Friday, October 12, 2018

Poster Award Winners

Undergraduate student: Michaela Buchanan, Computer Sci/Biochemistry & Biophysics  Using GPUs to Classify Oceans of Data
Graduate student:  Courtney Armour, MCB  A Metagenomic Meta-Analysis Reveals Functional Signatures of Health and Disease in the Human Gut Microbiome
Postdoc/Trainer: T. William O'Neill, Biomedical Sciences  Creating 3-Dimensional Models from Serial Histologic Sections Using Open-Source Software


8:00 Registration & refreshments (Poster & sponsor setup) 
9:00 Brett Tyler, Director, CGRB
9:30 Helen Poynton, University of Massachusetts   
The Toxicogenome of Hyalella Azteca, building genomic resources for healthy ecosystems
10:20 Break (Poster & sponsor setup / displays)
10:45 Gerrad Jones, Biological & Ecological Engineering
Environmental Change Drives Global Soil Element Fluxes

James Watson, College of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Science
Manifold Learning of Multi-scale Dynamics in Complex Systems

11:45 Joe Christison, Office of Commercialization & Corporate Development
Patenting and Commercializing University Discoveries
12:10 Lunch (Poster and Sponsor setups / displays)
1:15 Daniel Coleman, OHSU
Targeting BET Bromodomain Proteins in Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer
2:10 Maria Franco, Biochemistry & Biophysics
Role of Redox Signaling in Tumor Metabolic Reprogramming
2:40 James Strother, Integrative Biology
Elucidation of neural circuit structures through imaging, optogenetics, and behavior
3:05 Break 

Maude David, Depts of Microbiology & Pharmacy
Children with autism and their typically-developing siblings differ in exact sequence variants and predicted functions of stool-associated microbes

4:00 Vladimir Shulaev, University of North Texas
Neuroprotective effect of 17β-Estradiol (E2) on rat brain
4:50 Closing remarks
5:00 - 7:30 Poster Session/Reception, Sponsor Displays

Thank you to our conference committee:

Jared LeBoldus, Assistant Professor, Botany & Plant Pathology
Claudia Maier, Professor, Chemistry
Natalia Shulzhenko, Assistant Professor, Vet Biomedical Science