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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)


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

                                Chair: Dr. Wei Yang (NIDDK) and Dr. Weidong Wang (NIA)

                                Talk 1: Dr. Paul Liu (NHGRI)

                                Talk 2: Dr. Chengkai Dai (NCI)

                                Talk 3: short talk (TBA)

                                Talk 4: Dr. Kai Ge (NIDDK)

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. Wanjun Chen (NIDCR)

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

                                Talk 3: short talk (TBA)

                                Talk 4: Dr. Jinfang Zhu (NIAID)

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. Yunbo Shi (NICHD)

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

                               Talk 2: Dr. Ping Zhang (NCI)

                               Talk 3: short talk (TBA)

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

  3:00pm - 3:20pm  Coffee Break

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

                                    Chair: Dr. Yuntao Wu (George Mason University) and Dr. Juliann Kiang (USUHS)

                               Talk 1: Dr. Wei Zhang (NCATS)

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

                               Talk 3: short talk (TBA)

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

  4:30pm - 5:00pm  Keynote Lecture

                               Dr. Yang Shi (Harvard University)

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