WiSE Annual Symposium 2019

WiSE Annual Symposium 2019

Symposium 2019: Environmental Justice

Friday, April 5, 2019


12:00 pm: Lunch is served

1:00-2:00 pm: Keynote Address by Dr. Julie Sze, UC Davis
Title: Intersectionality, Environmental Justice and Situated Sustainabilities

Dr. Julie Sze is the founding director of the Environmental Justice Project as part of UC Davis’s John Muir Institute of the Environment. She is a Professor of American Studies at UC Davis, and she is widely known for her books about environmental justice. Sze is known for her research in environmental justice and inequality in the context of race and gender, and she has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed publications on these topics. She has been invited to speak at a wide range of events, international and national, from Ivy League Universities to community colleges. Sze received the 2008 John Hope Franklin Publication Prize, a prestigious award given to the best American Studies publication annually, for her book Noxious New York: The Racial Politics of Urban Health and Environmental Justice. Sze has also authored Fantasy Islands: Chinese Dreams and Ecological Fears in an Age of Climate Crisis (2015), and her third book Sustainability: Approaches to Environmental Justice and Social Power is anticipated.

2:00-2:15 pm: Coffee Break

2:15-2:35 pm: Eleanor Semmes – Leveraging Genome and Phenome-Wide Association Studies in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

2:35-2:55 pm: Zollie Yavarow –Inducing autophagy and improving lipid metabolism in glycogen storage disease type Ia

2:55-3:15 pm: Emily Bowie – Primary cilia regulation of adult neuron homeostasis

3:15-3:30 pm: Coffee Break

3:30-3:50 pm: Kat Horvath – Designing a Portable Mass Spectrometer to Improve the Electrical Utility Grid

3:50-4:10 pm: Jacqueline Zaengle-Barone – The role of copper in the mode of action of a β-lactamase-activated antibacterial prochelator

4:10-5:00 pm: Happy Hour

Thank you to all of our sponsors for the 2019 program!

Cell & Molecular Biology
Cell Biology
Computational Biology & Bioinformatics
Computer Science
Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Genetics & Genomics
Integrated Toxicology & Environmental Health
Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
Pharmacology & Cancer Biology
Psychology & Neuroscience
The Graduate School

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