2018 Annual Retreat

Regeneration Next 3rd Annual Retreat
noon, October 25, 2018, Trent Semans Great Hall, Duke University

George Daley, Ph.D.

Keynote speaker George Daley, Ph.D.

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Draw-your-poster session

Though the deadline to be considered for a platform talk has passed, you may still register to participate in the draw-your-poster session. Any Duke trainee, staff, or faculty member with a research project related to tissue regeneration is encouraged to participate.  Here’s a recap of last year’s draw-your-poster session. Accommodations can be made in advance for those who require it.

Please submit a title and optional abstract for your poster through this form.  If you are a trainee, please certify on the form that you have obtained PI approval to present your research at the RNI retreat. If a primary author is unable to attend, a co-author may present the work.


11:30 – 12:00   Lunch and Check in – Trent Semans Great Hall

12:00               RETREAT BEGINS

12:00 – 12:15   Welcome and opening remarks: Ken Poss, Director, Regeneration Next

 12:15 – 1:15    Keynote address: Blood from a Petri Dish
  George Q Daley, Dean, Harvard School of Medicine 

1:15 – 2:45      Session One
Moderator: Francesco Paolo Ulloa Severino, RNI Fellow

  • Yarui Diao, Cell Biology. Chopping away at “junk” DNA: using high-throughput CRISPR/Cas9 and 3D-genome analysis to uncover the role of non-coding genome sequence
  • Alexandra Dickinson, Biology. Identifying Carotenoid-Derived Metabolite Regulators of Development
  • Erez Cohen, Pharmacology and Cell Biology. A switch from regenerative proliferation to hypertrophy in the injured Drosophila hindgut
  • Wenxiu Ning, Cell Biology & Dermatology. Regulation of Epidermal Development and Morphogenesis by Differentiated Cells

2:45 – 3:15      Coffee Break

3:15 – 4:45      Session Two
Moderator: Guoli Hu, RNI Fellow

  • Ruorong Yan, Cell Biology. Zebrafish regeneration enhancer elements direct gene expression in injured mammalian hearts
  • Gurpreet Baht, Orthopaedics. Determining the role of ApoE in fracture healing and osteoblast differentiation
  • Jeongeun Hyun, Department of Medicine. Dysregulated Activation of Fetal Liver Program Causes Acute Liver Failure
  • Jennifer Kwon, Biomedical Engineering. Targeted Genome and Epigenome Editing Toward Applications for Skeletal Muscle Regeneration

4:45                 Closing remarks Ken Poss, Director, Regeneration Next

5:00 – 6:30       Poster session and cocktail reception, Trent Semans 6th floor – draw your poster in 10 min followed by discussion & reception

Questions: If you have questions about your submission please contact Dr. Sharlini Sankaran, Executive Director, RNI at Sharlini.sankaran@duke.edu or 919-684-6210.