The Eighth Annual BHI Symposium will be held on Friday, December 2, 2022, at the Busch Student Center in Piscataway, NJ. It will feature talks by Rutgers faculty presenting their cutting-edge research. The afternoon session includes student/post-doc poster presentations with cash awards to the top three best posters.
The keynote speaker for this year is Dr. Connie Cepko. Dr. Cepko is Bullard Professor of Genetics and Neuroscience at Harvard Medical School and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. She trained in virology with Phil Sharp at MIT for a Ph.D. and later with Richard Mulligan at the MIT Whitehead Institute. She helped develop retroviral vectors for transduction into the nervous system for lineage analysis and for studies of gene function in vivo. Her laboratory has focused on the topic of cell fate determination in the retina through the analysis of the behavior of progenitor and stem cells. More recently, they have been studying the mechanisms of photoreceptor death in diseases that cause blindness, such as retinitus pigmentosa and macular degeneration.
The symposium program and registration information can be found here.