Speakers

  • Sergio Grinstein, PhD
    Senior Scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children and Professor of Biochemistry, University of Toronto.
    Biography
      Dr. Sergio Grinstein completed his Ph.D. in 1976 at the Centro de Investigacion, in Mexico City. He then spent two years as a post-doctoral fellow at the Hospital For Sick Children in Toronto, followed by a year in the Department of Biochemistry at the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. He is currently working at the Hospital For Sick Children in Toronto, where he was Head of the Programme in Cell Biology from 1987-2007 and has been Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Toronto since 1988. Dr. Grinstein was an International Scholar of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a recipient of the Medical Research Council Distinguished Scientist Award and of the Michael Smith Award of the Canadian Institutes for Health Research and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He held the Pitblado Chair in Cell Biology at the Hospital for Sick Children from 2000-2015.
    • Zachary Bent
      Director - Consumables, Product Development, 10x Genomics
      Biography
        Zach received his B.A. in Biological Sciences from Cornell University and a PhD in Microbiology with a Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology from UC Davis. His postdoctoral research focused on developing novel RNA-Seq protocols and methods to use RNA-Seq in the study of host-pathogen interactions. Since joining 10x, Zach has worked on the launch of GEMCode, Single Cell 3' v1, v2, and v3, Single Cell 5'/V(D)J, Single Cell-CNV, and Single Cell-ATAC. He is currently leading the development of the Visium Spatial Gene Expression Solution.
      • Sabrice Guerrier, PhD
        Associate Professor of Biology, Millsaps College
        Biography
          Sabrice Guerrier is an Associate Professor of Biology at Millsaps College. He earned a Ph.D. in Pharmacology at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Mayo Clinic-Rochester. Following a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) funded visiting professorship at Carleton College, Sabrice joined the faculty at Millsaps College. At Millsaps, Sabrice teaches a variety of cell biology course and his research lab uses the ciliate, Tetrahymena thermophila to identify and characterize molecules that regulate membrane curvature.
        • Margaret Hoang, PhD
          Senior Scientist, Research & Development, NanoString Technologies, Inc.
          Biography
            Dr. Margaret Hoang is a Senior Scientist and Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) Technical Lead at Nanostring Technologies. She applies her expertise in Cancer Genomics and NGS in the development of the GeoMx Digital Spatial Profiler (DSP) sequencing readout capability. Prior to Nanostring, she was a Post-doctoral Fellow at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine characterizing mutational signatures induced by environmental mutagens in urothelial cancers. Margaret received her B.S. in Biochemistry from University of Washington and Ph.D. in Biology from Johns Hopkins University.
          • Maija Kiuru, PhD
            Assistant Professor of Clinical Dermatology and Pathology, UC Davis
            Biography
              Dr. Maija Kiuru is a dual board-certified practicing dermatologist and dermatopathologist and a physician-scientist at University of California, Davis. Dr. Kiuru received her MD degree and PhD in medical genetics from the University of Helsinki, Finland. Her thesis on hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell cancer (HLRCC) established the association between aggressive renal cell carcinoma, uterine fibroids, and cutaneous leiomyomas and identified the predisposing germline mutation in FH gene. She continued her research training as a postdoctoral fellow at Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University in New York. This research culminated in the discovery of PLCD1 mutations in hereditary leukonychia, revealing a new gene in nail biology, and identifying novel stem cell therapies for hereditary skin blistering disorders. Dr. Kiuru received her clinical training in dermatology and dermatopathology at Weill Cornell Medical College and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Dr. Kiuru's research focuses on genetics of familial skin disorders and cutaneous tumors. As a practicing dermatopathologists and dermatologist, one of her aims include identification of molecular markers of early melanomagenesis to improve diagnostic accuracy of melanocytic tumors. She is the recipient of NIH K23 and NIH K12 Career Development Awards, and the Dermatology Foundation Career Development Award in Dermatopathology. Dr. Kiuru has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, review articles, and book chapters, including in journals such as Nature Genetics, Nature Reviews Cancer, PNAS, Cancer Research, Cell Stem Cell, and American Journal of Human Genetics, and has lectured at many national and international meetings.
            • Swetha Ramadesikan
              Graduate Student in the Aguilar lab at the Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University
              Biography
                I am Swetha Ramadesikan. I am a graduate student (nearly finished 😊) in the Aguilar lab at the Dept. of Biological Sciences, Purdue University. I am studying a rare developmental disease called Lowe Syndrome. This is an X-linked disease caused by mutations in the gene OCRL1 (encodes a lipid 5' phosphatase) and affected males suffer from kidney, ocular and neurological complications. I am interested in understanding how various mutations in OCRL1 lead to differential patient symptoms and cellular phenotypes. We believe that this will help us understand the relationship between patient genotype and phenotype and provide the foundation for more personalized diagnosis, prognosis and also therapeutic strategies. I am from India and got my Bachelor's degree in Bioengineering from SASTRA University, Tanjore India. I have always been interested in connecting the dots between what we learn from cellular behavior, to what it translates into organ physiology and thereby health and disease and hope to continue to be involved in a similar area of research in the future. In my free time, I like to (try) and catch up on reading, practise music, play table tennis and enjoy cooking!
              • Nikhil Rao
                Sr. Product Manager, Visium Spatial Gene Expression Solution, 10x Genomics
                Biography
                  Nikhil received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University followed by a PhD in Bioengineering conducting research in cardiovascular tissue engineering from UC San Diego. Since completing his PhD he has had numerous roles in industry beginning in R&D and transitioning to lead commercialization efforts in the NGS and life science space. He is currently leading the commercial launch of the Visium Spatial Gene Expression Platform at 10x Genomics.
                • Bruce Seligmann, PhD
                  Co-Founder and CSO, BioSpyder Technologies, Inc., Professor, University of Arizona College of Pharmacy
                  Biography
                    Bruce began his research career at the NIH, within the Laboratory of Clinical Investigation, NIAID, developing novel technology to monitor the function of cells and identify the basis for disease. He continued that through his work at Ciba-Geigy (now Novartis) where he worked with management to bring molecular biology out of an institute and into the drug discovery project team for the first time within that company, and implemented novel assays to accelerate the drug discovery programs he led, including novel testing of samples to demonstrate efficacy in the human through Phase I. He joined Selectide, a leader in combinatorial chemistry during the infancy of this new paradigm, as the VP of Research and Dev. and transformed it from a peptide company to a small molecule combinatorial chemistry leader, resulting it its sale to Marion Merrell Dow (now Sanofi). After serving as its center director. He left what had become Hoechst Marion Roussel to found SIDDCO around a novel combinatorial chemistry consortium services business plan and then founded HTG Molecular (now trading under the symbol HTGM), inventing (US 2014/0235460) and leading the development of a novel gene expression platform, marketed as the EdgeSeq platform. He left to co-found BioSpyder and develop its TempO-Seq® sequencing-based platform and applications. All of BioSpyder's research program, and initially all its staff until commercial sales began, was supported by grants and contracts he wrote and/or was key, and grant support continues to fund the research program. This effort resulted in the development of the TempO-Seq™ targeted sequencing platform (US 9,856,521; US 9,938,566; US 9,957,550), launched in 2016 (1,2). Launched assays include a human whole transcriptome assay (measuring 38,000+ RefSeq ID's), human surrogate assay (~2700 genes, the EPA S1500V 2, (Mav, et. al. PLOSone, 2018; doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0191105), human pan cancer assay of ~5,000 genes, and rat and mouse whole transcriptome and surrogate assays. Commercial kits include kits for the measurement from cells and frozen tissue (1,2) or FFPE tissue (3,4). TempO-Seq has enabled high throughput generation of QSAR-quality dose response data using a focused gene panel (5 and Ramaiahgri, et al, Tox. Sci. 2019. doi.org/10.1093/toxsci/kfz065) for use in quantitative safety assessment drug discovery, or mechanistic/mode of action studies. Validation of applications for single cells using FACS and Digital Spatial Molecular Profiling (DSMP) permitting profiling from H&E or antibody-stained FFPE tissue down to focal areas of 20 μm are ongoing. Diagnostic applications are being pursued.
                  • Chengsheng Zhu, PhD
                    Postdoctoral Associate, Rutgers University
                    Biography
                      Dr. Chengsheng Zhu is a postdoctoral associate at Rutgers University. He received his B.S. in Biology from Fudan University, China, M.S. in Biology from Central Michigan University, and Ph.D. in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from Rutgers University. During his Ph.D. and postdoctoral training, Chengsheng has been focusing on building computational tools for functional annotation of microbial (meta)genomes and characterizing microbial functional signatures of different environment conditions.
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                    Cell Biology 2019



                     

                    LabRoots and the Cell Biology Planning Committee are pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Cell Biology Virtual Event, providing an opportunity to discuss recent discoveries in biological research, advancements in techniques, and tool developments in cell research.

                    Cell Biology 2019 Virtual Event will continue to create a valuable platform for inspiring global and interdisciplinary collaboration in a virtual environment, to study cells – their physiological properties, structure, the organelles they contain, environmental interactions, life cycle, division and death, on a microscopic and molecular level.


                    This years event will include the following tracks:

                    • Spatial Omics
                    • Microbiome
                    • Cell Biology of Genetic Diseases


                    Our virtual conference allows you to participate in a global setting with no travel or cost to you. The event will remain open 6 months from the date of the live event.  The webinars will be available for unlimited on-demand viewing.  This virtual conference also offers increased reach for the global cell biology community with a high degree of interaction through live-streaming video and chat sessions.

                    Like the 2018 conference, this event will be produced on our robust virtual platform, allowing you to watch, learn and connect seamlessly across all desktop or mobile devices. Equipped with gamification and point system, you can now move around the entire event, earning points for a chance to win one of LabRoots most popular shirts.




                    Call for Posters — Virtual poster sessions offer the opportunity to present data to a global audience via a PDF poster and video summary, and discuss results with interested colleagues through email. Plan now to have your poster included in the 2019 Cell Biology Virtual Event. Submission is free. Submit your abstract here.

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                    Speakers
                    • Senior Scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children and Professor of Biochemistry, University of Toronto.
                    • Director - Consumables, Product Development, 10x Genomics
                    • Associate Professor of Biology, Millsaps College
                    • Senior Scientist, Research & Development, NanoString Technologies, Inc.
                    • Assistant Professor of Clinical Dermatology and Pathology, UC Davis
                    • Graduate Student in the Aguilar lab at the Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University
                    • Sr. Product Manager, Visium Spatial Gene Expression Solution, 10x Genomics
                    • Co-Founder and CSO, BioSpyder Technologies, Inc., Professor, University of Arizona College of Pharmacy
                    • Postdoctoral Associate, Rutgers University

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                    Agenda
                    • SEP 26, 2019 06:00 AM PDT
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                      Profiling Focal Areas of FFPE Tissue: Spatial Transcriptomics and the Challenge of Low Input Samples
                      Speaker: Bruce Seligmann, PhD
                    • SEP 26, 2019 07:30 AM PDT
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                      Keynote Presentation: Phagocytosis, macropinocytosis and the innate immune response; recent advances
                      Speaker: Sergio Grinstein, PhD
                    • SEP 26, 2019 09:00 AM PDT
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                      Bacteria, environment and function: the basis of microb[iom]e annotation
                      Speaker: Chengsheng Zhu, PhD
                    • SEP 26, 2019 09:00 AM PDT
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                      Identification of Novel Biomarker Candidates for Early Detection of Melanoma
                      Margaret Hoang, PhD
                      Senior Scientist, Research & Development, NanoString Te...
                      Maija Kiuru, PhD
                      Assistant Professor of Clinical Dermatology and Patholo...
                    • SEP 26, 2019 10:30 AM PDT
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                      Differential effects of OCRL1 mutations in Lowe Syndrome cellular phenotypes
                    • SEP 26, 2019 10:30 AM PDT
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                      Discover the genes that matter while preserving spatial information: The Visium Gene Expression Solution
                      Speaker: Nikhil Rao
                    • SEP 26, 2019 12:00 PM PDT
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                      Understanding the Regulation of Membrane Curvature During Mating in Tetrahymena Thermophila
                      Speaker: Sabrice Guerrier, PhD
                    • SEP 26, 2019 01:30 PM PDT
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                      The Visium Spatial Gene Expression Solution: Gene Expression with Spatial Context
                      Speaker: Zachary Bent
                    • Spatial Omics
                    • SEP 26, 2019 06:00 AM PDT
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                      Profiling Focal Areas of FFPE Tissue: Spatial Transcriptomics and the Challenge of Low Input Samples
                      Speaker: Bruce Seligmann, PhD
                    • SEP 26, 2019 09:00 AM PDT
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                      Identification of Novel Biomarker Candidates for Early Detection of Melanoma
                      Margaret Hoang, PhD
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                      Maija Kiuru, PhD
                      Assistant Professor of Clinical Dermatology and Patholo...
                    • SEP 26, 2019 10:30 AM PDT
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                      Discover the genes that matter while preserving spatial information: The Visium Gene Expression Solution
                      Speaker: Nikhil Rao
                    • SEP 26, 2019 12:00 PM PDT
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                      Understanding the Regulation of Membrane Curvature During Mating in Tetrahymena Thermophila
                      Speaker: Sabrice Guerrier, PhD
                    • Cell Biology of Diseases
                    • SEP 26, 2019 07:30 AM PDT
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                      Keynote Presentation: Phagocytosis, macropinocytosis and the innate immune response; recent advances
                      Speaker: Sergio Grinstein, PhD
                    • Microbiome
                    • SEP 26, 2019 09:00 AM PDT
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                      Bacteria, environment and function: the basis of microb[iom]e annotation
                      Speaker: Chengsheng Zhu, PhD
                    • Cell Biology of Genetic Diseases
                    • SEP 26, 2019 10:30 AM PDT
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                      Differential effects of OCRL1 mutations in Lowe Syndrome cellular phenotypes
                    • SEP 26, 2019 01:30 PM PDT
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                      The Visium Spatial Gene Expression Solution: Gene Expression with Spatial Context
                      Speaker: Zachary Bent
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                    • Antonio Baines

                      Dr. Antonio T. Baines is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) and an adjunct professor in the Department of Pharmacology in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Chapel Hill. He earned a ...

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                    • R. Claudio Aguilar, Ph.D.

                      Dr. Aguilar obtained his PhD degree in Immunochemistry from the School of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Dr. Aguilar pursued his post-doctoral training at the National institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD in the lab of the well-known cell ...

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                    • Matthew Flegal

                      Matt entered the research field over 20 years ago as a lab animal technician at the TSI/Mason contract research facility. He has worked at both contract facilities such as TSI and OREAD Biosafety as well in industry at Pharmacia, Pfizer, and Sanofi-Aventis. During that period he ...

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                    • Brian McNally

                      Brian McNally received his doctorate in Cell & Molecular Biology at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, where he focused on the transcriptional mechanisms governing polycystic kidney disease, renal cancer and development. His post-doctoral fellowship concentrated on ...

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