Salk Institute
Salk Cancer Day

Schedule of Events*

*Updated 2/14/13

7:30 am Registration
8:50 am Welcome, Beverly Emerson, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
9:00 am Stephen Baylin, Johns Hopkins University
"Cancer Specific DNA Hypermethylation and Gene Silencing in Cancer - How Does it Happen and Why is it Important?"
10:00 am Short Talk by Mara Sherman, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
"A Novel Role for Nuclear Receptors in Pancreatic Cancer Stromal Remodeling"
10:30 am Coffee Break
10:50 am Howard Chang, Stanford University
"Genome Regulation by Long Noncoding RNAs"
11:50 am Carsten Merkwirth
“The Histone Demethylase KDM7B Determines Mitochondrial ETC-mediated Longevity of C. elegans”
12:20 am Lunch/Poster Session
2:00 pm James Bradner, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
"Chemical Modulation of Chromatin Structure and Function"
3:00 pm Short Talk by Horng Ou, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
"A Structural Basis for the Assembly and Functions of a Viral Polymer That Inactivates Multiple Tumor Suppressors"
3:30 pm Coffee Break
3:45 pm C. David Allis, The Rockefeller University
"Varying and Poisoning the 'Histone Code': a Role of the Histone Variant H3.3 in Human Cancers"
5:00 pm Poster Session and Social Hour