Salk Institute
Jacobs Symposium
Unraveling Biological Complexity
Jacobs Symposium

Transforming Research Through Innovation, Leadership and Philanthropy

Irwin Mark Jacobs 80th Birthday

October 14, 2013, 8:45 am – 4:30 pm, Frederic de Hoffmann Auditorium, Salk Institute

Registration is closed.

8:45 a.m. Bill Brody & Inder VermaWelcome
Christopher R. Kintner, Chair
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Joseph R. Ecker
Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory
Decoding Human Epigenomes
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Inder M. Verma
Laboratory of Genetics

Breast Cancer Gene: BRCA1
John A.T. Young, Chair
10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Fred H. Gage
Laboratory of Genetics
Plasticity and Diversity in the Adult Brain
11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Joanne Chory
Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory
Plants: Couch Potatoes or Masters of Adaptation?
Samuel Pfaff, Chair
1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Ronald M. Evans
Gene Expression Laboratory
Nuclear Receptors and the Hunger Game
1:30 - 2:00 p.m. Thomas D. Albright
Vision Center Laboratory
Toward Sensory Models of Mental Health Disorders
Jan Karlseder, Chair
2:30 - 3:00 p.m. Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte
Gene Expression Laboratory
New Frontiers in Human Medicine: Tissue and Organ Regeneration
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Terrence J. Sejnowski
Computational Neurobiology Laboratory

Connecting the Dots in the BRAIN Initiative
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Robert Langer
Biomaterials: from Nanotechnology to Drug-Releasing Microchips to Tissue Engineering

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