Conference Events


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Wed, December 9

Young Scientist Symposium

UCI Applied Innovation 
8:30 - 9:10 am Registration
9:10 - 9:15 pm
Welcoming Remarks
9:15 - 9:30 am
Soledad Reyes de Mochel (K. Cho laboratory, Dev & Cell, UCI)
"BMP signaling is required for cell cleavage in preimplantation-mouse embryos." (abstract)
9:30 - 9:45 am
Shen Tzu-We (Laboratory of Experimental Pathology, Human Bilogy Program, U. Tsukuba)
"Regulation of TIF1β Phosphorylation in Colorectal Cancer Progression" (abstract)
9:45 - 10:00 am Catherine Ha Ta (Mathematics, CCBS UCI)
“The Multi-step Transition between Epithelial and Mesenchymal States" (abstract)
10:00 - 10.15 am Emre Bektik (Cardiac Regenerative Medicine, Human Biology Program, U. Tsukuba)
"Cytokine Effect on In vivo Maturation of Induced Cardiomyocytes" (abstract)
10:15 - 10:30 am Coffee break
10:30 - 10:45 am Abed E. Alnaif (A.D. Lander laboratory, Biomedical Engineering, CCBS UCI)
"Morphogen gradients and pattern formation: A causality dilemma"
10:45 - 11:00 am
Takato Honda (International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine, Human Biology Program, U. Tsukuba)
"Systematic Behavioral Test Battery for Sleepy and Dreamless, Newly Identified Mouse Pedigrees with Sleep Abnormalities" (abstract)
11:00 - 11:15 am
Kouta Niizuma (A. Shibuya laboratory, Immunology, Human Biology Program, U. Tsukuba)
"Identification and Characterization of CD300H, a New Member of the Human CD300 Immunoreceptor Family" (abstract)
11:15 - 11:30 am
Ricardo Ramirez (A. Mortazavi laboratory, Dev & Cell, CCBS, UCI)
"Dynamic gene regualtory networks of human myeloid differentiation."(abstract)
11:30 - 11:45 am Dhouha Daassi (Takahashi laboratory, Human Biology Program, U. Tsukuba)
"The differential expression patterns of MafB and c-Maf in macrophages in vitro and in vivo" (abstract)
11:45 - 1:15 pm Lunch

Entrepreneurship Workshop

UCI Applied Innovation

1:15-1:40 pm Introduction - Jacob Levin, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Research Development
“Entrepreneurship and technology transfer in the 21st Century University"
1:40-1:55 pm Holger Roehl (UCI Invention Transfer Group (ITG))
“Technology Transfer from the University to the Private Sector”
1:55-2:10 pm
Kaushalya Kulathunga (Laboratory of Anatomy and Embryology, Human Biology Program, U. Tsukuba)
"Entrepreneurship Training Course, Human Biology Program: In a Students' Perspective" (abstract)
2:10-2:25 pm
Emma Flores (Program Coordinator Graduate Professional Success in the Biomedical Sciences GPS-BIOMED, UCI)
"UCI GPS BIOMED Graduate training program"
2:25-2:40 pm
Yoshinori Harada (Human Biology Program, School of Integrative and Global Majors, University of Tsukuba)
"University of Tsukuba:Framework of the 'Entrepreneurship Training' course from the Ph. D. Program in Human Biology (HBP)" (abstract)
2:40-3:00 pm
Doug Crawford (Sr. Licensing Officer, Applied Innovation UCI)
"ZAP! - a Lean Startup/NSF I-Corps style Entrepreneurship Bootcamp"
3:00 - 3:30 pm
 Panel Discussion
3:30 - 4:30 pm Reception - The Cove and tour of Applied Innovation

Thurs, December 10

Molecular and Cellular Foundations of Human Biology

Natural Sciences II, Rm. 3201 
8:15 - 8:50 am Continental breakfast 
8:50 - 9:00 am Opening Remarks: Arthur D. Lander (CCBS, UCI)
9:00 - 9:25 am
Ho Kiong (Infection Biology, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Tsukuba)
"Recapping the Message: The mRNA decapping and recapping pathway in Trypanosomes"  (abstract)
9:25 - 9:50 am
Weian Zhao (Pharmaceutical Sciences, UCI)
"Exploiting complex biology and diseases at a single cell/molecule level using droplet microfluidic technologies" (abstract)
9:50 -10:15 am
Mitsuru Okuwaki (Infection Biology, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Tsukuba)
"Functions of histone chaperones in gene expression and nuclear organization"(abstract)
10:15 - 10:30 am Coffee break - foyer
10:30 - 10:55 am
Tomoki Chiba (Life and Environmental Sciences, Tsukuba)
"The role of proteasome activators in oxidative stress response"  (abstract)
10:55 - 11:20 am
Ken Cho (Dev & Cell Bio, UCI)
"Foxh1 is a pioneer factor that bookmarks regulatory regions of germ layer specific genes"(abstract)
11:20 - 11:45 am
Masafumi Muratani (Genome Biology, Tsukuba)
"It’s a Small (-scale assay) World: Limited sample analysis in Tsukuba Genomics Platform" (abstract)
11:45 - 12:10 pm
Chang Liu (Biomedical Engineering, UCI)
"Orthogonal Replication for Rapid Evolution and Synthetic Biology" (abstract)
12:10 - 1:40 pm Lunch & Poster Viewing - foyer
1:40 - 2:05 pm
Hiroshi Hasegawa (Human Biology Program, School of Integrative and Global Majors, University of TsukubaTsukuba)
"Retrograde TGFbeta signaling regulating peripheral axon regeneration" (abstract)
2:05 - 2:30 pm
Marian Waterman (Cancer Research Institute, UCI)
"Wnt Signaling and metabolism in colon cancer"
2:30 - 2:55 pm
Hiroyuki Suzuki (Oncology, Tsukuba)
"Roles of Tsc-22 family proteins in tumor development" (abstract)
2:55 - 3:10 pm Coffee break - foyer

Graduate Program Collaboration: Tsukuba-UCI

Natural Sciences II, Rm. 3201

3:10 - 3:25pm Michael Mulligan and Klemens Hertel (Graduate Studies, BioSci and SOM)
3:25 - 3:40 pm Frances Leslie (Graduate Division, UCI)
3:40 - 3:55 pm Arthur Lander (MCSB MS/PhD program and CCBS)
3:55 - 4:10 pm Melanie Cocco (CMB PhD Program)
4:10 - 4:25 pm Hiroshi Hasegawa (Tsukuba Human Biology Program)
4:30 - 5:00 pm Panel Discussion
6:30 - 9:00 pm
Faculty Dinner 

Fri, December 11

Exercise Medicine & Neuroscience

Center for Neurobiology of Learning and Memory (Herklotz Conference Room) 
9:00 - 9:40 am Coffee and pastries - foyer
9:40 - 10:00 am Opening Remarks: James Hicks (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, EMSSI, UCI)
10:00 - 10:25 pm
Craig Stark (Neurobiology and Behavior, UCI)
"Virtual environmental enrichment through video games"  (abstract)
10:25 - 10:50 am
Matt Blurton Jones (Neurobiology and Behavior, UCI)
"Examining the role of the adaptive immune system in Alzheimer's Disease Pathogenesis"
10:50 - 11:10 am Coffee break - foyer
11:10 - 11:35 am
 Takeshi Nishiyasu (Exercise & Environmental Physiology, U. Tsukuba)
"Characteristics of heat-induced hyperventilation at rest and during exercise in humans" (abstract)
11:35 - 12:00 am
Takashi Matsui (Sport Neuroscience, U. Tsukuba)
"Brain glycogen: The novel energy source of exercising brain"(abstract)
12:00 - 1:00 pm Buffet Lunch - Atrium
1:00 - 1:35 pm
Hideaki Soya (Sport Neuroscience, U. Tsukuba)
“Mild Exercise As A Potential Tool for Hippocampal Remodeling” (abstract)
1:35 - 2:00 pm
Kim Green (Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, UCI)
"Exploring microglial function in the healthy and diseased brain" (abstract)
2:00 - 2:25 pm
Kyeongho Byun (Sport Neuroscience, U. Tsukuba, and Neurobiology & Behavior, UCI)
“Exploring the neural substrates of mild-exercise-enhanced human cognition: a functional neuroimaging study” (abstract)
2:25 - 3:00 pm Panel Discussion by all speakers
3:00 - 3:15 pm Coffee break - foyer
3:15 - 4:00 pm

Distinguished Session Speaker: Carl Cotman (Institute for Memory Impairments & Neurological Disorders, UCI)

"Exercise builds brain health"

4:00 - 5:30 pm Reception - Atrium


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