2017 Fall Scientific Symposium Agenda

science symposium logo Saturday, October 28, 2017

South Carolina State Museum
301 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201

8:45 am to 4:30 pm
| Abstracts (searchable spreadsheet) | Program | Program Supplement


8:45 to 9:20 am Lobby Registration. Limited continental breakfast provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
9:20 to 9:30 am Vista Room Opening Remarks
Dr. Edie Goldsmith, SC INBRE Program Director
9:30 to 11:30 am Oral Presentations by SC INBRE
Developmental Research Project (DRP) Program Faculty
9:30 to 9:50 am Vista Room Jason Rawlings, Furman University
Control of chromatin decondensation in the epigenetic regulation of lymphocyte proliferation
9:50 to 10:10 am Vista Room Will Case, Converse College
Xerogel-Based Amperometric Biosensors: Adaptable Templates for Clinically Relevant Measurements. Presentation slides: PDF
10:10 to 10:30 am Vista Room Naohiro Yamaguchi, MUSC
Making mutant hiPSC-derived cardiomyocytes as models of human heart Disease
10:30 to 10:50 am   Break
10:50 to 11:10 am Vista Room Mark Uline, University of South Carolina
Elucidating Negative Curvature Sensing of RAS in Living Cells
11:10 am to 12 noon Vista Room KEYNOTE: Rafael Luna, NIH NIGMS Naitonal Research Mentoring Network
Advancing Your Biomedical Research with NRMN. Presentation slides: PDF | PPTX
12 noon to 2 pm Vista Room Lunch provided for those who pre-registered for the Symposium
Gervais Room Poster Session
2 to 2:20 pm Vista Room Daniel Williams, Coastal Carolina University
Genetic Analysis of ROS-Mediated Neurodegeneration in C. elegans
2:20 to 2:40 pm Vista Room Marion Cooley, Augusta University (formerly at MUSC)
Role of Fibulin-1 in Cerebrovascular Stability. Presentation slides: PDF | PPTX
2:40 to 3 pm Vista Room Christine Byrum, College of Charleston
Nuclear Transport in Early Development. Presentation slides: PDF | PPTX
3 to 3:15 pm   Break
3:15 to 3:35 pm Vista Room Tong Ye, Clemson University
Two-photon Fluorescence Steromicroscopy. Presentation slides: PDF
3:35 to 3:55 pm Vista Room Yukiko Sugi, Medical University of South Carolina
The role of BMP2 expression in the endocardial lineage for AV valvuloseptal maturation
3:55 to 4 pm Vista Room Presentation of Poster Awards and Closing Remarks
4:30 pm   Meeting closes

The Museum closes at 6 pm. Your pre-registration and attendence at the Symposium gives you free General Admission (including admission to Lipscomb Gallery and Observatory), 10% discount in Cotton Mill Exchange shop and discounted Planetarium/4D tickets.

We are pleased to welcome our 2017 SC INBRE Scientfic Symposium keynote speaker, Dr. Rafael Luna, executive director of the NIH NIGMS National Research Mentoring Network. As the Executive Director of NRMN and Principal Investigator of the Administrative Core of NRMN located at Boston College, Dr. Luna utilizes data analytics to strategically grow NRMN and effectively reach all 50 states, including Hawaii, Alaska & Puerto Rico.

Dr. Luna earned his bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA. During his junior year at Southern, he was one of six individuals selected from a nationwide competition to participate in the inaugural Biomedical Research Training Program at NIH, which ignited a passion for biomedical research. During his senior year at Southern, he was named as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Scholar through Louisiana State University (LSU) and began doing molecular biology research. He subsequently earned his doctorate in Biological Sciences at LSU. In 2015, Dr. Luna was named as one of six Keystone Symposia Fellows in Molecular and Cellular Biology. Dr. Luna performed his postdoctorate research at Harvard Medical School, which centered on elucidating the sequence of protein-protein interactions leading to the decoding of the initial start codons of messenger RNAs. Dr. Luna held the position of Instructor in the Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Harvard Medical School. He also held the role as Program Director for Senior Faculty Promotions in the Office for Faculty Affairs at Harvard Medical School.

In addition to doing biomedical research, he is a dynamic speaker and has led lectures and workshops throughout the United States and Europe. Learn more about Dr. Luna and NRMN.