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College of Graduate Studies

Ernest E. Just Symposium

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Ernest Just Scientific Symposium
February 28, 2014

Located in the James E. Clyburn Research Center Auditorium

Part 1: Introduction

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

9:00-9:10 am

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

Etta Pisano, M.D.
Vice President for Medical Affairs
Dean, College of Medicine, Medical Univeristy of South Carolina

Greetings:  Steven Lanier, Ph.D., Associate Provost for Research, Professor of Pharmacology, MUSC

Jacqueline McGinty, Ph.D., Professor and Interim Dean, College of Graduate Studies

9:10 - 9:50 am

Title:  "The Importance of the Liberal Arts in a Scientific Education and Career"Stephon H.S. Alexander
Stephon H. S. Alexander, Ph.D.

The Ernest Everett Just 1907 Professor of Natural Sciences
Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Director of the EE Just Program
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Dartmouth College

Part II: Role Models

Just Symposium Keynote


Title:  "Understanding Racial Group and Education Differences in Obesity"
James Jackson, Ph.D..James Jackson

Director, Institute for Social Research
Daniel Katz Distinguished Professor of Psychology
University of Michigan

10:40-11:00 amBreak

Graduate Presenter

11:00-11:20 am

Title: "Genetic and Environmental Factors Leading to Lupus in the SC Gullah Population"Sybil Prince Nelson
Sybil Prince-Nelson
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Public Health Sciences

Undergraduate Presenter

11:20-12:00 pm

Title:  "G-Protein Coupled Receptor Kinase 5 Knockdown Sensitizes Prostate Cancer Cells to Docetaxel Treatment"
Cassie Hobbs
Florida State University

Title:  "Effects of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in MDA-MB-231 Cells"
Joycelyn Smith
Benedict College

Title:  "Representation of Black Men in Randomized Control Clinical Trials from 1992-2011"
Michael Dumas
Florida A&M University

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

Part III Science

1:00-2:00 pm

Jennifer WestTitle: "Biomimetic Microfabrication to Manipulate Cells"
Jennifer West, Ph.D.

Fitzpatrick Family University
Professor in Engineering, Duke University
Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Materials Science, Chemistry and Cell Biology
Duke University School of Medicine

2:00-3:00 pm

Title: "Mechanics and Fibrosis"Boris Hinz
Boris Hinz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor:  Laboratory of Tissue Repair and Regeneration Matrix Dynamics
University of Toronto

3:00-4:00 pm

Title:   "Modeling Morphogenesis, Tumorigenesis, and Drug Sensitivity in 3D Cultures"Joan Siefert Brugge
Joan Siefert Brugge, Ph.D.

Louise Foote Pfeiffer Professor of Cell Biology
Chair, Department of Cell Biology
Harvard Medical School


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