Please join us on Tuesday, April 28th for a postdoc poster session, oral presentations, keynote address by Dr. Craig Giroux from the NIH, and fantastic raffle prizes! In the morning session, we will also have Dr. Eric Elmquist, a Vanderbilt grad and entrepreneur.

This Symposium is generously sponsored by the Vanderbilt Medical Alumni Association (VMAA) and the Office of Research

For up-to-date information and schedule, please visit

Record History
Added on April 27, 2015 at 3:37 PM by Cartailler, Jean-Philippe
Modified on April 27, 2015 at 3:38 PM by Cartailler, Jean-Philippe
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Public: 9th Annual PDA and Shared Resources Symposium Schedule

Meeting Details

Start Date / Time April 28, 2015 at 9:00 AM
End Date / Time April 28, 2015 at 5:00 PM
Duration 8 hour(s)
Location Light Hall (Lobby and Room 208)
Presenter Name Not provided
Presentation Title Not provided
Status This meeting has already occurred

Meeting Agenda/Notes

9:00 AM-9:45 AM

Registration and Poster Set-up

Light Hall North Lobby


9:55 AM-10:00 AM

Opening Session Raffle Prize

208 Light Hall


10:00 AM-10:15 AM

Opening Remarks

Dr. Larry Marnett

Associate Vice Chancellor for Research

Senior Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences

208 Light Hall


10:15 AM-10:45 AM


Eric Elmquist, Ph.D.

Entrepreneur, Owner, Intellectual Properties, LLC

208 Light Hall


10:45 AM-11:25 AM

“Regulation of Endothelial Cell Proliferation and Vascular Assembly through Distinct mTORC2 Signaling Pathways.”

Shan Wang, Ph.D.

“The impact of dietary metals on the gut microbiome and Clostridium difficile infection.”

Joseph Zackular, Ph.D.

208 Light Hall


11:25 AM-11:30 AM

Break & Raffle

208 Light Hall


11:30 AM-11:50 AM

“Long-term high-fat diet consumption and diet reversal intervention in APPSWE/PS1dE9 mice, as a model of Alzheimer’s disease.”

Jennifer Walker, Ph.D.

208 Light Hall


11:50 AM-12:05 PM

“BRET Career Planning Resources for Postdoctoral Fellows”

Ashley Brady, Ph.D.

ASPIRE Program Manager

Director of Career Engagement and Strategic Partnerships

Office of Biomedical Research Education and Training (BRET)

208 Light Hall


12:05 PM-2:25 PM

Lunch, Posters, & Tables

*Box lunch for poster presenters sponsored by VMAA

Session 1: 12:15-1:15 M&I, Neuroscience

Session 2: 1:15-2:15 Animal/Clin Models, Biochem, Cancer & Cell Bio

Light Hall North Lobby & Langford Lobby



2:30 PM-3:30 PM

Keynote Address: “Biomedical Research as an Information Science: Career Opportunities and Challenges.”

Craig Giroux, Ph.D.

National Institutes of Health

208 Light Hall


3:30 PM-3:35 PM

Travel Award Raffle

208 Light Hall


3:40 PM-4:30 PM

Shared Resources Presentations

Kevin Weller, Flow Cytometry CORE

Paige Vinson, Ph.D., High-Throughput Screening Facility

208 Light Hall


4:30 PM-5:00 PM

Awards Ceremony

Mentor of the Year • Poster Award Winners

Shared Resources Career Development Awards

Postdoc of the Year • Travel Award Raffle

208 Light Hall