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Integrative Pathobiology Recruitment Social 

Thursday, February 22, 2024
5:30 - 7:00 pm 
Pizza & Pints, Davis

Integrative Pathobiology Research Symposium

Friday, February 23, 2024
12:00 - 5:30 pm (PST)
Valley Hall 1030 & Via Zoom


Picture of Keynote Speaker, Dr. Eric Ontiveros

Keynote speaker: GGIP Alumnus, Eric Ontiveros, Ph.D.

Keynote Presentation Title: “The Importance of rapid whole genome sequencing in the diagnosis of ill children with a suspected genetic condition.”

12:00 - 1:00 pm: Poster Session

  • Monica Ardon (PI: Dr. Ala Moshiri)
  • Dr. Pedro Bernardino (PI: Dr. Pamela Lein)
  • Dr. Jefferson Breitenbuecher (PI: Dr. Marcelo Kuroda & Dr. Hartigan-O’Connor)
  • Jenn Cossaboon (PI: Swee Teh)
  • Amin Cressman (PI: Fernando A. Fierro)
  • Nayeli Echeverria (PI: Dr. Sara Thomasy)
  • Carissa Garrity (PI: Dr. Jeroen Saeij & Dr. Natalia Vapniarsky Arzi)
  • Brooke Genovese (PI: Dr. Brian Bird)
  • Erin Hisey (PI: Dr. Brian Leonard)
  • Leilani Jones (PI: Nicholas Kenyon)
  • Pablo Juarez (PI: Dr. Veronica Martinez-Cerdeno)
  • Dr. Joanna Kaplan (PI: Dr. Joshua Stern)
  • Bryan Le (PI: Dr. Min Zhao & Dr. Fernando Fierro)
  • Sophie Le (PI: Dr. Glenn Yiu)
  • Dr. Judit Magnusson Wulcon (PI: Dr. Stefan Keller)
  • Yingratana McLennan (PI: Dr. Veronica Martinez-Cerdeno)
  • Adam Moore (PI: Dr. Lark Coffey)
  • Alana Nguyen (PI: Dr. Stephen McSorley)
  • Dr. Jeong Eun Park (PI: Dr. Nipavan Chiamvimonvat)
  • Raneesh Ramarapu (PI: Dr. Sara Thomasy)
  • Dr. Maura Ruyechan (PI: Dr. Katherine Ralston)
  • Dr. Devinn Sinnott (PI: Dr. Karen Shapiro)
  • Dr. Demitria Vasilatis (PI: Dr. Paramita Ghosh)
  • Dr. Patrawin Wanakumjorn (PI: Dr. Satya Dandekar & Dr. Amir Kol)
  • Leyi Wang (PI: Dr. Chengfei Liu)

3:00 - 3:30 pm: Faculty Lightning Talks

  • Dr. Satya Dandekar, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine
    • "Gut immune-Microbiota Axis in HIV Cure Strategies"
  • Dr. Brian Leonard, Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine
    • "Comparative approach to anterior segment ophthalmic disease"
  • Dr. Sebastian Winter, Department of Internal Medicine: Infectious Disease, School of Medicine
    • “Metabolism-based interactions between host and microbes in the GI tract”

3:30 - 4:30 pm: Keynote

  • Dr. Eric Ontiveros, Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine
    • "The Importance of rapid whole genome sequencing in the diagnosis of ill children with a suspected genetic condition.”

4:30 - 5:30 pm: Student Research Presentations

  • Suyakarn Archasappawat, DVM (PI: Chang-il Hwang)
    • "A new vulnerability to BET inhibition due to enhanced autophagy in BRCA2-deficient pancreatic cancer"
  • Pavel Morales (PI: Jeroen Saeij)
    • "Elucidating the mechanism by which the Toxoplasma effector TgWIP modulates Dendritic Cell motility"
  • Uchenna Nlebedum, DVM (PI: Sara Thomasy)
    •  “A CACNA1F deletion causes X-linked progressive retinal atrophy in racing Greyhounds”
  • Kristina Wells (PI: Damian Genetos) 
    • “Osteocytic HIF-2α Increases Bone Mass While Reducing Strength"

Contact if you are interested in attending the event.


Integrative Pathobiology Recruitment Social 

Saturday, February 24, 2024
8:00 - 9:30 am
Farmer's Market, Central Park, Davis

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