Symposium Agenda

9 – 10:30 a.m. Session 1: Translational Science and Therapeutics

9 a.m. Juliana Hofstatter Azambuja, University of Pittsburgh  |  Elucidating the molecular mechanisms underlying tumor-driven macrophage-dependent immunosuppression in the brain

9:30 a.m. Johanna Melo-Cardenas, St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital  |  Insights into the fibrotic progression of the myeloproliferative neoplasms

10 a.m. Carlos Mendez-Dorantes, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute  |  Genomic Scars of LINE-1 Retrotransposition

10:30 a.m. Break

11 – 12 p.m. Session 2: Human Biology/Basic Research

11 a.m. Tigist Tamir, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT  |  Integrated systems analysis reveals cellular signaling networks that tune metabolic adaptation in obesity

11:30 a.m. Kari Price, Yale University  |  Bridging the gap: connecting cells through intercellular bridges

12 – 12:45 p.m. Lunch/Awardee Reception Sze Suites (RSVP Required)

12:45 p.m. Break

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Session 3: Vaccine and Infectious Disease

1:00 p.m. Maritza Puray-Chavez, Washington University in St. Louis  |  Understanding HIV-1 dynamics and unraveling SARS-CoV-2 infection beyond ACE2

1:30 p.m. Gina Gallego Lopez, Morgridge Institute for Research, University of Wisconsin Madison  |  Understanding The Host Metabolic Changes Induced by Apicomplexan Parasites toward its association to cancer

2:00 p.m. Christine Vazquez, University of Pennsylvania  |  Understanding neuroimmune regulation by Enterovirus-D68

2:30 p.m. Conclusion of Symposium