NERIC 2017 Speakers
Youngwook Ahn, PhD
Director, Mouse Transgenic and Gene Targeting Facility
Youngwook received his doctoral degree in Biochemistry, Microbiology and Molecular Biology from Pennsylvania State University. He was trained as a mouse geneticist in the laboratory of Dr. Robb Krumlauf at Stowers Institute for Medical Research. Before joining Brown University, he worked as Associate Study Director in the Genetic Engineering Technologies group at the Jackson Laboratory overseeing its mouse model generation service. He has over 10 years of experience in design, creation and characterization of genetically modified mouse models via genome editing in mouse embryos with CRISPR/Cas9, gene targeting in mouse embryonic stem cells and conventional mouse transgenesis. His technical expertise includes microinjection, embryo transfer, genotyping and mouse colony management. He also has extensive experience with molecular cloning techniques including BAC recombineering and plasmid assembly.
Ahn Y. Neural Crest and Placodes: Signaling in Tooth and Mammary Placodes. Current topics in Developmental Biology. 2015;111:421-459.
De Kumar B, Parrish ME, Slaughter BD, Unruh JR, Gogol M, Seidel C, Paulson A, Li H, Gaudenz K, Peak A, McDowell W, Fleharty B, Ahn Y, Lin C, Smith E, Shilatifard A, Krumlauf R. Analysis of dynamic changes in retinoid-induced transcription and epigenetic profiles of murine Hox clusters in ES cells. Genome Res. 2015 Aug;25(8):1229-43.
Ahn Y, Mullan HE, Krumlauf R. Long-range regulation by shared retinoic acid response elements modulate dynamic expression of posterior Hoxb genes in CNS development. Developmental Biology. 2014 April 1; 388(1):134-144.
Parrish M, Ahn Y, Nolte C, De Kumar B, Krumlauf R. Hox Complex Analysis through BAC Recombineering. Methods in Molecular biology, 2014;1196:59-87
Ahn Y, Sims C, Logue JM, Scott D. Weatherbee SD, Krumlauf R. Lrp4 and Wise interplay controls the formation and patterning of mammary and other skin appendage placodes by modulating Wnt signaling. Development. 2013 February;140(3):583-593.
Charles C, Hovorakova M, Ahn Y, Lyons D, Marangoni P, Churava S, Biehs B, Jheon A, Lesot H, Balooch G, Krumlauf R, Viriot L, Peterkova R, Klein OD. Regulation of tooth number by fine-tuning levels of receptor-tyrosine kinase signaling. Development. 2011 September;138(18):4063-4073.
Ahn Y, Zou J, Mitchell PJ. Segment-specific regulation of the Drosophila AP-2 gene during leg and antennal development. Developmental Biology. 2011 July 15;355(2):336-48.
Ahn Y, Sanderson BW, Klein OD and Krumlauf R. Inhibition of Wnt signaling by Wise (Sostdc1) and negative feedback from Shh controls tooth number and patterning. Development. 2010 October;137(19):3221-31.
Agenda(Information subject to change)
Wednesday, August 16th
|2:00 - 9:00 PM||Registration Desk Hours of Operation (Diamond Foyer)|
|5:00 - 6:00 PM||Reception and Poster Session I Setup (Promenade)|
|6:00 - 6:15 PM||Welcoming Remarks (Emerald I-III Ballrooms)|
|6:15 - 7:30 PM||Plated Dinner (Emerald I-III Ballrooms)|
|7:30 - 9:00 PM||Poster Session I (Undergraduate students and Cores) (Promenade)|
Thursday, August 17th
|7:00 AM - 5:30 PM||Registration Desk Hours of Operation (Diamond Foyer)|
|7:00 - 8:15 AM||Breakfast, Career Tables for interested students (Exhibition Hall), Poster Session II Set-up
|8:30 - 9:45 AM||Opening Remarks
(Emerald I-III Ballrooms)
|9:45 - 10:00 AM||Break and Refreshments (Promenade)|
|10:00 - 12:00 PM||Concurrent Sessions
|10:30 - 11:30 AM||COBRE/INBRE Business Grant Managers Meeting with Arina Kramer, Grants Specialist at the Center for Research Capacity Building, NIGMS (Carlton Boardroom)|
|12:00 - 1:30 PM||U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (Exhibition Hall)
Lunch and Networking (Exhibition Hall)
VGN Baccalaureate Partner Institution Meeting (Carlton Boardroom)
|1:30 - 3:30 PM||Concurrent Scientific Sessions
Development/Genetics (Emerald I Ballroom) Chair, Bruce Stanton, PhD, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth
|3:30 - 3:45 PM||Break and Refreshments (Promenade)|
|3:45 - 4:45 PM||Keynote Lecture I
(Emerald III Ballroom)
|4:45 - 6:00 PM||Poster Session II (Graduate students and Postdoctoral Fellows) (Promenade)|
|5:30 - 6:30 PM||NIH COBRE and INBRE PI Meeting
|6:00 PM||Dinner on your own in Burlington|
Friday, August 18th
|8:00 - 9:00 AM||Breakfast (Exhibition Hall)|
|9:00 - 10:00 AM||Cool ideas from IDeA programs (Emerald III Ballroom) Chair, Charles Irvin, PhD, Professor of Medicine, The University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine
|10:00 - 12:00 PM||Concurrent Scientific Sessions
Neuroscience (Emerald I Ballroom) Chair, Melissa A. Harrington, PhD, Associate VP for Research, Delaware State University
Infectious Diseases and Immunology II (Emerald III Ballroom) Chair, Ralph Budd, MD, University Distinguished Professor, Medicine, University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine
|12:00 - 1:00 PM||Lunch and Networking Box lunches (G's Restaurant)|
|1:00 PM||Conference Concludes|