Tales of Discovery: Answering cutting-edge research questions with zebrafish

January 13, 2015, 4:00 – 9:00 PM
CAS Gallery
1210 Stanford Drive
University of Miami‌

‌‌

POSTER ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 17, 2014
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 7, 2015
REGISTER ONLINE: Link

Preliminary Program

4:00-4:30

Pointing the Way: Control of Directed Neuron Migration by the Planar Cell Polarity Pathway

Dr. Cecilia B. Moens, Professor, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle

4:30-4:45

In vivo and in vitro zebrafish models for CNS axonal regeneration after injury

Dr. Jeffrey Plunkett, Associate Professor, St. Thomas University

 

4:45-5:00

Communication breakdown: how chemical perturbations affect nervous system development

Dr. Lisa Ganser, Assistant Professor, Kennesaw State University

 

5:00-5:15

Zebrafish as a model for inherited diseases of the nervous system

Dr. Julia Dallman, Assistant Professor, University of Miami

5:15-5:30

Developmental approaches in zebrafish to understand evolution and congenital malformations: the case of the head-trunk transition

Dr. Isaac Skromne, Assistant Professor, University of Miami

5:30-5:45

Latest advances in establishing and maintaining a zebrafish colony

Bill Kilgore, Aquatic Specialist, Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems

5:45-6:00

Zebrafish models for biomedical research

Dr. John Lu, Associate Professor, University of Miami

6:00-6:30

To be announced

Dr. Florian Engert, Professor, Dept. Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University

6:30-9:00

Tour of University of Miami Zebrafish Facility and demonstrations

Poster session with Refreshments

SPONSORED BY:
SEEDS, UM College of Arts and Sciences, UM Neuroscience Program, UM Biology, Society for
Developmental Bioogy, & Pentair-Aquatic Eco Systems

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
Dr. Julia Dallman (jdallman@bio.miami.edu) Dr. Isaac Skromne (iskromne@bio.miami.edu)