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Gladstone Institutes Alumni Symposium—Celebrating Mentoring

Gladstone Alumni Symposium
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 9:00am to 6:00pm
Mahley Auditorium

For the last 40 years, Gladstone has been dedicated to mentoring tomorrow’s leaders. Our alumni community has gone on to accomplish great things in a wide variety of career paths. As we celebrate our 40th anniversary, we want to highlight everyone who has made this milestone possible, whether former trainee, investigator, or member of our administration.

We invite our current community members and alumni to join us for this special symposium to connect with the Gladstone community and celebrate Gladstone’s 40th anniversary. We couldn’t have done it without you!

8:30–9:00am Breakfast
Talks will be in the Robert Mahley Auditorium, with overflow seating in room 107 A/B.
9:00–9:10am Deepak Srivastava, MD, President, Gladstone Institutes
9:10–9:40am Bo Angelin, MD, PhD, Karolinska Institute
“A Renaissance for Bile Acids in the Regulation of Human Metabolism”
9:40–10:10am Sergio Fazio, MD, PhD, Knight Cardiovascular Institute, Oregon Health Sciences University
“PCSK9 and Plasma Lipid Trafficking: The Physiologist’s Perspective”
10:10–10:40am Robert V. Farese, Jr., MD, Harvard Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School
"Birth of an Organelle: How Lipid Droplets are Made in Cells"
10:40–11:00am Break
11:00–11:30am Li Gan, PhD, Helen and Robert Appel Alzheimer’s Disease Research Institute, Weill Cornell Medicine
“Proteostasis and Innate Immunity: New Insights and Therapeutic Strategies in Neurodegenerative Diseases”
11:30am–12:00pm Anna G. Orr, PhD, Appel Alzheimer’s Disease Research Institute, Brain and Mind Research Institute, Weill Cornell Medicine
“How Astrocytes Regulate Cognitive Function and Affect Neurological Disease”
12:00–12:30pm John A. “Tony” Capra, PhD, Department of Biological Sciences and Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt Genetics Institute, Vanderbilt University
“My Ancestor Was a Neanderthal. Should I See a Doctor?”
12:30–1:30pm Lunch and Lab Tours
1:30–2:30pm Alumni Career Panel Discussion
Emily Berry, PhD, Legislative Assistant, California State Assembly
Mark A. Goldsmith, MD, PhD, CEO, REVOLUTION Medicines
Chris Haskell, PhD, Vice President and Head, West Coast Innovation Center, Bayer U.S.
Veronique Kiermer, PhD, Publisher & Executive Editor, PLOS
Karen Ring, PhD, Senior Manager, Scientific Communications, Weber Shandwick
2:30–2:45pm Break
2:45–3:15pm Romas Geleziunas, PhD, Gilead Sciences, Inc.
“Designing Therapies to Cure HIV”
3:15–3:45pm Li Qian, PhD, McAllister Heart Institute, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
“Altering Cardiac Cell Destiny: From Basic Science to Translational Medicine”
3:45–4:15pm Kathryn Ivey, PhD, Tenaya Therapeutics
“Translating Gladstone Research at Tenaya Therapeutics”
4:15–4:45pm Eric Verdin, MD, Buck Institute for Research on Aging
“Rediscovering a Classic: NAD Metabolism in Aging”
4:45–5:45pm Reception and Lab Tours

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