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30 Years of CREB Signaling

August 31, 2018

8:45 am


Chair:  Jason Goode, Ph.D., Pairwise

Rusty Gage, Ph.D.

President, The Salk Institute

8:55 am

Ezra Wiater, Ph.D., The Salk Institute

"The progress of the Montminy laboratory"

Beta Cells and Bioinformatics

Chair:  Tim Sonntag, Ph.D., The Salk Institute

9:10 am

Rob Screaton, Ph.D., Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto

"Functional genomics and the human pancreatic beta cell"

9:30 am

Sam Van De Velde, Ph.D., The Salk Institute

"CREB controls cell function through enhancer activation"

9:50 am

Xinmin Zhang, Ph.D., BioInfoRx

"Cloud-based big data visualization for biologists"

Fat and Muscle

Chair:  Anila Madiraju, Ph.D., The Salk Institute

10:10 am

Stephan Herzig, Ph.D., Helmholtz Center, Munich

"Obesity and Cachexia: The two sides of the energy balance"

10:30 am

Coffee Break


10:50 am

Biao Wang, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco

"Brown adipose tissue in thermoregulation and energy homeostasis"

11:10 am

Shigenobu Matsumura, Ph.D., Kyoto University

"CRTC1 regulates glucose and energy homeostasis under high fat diet feeding"

11:30 am

Rebecca Berdeaux, Ph.D., University of Texas, Houston

"Regulation of skeletal muscle glucose disposal by SIK1"

11:50 am

Judith Altarejos, Ph.D., Regeneron

"A leptin receptor agonist antibody ameliorates metabolic dysfunction in lipodystrophy and obesity"

12:15 pm

Group Photo


12:30 pm

Lunch - Foyer


Hepatic Metabolism

Chair: Laura Michael, Ph.D., Eli Lilly and Company

1:30 pm

Ling Qi, Ph.D., University of Michigan

"From CREB to defining the physiological role of ER protein degradation"

1:50 pm

Seung-Hoi Koo, Ph.D., Korea University

"Role of hepatic CRTC2 in the systemic metabolic homeostasis"

2:10 pm

Renaud Dentin, Ph.D., Cochin Institute

"Glucose sensing in the spectrum of non alcoholic fatty liver disease - from hepatic steatosis to cancer"

2:30 pm

Kim Ravnskjaer, Ph.D., University of Southern Denmark

"Cellular plasticity in NASH - a transcriptional view"

2:50 pm

Hiroshi Asahara, M.D., Ph.D., The Scripps Research Institute and Tokyo Medical and Dental University

"Transcriptional and translational regulation of musculoskeletal development and arthritis pathogenesis"

3:10 pm

Coffee Break


Transcriptional Control and Cancer

Chair:  Jelena Ostojić, Ph.D., The Salk Institute

3:30 pm

Masatoshi Hagiwara, M.D., Ph.D. , Kyoto University

"New therapeutics targeting transcription and RNA processing with small molecules"

3:50 pm

Luca Canettieri, M.D., Ph.D., La Sapienza University of Rome

"Hitting the Hedgehog under the belt:  a vulnerability for cancer?"

4:10 pm

Jerome Bertherat, M.D., Ph.D., CHU Cochin

"cAMP signaling molecular alterations in endocrine tumors"

4:30 pm

Laura Rodon Ahnert, Ph.D., The Salk Institute

"The LKB1-CREB axis in the development and progression of lung cancer"

4:50 pm

Akiyoshi Fukamizu, Ph.D., University of Tsukuba

"PRMT8 is a bilingual protein, methyltransferase and lipase"


Marc Montminy, M.D., Ph.D., The Salk Institute