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2017 SCBA DC-Baltimore Chapter Annual Scientific Symposium

Mechanistic Insight and Disease Targeting


Saturday, March 18, 2017

JHU Shady Grove Conference Center

9601 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20850

(Free parking at the multi-level parking garage besides the parking lot in front of the conference center)

 Co-organizers: Dr. Zhe Han (Childeren's National Medical Center) and Dr. Li Yang (National Cancer Institute)



8:00am -   8:45am  Registration/Coffee

8:45am -   9:00am  Welcome/Opening Remarks

                               Dr. Xin W. Wang*, President of SCBA DC-Baltimore Chapter (NCI)

                                    *Dr. Xin Wei Wang is serving in his personal capacity

9:00am - 10:00am  Session 1      Genetic Epigentic and Gene Regulation (9:00am -10:00am)

                                Chair: Dr. Wei Yang (NIDDK) and Dr. Paul Liu (NHGRI)

                                Talk 1: Dr. Paul Liu (NHGRI)                                                                18 min

                                        “Mutations in human induced pluripotent stem cells”

                                Talk 2: Dr. Chengkai Dai (NCI)                                                             12 min

                                                  “Proteomic Instability of Cancer: HSF1 is a Guardian of Cancer Proteostasis”

                                Talk 3: Dr. Haibin Liu (NCI)                                                                   12 min

                                           “Regulation of long non-coding RNA Inc-FANCI-2 in cell proliferation by HPV oncogene E7 and

                                                    host Transcription factor YY1”

                                Talk 4: Dr. Kai Ge (NIDDK)                                                                   18 min

                                                   “Enhancer chromatin modification in differentiation, development and cancer”

10:00am - 10:20am Coffee Break

10:20am - 11:20am Session 2:     Inflammation and Immunity

                                     Chair: Dr. Pan Zheng (Children's National) and Dr. Zhi-Ming Zheng (NCI)

                                Talk 1: Dr. Ji-Ming Wang (NCI)                                                             18 min

                                                   “The essential role of chemoattractant receptors in inflammation and cancer”

                                Talk 2: Dr. Fengyi Wan (Johns Hopkins University)                              12 min

                                                   “Novel insights into colonic bacterial infection in immune-compromised hosts”

                                Talk 3: Dr. Xiang Wang (NCI)                                                                12 min

                                            “Histone modification in breast cancer metastasis”    

                                Talk 4: Dr. Jinfang Zhu (NIAID)                                                             18 min

                                                   “Similarity in the development of innate and adaptive lymphocytes”

11:20am - 12:30pm Lunch Breake, Career Panels (How to Succeed in Biomedical Research)

                                Dr. Ming Lei:  Chief of the Cancer Training Branch,

                                                 Deputy Director of Center for Cancer Training at NCI

                                Dr. Shou-Bai Chao: Sr. VP of AZ Bioventures and

                                                           Past president of CBA (Chinese Biopharmaceutical Association)

12:30pm - 2:00pm  Poster Session

  2:00pm - 3:00pm  Session 3:     Development and Cell Biology

                               Chair: Dr. Yihong Ye (NIDDK) and Dr. Richard Zhao (UMB)

                               Talk 1: Dr. Xin Chen (Johns Hopkins University, HHMI)                         18 min

                                          Breaking epigenetic inheritance during Drosophila germline stem cell asymmetric division”

                               Talk 2: Dr. Yanxin Pei (Children's National)                                             12 min

                                                 “Cell of Origin for Group 3 Medulloblastoma”

                               Talk 3: Dr. Wai Lim Ku (NHLBI)                                                               12 min

                                                 “Genome-wide identification of H2A.Z-interacting proteins by bPPI-seq”

                               Talk 4: Dr. Yuan Zhu (Children's National)                                              18 min

                                                 “Targeting neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1)-associated glioma as a developmental disease”

  3:00pm - 3:20pm  Coffee Break

  3:20pm - 4:30pm  Session 4:     Disease Model and Drug Screening

                                    Chair: Dr. Ji Luo (NCI) and Dr. Juliann Kiang (USUHS)

                               Talk 1: Dr. Wei Zheng (NCATS)                                                              18 min

                                                 “Drug re-purposing screen as an efficient alternative approach for drug discovery”

                               Talk 2: Dr. Haobin Chen (NCI)                                                                12 min

                                                 “Aldh3a1 is a prognostic biomarker in lung adenocarcinoma”

                               Talk 3: Dr. Hongping Zheng (NCI)                                                           12 min

                                                 “Single cell analysis reveals cancer stem cell heterogeneities”

                               Talk 4: Dr. Hongbing Wang (University of Maryland)                              18 min

                                                 “Metabolism-mediated alteration of drug action: therapeutics vs. toxicity”

  4:30pm - 5:00pm  Keynote Lecture

                               Dr. Yang Shi (Harvard University)

                                    “RNA methylation in the DNA damage response”

  5:00pm - 5:30pm  Award Ceremony, Panel Discussion and Closing Remarks