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Virtual Event: Summer 2021 Research in Progress Symposium

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Summer 2021 Research in Progress Symposium Presenters (top row) In-Jee You, Ryan King, Ph.D., Christina Wheeler, Rocco DiSanto, and (bottom row) Carmen Muñoz-Ballester, Ph.D., Paras Patel, Abra Roberts.

Summer 2021 Research In Progress Symposium

June 29, 2021 

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

How to attend:  Register online for Zoom access. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Please note that if you register by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 25, you will receive a special treat!

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Symposium Program

2:05 p.m. In-Jee You, Research Associate, Shin Lab
“Neural Circuit Mechanisms Underlying Self-harm”

2:20 p.m. Ryan King, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate, Johnstone Lab
“Pannexin-1 as a Regulator of Coronary Microvascular Disease”

2:40 p.m. Christina Wheeler, Graduate Student, Lamouille Lab
“Investigating the Role of Connexin43/microtubule Interaction During Epithelial-mesenchymal Transition”

3:00 p.m. Rocco DiSanto, Medical Student, Gourdie Lab
“A Novel Database to Assess Technology Transfer at NIH-Funded Universities”

3:20 p.m. Carmen Munoz-Ballester, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate, Robel Lab
“TBI Causes Neuronal Atypical Dysfunction: Why Blood Is Not Invited to the Party”

4:05 p.m. Paras Patel, Graduate Student, Mukherjee Lab
“SNPshots of the brain: CASK as a Window into Form and Function”

4:00 p.m. Abra Roberts, Medical Student, LaMantia Lab
"Transcriptional Response to Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Developing Cortical Projection Neurons"

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