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Meeting Highlights

EB 2018 will feature the latest advances in anatomy, biochemistry and molecular biology, investigative pathology, pharmacology and physiology. This year's lineup includes the following notable speakers:
  • Feng Zhang, Ph.D., McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Broad Institute and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is a joint winner of the international Tang Prize for Biopharmaceutical Science for the development of the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing platform. He will present the Tang Prize Award lecture "Harnessing nature's diversity for gene editing and beyond" at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 21.
  • Leland Hartwell, Ph.D., Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University, shared the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering key regulators of the cell cycle. Hartwell will present the American Physiological Society Nobel Prize Award Lecture from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25.
  • Jeff Murray, M.D., University of Iowa and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, identified the first genes associated with cleft lip/palate and glaucoma and oversaw the first genomewide association study of preterm birth. Murray will present the American Association of Anatomists' keynote address, "How basic science can help to inform public health and improve lives globally," from 5-6 p.m. Saturday, April 21.
  • Titia de Lange, Ph.D., Rockefeller University, is the winner of American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology's Bert and Natalie Vallee Award in Biomedical Science. She will present the award lecture "How telomeres solve the chromosome end-protection problem" at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 24.
  • Charles N. Serhan, Ph.D., Brigham & Women's Hospital, has elucidated the structures of several new families of chemical mediators involved in the resolution of inflammatory responses and used them to design new therapeutic approaches. He will present the American Society for Investigative Pathology Rous-Whipple Award Lecture, "Decoding novel resolution mediators and mechanisms in infectious inflammation and tissue regeneration," from 4-5 p.m. Sunday, April 22.
  • Karen S. Chen, Ph.D., Spinal Muscular Atrophy Foundation, oversees a full range of scientific and drug-discovery programs and manages operations at the foundation, where she serves as chief scientific officer and chief operating officer. Chen will present "Spinal muscular atrophy: an overview from genetics to therapeutics" during the American Society for Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics session titled Challenges and Promises of CNS Orphan Drug Development: Stories from Bench to Clinic Symposium from 9:30 a.m.- 12 p.m. Tuesday, April 24.

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