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40th Anniversary Science Symposium

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Mahley Auditorium

This year marks Gladstone’s 40th anniversary. Gladstone’s history has been enriched by our partnerships with scientists, supporters, board members, and collaborators from all around the world. This global network continues to be an integral part of our organization.

Join us for a scientific symposium to celebrate our 40th anniversary and the colleagues who have made this moment possible.

To kick off the 40th Science Symposium, Gladstone is hosting the 2019 Lloyd “Holly” Smith Distinguished Lecture with Eric N. Olson.


Tuesday, October 15

Holly Smith Distinguished Lecture
Understanding Muscle Development, Disease, and Regeneration

Eric N. Olson, PhD, Chair, Department of Molecular Biology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Mahley Auditorium

5:00–6:00pm Reception
Gladstone Lobby
Wednesday, October 16
8:30–9:00am Breakfast
Gladstone Lobby
All talks will be in the Mahley Auditorium.
9:00–9:10am Welcome
Deepak Srivastava, MD, President, Gladstone Institutes
Sam Hawgood, MBBS, Chancellor, UC San Francisco
9:10–9:40am Gladstone’s 40-year Vision: Science Overcoming Disease
Robert W. Mahley, MD, PhD
Founder, President Emeritus, and Senior Investigator, Gladstone Institutes
9:40–10:25am Fighting Fats: How SREBPs Influence Atherosclerosis and Fatty Liver Disease
Michael S. Brown, MD, and Joseph L. Goldstein, MD
Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
10:25–10:55am Discoveries of the 1st Cytokine (IL-2) and of Human Retroviruses
Robert C. Gallo, MD
Co-Founder and Director Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland School of Medicine
10:55–11:10am Break
11:10–Noon Gender Equity in the Sciences Panel Discussion

Karla A. Kirkegaard, PhD
Katherine S. Pollard, PhD
Christine E. Seidman, MD
Marc Tessier-Lavigne, PhD

Moderated by
Melanie Das, PhD
Scientist, Mucke Lab, Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease
Jeannette Osterloh, PhD
Manager, Corporate Liaison and Ventures, Gladstone Institutes
12:10–1:25pm Lunch
1:25–1:55pm Mutations, Mechanisms, and New Medicines for Cardiomyopathies
Christine E. Seidman, MD
Professor, Departments of Medicine and Genetics, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital
1:55–2:25pm The Global HIV/AIDS Pandemic: A Triumph of Science over Fear
Warner Greene, MD, PhD
Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology
2:25–2:55pm Molecular Control of Axon Degeneration in Development, Disease, and Adult Plasticity
Marc Tessier-Lavigne, PhD
President and Bing Presidential Professor
Stanford University
2:55–3:15pm Break
3:15–3:45pm Data Science Is the Glue Between Systems and Mechanisms
Katherine S. Pollard, PhD
Director, Gladstone Institute of Data Science and Biotechnology
3:45–4:15pm My Cousin, My Enemy: Suppressing Outliers in RNA Virus Infections
Karla A. Kirkegaard, PhD
Stanford University School of Medicine
4:15–4:45pm Recent Progress in iPS Cell Research and Application
Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD
Senior Investigator, Gladstone Institutes, and Director, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University

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