CCB Fall Workshop on Biological Timing

Friday, November 14, 2014

15th floor, Village West, Building 1, UCSD

No registration required; check in for name badge at registration desk.

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Confirmed Speakers

Paula Desplats - Assistant Professor of Neurosciences, UCSD

Spencer Diamond - Graduate Student in Susan Golden Lab, UCSD

Hanne Hoffmann - Postdoc in Mellon Lab, UCSD

Todd Holmes - Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, UC Irvine

Anne-Laure Huber - Research Associate in Lamia Lab, The Scripps Research Institute

Dawn Nagel - Postdoc in Steve Kay Lab, USC

Takako Noguchi - Assistant Project Scientist in Gorman and Welsh Labs, UCSD

Ryan Shultzaberger - Postdoc in Greenspan Lab, UCSD

Ron Szymusiak - Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Neurobiology, UCLA

Amir Zarrinpar - Postdoc in Panda Lab, Salk Institute


Continental Breakfast

Session I: (9:00 am - 10:30 am)
Moderator: David Welsh

9:00 Todd Holmes (Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, UC Irvine) – California Circadian Consortium Progress Report
9:30 Takako Noguchi (Assistant Project Scientist in Gorman and Welsh Labs, UCSD) – Mechanisms of fast resetting of clocks following rhythm bifurcation
10:00 Anne-Laure Huber (Research Associate in Lamia Lab, The Scripps Research Institute) – CRY2 opposes c-MYC to suppress transformation

Session II: (10:45 am - 12:30 pm)
Moderator: Pamela Mellon

10:45 Paula Desplats (Assistant Professor of Neurosciences, UCSD) – Circadian alterations in Alzheimer’s disease: a new target for DNA methylation disruption
11:15 Spencer Diamond (Graduate Student in Susan Golden Lab, UCSD) – Circadian control of metabolism in S. elongatus under diurnal growth
11:45 Hanne Hoffmann (Postdoc in Mellon Lab, UCSD) – Rhythms, hormones and fertility
12:15 David Welsh (Assoc. Director of CCB, Assoc. Professor of Molecular Biology, UCSD) – CCB and You

Session III: (1:30 pm - 3:00 pm)
Moderator: Sonia Ancoli-Israel

1:30 Ron Szymusiak (Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Neurobiology, UCLA) – Strategic opportunities in sleep/circadian research advocacy
2:30 Dawn Nagel (Postdoc in Kay Lab, USC) – Unraveling transcriptional mechanisms underlying clock function in Arabidopsis

Session IV: (3:15 pm - 4:15 pm)
Moderator: Bill Joiner

3:15 Ryan Shultzaberger (Postdoc in Greenspan Lab, UCSD) – Probing the robustness / evolvability of the cyanobacterial circadian gene network
3:45 Amir Zarrinpar (Postdoc in Panda Lab, Salk Institute) – Diet and feeding pattern determine the diurnal dynamics of the gut microbiome
4:15 Professional Development SessionPanelists: William Joiner, Royan Kamyar, Jose Pruneda-Paz, and Jonathan Shelton Career advice and strategies for trainees
4:15-6:00 Reception – Reception will start during Professional Development Session