August 21, 2008
Grand Isle Lake House

Schedule of Events

9:15 – 9:30 Welcome Address
CMB Director, Markus Thali, PhD
Please check in before 9:15
9:30 – 10:15 Madam, I’m Adam-Sir, I’m Eve: Evidence that Sex Chromosomes Influence Susceptibility to Autoimmune Inflammatory Disease of the CNS by Cory Teuscher, PhD – Professor, Medicine – Immunobiology
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:15 VCC DNA Analysis and UVM Microarray Core Facilities by Tim Hunter – Manager, VCC DNA Analysis Facility & Manager, UVM Microarray Facility
11:15 – 12:00 Substrate Facilitated Catalysis by Aminoacyl-tRNA Synthetases: Creating the Essential Precursors of Protein Synthesis by Chris Francklyn, PhD – Professor, Biochemistry
12:00 – 1:00 Buffet Lunch & Social
1:00 – 1:40
1:50 – 2:30
Career Paths Small Group Discussions
RegulationPatsy Kelso, PhD – Vermont State Department
AcademicsRong Li, PhD– Stowers Institute
Biotech
Bill Church, PhD – Green Mountain Antibodies, Inc
2:30 – 4:00 Wine & Cheese Poster Session
4:00 – 5:00 Keynote Address
Think Small, Think Big, and Think Evolution: What 21st Century Cell Biology has in Store for Us
by Rong Li, PhD – Stowers Institute