Thursday, November 6, 2014: KUMC Campus
3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, KS 66160

4:30-5:00 p.m. Registration
5:00-5:10 p.m. Welcome/Introductory Remarks
5:10-6:15 p.m.

Keynote Lecture-W. Lee Kraus, PhD, Cecil H. and Ida Green Distinguished Chair in Reproductive Biology Sciences, Professor and Vice Chair for Basic Sciences, Departments of Obstetrics and Gyncecology, UT Southwestern
"Characterization of the Estrogen-Regulated Transcriptome in Breast Cancer Cells"/Q&A

6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Reception (Beller Conference Center) campus map (pdf)
7:00-9:00 p.m. Poster Session/Competition (Beller Conference Center) campus map (pdf)


Friday, November 7, 2014: Kansas City Public Library
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)

7:30-8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00-8:05 a.m. Welcome/Opening Remarks  
8:05-8:40 a.m. Marisa S. Bartolomei, PhD, Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Pennsylvania
"Genomic Imprinting: ART and Science"
8:40-8:50 a.m. Q&A
8:50-9:15 a.m. Sundeep Kalantry, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Human Genetics, University of Michigan
"Novel Mechanisms of X-chromosome Inactivation"
9:15-9:20 a.m. Q&A
9:20-9:32 a.m.

Trainee Oral Presentation: Zhen Zhang, MS, Graduate Student, "O-GIcNAcylation Regulates γ-Globin Transcription"

9:32-9:35 a.m. Q&A
9:35-9:55 a.m. Morning Break 
9:55-10:30 a.m. Suzanne Moenter, PhD, Professor, Departments of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Obstetrics and Gynecology
and Internal Medicine, University of Michigan
"New Insights into Reproductive Neuroendocrine Development"
10:30-10:40 a.m. Q&A
10:40-11:05 a.m. Melinda E. Wilson, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Kentucky
"Dynamic Regulation of Estrogen Receptors by Epigenetic Mechanisms"
11:05-11:10 a.m. Q&A
11:10-11:22 a.m. Trainee Oral Presentation: Damayanti Chakraborty, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, "Epigenetic Regulation of MMP12 by Histone H3K9 DemethylaseKDM3A Modulates Trophoblast Stem Cell Adaptations to Hypoxia"
11:22-11:25 a.m. Q&A
11:25-12:45 p.m. Lunch
12:45-1:20 p.m. Kathy Sharpe-Timms, PhD, Professor and Director, Division of Reproductive and Perinatal Research, Director, MU Assisted Reproduction Labs, University of Missouri-Columbia
"Transgenerational Endometriosis: The Missing Link"
1:20-1:30 p.m. Q&A
1:30-1:55 p.m. Jae-Wook Jeong, PhD, Associate Professor, Departments of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Michigan State University
"Progesterone Signaling in Endometrium"
1:55-2:00 p.m. Q&A
2:00-2:12 p.m. Trainee Oral Presenation: Michelle McWilliams, MS, Graduate Student, "The Role of PRICKLE-1 in the Pathogenesis of Uterine Leiomyoma"
2:12-2:15 p.m. Q&A
2:15-2:50 p.m. David Zarkower, PhD, Professor, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology & Development, Director, Developmental Biology Center, University of Minnesota
"Keeping Sex Signaling Safe: DMRT1 and Gonadal Transdifferentiation"
2:50-3:00 p.m. Q&A
3:00-3:20 p.m. Afternoon Break
3:20-3:55 p.m. Amander Clark, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center, University of California, Los Angeles
"Methylation reprogramming in the human germ line"
3:55-4:05 p.m. Q&A
4:05-4:17 p.m. Trainee Oral Presentation: Prabuddha Chadraborty, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, "Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2(BMP2) Uses ALK2/3 to Mediate Estradiole-17β Effect Towards Primordial Follicle Formation in Hamster Ovary by Promoting Germ Cell and Somatic Cell Differentiation"
4:17-4:20 p.m. Q&A
4:20-4:30 p.m. Poster Award Presentations/Closing Remarks/Adjourn 

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Last modified: Nov 04, 2014