2:00 PM: Student Presentations
3:00 PM: Keynote Lecture
"Modeling Human Neurogenetic Diseases in Mice and Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells" by Dr. Tony Wynshaw-Boris, Chair, Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
4:00 PM: Poster Session & Reception in BSRB Seminar Rooms ABC
About Professor Wynshaw-Boris
Tony Wynshaw-Boris received his MD and PhD degrees from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH. Under the direction of Dr. Richard Hanson, Tony’s thesis research elucidated the mechanism of transcriptional regulation of the key enzyme in gluconeogenesis, PEPCK. Following a residency in Pediatrics at Cleveland’s Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Tony obtained a medical genetics fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital and postdoctoral training in mouse models of developmental disorders at Harvard Medical School under the direction of Dr. Philip Leder. As an independent investigator Dr. Wynshaw-Boris has held positions at the National Human Genome Research Institute, University of California San Diego, and University of California San Francisco, before returning to Case to become the Chair of the Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences in 2013. Dr. Wynshaw-Boris's research is focused on understanding genetic and biochemical pathways important for the development and function of the mammalian central nervous system. He uses genetically engineered mice and human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) to define pathways disrupted in neurologic diseases. He has made important contributions to understanding the genetics and pathophysiology of autism, brain overgrowth and microcephaly, and neurodegeneration caused by mutations in DNA repair and checkpoint genes. He has served as Executive Editor of the journal Human Molecular Genetics since 2005, and together with Charles Epstein and Robert Erickson, he co-authored a comprehensive book “Inborn Errors of Development” which is now in its third edition.