Symposium Details

Date & Time: May 11, 2016, 10am - 6pm

Location: The A. Paul Schaap Chemistry Building, Wayne State University,
5101 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48202

Keynote Speaker

Daniela Corda, Ph.D., Director, Institute of Protein Biochemistry, National Research Council, Naples, Italy. Mechanisms of Membrane Fission: Role of the Lipid Metabolism

Plenary Speakers

Barbara Baird, Ph.D., Professor, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Participation of membrane lipids in receptor-mediated cellular signaling

Imad Shureiqi, MD, MS, Associate Professor, Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX. ALOX15 signaling via PPAR-delta in inflammation and cancer:  Flipping the off Switch

Nada Abumrad, Ph.D., Professor, Cell Biology and Physiology, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO. Lipids, immunity and matrix link CD36 to the metabolic syndrome

Hei Sook Sul, Ph.D., Professor, Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. Regulation of Fat Metabolism

2016 Third Annual Lipids@Wayne Symposium

Our third annual symposium was held on May 11, 2016. Thank you to everyone who attended this wonderful day of scientific conversation. (View & download the symposium flyer)

Poster Session Winners
First Place Abir Kabbani Physics & Astronomy
Second Place Natalie Galindo Chemistry (Univ. of Memphis & Rhodes College)
Third Place Wenxi Yu Biological Sciences

Thank you to all the students and post-docs who participated in the poster session. Best of luck in your future research!


Enjoy these photos from the symposium provided by Yiran Li, a Ph.D. student in the Wayne State Biological Sciences department:

The speakers with Drs. Greenberg and Maddipati (co-coordinators) and their Detroit-themed gift bags.

Our winners of the student and post-doc poster contest

Dr. Krishna Rao Maddipati opening the symposium at The A. Paul Schaap Chemistry Building Lecture Hall.

Dr. Stephen M. Lanier, Office of the Vice President for Research at Wayne State University, giving his opening remarks.

Dr. Miriam L. Greenberg introducing the keynote speaker, Dr. Daniela Corda.

The keynote speaker for the 2016 symposium - Dr. Daniela Corda

Members of the 2016 symposium organizing committee with the speakers at a private, after-hours tour of the Detroit Insitute of Arts.


Symposium sponsors

Previous Symposia

For more information about previous Lipids@Wayne symposia, please visit the following pages:

2015 Second Annual Symposium

2014 Inaugural Symposium







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