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8:00 - 8:45 am Continental Breakfast and Poster Setup
8:45 amWelcome and Introduction to ProgramStefan Strack, Ph.D.
8:50 - 10:20 am Session 1: Oral presentations - chaired by DP Mohapatra, Ph.D. and Toshi Kitamoto, Ph.D.
8:50 - 9:05 amAdele Stewart, Graduate Student
Regulation of G Protein Signaling 6 (RGS6) Promotes Anxiety and Depression by Attenuating Serotonin-Mediated Activation of the 5-HT1A Receptor-Adenylyl Cyclase Axis
9:05 - 9:20 amAndrew Shepherd, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Distinct Pathways Underlying Pain Hypersensitivity Caused by C-Type Natriuretic Peptide
9:20 - 9:35 amArianne Lark, Graduate Student
Regulation of Sleep Under Starvation Stress via a G-Protein Coupled Dual Receptor for Dopamine and Steroids in Drosophila
9:35 - 9:50 amEmily Petruccelli, Graduate StudentDrosophila Dopamine Ecdysone REceptor (DopEcR) Modulates Ethanol-Induced Sedation and Hyperactivity
9:50 - 10:20 amYuriy Usachev, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Distinct Functions of Mitochondrial Ca2+ Uniporters MCU and MCUb in Neurons
10:20 - 10:50 amBreak and Poster Viewing
10:50 - 12:20 pm Session 2: Oral presentations chaired by Matt Potthoff, Ph.D.
10:50 - 11:05 amKyle Flippo, Graduate Student
Inhibition of PP2A/Bb2 and Mitochondrial Fission as a Potential Therapy for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
11:05 - 11:20 amKathleen Markan, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Targeting Endogenous FGF21 Activity to Enhance Insulin Sensitivity
11:20 - 11:35 amJacqueline Reilly, Graduate StudentDepleting the Isoprenoid Biosynthetic Pathway in a Murine Model of Prostate Cancer Metastasis
11:35 - 11:50 amAmy Guimarães-Young, Graduate Student
Generation of a Novel Spontaneous Transgenic Mouse Model of Node Positive Metastatic Vulvar Cancer
11:50 - 12:20 pmKamal Rahmouni, Ph.D., Associate ProfessorMolecular Basis of Neural Control of Blood Pressure
12:20 - 1:30 pmLunch Break and Poster Viewing
1:30 - 3:30 pm Session 3: Oral presentations chaired by Justin Grobe, Ph.D.
1:30 - 1:45 pmColin Burnett, Graduate Student
The Fire of Life: Surprisingly, Only 93% Aerobic. Can We Treat Obesity by Targeting the Other 7%?
1:45 - 2:00 pmMadeliene Stump, Graduate Student
Targeting Brain PPARg: Generation of Neuron-Specific Transgenic Mice
2:00 - 2:30 pmAnne Kwitek, Ph.D., Associate ProfessorGenetic Regulation of Traits and Transcriptome in a Rat Metabolic Syndrome Model
2:30 - 3:30 pmYuriy Kirichok, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of California, San FranciscoMitochondrial Uncoupling and Thermogenesis
3:30 pmAwards and Closing