27th Annual Genetics Day

University of Rochester Medical Center, Class of '62 Auditorium
May 22, 2015

We are pleased to announce that the date for the Genetics Day 2015 has been set for Friday, May 22, 2015. Genetics Day is an annual UCIS-sponsored one-day symposium showcasing Genetics research in oral and poster presentations. The keynote event, the Fred Sherman Lecture, will be delivered by Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D. from Stanford University.

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Please contact Daina Bullwinkel (273-1447) with any questions.


10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Dirk Bohmann Introduction
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Ania Majewska, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
“Microglia: unexpected players in remodeling the brain”
10:45 – 11:15 a.m. Amanda M. Larracuente, Ph.D.
Department of Biology
“Intragenomic conflict and satellite DNA evolution in Drosophila”
11:15 – 11:45 a.m.   Coffee Break
11:45 – 12:15 p.m. Andrew Wojtovich, Ph.D.
Department of Medicine
“Optogenetic control of mitochondrial ROS”
12:15 – 12:45 p.m. Minsoo Kim, Ph.D.
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
“Optogenetically engineered T cells for cancer immunotherapy”
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.   Poster Session, Flaum Atrium
Afternoon session: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm 13th Annual Fred Sherman Lecture
Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D.
Stanford University and Howard Hughes Medical Institute
"Optical tools for probing intact biological systems"
4:30 p.m.   Poster Award Ceremony

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