The Gordon Research Seminar on Mammary Gland Biology is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
The area of mammary gland biology focuses both on the normal physiology associated with mammary gland development and function, and the cues that are required to initiate tumor progression within the gland. We have developed a program that will allow us to discuss novel topics in our field related both to the normal regulation of the breast, as well as the role of tumors in transformation of the gland into a cancerous states. The goal of this seminar is to provide young scientists a platform in which to present their original research and interact with other scientists within their field.
The chair also wishes to thank the following for their generous contributions to the meeting:
Nancy Broach, Sheryl Cohn, Jacob Dominguez, Theresa & Martin Dominguez, Johnny & Mary Ann Montoya, Lynda Evans Ricci, Rick Roberts, Janice Simpson, Gabriel Trujillo, and Nelson Trujillo.
|1:30 pm - 4:30 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:00 pm - 3:15 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair Laura Hernandez (University of Wisconsin, Kristina Trujillo, University of New Mexico)|
|3:15 pm - 4:00 pm||New Challenges and opportunities related to succeeding in research|
|3:15 pm - 3:30 pm ||Morgan Giddings (Boise State University)
"How to write killer proposals and avoid career burnout"
|3:30 pm - 3:40 pm ||Discussion|
|3:40 pm - 3:55 pm ||Leslie Reinlib (NIHES)
|3:55 pm - 4:00 pm ||Discussion|
|4:00 pm - 5:30 pm||Poster Session I|
|5:30 pm - 7:30 pm||Mammary Gland Development and Lactation|
|Discussion Leader: Kate Hughes (Cambridge University) and Irina Babina (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland)|
|5:30 pm - 5:50 pm ||Swathi Bisana (Deakin University)
"Identification and functional characterization of a novel monotreme-specific protein expressed during lactation"
|5:50 pm - 6:00 pm ||Discussion|
|6:00 pm - 6:20 pm ||Yan Ru Gao (Anzac Research Institute)
"Androgen receptor inactivation accelereates mammary growth and influences mammary function in female mice"
|6:20 pm - 6:30 pm ||Discussion|
|6:30 pm - 6:50 pm ||Paul Hamel (University of Toronto)
"Pubescent mammary gland morphogenesis requires an intact hedgehog-signaling pathway"
|6:50 pm - 7:00 pm ||Discussion|
|7:00 pm - 7:20 pm ||Stephanie Easter (University of Alabama-Birmingham)
"TGF-beta and Wnt5a regulate mammary stem cells by antagonism of canonical Wnt signaling"
|7:20 pm - 7:30 pm ||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||Tumor Microenvironment|
|Discussion Leaders: Lauren Rota (UMDNJ)|
|9:00 am - 9:20 am ||Anupama Chandramouli (New York University Medical Center)
"The role of hedgehog signaling in the tumor microenvironment"
|9:20 am - 9:30 am ||Discussion|
|9:30 am - 9:50 am ||Jamie Stanford (Vanderbilt University)
"Role of MerTK-directed efferocytosis in breast cancer"
|9:50 am - 10:00 am ||Discussion|
|10:00 am - 10:20 am||Lisa Arendt (Tufts University)
"Obesity-like adipose stroma promotes angiogenesis in a humanized mouse model of breast cancer"
|10:20 am - 10:30 am||Discussion|
|10:30 am - 10:50 am||Mercedes Szpunar (University of Rochester Medical Center)|
"Evidence for sympathetic nervous system modulation of mammary tumor pathogenesis via tumor collagen"
|10:50 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session II|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Tumor Initiation/Prevention|
|Discussion Leaders: Homer Adams (Baylor College of Medicine) and Kelly Scribner (Texas A&M University)|
|1:30 pm - 1:50 pm ||Johanna De Groot (UMC Utrecht, The Netherlands)
"Intraductal chemotherapy in the prevention of breast cancer"
|1:50 pm - 2:00 pm ||Discussion|
|2:00 pm - 2:20 pm ||David Vaught (Vanderbilt University)
"Breast cancer prevention through targeting the silent ErbB receptor, ErbB3"
|2:20 pm - 2:30 pm ||Discussion|
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill out GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Gordon Research Seminar ends. For those attending the associated Gordon Research Conference, please check in at the GRC Office beginning at 4:00 pm.|