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College of Graduate Studies

Ernest E. Just Symposium

Video Interviews

Ernest Just Scientific Symposium
February 23, 2018

Located in the Drug Discovery Auditorium

Part 1: Introduction

8:00-8:30 amRegistration and Breakfast - Entrance to Auditorium

8:30-8:40 am

Opening: David Cole, M.D.
President and Professor
Medical University of South Carolina

Greetings: Raymond Dubois, M.D.
Dean of the College of Medicine
Medical Univeristy of South Carolina

Paula Traktman, Ph.D.
Professor and Dean, College of Graduate Studies

Medical University of South Carolina


8:45-9:05 am

Candi S. Jump, DOJump
Assistant Professor Pediatrics Gastroenterology
Medical University of South Carolina

Title:  "Diet and the Pathogenesis of Disease: A Pediatric Gastroenterologist's Perspective"

Impact Lecturer

9:10 - 9:30 am

Stuart Newman, Ph.D.Newman
Professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy
New York Medical College

Title:  'Physics and Chemistry in a New Dimension': E.E. Just's legacy in Evolutionary Developmental Biology

Part II: Role Models


Graduate Presenter

9:40-9:55 am

Brandon Young, PhD CandidateYoung
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Medical University of South Carolina

Title: "Investigating the Molecular Mechanism of Cephalosporin-resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae"

Undergraduate Presenters

10:00-10:15 am



Alexis Carey

 "Simultaneous inhibition of aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) and Src abolishes androgen receptor signaling"

10:15-10:30 am

Jonathan Low

Title:   "Utilization of Ordinary Differential Equations to Model Breast Cancer Cell Growth and the Effects of Red Clover and Indigo on MCF-7 Breast Cancer Cell Line"

10:30-10:40 am


Keynote Lecture

10:40-11:25 am


Susanne B. Nicholas, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of MedicineNicholas
Department of Medicine
Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center

Title:  A Strategy to Address CKD Disparities in African Americans

11:30am-12:00 pm

Panel Discussion (question and answers with morning speakers)

EE Just Lecture

12:00-1:00 pm
Bioengineering Bldg, Room 112


David A. Relman, M.D.Relman
Thomas C. and Joan M. Merigan Professor in Medicine
Microbiology and Immunology
Stanford University School  of Medicine

Title: Explorations of the Human Microbial Ecosystem

Campus tour for visiting students, Undergraduate Advisors meet with MUSC College Admissions Officers 


Table Discussions
3:00-4:00 pm
Drug Discovery Bldg. Lobby

Facilitator will be at each table to move things forward as the Students discuss among themselves on the subjects below:

  • How to choose a mentor in science and medicine careers
  • Personal statement (what not to include)
  • Public health issues
  • Professional ethics
  • Applying to graduate/professional School 
Bioengineering Bldg. Lobby

(refreshments will be served)





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