The 18th Annual HMG Symposium will be held on Friday, April 10, 2015. This event is organized by the Program students and features outstanding speakers from around the country, student talks, a poster competition and a career panel representing a broad range of scientific career paths.  This event is open to everyone, and first-year GSBS students are encouraged to attend. The complete schedule for the 2015 symposium is below.  A printable version can be found here.  We look forward to seeing you there!

The University of Texas at Houston Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Program in Human and Molecular Genetics
18th Annual HMG Mini-Symposium
April 10, 2015
South Campus Research Building 2 (SCRB2)
South Campus Conference Rooms 1 & 2 (2SCR1.4015 & 2SCR1.4019) 

8:30 Breakfast

9:00 Welcome address

9:05 Student research presentation:
“Regulatory Variant Alters Expression of CRISPLD2, a Nonsyndromic Cleft Lip and Palate Gene”
Lorena Maili, M.S. | Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas Medical School at Houston

9:35 Distinguished alumnus seminar:
“Single-cell sequencing of human brain”
Kun “Ken” Zhang, Ph.D. | Associate Professor, Dept. of Bioengineering, University of California San Diego

10:35 Coffee break

10:45 HMG faculty highlight:
“The TP53 tumor suppressor network in cancer”
Timothy McDonnell, M.D., Ph.D. | Professor, Dept. of Hematopathology, MD Anderson Cancer Center

11:45 Presentation of distinguished faculty award

12:00 Lunch

1:15 Student research presentation:
“Bone Marrow Transplantation Rescues Delayed Thrombus Resolution and Fibroproliferative Vascular Wound Healing From Deficiency of Type III Collagen”
Ping, Zhou B.S. | Dept. of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical School at Houston

1:45 Forum - career paths in biomedical sciences
Nancy Cox, Ph.D. | Professor, Dept. of Medicine, Vanderbilt Genetics Institute
Timothy McDonnell, M.D., Ph.D. | Professor, Department Hematopathology, MDACC
Kun “Ken” Zhang, Ph.D. | Professor, Dept. of Bioengineering, UCSD
Brad Hall, Ph.D. | Lead Scientist, Altermune Technologies LLC
Jacqueline Horn, Ph.D. | Professor, Dept. of Biology, HBU
Alison Heller, Ph.D. | Project Manager, Dept. of Immunology, MDACC

2:45 Coffee break

3:00 Keynote seminar:
“Novel Approaches to Large-scale Data Integration for Common Disease Genomics”
Nancy Cox, Ph.D. | Professor, Dept. of Medicine, Vanderbilt Genetics Institute

4:00 Poster exhibition

5:00 Reception and closing remarks


Welcome, visiting applicants!

The faculty and students of the Human and Molecular Genetics Program at GSBS
would like to welcome you to Houston!


For more information about the HMG Program, from a current program student,
please feel free to contact:

Dennis Ruder

Uyen "Mimi" Le

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