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

Poster Session Winners

Finish Name Institution
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!