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7th Annual Program Retreat
Friday, May 2, 2014
9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Special Morning Keynote

Joseph Gleeson, M.D.


Dr. Joseph Gleeson is Professor of Neurosciences and Pediatrics at UC San Diego and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. His laboratory is on the forefront of applying human genetics and advanced genomic tools to understanding neurodevelopemental disorders and mechanisms of normal brain development. He is both an alumnus of UCSD's Revelle College and a co-founder of the UCSD Institute for Genomic Medicine.



Keynote Address

Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D.

Elaine Fuchs

Dr. Elaine Fuchs is Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor and Head of the
Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development at Rockefeller University and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Her laboratory uses cell biology and genetics to understand stem cells, normal development and diesase states in skin. She has been cited for innovative reverse genetics approaches across a range of targets and experimental platforms. Her work has offered powerful insights into dermatology, cancer and stem cell biology.



Faculty and Student Speakers

Allan Acab, Student, Alysson Muotri lab
Alexa Clemmons, Student, Steve Wasserman lab
Bruce Hamilton, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine and Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Jennifer Higginbotham, Student, Clodagh O'Shea lab
Jason Lehmann, Student, Joe Vinetz lab
Trey Ideker, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine and Bioengineering
Sol Reyna, Student, Larry Goldstein lab
Suzy Szumowski, Student, Emily Troemel lab
Bing Ren, Ph.D., Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Ludwig Inst. for Cancer Research
Tiffany Taylor, Student, Frank Furnari lab
Grace Woodruff, Student, Larry Goldstein lab
Gene Yeo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Genetics Retreat Planning Committee:
Elizabeth Winzeler (Pediatrics), Darla Schell (UCSD Institute for Genomic Medicine),
Students: Jason Lehmann, Allan Acab, Alexa Clemmons, Jennifer Higginbotham, Sol Reyna, Suzy Szumowski, Tiffany Taylor, Grace Woodruff.

We regret that Dr. Ivor Royston, previously scheduled for this event, has had to cancel his address.

We gratefully acknowledge the following Sponsors:
Past Retreats: 201320122011201020092008
updated 05/03/2014