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Cambridge, MA
2015 Summer Meeting

Our 2015 Summer Meeting, held on June 23, 2015 in Cambridge, MA, illustrated the central tenets of the Bert L & N Kuggie Vallee Foundation:  to promote a collegial community of international scientists, enhance scientific collaboration and communication, and to advance medical education and biomedical research.  This year we brought together some of the recipients of the Vallee Young Investigator Awards to discuss their groundbreaking research.  Recently appointed Vallee Visiting Professor, Susan Lindquist (Member, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research; Professor of Biology at MIT; and HHMI Investigator) gave the keynote lecture.


Click here for Courtney Humphries' meeting summary


Peter Howley, Harvard Medical School: Welcome and Introduction

Susan Lindquist, Whitehead Institute, MIT, HHMI: From Yeast to Human Stem Cells: A Powerful Discovery Platform for Combatting Neurodegenerative Diseases

Session chair: Gordon Hammes, Duke University

David Tobin, Duke University Medical Center: From Zebrafish to Humans: Insights into Tuberculosis Pathogenesis and Therapies

Feng Zhang, McGovern Institute, Broad Institute, MIT: Genome Editing Using CRISPR-Cas9

Danelle Devenport, Princeton University: Not a Hair Out of Place: The Organization of Long-range Tissue Polarity

Session chair: Stephen Benkovic, The State University of Pennsylvania

Sandeep Robert Datta, Harvard Medical School: Revealing Modularity and Predictability in Behavior via Deep Phenotyping

Christopher Mason, Weill Cornell Medical College: New mechanisms of tumor evolution impact work in leukemia on Earth and twin studies at NASA