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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 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.
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 Ader, MS


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


10:35-10:55 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

Undergraduate Presenter

11:00-11:30 pm


Title:  "TBA
Title:  "TBA"

11:30-12:15 pmPanel Discussion (question and answers with speakers)
Campus tour for visiting students, Undergraduate Advisors meet with MUSC College Admissions Officers

Part III Science

poster seccions; science presentations

2:05-3:00 pm

Title: "Reprogramming Stem Cell Fate"
Helen Blau, Ph.D.

Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter 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 Critical Congenital Heart Disease"

Simon Conway, Ph.D.

Director, Program in Developmental Biology and Neonatal Medicine
Herman B. Wells Center for Pediatric Research
Professor of Pediatrics and Depts. of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Medical & Molecular Genetics
IU 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.

Associate Professor of Medicine(Pulmonary)
Director, Translational Lung Research Program
Co-Director, Yale Fibrosis Program
Assistant Director, Medical Student Research, Department of Medicine
Director, Interstitial Lung Disease Center of Excellence
Yale University


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