M.D.-Ph.D. Program’s 28th Annual Student/Faculty Retreat

October 16-17, 2010
Waterville Valley Resort
Waterville Valley, NH

MD-PhD 28th Annual Retreat – Waterville Valley, New Hampshire – Schedule

Saturday, October 16, 2010
6:30am Charter buses arrive at Vanderbilt Hall
7:00am Charter buses depart from Vanderbilt Hall
9:00am Arrival & Breakfast Buffet
10:00am Welcome & Inroductions
Dr. Stephen C. Blacklow & Ms. Linda Burnley

Session I - Student Oral Presentations
Daniel Buckland
(Ultrasound Imaging of the Intervertebral Disc)
Yves Chretien (Measuring Racial Differences in Living-Donor Kidney Transplantation)
Robert Koffie (The roles of ApoE and oligomeric amyloid-beta in Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis)
11:00am BREAK (10 minutes)
  Gillian Fell (The role of the endogenous opioid beta-endorphin in systemic and behavioral effects of radiation exposure)
Matthew Greenblatt (MAP Kinases in skeletal homeostasis)
Daniel Herman (Application of targeted DNA resequencing to unravel the genetic architecture of human cardiomyopathies)
12:00-1:30pm Group Photo & Lunch
1:30-3:00pm Session II - Student Oral Presentations
Peggy Hsu
(Characterization of the mTOR-regulated phosphoproteome and a new mechanism of feedback inhibition of PI3K/Akt signaling)
Rex Hung
(Imaging neuronal metabolism)
Marie Hollenhorst
(Biosynthesis of the Dapdiamide Family of Trojan Horse Antibiotics)
Mai Anh Huynh
(An Isoform-specific SnoN1-FOXO1 repressor complex controls neuronal morphogenesis and positioning)
Vikram Pattanayak
(An In Vitro DNA Cleavage Selection Applied to Zinc Finger Nucleases Reveals Potential Genomic Off-Target Cleavage Sites)
3:05-4:00pm Hotel Check-In & Poster Session Set-up
Distribution of keys for Town Square Condos will be at the registration table in the conference center.
4:00-5:30pm Annual Eva Neer Memorial Lecture
“Characterizing General Anesthesia-Induced Loss of Consciousness”
Emery N. Brown, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Health Sciences and Technology and Professor of Computational Neuroscience at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and the Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anaesthesia at MGH and Harvard Medical School
5:30-7:30pm Poster Session and Reception
Held in the Osceola Room located on the lower level of the conference center
7:30-9:30pm New England Clam Bake Dinner & Entertainment and Silly Prizes
Organized game by Athar Malik
9:30pm After Dinner Party in Conference Center Speakeasy
Music Provided by D.J. Russ Holliday - Cash Bar


Sunday, October 17, 2010
7:00-8:30am Breakfast Bufet
8:30-9:30am Town Hall Meeting for Students & Directors
9:30-10:45am Session III - Student Oral Presentations
Marlys Fassett (Nur77 at the crossroads of T cell tolerance)
ChieYu Lin (Field cancerization arising from aberrant tissue stem cells precedes malignancy)
Benjamin Rapoport (Metabolic Factors Limiting Performance in Marathon Runners)
11:30-12:30pm Group Hike & Recreational Activities
Hike led by Dr. Moshe Jakubowski
12:000pm Hotel Check-out
Town Square Condo attendees: please return your keys at the conference center registration table
12:30pm Bag Lunch
1:00pm Charter buses depart outside of WV Conference Center

Student Retreat Committee: Year 1: Alexander Bick, William Gibson, Year 2: Melis Anahtar, Darja Djordjevic, Cristy Garza, Priya Srikanth, Year 4: Amy Xu, Year 6: Vincent Auyeung, Marie Hollenhorst, Rex Hung, Athar Malik


Past Events

MD-PhD Retreat 2010

MD-PhD Retreat 2009

MD-PhD Retreat 2008