Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Alfred L. Goldberg

Alfred L. Goldberg, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Akihiko Yoshimura

Akihiko Yoshimura, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Keio University School of Medicine, Japan
John D. Scott

John D. Scott, Ph.D., FRS

Edwin G. Krebs-Speights Professor of Cell Signaling and Cancer Biology, University of Washington Sch. of Medicine, Seattle, WA
Robert J. Schwartz

Robert J. Schwartz, Ph.D

Hugh Roy and Lillian Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Biology & Biochemistry, University of Houston, TX
Vadivel Ganapathy

Vadivel Ganapathy, Ph.D

Professor and Chair, Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry, Texas Tech University Health Sci. Center, Lubbock, TX
Lan Guan

Lan Guan, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Cell Physiology and Molecular Biophysics, Director, Center for Membrane Protein Research, Texas Tech University Health Sci. Center, Lubbock, TX
Tao Pan

Tao Pan, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Chicago, IL
Virginia Savova

Virginia Savova, Ph.D.

Global Head of Single-Cell Biology, Precision Medicine & Computational Biology (PMCB), Cambridge, MA

Featured Speakers

Han Seok Ko

Han Seok Ko, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Neurology, Institute for Cell Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Shulin Li

Shulin Li, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Pediatrics - Research, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Michael Zhu

Michael Zhu, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, TX
Jukka Westermarck

Jukka Westermarck, Ph.D.

Professor, Turku Bioscience Centre, University of Turku, Finland
Janice Santiago-O'Farrill

Janice Santiago-O'Farrill, Ph.D.

Department of Experimental Therapeutics, Division of Cancer Medicine, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
M. Cecilia Caino

M. Cecilia Caino, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO
Benny Abraham Kaipparettu

Benny A. Kaipparettu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Anna Bianchi-Smiraglia

Anna Bianchi-Smiraglia, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Oncology, Department of Cell Stress Biology, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, NY
Zhao Wang

Zhao Wang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Sang W. Park

Sang W. Park, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School/Boston Children's Hospital,
Boston, MA
Parisa Kalantari

Parisa Kalantari, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, PA
Arthur M. Edelman

Arthur M. Edelman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY
Katrin J. Svensson

Katrin J. Svensson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Tianmin Fu

Tianmin Fu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry and Pharmacology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Sebastian Oltean

Sebastian Oltean, MBBS, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in Experimental Medicine and Therapeutics, Department of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences, University of Exeter Medical School, UK
Matthew C. Madison

Matthew C. Madison, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, School of Health Professions, Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL
Ricardo J. Martinez-Tapia

Ricardo J. Martinez-Tapia, M.D.

Department of Physiology, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
Ye Zheng

Ye Zheng, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Nomis Center for Immunology & Microbial Pathogenesis, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA
Anthony Uren

Anthony Uren, Ph.D.

School of Biomedical Sciences,​ Faculty of Health, Derriford Research Facility, University of Plymouth, UK
Jayshree Samanta

Jayshree Samanta, MBBS, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center, Dept. of Comparative Biosciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI
Uri Abdu

Uri Abdu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Life Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Peter Pfeffer

Peter Pfeffer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, School of Biological Science, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Ross A. Poche

Ross A. Poche, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Physiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Uwe Rix

Uwe Rix, Ph.D.

Associate Member, Department of Drug Discovery, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL
Jenny Gunton

Jenny Gunton, Ph.D.

Professor, Chair of Medicine, University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital, Australia
Pei Zhou

Pei Zhou, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
Stanislav Kotlyarov

Stanislav Kotlyarov, Ph.D.

Head of Department, Nurse department, Ryazan State Medical University, Russia
Irina Matei

Irina Matei, Ph.D.

Weill Cornell Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Drukier Institute for Children's Health and Meyer Cancer Center, New York, NY
Peter Thorn

Peter Thorn, Ph.D.

Professor, Chair of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, School of Medical Sciences, University of Sydney, Australia
Jing-Wei Xiong

Jing-Wei Xiong, Ph.D.

Professor, Institute of Molecular Medicine, College of Future Technology, Peking University, China
Peng Du

Peng Du, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, School of Life Sciences, Peking University, China
Valerie Gouon-Evans

Valerie Gouon-Evans, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
Md. Abul Hassan Samee

Md. Abul Hassan Samee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Integrative Physiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Md. Abul Hassan Samee

Hongkai Zhang, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Life Science, Nankai University, China
Yao-Hua Song

Yao-Hua Song, Ph.D.

Professor, Cyrus Tang Hematology Center, Soochow University, China
Rachel K. Miller

Rachel K. Miller, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Pediatric Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, McGovern Medical School, UT Health, Houston, TX
Anna Jezierski

Anna Jezierski, Ph.D.

Research Officer, Human Health Therapeutics Research Centre, National Research Council of Canada
Devanand Sarkar

Devanand Sarkar, Ph.D.

Professor, Human and Molecular Genetics, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Yunfei Wen

Yunfei Wen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Departments of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Camila Marques de Freria

Camila Marques de Freria, Ph.D.

Project Scientist, Department of Neuroscience, Center for Neural Repair, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Roza Nurieva

Roza Nurieva, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Fabio A. Iannotti

Fabio A. Iannotti, Ph.D.

Institute of Biomolecular Chemistry, National Research Council, Italy
Cristina E. Molina

Cristina E. Molina, Ph.D.

Group leader, Institute of Experimental Cardiovascular Res., University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
Niki Zacharias Millward

Niki Zacharias Millward, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Urology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Dongsu Park

Dongsu Park, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Niki Zacharias Millward

Nicole M. Martinez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Systems Biology, Sarafan ChEM-H Institute, Stanford University, CA
Christian Borgo

Christian Borgo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Padova, Italy
Jason X. Cheng

Jason X. Cheng, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Jingru Sun

Jingru Sun, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Translational Medicine and Physiology, Washington State University, Spokane, WA
Heng Xu

Heng Xu, Ph.D.

Distinguished Researcher, Institute of Natural Sciences & School of Physics and Astronomy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Yang Gao

Yang Gao, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of BioSciences, Rice University, Houston, TX
Jessica Pfleger

Jessica Pfleger, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, Virginia Tech Carilion, Roanoke, VA
Yiyong (Ben) Liu

Yiyong (Ben) Liu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Translational Medicine & Physiology, Washington State University, Spokane, WA
Katsuyuki Shiroguchi

Katsuyuki Shiroguchi, Ph.D.

Team Leader, RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR), Japan
Jia-Kuo Yu

Jia-Kuo Yu, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Sports Medicine, Beijing Key Laboratory of Sports Injuries, Peking University Third Hospital, China
Shuangbo Kong

Shuangbo Kong, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Xiamen University, China
Jason Karch

Jason Karch, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Integrative Physiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Wan Seok Yang

Wan Seok Yang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, St. John's University, Queens, NY
Wes Gladwell

Wes Gladwell

Sr. Biologist, NIEHS Molecular Genomics Core Laboratory, RTP, NC
Wan Seok Yang

Golnaz Karoubi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, University of Toronto; Assistant Scientist, University Health Network, Toronto, ON
Jing-Song Ou

Jing-Song Ou, M.D., Ph.D

Professor and Director of Cardiovascular Diseases Institute, The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, China

Young Researchers

Conelius Ngwa

Conelius Ngwa, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Neurology, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, TX
Asma Shaikh-Kader

Asma Shaikh-Kader, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Department of Human Anatomy and Physiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Muhammad Tahir

Muhammad Tahir, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, New York Medical College, NY
WooIn Ryu

WooIn Ryu, Ph.D.

Postdoc Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA
Zofia Ostrowska-Podhorodecka

Zofia Ostrowska-Podhorodecka, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Canada
Jinlong Wang

Jinlong Wang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biology, Duke University, Durham, NC
Noha Shendy

Noha Shendy, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Oncology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
Francesca Zappa

Francesca Zappa, Ph.D.

Altos Labs Bay Area Institute of Science, Altos Labs, Inc., Redwood City, CA
Wiebke Sachs

Wiebke Sachs, Ph.D.

Institute of Cellular and Integrative Physiology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
A.O. Olowofolahan

A.O. Olowofolahan, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Eleni Petsalaki

Eleni Petsalaki, Ph.D.

Biology Department, University of Crete, Greece
Yi-Ing Chen

Yi-Ing Chen, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Genomics Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
Gabriela Cardoso Caldas

Gabriela Cardoso Caldas

Laboratory of Viral Morphology and Morphogenesis, Laboratory of Pathology - Oswaldo Cruz Institute, Brazil
Valeria Jaramillo-Martinez

Valeria Jaramillo-Martinez

Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX
Sabah Mozafari

Sabah Mozafari, Ph.D.

Biomedical Researcher, Complex Systems and Materials (MSC) Laboratory, University of Paris, France
Prithviraj Rajebhosale

Prithviraj Rajebhosale, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow, Section on Genetics of Neuronal Signaling, NINDS, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Supriya Sharma

Supriya Sharma, Ph.D.

Research Associate, ICMR-National Institute of Malaria Research, India