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Talk Titles + Speakers Announced: 2018 CORNET Symposium | 10.29.18


We invite you to celebrate another productive year of our CORNET Award teams and to learn more about their discoveries at the second annual CORNET Symposium hosted by Dr. Steven R. Goodman, Vice Chancellor for Research. CORNET teams whose one-year Award period has recently concluded will be presenting short presentations on the results of their work followed by a Q&A session. More details and a list of speakers and their talk titles can be found below. We hope to see you there!

October 29, 2018 from 9:30am – 2:15pm

The Freeman Auditorium (930 Madison Avenue, 3rd Floor)

A light breakfast and boxed lunch will be provided!

Please RSVP by October 24, 2018 via Outlook Forms.


9:30 – 9:35 am: Opening Remarks STEVE J. SCHWAB, MD, Chancellor

9:35 – 9:55 am: “Polarized Cell Division of Chlamydia Trachomatis: An Opportunity for Intervention” Presented by JOHN COX, PhD

9:55 – 10:15 am: “Evaluation of the Genetic Contribution to the Neuroinflammatory Response Following Neonatal Alcohol Exposure” Presented by KRISTIN HAMRE, PhD, and JESSICA BAKER, BS

10:15 – 10:35 am: “Investigating NF-kB and Wnt Signaling Activity in Cancer Cells with Real-time Autobioluminescent Imaging” Presented by ZHAOHUI WU, MD, PhD

10:35 – 10:55 am: “NFAT Associated Long Noncoding RNA in Colorectal Cancer Health Disparity” Presented by MANISH TRIPATHI, PhD

10:55 – 11:05 am: Mid-Morning Break

11:05 – 11:25 am: “Development of Novel Therapies for Retinitis Pigmentosa” Presented by NAWAJES MANDAL, PhD, and HARRY KOCHAT, PhD

11:25 – 11:45 am: “Future of MicroRNA Based Nanomedicine for Prostate Cancer Treatment” Presented by SUBHASH CHAUHAN, PhD

11:45 am – 12:05 pm: “Identifying Chemical Modulators of the UBE3A Ubiquitin Ligase as a Therapeutic Strategy to Treat Epileptic Seizures” Presented by LAWRENCE T. REITER, PhD, and GLEN E. PALMER, PhD

12:05 – 12:25 pm: “Unique Nanoplatforms for Delivery of Therapeutics” Presented by MURALI YALLAPU, PhD

12:25 – 12:45 pm: Lunch Break

12:45 – 1:05 pm: “FADS1 Nutrigenetics in Childhood Obesity” Presented by CHARLES R. YATES, PharmD, PhD, and WEBB SMITH, PhD

1:05 – 1:25 pm: “The Breast Microbiota and Mucosal Immune System in African American and Non-Hispanic White Breast Cancer Tissues” Presented by ATHENA STARLARD-DAVENPORT, PhD

1:25 – 1:45 pm: “Targeting the Aromatic Amino Acid Synthesis Pathway to Develop a New Class of Broad Spectrum Antifungals” Presented by GLEN E. PALMER, PhD

1:45 – 2:15 pm: Closing Remarks, Presentation of CORNET Award Certificates, and Photographs STEVEN R. GOODMAN, PhD, Vice Chancellor for Research