Schedule

 Thursday, October 22, 2015: KUMC Campus
3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, KS 66160

4:30-5:00 p.m. Registration, G032 Lied Auditorium
5:00-5:05 p.m. Introductory Remarks (KUMC SOM Dean, Robert Simari, MD)
5:05-5:08 p.m. Welcome from the KUMC CRS Director, T. Rajendra Kumar, PhD
5:08-5:10 p.m. Introduction of Keynote Lecturer (T. Rajendra Kumar, PhD)
5:10-6:15 p.m. Keynote Lecture - Bert O'Malley, MD, Baylor College of Medicine
"Structure-Function Relationships of the Estrogen Receptor-Coactivator Complex"
6:30-9:00 p.m. Reception, Beller Conference Center, 1005-1009 Hemenway Building
7:00-9:00 p.m. Poster Session, Beller Conference Center, 1005-1009 Hemenway Building

Friday, October 23, 2015: Kansas City Public Library - Central (Downtown)
14 West 10th St., Helzberg Auditorium, 5th Floor,
Kansas City, MO 64105

Parking garage is located on the NW corner of 10th & Baltimore, just West of the library.
Kansas City Public Library map (pdf)

8:00-8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30-8:35 a.m. Introductory Remarks (T. Rajendra Kumar, PhD)
 Session I: Genetics and Epigenetics of Early Embryo Development
8:35-9:20 a.m. Scott Coonrod, PhD, Cornell University
"Role of PAD Enzymes in Early Development, Estrogen Signaling, and Cancer Progression"
9:25-9:55 a.m. Amy Ralston, PhD, Michigan State University
"Cell Fate Decisions in the Early Mouse Embryo"
10:00-10:15 a.m. Trainee Lecture - To Be Determined
 10:15-10:35 a.m. Morning Break

Session II: Mechanisms of Gonad Development and Function 

10:35-11:20 a.m. Wei Yan, MD, PhD, University of Nevada School of Medicine
"Roles of Small Noncoding RNAs in Gametogenesis and Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance"
11:25-11:55 a.m. James A. MacLean, PhD, Southern Illinois University
"Recent Insights into RHOX Transcription Factor Action in Gonad Development"
12:00-12:15 p.m. Trainee Lecture - To Be Determined
Lunch/Trainee Poster Award Presentation
12:15-1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30-1:40 p.m. Trainee Poster Award Presentation (T. Rajendra Kumar, PhD)
Session III: Mechanisms of Uterine Development and Pathology 
1:45-2:30 p.m. Robert N. Taylor, MD, PhD, Wake Forest School of Medicine
"In the Beginning: Cellular Behavior of Nascent Endometriosis"
2:35-3:05 p.m. Qinglei Li, PhD, Texas A&M University
"New Insights into the Function of TGF-beta Signaling in the Uterus"
3:10-3:25 p.m. Trainee Lecture - To be Determined
3:30 p.m. Thank you for attending - meeting adjourned


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