Basic Science Day
The School of Medicine's Basic Science Day brings together faculty, staff, trainees, and students to celebrate Basic Science research and the vast and diverse array of activities taking place across our campus, and to encourage collaborations.
Basic Science Day will proceed as scheduled.
The Robert J. Lefkowitz, M.D., Distinguished Lecture
scheduled from 4:00 to 5:00 pm has been postponed.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Great Hall, Trent Semans Center
- Lectures by Duke faculty members from all Basic Science Departments
- Poster session
- Lunch provided
- Complete agenda coming soon
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Robert J. Lefkowitz, M.D. Distinguished Lecture
"The Myosin Mesa and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Mutations to Mechanisms to Therapies"
James A. Spudich, PhD
Douglass M. and Nola Leishman Professor of Cardiovascular Disease
Professor, Department of Biochemistry
Stanford University School of Medicine
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Guest Registration
9:30 a.m. – 9:35 a.m. Opening Remarks – Mary E. Klotman, MD, Dean, School of Medicine
9:35 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. Raphael Valdivia, PhD, Vice Dean for Basic Science, School of Medicine
9:50 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
Richard Brennan, PhD
James B. Duke Professor of Biochemistry
Chair, Department of Biochemistry
A Novel RNA Polymerase Underlies the Pathogenicity of Francisella Tularensis
10:20 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.
Kevin Franks, PhD
Department of Neurobiology
Neural Circuits for Odor Coding
10:40 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Meira Epplein, PhD
Department of Population Health Sciences
Helicobacter Pylori Serology and Risk of Colorectal Cancer in Diverse Populations Across the United States
11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
Hashim Al-Hashimi, PhD
James B. Duke Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry
Professor, Department of Chemistry
Director, Duke Center for RNA Biology
A Mutational Timer is Built into the Dynamics of the DNA Double Helix
11:20 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
Qianben Wang, PhD
Department of Pathology
Genomic Determinants for Androgen Receptor-V7 Oncogenic Function in Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer
11:40 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch/Poster Session
12:45 p.m. – 1:05 p.m.
David MacAlpine, PhD
Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Chromatin Maturation Behind the DNA Replication Fork
1:05 p.m. – 1:25 p.m.
Beth Sullivan, PhD
Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
No Junk DNA Here: Finding Function in the Recesses of the Human Genome
1:25 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
John Pearson, PhD
Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
What Artificial Agents Can Teach us About Social Decisions
1:45 p.m. – 2:05 p.m.
Thomas Tedder, PhD
Alter E. Geller Professor for Research
Department of Immunology
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Connecting Autoantibodies with Health and Disease: Not a Trivial Pursuit
2:05 p.m. – 3:05 p.m. Poster Session/Snack
3:05 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.
Sallie Permar, MD, PhD
Duke Human Vaccine Institute
Professor, Departments of Immunology, Molecular
Genetics and Microbiology, and Pediatrics
Rational Design of a Novel Vaccine Strategy to Eliminate Congenital Cytomegalovirus
3:25 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Blanche Capel, PhD
James B. Duke Professor of Cell Biology
Department of Cell Biology
The Battle of the Sexes
3:45 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. Closing Remarks – Raphael Valdivia, PhD