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NIBIB’s Second Edward C. Nagy New Investigator Symposium

July 30, 2014
Lister Hill Center Auditorium, NIH campus

Image of poster for Nagy symposium. There is a translucent man standing in front of earth. He has a prosthetic on his leg.

The second NIBIB Edward Nagy New Investigator Symposium will take place on July 30 at the Lister Hill Auditorium from 9 am to 4:30 pm. There will be 8 exciting presentations from recent new investigators covering a wide breadth of the exciting research NIBIB is funding and 2 keynote presentations from Bruce Tromberg and Gilda Barabino reflecting on their careers and research.







9:00 – 9:15      Welcome and Opening Remarks:

Roderic I. Pettigrew, PhD, MD, Director, NIBIB

9:15 – 10:00    Keynote Address I: Bruce Tromberg, PhD, Univ. of California, Irvine

Engineering Medical Optics from Benchtop to Bedside

New Investigators (Morning Moderator:  Steven Krosnick)

10:00 – 10:30  Adam Cohen, PhD, Harvard, Engineering Microbial Rhodopsins as Optical Voltage Sensors

10:30 10:45  Break

10:45 – 11:15 Quyen Nguyen, MD, PhD, Univ. of California, San Diego, Testing Fluorescently Labeled Probes for Nerve Imaging during Surgery

11:15 – 11:45  Jan Grimm, MD, PhD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Cerenkov-Emission Based Nanosensors to Detect Biologic Activities in vivo

11:45 – 12:15  Omid Farokhzad, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Development of FcRN-Targeted Nanoparticles for Efficient Oral Delivery of Insulin

12:15 - 12:30 Presentation of Awards to Nagy New Investigators

Christine A. Kelley, PhD, Director, Division of Discovery Science and Technology, NIBIB

12:30 - 1:30   Lunch on your own

1:30 – 2:15      Keynote Address II: Gilda Barabino, PhD, City College of New York

Interdisciplinarity, Collaboration and Career Progression

New Investigators continued (Afternoon Moderator:  Richard Conroy)

2:15 – 2:45      Peter Kochunov, PhD, Univ. of Maryland, SOLAR-Eclipse Computational Tools for Imaging Genetics

2:45 – 3:15      Shaochen Chen, PhD, Univ. of California, San Diego, A Microfabrication Platform for Direct Printing Vascularized Functional Tissue Constructs

3:15 3:30      Break

3:30 – 4:00      Paul LaBarre, MSc, PATH, CaO-heated DNA Amplification Obviates Electricity Requirement at Point of Care

4:00 – 4:30      Thomas Royston, PhD, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago, The Audible Human Project

4:30                 Closing Remarks