
  • SEBM Awards and Poster Session | Sunday April 22, 5:30pm
    San Diego Marriot Marquis & Marina, Grand Ballroom 4

2018 Annual Meeting Sessions | April 2125, San Diego, CA
San Diego Convention Center, 14A

  • Synthetic Biology | Sunday April 22, 10am
    Organizer: Peter Stambrook (University of Cincinnati)

    - Peter G. Schultz, Ph.D., Scripps
    Playing with the molecules of life
    - Lulu Qian, Ph.D., Cal Tech
    A cargo-sorting DNA robot
    - Julius Luks, Ph.D., Northwestern University
     Teaching ancient molecules new tricks: unlocking the potential of RNA synthetic biology
    - Yuval Elani, Ph.D., Imperial College, London
    Engineering membrane-bound microsystems as artificial cells

  • Special Topics in Science, A Student-Organized Symposium | Sunday April 22, 1pm
    Organizer: David Boothman (Univerity of Indiana)
    - Inder Verma, Ph.D., Salk Institute
    - Katia Lamia, Ph.D., Scripps
    - Paul Mischel, Ph.D., UC San Diego
  • Can we Target Aging | Sunday April 22, 3pm
    Organizer: Nir Barzilai (Albert Einstein College of Medicine)
    - Judith Campisi, Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Does targeting senescent cells target aging?
    - Tony Wyss-Coray, Ph.D., Stanford University School of Medicine
    Young blood for old brains
    - Ana Maria Cuervo, Ph.D, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Regenerative Medicine | Monday April 23, 10am
    Organizer: James Kang (Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Sichuan University Medical School)

    -Eiman AzimSalk Institute for Biological Studies
    Neural circuits for skilled limb movement - defining a path toward functional recovery
    - Y. James Kang, Regenerative Medicine Research Center, Sichuan University West China Hospital and Memphis Institute of Regenerative Medicine, Tennessee
    Vascular tissue regeneration from 3D-bioprinted grafts implanted in Rhesus monkeys
    -Ibrahim Tarik Ozbolat, Engineering Science and Mechanics Department, The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, Penn State University
    Intraoperative Bioprinting of Composite Tissues for Craniofacial Reconstruction
    -Gage Crump, Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at the University of Southern California
    Regeneration of Synovial Joints in Zebrafish

  • Environmental Health, Biomarkers and Precision Medicine | Monday April 23, 3pm
    Organizer: Bill Slikker (Food and Drug Administration) & Stephania Cormier (University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center)          
    - Kenneth Ramos, Ph.D., University of Arizona
    Precision Prevention
    - Ruth Roberts, Ph.D., Birmingham University, UK
    Minimally-invasive Biomarkers of Neurotoxicity: Application to Drug Development
    Jennifer Wilson Ph.D., Stanford University
    Biomarkers and their Impact on Precision Medicine 

  • Structural Biology | Tuesday April 24, 10am
    Organizer: Tom Thompson (University of Cincinnati)
    - William Weis Ph.D, Stanford University

    Molecular Mechanisms in Wnt Signaling
    - Vince Luca Ph.D., Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
    - Joseph Schlessinger Ph.D., Yale University
    - Mark Lemmon Ph.D., Yale University
    Biased Agonism in Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Signaling

  • Novel Antibiotics & Alternatives | Tuesday April 24, 3pm
    Organizer: Dan Hasett (Univeristy of Cincinnati)
    A non-toxic "two-headed monster" that kills all bacteria
    - Daniel Kadouri, Rutgers University

    Predatory Bacteria Our New Ally in the Fight Against Infection
    - Christian Melander, North Carolina State University
    Antibiotic Adjuvants Based Upon Marine Natural Products
    -Vanessa Sperandio, U.T. Southwestern Medical Center
    New Drugs for Old Bugs