Explore the Latest, Cutting-Edge Science in Concurrent Scientific Expert Lecture Sessions

With more than 30 concurrent scientific expert lecture sessions and 12 scientific disciplines represented at ABRCMS 2022, transformative discoveries are waiting to happen. Explore topics like cancer prevention, infectious diseases, genetic variation, and more!

Concurrent Scientific Expert Lecture Sessions

Thursday, Nov. 10

9:45 – 10:15 a.m.

NAD+ Flux and Resiliency in Aged Mice

Melanie R. McReynolds, Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Cancer Prevention by Caffeine: Another Reason to Love Coffee

Masaoki Kawasumi, M.D., Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle, WA

The Eye: The Organ with the Stickiest Vasculature in Diabetes

Emma M. Lessieur-Contreras, M.D., Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA

Interdisciplinary Approach to Control Biofilm Formation Using Natural Extracts and Biocompatible Polymers

Victoria V. Volkis, Ph.D., University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD

How to Identify True Gene Orthologs Across Species

Constantina Theofanopoulou, Ph.D., Hunter College (CUNY)/Rockefeller University, New York, NY

Understanding Genetic Variation: Answers from African Ancestry

Melissa Davis, Ph.D., Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY

Neil Hanchard, M.D., Ph.D., National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

Microfabrication Approaches to Control Stem Cell Fate and Function

Quinton Smith, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA

The Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), Monkeypox virus, and Our Immune System

Hossam Ashour, Ph.D., B. Pharm (Hon.), University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, FL

Hatem Elshabrawy, Ph.D., Sam Houston State University, Conroe, TX

Intoxicated! Discovery of New Bacterial Toxins Reveals Novel Biochemical Pathways

Aria Eshraghi, Ph.D., University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The Intersection of Toxicology and Metabolic Syndrome

José E. Manautou, Ph.D., University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Diversify the Approach: New Techniques to Increase Diversity in Clinical Trials

Taylour Treadwell, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN

Thursday, Nov. 10

11:25 – 11:55 a.m.

Exploiting Iron Metabolism for Colorectal Cancer Treatment

Xiang Xue, Ph.D., University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Interdisciplinary Science will Unravel Cancer’s Complexities

Kian Kani, Ph.D., The Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

The MICOS Complex is Important for Heart Aging and Heart Failure

Antentor Hinton, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Investigating and Manipulating Life via Photoactive Chemical Tools

Jonathan Tyson, Ph.D., Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Creating a Disease Model and Curing Diabetes: Challenges, Successes, Paradigms, and Next Steps

Senta Georgia, Ph.D., Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Lipid-based Nucleic Acid Delivery for Extrahepatic Tissues

Debadyuti Ghosh, Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

Rhythms and Blues – Infections on the Clock

John Brooks, Ph.D., Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Can Biology Reduce Society’s Greenhouse Gas Footprint?

Timothy Donohue, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

Sex-specific Regulation of Dopamine Release Dynamics Underlying Substance Use Disorder

Lillian J. Brady, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Physiology of Obesity-Related Metabolic Disease: Our Time’s True Epidemic

Emilyn Alejandro, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Xavier Revelo, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Friday, Nov. 11

9:30 – 10 a.m.

The Mechanism of a Phage Derived Protein Antibiotic

Bil Clemons, Ph.D., Caltech, Pasadena, CA

Pediatric Cancers and Health Care Disparities

Claudia A. Benavente, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, CA

Nicholas Pannunzio, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, CA

Overcoming Barriers in both STEM and ER Protein Quality Control

Sonya Neal, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA

The Current State of Monkeypox in America

Robert Drummond, M.D., Ph.D., Montebello & DTLA Urgent Care, Montebello, CA

Non-Coding RNAs in Infectious Disease: A Paradigm Shift for Therapeutic Targets?

Olanrewaju Morenikeji, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

The All of Us Research Program: Powering Diverse and Cutting-Edge Research Through Diverse Datasets

Karriem S. Watson, D.HSc., M.S., M.P.H., National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

Sex-specific in vitro Models of Aortic Valve Stenosis

Brian Aguado, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA

Inflammasome is Amazon Prime for Immune Response

Reginald McNulty, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA

Impacts of Climate Change on Planetary and Human Health

Gwen Collman, Ph.D., National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Durham, NC

Elizabeth Stulberg, Ph.D., Lewis-Burke Associates, Washington, DC

Vapes, Cigarettes, and Joints: Uncovering the Neurobiological Mechanisms of Nicotine and Cannabis Use

Christie Fowler, Ph.D., University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA

Using Computational Pharmacology and Toxicology Methods to help Create Safe Cosmetic Products

Corie Ellison, Ph.D., Procter & Gamble

Register for ABRCMS 2022

It’s not too late to register for the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists (ABRCMS), the go-to conference for underrepresented scientists at various stages of their professional and educational journeys. ABRCMS includes programming for undergraduate students, graduate and postdoctoral scientists, faculty, program directors, administrators and more.

ABRCMS 2022 is being held Nov. 9-12 in Anaheim, Calif. Can’t make it in-person? The meeting features a virtual component so you can still participate in this dynamic event.