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Irving Boime Symposium

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When: Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Where: Eric P. Newman Education Center Seminar Rm B (EPNEC; Medical Campus)

The Irving Boime Symposium is hosted by the Department of Developmental Biology. For inquiries, contact Kati Riebold.

Boime Symposium Schedule - April 18, 2013, EPNEC Seminar Room B

8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast — Mezzanine

9:00 a.m. Welcome
                  Lilianna Solnica-Krezel, Ph.D.
                  Professor and Head, Department of Developmental Biology, Washington University School of Medicine

9:10 a.m. Opening Remarks
                  Larry J. Shapiro, M.D.
                 Vice Chancellor and Dean, Washington University School of Medicine

9:25 a.m. Introduction
                  Irving Boime, Ph.D.
                  Professor, Departments of Developmental Biology and Obstetrics & Gynecology,
                  Washington University School of Medicine

9:40 a.m. Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D.
                  Director, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health
                  “The human genomics landscape a decade after the human genome project”

10:10 a.m. Mark Boothby, M.D., Ph.D.
                    Professor of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, Medicine (Rheumatology),
                    Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
                    “Signals of lymphoid differentiation: Standing at the crossroads of immunity & cancer”

10:40 a.m. Morning Break Refreshments — Mezzanine

11:05 a.m. Glen Hortin, M.D., Ph.D.
                     Medical Director, Quest Diagnostics
                     “Humphrey Bogart and investigation of pituitary hormone sulfation”

11:35 a.m. David Ben-Menahem, Ph.D.
                    Senior Lecturer, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
                    “O-Glycosylation of the CTP provides insight into the LH to CG evolution”

12:05 p.m. Lunch — Great Room B

1:10 p.m. George Macones, M.D. – Speaker Introduction
                  Professor and Head, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
                  Washington University School of Medicine

                  William Peck, M.D.
                  Professor and Director, Center for Health Policy, Washington University School of Medicine

1:30 p.m. Jacqueline Fetherston, Ph.D.
                  Research Professor, University of Kentucky College of Medicine
                  “The role of divalent cation transporters in the virulence of Yersina pestis”

2:00 p.m. Paul Policastro, Ph.D.
                  Biologist, Laboratory of Zoonotic Pathogens, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, NIAID, NIH
                  “Mixing spirochetes and ticks: Transmission efficiency of Borrelia hermsii isolates”

2:30 p.m. Steven Lentz, M.D., Ph.D.
                   Professor and Division Director, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa
                   “The clot thickens: Redox regulation of vascular thrombosis”

3:00 p.m. Afternoon Break Refreshments — Mezzanine

3:20 p.m. Fuad Fares, D.Sc.
                  Professor, University of Haifa
                  “Using the carboxyl-terminal peptide of hCG beta subunit as a platform for increasing the
                   longevity of polypeptides”

3:50 p.m. Gary Rogers, Ph.D.
                  Scientific Director, Amgen, Inc.
                  “Engineering pharmacokinetic properties of therapeutic proteins”

4:20 p.m. Christopher Corless, Ph.D.
                  Medical Director, Knight Diagnostic Laboratories
                  “The expanding role of molecular diagnostics in the era of targeted cancer therapeutics”

4:50 p.m. Martin Matzuk, M.D., Ph.D.
                  Stuart A. Wallace Chair, Department of Pathology, Director, Center for Drug Discovery
                  “Cancer and reproduction – 25 A. B.”

5:20 p.m. Irving Boime

5:25 p.m. Closing Remarks: Lilianna Solnica-Krezel

About Dr. Boime:

Dr. Boime is a graduate of the St. Louis College of Pharmacy with a Bachelor’s of Science (1964), Purdue University with a Master’s of Science (1966) and obtained his Ph.D. from Washington University School of Medicine in 1970.

His prestigious career began in 1970 as a postdoctoral fellow of the American Cancer Society in the laboratory of Dr. Philip Leder, at the National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, Maryland. He returned to Washington University in 1972 as an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pharmacology and Obstetrics/Gynecology and was subsequently promoted to Associate Professor in 1977 and full Professor in 1981. He has 172 published papers and holds 27 patents. He has been on the Editorial Boards for Molecular Endocrinology, Endocrinology, Placenta and the Journal of Biological
Chemistry. He held the title of Associate Editor for Endocrinology from 1991 to 1993.

His science has made an impact on the world when his patent with Merck resulted in a license (license initially with Organon/Schering-Plough) for long acting follicle stimulating hormone for in vitro fertilization (IVF), marketed as the drug ELONVA. He also has promising patents with Aspen Biopharma for veterinary products using single chain technology and with Prolor Biotech using CTP Technology to enhance the in vivo longevity of numerous human therapeutic proteins.



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