Core Day

core day logo, showing a tree made out of many science object graphics used  for the leaves.





March 1, 2018
9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Great Hall, Trent Semans Center

  • Highlighting shared resource contributions to faculty research projects
  • Introducing NEW shared resources
  • Poster presentations and networking opportunities 

Shared resources amplify research programs across the basic and clinical sciences. This event will highlight faculty research supported by core facility vouchers, provide an update on the Duke-NIEHS Cryo-electron microscopy initiative, and feature shared resource leaders available for discussion. Come hear what’s on the horizon!

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Registration opens, morning snacks served


Opening remarks - Raphael Valdivia, PhD
Vice Dean for Basic Sciences, School of Medicine

10:05 - 10:25am Discovery of Local Proteomes Within Neural Stem Cells of the Developing Brain
Debra Silver, PhD
10:25 - 10:45am

Activity-Dependent mRNA Methylation in the Neuronal Transcriptome
Kate Meyer, PhD

10:45 - 11:00am New core highlight: Computational Solutions Shared Resource
Dan Leehr
11:00 - 11:05am Leadership Perspective: Mary Klotman, MD
Dean, School of Medicine
11:10 - 11:30am Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Evasion of Vaccine-Elicited, Protective Immune Responses
Sallie Permar, PhD
11:30-11:50am The Role of SNCA in Synucleinopathies: New Insights from iPSC-Derived Neuronal Models
Ornit Chiba-Falek, PhD
11:50am - 1:00pm Lunch provided, poster browsing
1:00 - 1:30pm Keynote talk: The Year of Cryo-Electron Microscopy at Duke
Mario Borgnia, PhD
1:00 - 2:15pm Breakout session - Shared Resource Administrative Management - Classroom 4
1:30 - 1:50pm Temperature Dependent Transposon Mobilization in the Pathogenic Fungus Cryptococcus neoformans
Sue Jinks-Robertson, PhD
1:50 - 2:10pm Small Molecule Screens to Identify Unique Tumor Vulnerabilities
Kris Wood, PhD
2:15 - 2:30pm New core highlight: Research Animal Pathology Service
Jeff Everitt, DVM
2:30 - 3:00pm Afternoon break, poster browsing
3:00 - 3:20pm Identification of Pathways Mediating M2 Polarization of Tumor-Associated Macrophages
Yiping Yang, MD, PhD
3:20 - 3:35pm New core highlight: Duke Gnotobiotic Core
Jacquelyn Tubbs, DVM
3:40 - 3:55pm Closing remarks - Raphael Valdivia, PhD
Vice Dean for Basic Sciences, School of Medicine