Rising Stars in Biomedical

November 9–10, 2016 at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

November 9
8:30-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-9:15 Welcome remarks
  Ian A Waitz, Polina Golland, Martha Gray
9:15-9:30 PET/MRI in Neurological Disease: Imaging-based markers of brain metabolism and function
  Audrey Fan, Stanford University
9:30-9:45 Take a deep breath – physiologically induced field fluctuations in spinal cord magnetic resonance imaging at ultra-high field
  Johanna Vannesjo, Oxford University
9:45-10:00 Predicting Autism Behavioral Treatment Response from Baseline Functional MRI
  Nicha (Chitphakdithai) Dvornek, Yale University
10:00-10:15 Detection and Delineation of Head and Neck Cancer with Hyperspectral Imaging and Machine Learning
  Guolan Lu, Georgia Tech
10:15-10:30 A Portable Bioimpedance Spectroscopy Measurement System for Congestive Heart Failure Management
  Maggie Delano, MIT
10:30-10:45 Coffee break
10:45-11:00 A paper-based diagnostic platform for analysis of the human gut microbiome
  Melissa Takahashi, MIT
11:00-11:15 Electrospun Fibers for HIV Prevention
  Anna Blakney, University of Washington
11:15-11:30 Targeted Nanosystems as Precision Tools for Diagnosis and Therapy in Ovarian Cancer
Ester Kwon, MIT
11:30-12:30 Navigating Careers in Biomedical
  Tyler Jacks
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-1:45 Genetic circuits for control of adoptive T cell therapy
  Deboki Chakravarti, Boston University
1:45-2:00 Data-driven Mechanistic Models for T cell Receptor Proximal Signaling
  Maria Frushicheva, MIT
2:00-2:15 Predicting evolution: from influenza to cancer
  Marta Luksza, Institute for Advanced Study
2:15-2:30 mAGNETs exploit differential microRNA profiles to target the expression of virally transduced transgenes in the rodent brain
  Marianna Keaveney, Boston University
2:30-2:45 Determination of developmental phosphate transport mechanisms
  Mary Wallingford, University of Washington
2:45-3:15 Coffee break
3:15-3:30 Macrophages Drive Damage in the Spleen During HIV/SIV Infection
  Dionna Williams, Johns Hopkins University
3:30-3:45 Designing Injectable Materials for Cell-Based Spinal Cord Injury Therapies
  Laura Marquardt, Stanford University
3:45-4:00 Functional conduits of human organs engineered from induced pluripotent stem cells
  Samira Musah, Harvard University
4:00-4:15 Engineering a Vascularized Anisotropic Human Induced Stem Cell-Derived Cardiac Patch
  Maureen Wanjare, Stanford University
4:15-4:30 Writing in the Disciplines for Biomedical Engineers
  Jordan Trachtenberg, Rice University
4:30-5:30 Junior faculty panel
  Thomas Heldt, Angela Koehler, Paul Blainey, Alex K. Shalek, Michael Birnbaum, Kwanghun Chung
6pm Dinner at Catalyst
November 10
8:30-9:30 Breakfast with senior women faculty
  Polina Golland, Martha Gray, Hazel Sive, Leona Samson, Jacqueline Lees, Paula Hammond, Krystyn Van Vliet
9:30-12:30 Interview skills workshop
  HFP consulting
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:15 Navigating Careers in Biomedical
  Arup Chakraborty & Leona Samson
2:15-3:00 How to get a faculty position
  Polina Golland
3:00-3:30 Final remarks and feedback
  Martha Gray and Polina Golland