1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome from the GRS Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Keynote Session: Host Parasite Interactions
Rachel Humann (University of St Andrews, United Kingdom)
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Photini Sinnis (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, United States) "The Establishment of Malaria Infection: Parasite Bottleneck and Point For Intervention"
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Parasites and Hosts I
Ritwik Singhal (Pennsylvania State University, United States) and Justine Shiau (University of Georgia, United States)
7:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Idálio Viegas (Instituto de Medicina Molecular (IMM), Portugal) "N6-methyladenosine in Poly(A) tails Stabilize VSG Transcripts"
7:45 pm - 7:50 pm
7:50 pm - 8:05 pm
Joseph Visone (Weill Cornell Medicine, United States) "A Molecular Switch Enabling Antigenic Variation and Immune Avoidance in Malaria Parasites"
8:05 pm - 8:10 pm
8:10 pm - 8:25 pm
Nadia Holness (University of Virginia, United States) "Understanding the Spatial Regulators of Intracellular Parasite Recognition"
8:25 pm - 8:30 pm
8:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Gina Gallego- Lopez (Morgridge Institute for Research, United States) "Understanding The Metabolic Changes Induced In Host Cell By Enteric Apicomplexan Parasites"
8:45 pm - 8:50 pm
8:50 pm - 9:05 pm
Chandradhish Ghosh (Institute for Molecular Infection Biology, Germany) "Nanomedicinal approaches to treat intracellular parasites"
9:05 pm - 9:10 pm
9:10 pm - 9:25 pm
Kyle McLean (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States) "A Modular Cloning System for High Efficiency Production of Plasmodium Falciparum Transfection Vectors"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 8:30 am
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Parasites and Hosts II
Krithika Rajaram (Johns Hopkins University, United States) and Sara Fresard (City University of New York, Hunter College and The Graduate Center, United States)
9:00 am - 9:15 am
Umaru Barrie (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, United States) "ERK1/2 Activation in Macrophages is Necessary for Efficient Leishmania amazonensis Internalization and Pathogenesis"
9:15 am - 9:20 am
9:20 am - 9:35 am
Gaelle Neveu (Weill Cornell Medicine, United States) "JmjC1 Demethylase Inhibits the Sexual Differentiation in Plasmodium falciparum by Modifying the Histone Mark H3.3K79"
9:35 am - 9:40 am
9:40 am - 9:55 am
Brittany Hazzard (University of Maryland Baltimore, United States) "Examining the Effect of Plasmodium vivax Coinfections on Sexual Differentiation Using Single Cell RNA Sequencing in A Primate Model"
9:55 am - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 10:15 am
Divya Beri (New York Blood Center, United States) "Sickle Cell Anemia and Babesia Infection"
10:15 am - 10:20 am
10:20 am - 10:35 am
Jack Hanna (University of Dundee, United Kingdom) "Thermal Proteomic Profiling for Target Deconvolution in Cryptosporidium"
10:35 am - 10:40 am
10:40 am - 10:55 am
Melanie Hannebelle (Stanford university, United States) "Studying the Microscopic Behavior of Schistosome Cercariae to Find New Strategies to Lower the Rate of Schistosomiasis Infection"
10:55 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Mentorship Component: Mentorship, Transition to Academia and Job Opportunities Outside Academia
“Mentorship, Transition to academia and Job Opportunities Outside Academia” · Veronica Jimenez Ortiz (University of California at Fullerton) · Photini Sinnis (Johns Hopkins School of Public Health) · Lisa Purcell (Regeneron Pharmaceuticals)
Katelyn Walzer (University of Pennsylvania, United States) and Sarah Pangburn (CUNY Graduate Center, United States)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Mentorship, Transition to Academia and Job Opportunities Outside Academia
Chi-Min Ho (Columbia University, United States)
Lisa Purcell (Vir Biotechnology, United States)
Veronica Jimenez (California State University, Fullerton, United States)
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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