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College of Graduate Studies

Ernest E. Just Symposium

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Ernest Just Scientific Symposium
February 26, 2016

Located in the Drug Discovery Auditorium

Part 1: Introduction

8:00-900 amRegistration and Breakfast - Entrance to Auditorium

9:00-9:10 am

Opening:  Darlene Shaw, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Education and Student Life; Professor, 
Medical University of South Carolina

Deborah Deas, M.D.
Professor and Interim Dean, College of Medicine
Medical Univeristy of South Carolina

Greetings:  Paula Traktman, Ph.D., Professor and Dean, College of Graduate Studies
Medical University of South Carolina

9:10-9:20 amTitle:  "Greetings from Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Representative"
Paul Adams, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor of Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Biology
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

9:20 - 9:50 am

Title:  "E. E. Just's Broad Influence on the Development of Modern Biology"
W. Malcolm Byrnes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Howard University

Part II: Role Models


Graduate Presenter

9:50-10:10 am

Title: "FTY720 Induces Necroptosis by Regulating Ceramide Signaling at the Plasma Membrane"
Rose Ndeto, PhD Candidate, Department of Biochemistry
Medical University of South Carolina

Undergraduate Presenter

10:25am-11:00amTitle: "Early Life Anti-depressant Drug Exposure Alters Brain Development: Possible Role of Maternal Care"
Chiamaka Ekwunazu
 Title: "Using Periodic Patterns to Statistically Verify Local Warming Trends in Low Latitude Locations"
Eslie Aguilar

Just Symposium Keynote


11:00-11:45 am

Title:  "Why where you live determines how long you live"
Garth Graham, M.D., MPH, FACP, FACC
President, Aetna Foundation
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Connecticut

11:45am-12:30 pm
Panel Discussion (question and answer with speakers)
Campus tour for visiting students, Undergraduate Advisors meet with MUSC College Admissions Officers 


Part III Science

poster sessions; science presentations

2:05-2:45 pm

Title: "Retinoic Acid Controls Urothelial Progenitors During Development, Homeostasis and Regeneration"
Cathy Mendelsohn, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Urology, Pathology & Cell Biology
(Institute of Human Nutrition) and Genetics & Development
Columbia University

2:50-3:30 pm

Title:  "Making "Mini-Kidneys" in a Dish:  The Path from Stem Cell to Nephron"
Joseph V. Bonventre, MD, PhD
Samuel A. Levine Professor of Medicine
Chief, Renal Division, Chief, Division of Biomedical Engineering
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Past-President, American Society of Nephrology

3:30 - 3:45pm


Discussion: Perspectives on the Research Area and Future Science


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