Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Alfred L. Goldberg

Alfred L. Goldberg, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Akihiko Yoshimura

Akihiko Yoshimura, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Keio University School of Medicine, Japan
John D. Scott

John D. Scott, Ph.D., FRS

Edwin G. Krebs-Speights Professor of Cell Signaling and Cancer Biology, University of Washington Sch. of Medicine, Seattle, WA
Robert J. Schwartz

Robert J. Schwartz, Ph.D

Hugh Roy and Lillian Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Biology & Biochemistry, University of Houston, TX
Vadivel Ganapathy

Vadivel Ganapathy, Ph.D

Professor and Chair, Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry, Texas Tech University Health Sci. Center, Lubbock, TX
Lan Guan

Lan Guan, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Cell Physiology and Molecular Biophysics, Director, Center for Membrane Protein Research, Texas Tech University Health Sci. Center, Lubbock, TX
Tao Pan

Tao Pan, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Chicago, IL

Featured Speakers

Han Seok Ko

Han Seok Ko, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Neurology, Institute for Cell Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Shulin Li

Shulin Li, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Pediatrics - Research, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Michael Zhu

Michael Zhu, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, TX
Jukka Westermarck

Jukka Westermarck, Ph.D.

Professor, Turku Bioscience Centre, University of Turku, Finland
Janice Santiago-O'Farrill

Janice Santiago-O'Farrill, Ph.D.

Department of Experimental Therapeutics, Division of Cancer Medicine, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
M. Cecilia Caino

M. Cecilia Caino, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO
Benny Abraham Kaipparettu

Benny A. Kaipparettu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Anna Bianchi-Smiraglia

Anna Bianchi-Smiraglia, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Oncology, Department of Cell Stress Biology, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, NY
Zhao Wang

Zhao Wang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Sang W. Park

Sang W. Park, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School/Boston Children's Hospital,
Boston, MA
Parisa Kalantari

Parisa Kalantari, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, PA
Arthur M. Edelman

Arthur M. Edelman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY
Katrin J. Svensson

Katrin J. Svensson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Tianmin Fu

Tianmin Fu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry and Pharmacology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Sebastian Oltean

Sebastian Oltean, MBBS, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in Experimental Medicine and Therapeutics, Department of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences, University of Exeter Medical School, UK
Matthew C. Madison

Matthew C. Madison, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, School of Health Professions, Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL
Ricardo J. Martinez-Tapia

Ricardo J. Martinez-Tapia, M.D.

Department of Physiology, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
Ye Zheng

Ye Zheng, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Nomis Center for Immunology & Microbial Pathogenesis, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA
Anthony Uren

Anthony Uren, Ph.D.

School of Biomedical Sciences,​ Faculty of Health, Derriford Research Facility, University of Plymouth, UK
Jayshree Samanta

Jayshree Samanta, MBBS, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center, Dept. of Comparative Biosciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI
Uri Abdu

Uri Abdu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Life Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Peter Pfeffer

Peter Pfeffer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, School of Biological Science, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Young Researchers

Conelius Ngwa

Conelius Ngwa, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Neurology, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, TX
Asma Shaikh-Kader

Asma Shaikh-Kader, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Department of Human Anatomy and Physiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Muhammad Tahir

Muhammad Tahir, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, New York Medical College, NY