Salk Institute for Biological Studies - Program


Thursday, November 7th

11:00 AM – Ronald Evans, Forty Years of Nuclear Receptor Biology

12:00 PM – Lunch

1:30 PM – Opening Remarks: David Mangelsdorf, Professor and Chair, UT Southwestern

1:50 PM – Anthony Oro, Eugene and Gloria Bauer Professor, Stanford
Back into Retinoids: Chromatin dynamics during skin development

2:25 PM – Yanhong Shi, Professor in Developmental & Stem Cell Biology, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope
Human iPSC-based disease modeling and therapeutic development

3:00 PM – Coffee Break

3:20 PM – Chair: Vihang Narkar, Associate Professor, Institute of Molecular Medicine, UTHealth

3:30 PM – Grant Barish, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Transcriptional regulation of the liver fasting response

4:05 PM – David Mangelsdorf, Alfred G. Gilman Distinguished Chair in Pharmacology, UT Southwestern
What’s My Ligand?: A 70-Year Old Cold-Case in Nuclear Receptor Biology

4:40 PM – Session close-out: Ronald Evans

4:50 – 6:30 PM – Reception

Friday, November 8th

8:30 AM – Breakfast

9:00 AM – Opening Remarks: Rich Heyman

9:10 AM – Katja Lamia, Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine, Scripps Research Institute
Cryptochromes integrate circadian rhythm with nuclear hormone receptors, metabolism, and genome protection

9:45 AM – Wen Xie, Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacology
University of Pittsburgh
Xenobiotic Receptors in Liver Fibrosis

10:20 AM – Coffee Break

Chair: Helen Cho, Vice President/Director R&D Center, Samyang Biopharmaceuticals Corp.

10:40 AM – Xiaoyong Yang, Associate Professor of Comparative Medicine, Yale University
Nutrient sensing and organ crosstalk: When NRs met OGT

11:15 AM – John Schwabe, Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Leicester
Using the latest methods to decipher the molecular mechanisms through which transcription factors regulate the genome

11:50 AM – Lunch

1:00 PM – Alumni photo in Courtyard
Chair: Debu Chakravarti, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northwestern University

1:30 PM – Roland Schüle, Professor and Scientific Director, Head of Center for Clinical Research Medical Center, University of Freiburg
From nuclear receptors to histone methyltransferases

2:05 PM – Chih-Hao Lee, Professor of Genetics and Complex Diseases, Harvard University
PPARs and beyond

2:40 PM – Peter Tontonoz, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
New pathways in cellular and systemic lipid transport

3:15 PM – Coffee Break

4:00 PM – Ronald Evans, Nuclear Receptors: Into the Future

5:30 – 7:00 PM – Reception in Courtyard