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Annual Conference 2014

May 3-4, 2014

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

2014 Annual Harvard Chinese Life Science Research Symposium, Transforming Medicine through Innovative Integration, will be held at Harvard Medical School on May 3-4th, 2014. The Symposium, organized by Harvard Medical School Chinese Scholars and Scientists Association (HMS-CSSA) and Harvard School of Public Health Chinese Students and Scholars Association (HSPH-CSSA), is an event that attracts participants from Harvard Medical School and 17 affiliated institutions, major US medical and research institutions across the country, and Chinese medical science research community.
This year’s symposium will cover broader topics from Biomedical Research, (including neural science, cancer research and cardiovascular disease), Translational Medicine and Biopharmaceutical Industry, and feature guest speakers ranging from well-established professors and investigators, promising young post-doctorals, and prominent business leaders from biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry. It provides participants with the opportunity to exchange exciting ideas and share research leads, and interact with a larger audience at the time when translational medicine is transforming the way we do with medical research.

Time:

9:30 – 5:30pm, Saturday, May 3th, 2014
10:00am – 6:00pm, Sunday, May 4th, 2014

Location:

Folkman Auditorium, Enders Building,
Boston Children’s Hospital
300 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

Thank you for your participation and support

HMS-CSSA & HSPH-CSSA

 

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[1] Free food and drinks will be reserved for the registered attendees.  Free Registration on

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1SVdaKsmwyJv98TrpjCU7TvjyUHs_lQd2IJvdRv7zQ0U/viewform

Seats are limited. Please register ASAP!

[2] Detailed agenda is also available at : https://www.dropbox.com/s/t5lfhlt99lmc4ki/2014%20Agenda%20-2.pdf 

 

Agenda

May 3rd, Saturday

 

10:00 am – 10:30am

Registration and Light refreshment

 

Session 1. Biomedical Research

10:30 am – 10:45 am

Opening Remarks

 

Neuroscience and Imaging technology

 (Facilitator: Dr. Qiufu Ma)

10:45 am – 11:15 am

CLARITY and beyond: towards integrative understanding of complex biological systems

 

Dr. Kwanghun Chung

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

11:15 am – 11:45 am

Exploring the Network Anatomy of Visual Cortical Processing with In Vivo Multi-Photon Calcium Imaging and Large-Scale Electron Microscopy

Dr. Wei-Chung Allen Lee

Instructor, Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School

11:45 am – 12:15 am

Intersectional genetic mapping of spinal microcircuits processing mechanical pain

 

Dr. Qiufu Ma

Professor,Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School

12: 15pm – 12:30 pm

Postdoc Talk

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch

 

Cancer Research

(Facilitator: Dr. XiaoleShirley Liu)

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

The Evolutionary Landscape of CLL: Therapeutic Implications

 

Dr. Catherine Wu

Associate Professor, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Exploiting Tumor-Specific Vulnerabilities

Analysis of CCLE drug screens and GeCKO screens

 

Dr.Xiaole Shirley Liu

Professor, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School& Harvard School of Public Health

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Single-cell proteomics technology reveals abnormal functions of “normal” hematopoietic cells in myeloproliferative malignancies

 

Dr. Rong Fan

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Yale University

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Post-Doc Talk

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm

Tea Break

Cardiovascular DiseasesResearch

(Facilitator: William Pu)

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Taking microRNAs to heart

 

Dr. Da-Zhi Wang

Associate Professor,Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Regulation of Actin Dynamics Reactive Oxygen Species-Induced Actin Glutathionylation in Neutrophils

 

Dr. William Pu

Associate Professor, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

4:30pm –4:45 pm

Post-Doc Talk

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Reception(By invited only)

 

 

May 4th, Sunday

 

Session 2. Translational Medicine

(Facilitator: Dr. Adam Bass)

10:30 am –11:00am

Learning from the genome to combat gastroesophageal cancer

 

Dr. Adam Bass

Assistant Professor, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School& Broad Institute

11:00 am – 11:30 am

Clinical translation of bromodomain inhibition

 

Dr. James E. Bradner

Assistant Professor, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School

11:30 am – 12:00 am

Immunotherapy in Gastrointestinal Malignancies: An Emerging Frontier

 

Dr. James M. Cleary

Medical Oncologist, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School

12:00 am – 12:30 am

Translational Pain Research

 

Dr. Jianren Mao

Associate Professor, Mass General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch

 

Session 3. Pharma & BiotechIndustry

(Facilitator: Dr. Jinshan Shen)

1:30pm – 2:00 pm

To be or not to be – should you be an entrepreneur

Dr. Kewen Jin

Serial entrepreneur in the China life science industry

2: 00 pm – 2:30 pm

Talk Title: TBA

 

Dr. O. Prem Das

Chief Research Business Development Officer, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

The Biopharmaceutical Path: The Road Less Traveled

 

Dr. Shui Ki Henry Seto

Vice President, Global Safety, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Tea Break

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm

CRO, building partnership between technology and science

 

Dr. Yufang Shao

Vice President, Novoprotein Scientific INC

3:45 pm – 4:15 pm

Personalized medicine and efficacy-predictive biomarkers and the industry challenges in this area

 

Dr. Peter Blume Jensen

Senior Vice President & Chief Scientific Officer, Daiichi Sankyo Inc

 

Entrepreneurship – Panel Discussion

(Moderator: Dr. Kewen Jin)

4: 15 pm -4: 45 pm

Dr. Kewen Jin, Dr. Peter Blume Jensen, Dr. Yufan Shao,

Dr. Shui Ki Henry Seto, Dr. O. Prem Das, Dr. Luhan Yang

 

 

2014 Harvard Chinese Life Science Annual Distinguished Research Award Recipient

Name

Title

Affiliation

Fei Ann Ran

Graduate Student

Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard,

Harvard University

Guoji Guo

Postdoctoral Fellow

Boston Children’s Hospital,

Dana Farber Cancer Institute,

Harvard Medical School

Hui Yang

Postdoctoral Fellow

Whitehead Institute,

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Jianming Jiang

Postdoctoral Fellow

Genetics Department,

Harvard Medical School

Linfeng Huang

Postdoctoral Fellow

Boston Children’s Hospital,

Harvard Medical School

Long Cheng

Postdoctoral Fellow

Boston Children’s Hospital,

Harvard Medical School

Patrick David Hsu

Graduate Student

Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard,

Harvard University

Penghui Zhou

Instructor

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute,

Harvard Medical School

Ruisheng Song

Postdoctoral Fellow

BCMP Department,

Harvard Medical School

Tinghu Zhang

Staff Scientist

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute,

Harvard Medical School

Xiaofeng Wang

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute,

Harvard Medical School

Xingxing Kong

Postdoctoral Fellow

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,

Harvard Medical School

Ying Liu

Postdoctoral Fellow

Massachusetts General Hospital,

Harvard Medical School

Yuexiang Wang

Instructor

Brigham and Women’s Hospital,

Harvard Medical School

Zhe Ji

Postdoctoral Fellow

Harvard Medical School,

Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Cynthia X. Shi

Graduate Student

Harvard School of Public Health

Shanshan Li

Postdoctoral Fellow

Harvard School of Public Health

Yuan Lu

Graduate Student

Harvard School of Public Health

Organizing Committee Advisors

 

Biomedical Research

Dr. Xi He, ProfessorChildren’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Qiufu Ma, ProfessorDana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Xiaole Shirley Liu, ProfessorDana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Da-Zhi Wang, Associate Professor Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School

Dr. William Pu, Associate Professor Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School

 

Translational Medicine

Dr. Jiping Wang, Assistant ProfessorBrigham and Women’s Hospital. Harvard Medical School

Dr. Xiaole Shirley Liu, ProfessorDana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School

 

Pharma & BiotechIndustry

Dr. Kewen Jin, Managing DirectorNimbus Innoworks

Dr. Jinshan Shen, DirectorVertex Pharmaceuticals

Organizing Committee

 

Chinese Scientists and Scholars Association at Harvard Medical School

(CSSA-HMS)

Wei Song; Jin Zhang; Sui Wang; Shaokun Shu; Zhe Ji; Qing Li;Ming Liu; Shaojun Tang; Xueying Wang; Dongpo Cai; James Chen; Yilai Shu; Xiaofeng Wang; Jun Huang; Shubai Liu; Shiqian Shen; Xiaohui Han; Chunyao Wei; Haoxuan Tong; Ping Lu; Zhiqiang Lin; Qiming Sun; Xingxiing Kong; Hongguang Xia; Yanfei Gao; Jiaren Liu; Min Tan; Hongliang Ren; Jing Wang; Wenyu Song

 

Harvard School of Public Health Chinese Students and Scholars Association

(HSPH-CSSA)

Xindi Hu; Yizhen Lai; Jing Sheng; Jing Zhao; Zhaozhong Zhu

 

 

 

 

 

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