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ASPET New York Pharmacology Society 4th Annual Meeting

G-Protein Coupled Receptor Signaling Systems in Health and Disease
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
University of Rochester Medical Center

Preliminary Program

I. Morning Session – NYPS Graduate Student Presentations and Keynote Speaker Address 

8:00–8:40 am—Registration | Poster Set‐Up (8:00 – 8:15) | Continental Breakfast | Flaum Atrium

8:15–8:40 amPoster Review and Vendor Exhibits | Flaum Atrium 

8:40–8:45 amGreeting and Opening Remarks by Gregory G. Tall, PhD, UNYPS President | Ryan Case Method Room 1-9576  

8:45–10:10 amGraduate Student Presidential Symposium | Ryan Case Method Room 1-9576 | Moderator  Gregory G. Tall

  • 8:45–9:00 am—Shannon Clough, Laboratory of Margarita Dubocovich | University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences | MT1 or MT2 melatonin receptor deletion abrogates methamphetamine- and food-induced reward in C3H/HeN mice 

  • 9:00–9:15 am—Jesi Lee Anne To, Laboratory of Alan Smrcka | University of Rochester Medical Center | Characterization of Small Molecule G protein βγ Inhibitors in the Context of Inflammation 

  • 9:15–9:30 am—Forrest A. Wright, Laboratory of Richard Wojcikiewicz | SUNY Upstate Medical University | Erlin2 and RNF170: Major players in GPCR-mediated Inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor degradation by the Ubiquitin-Proteasome Pathway 

  • 9:30–9:45 am—Walter Knight, Laboratory of Chen Yan | Aab CVRI, University of Rochester Medical Center | Role of Phosphodiesterase 1C Mediated Intra- and Extracellular cAMP Signaling in Pathological Cardiac Remodeling 

  • 9:45–10:00 am—Kirstie Cummings, Laboratory of Gabriela Popescu University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences | Robust Proton Potentiation of GluN1/GluN3A Glycinergic NMDA Receptor Currents Increases Cellular Excitability 

  • 10:00–10:15 am—Bharti R. Patel, Laboratory of Gregory Tall University of Rochester Medical Center | Inhibition of Tumor Cell Heterotrimeric G protein signaling mitigates tumor progression 

10:15–11:15 amPoster Review | Vendor Exhibits | Coffee Break 

11:15–12:15 pmKeynote Address: G-Protein Coupled Receptor Signaling Circuitries and Cancer | Class of 1962 Auditorium Room G-9425   

Keynote Speaker: J. Silvio Gutkind, PhD
Chief, Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer Branch
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, NIH
  
12:15–1:15 pmLunch | Poster Review | Vendor Exhibits | Flaum Atrium  

II. Afternoon Session – Thematic Symposium and Young Scientists Addresses 

1:15–2:35 pmG-Protein Coupled Receptor Signaling Systems in Health and Disease | Moderator – Paul J. Kammermeier, PhD 

1:15–1:55 pmGPR56 and Neurodevelopmental Disorders: A Decade Later | Xianhua Piao, MD, PhD | Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical Center 

1:55–2:35 pmSocial Networking of the Parathyroid Hormone Receptor | Peter A. Friedman, PhD | Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 

2:35–3:00 pmRefreshment Break 

3:00–3:40 pmEarly-Career Scientist Symposium | Class of 1962 Auditorium Room G-9425 | Moderator – Peter G. Bradford, PhD  

  • 3:00-3:20 pm—Regulation of pulmonary vasculature by GPR177/Wntless | Jianwen Que | Biomedical Genetics, University of Rochester Medical Center

  • 3:20-3:40 pm—TAARgeting addiction: TAAR 1 activation modulates addiction-related effects of cocaine | Jun-Xu Li MD, PhD | Pharmacology and Toxicology, University at Buffalo

3:45–4:00 pmAward Presentations and Final Comments by Gregory G. Tall, PhD 

III. ASPET NYPS Business Meeting ‐ Class of 1962 Auditorium Room G-9425 

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