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College of Graduate Studies

Ernest E. Just Symposium

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Ernest Just Scientific Symposium
February 27, 2015

Located in the Drug Discovery Auditorium

Part 1: Introduction

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

9:00-9:10 am

Opening:  Mark Sothmann Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Medical University of South Carolina

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


Greetings:  Jacqueline McGinty, Ph.D., Professor and Interim Dean, College of Graduate Studies
Medical University of South Carolina

9:10 - 9:40 am

Title:  "The Ernest Path: The Grit and Determination of Dr. Just's Early Life"
Mary Just Adèr, M.P.H, M.P.P.
Granddaughter of Ernest Everett Just
Senior Advisor for Government Relations at Kaiser Permanente
University of California Berkeley

Part II: Role Models


Just Symposium Keynote



Title:  "Computation-based Protein Engineering with Applications in the Life Sciences"
Steven Mayo, Ph.D.Mayo
Bren Professor of Biology and Chemistry
William K. Bowes, Jr. Leadership Chair
Division of Biology and Biological Engineering
California Institute of Technology

10:20-10:35 amBreak

Graduate Presenter


10:35-11:00 am

Title: "To Connect or Not Connect:  Understanding the Multifaceted Role of Beta 3 Integrin in the Heart"
Dorea Pleasant, Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Medical University of South Carolina

Undergraduate Presenter

11:00-11:30 pm


Title:  "Inhibitory effect of Partial Decoupling Agents as an Alternative therapy for Cancer"
Kareem Heslop
Claflin University

Title:  "Personal Genome Evaluation: Health Professions Student Attitudes Toward Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing"
Rakish Taylor
Anderson University

11:30-12:30 pmPanel Discussion (question and answers with speakers)
Campus tour for visiting students, Undergraduate Advisors meet with MUSC College Admissions Officers (Drug Discovery Bldg Rm 111)

Part III Science

poster seccions; science presentations

2:00-3:00 pm

Title: "Reprogramming Stem Cell Fate"
BlauHelen Blau, Ph.D.
Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Foundation Professor
Director, Baxter Laboratory in Stem Cell Biology
Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Stem Cell Institute
Stanford University School of Medicine

3:00-4:00 pm

Title: "Transgenic Mouse Modeling of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia"
Simon Conway, Ph.D., F.A.H.A.
Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Medical & Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Indiana University Simon Cancer Center Member
Indiana University School of Medicine

4:00-5:00 pm

Title:   "Role of Neuroimmune Molecules in Pulmonary Fibrosis"
Dr. Erica Herzog, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Translational Lung Research Program
Director, Interstitial Lung Disease Center of Excellence
Co-Director, Yale Fibrosis Program
Assistant Director, Medical Student Research
Yale School of Medicine


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