New Jersey Research Cores Partnering Conference Agenda

Date: June 29, 2022 
Location: Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy BMS Auditorium, 160 Frelinghuysen Rd Piscataway, NJ 08854  

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Registration, Poster Session, Continental Breakfast 
9:00 - 9:20 a.m.
Opening Remarks
  • Vincent Smeraglia, JD, Executive Director of Core Services at the Office for Research, Rutgers University
  • Jim Golubieski, President of the New Jersey Health Foundation (NJHF)
  • Judith Sheft, Executive Director of the New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology (NJCSIT)
9:20 - 9:30 a.m.
Introduction of Keynote
  • The Honorable Andrew Zwicker, New Jersey State Senator
9:30 - 10:15 a.m.
Keynote Address: "Research Core Services as Force Multipliers"
  • Michael E. Zwick, PhD, Senior Vice President for Research, Rutgers University 
10:15 - 10:30 a.m.
Coffee Break and Poster Review
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Rutgers University Cores - Introduction by Paul Copeland, PhD
  • Ed Yurkow, PhD, Executive Director of Translational Pharmacology and Director of Rutgers University Molecular Imaging Core

  • David Zald, PhD, Director, Rutgers Center for Advanced Human Brain Imaging Research (CAHBIR) and Henry Rutgers Professor of Psychiatry

  • Reynold Panettieri, MD, PhD, Director, Rutgers Institute for Translational Medicine 

11:00 - 11:05 a.m.
Core Life Analytics
  • Dave Egan, PhD, CEO of Core Life Analytics
11:05 - 11:35 a.m.
Panel Discussion: Working with Industry 
  • Colgate, Prokaryotics, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School - Genomics, and Institute for Life Science Entrepreneurship (ILSE)

11:35 a.m. - Noon
Princeton University Cores -  Introduction by Dean Edelman, JD, Sr. Associate Director of Corporate Engagement & Foundation Relations at Princeton University
  • Nan Yao, PhD, Director of Imaging and Analysis Center at Princeton University
  • Zuzanna Lewicka, PhD, Senior Research Specialist at the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials at Princeton University
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch and Poster Review/Judging
1:30 - 1:45 p.m.
Otto H. York Center for Environmental Engineering and Science at New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Presentation by Somenath Mitra, PhD, Director of the Otto H. York Center for Environmental Engineering and Science at New Jersey Institute of Technology

1:45 - 2:00 p.m. 
Rowan University Cores - Introduction by Tabbetha Dobbins, PhD, Vice President for Research at Rowan University
  • Joe Stanzione, PhD, Director of AMMI Core Facility at Rowan University

2:00 - 2:15 p.m.
Coffee Break and Poster Review
2:15 - 2:30 p.m.
NanoString Technologies, Inc.
  • Presentation by Amy Wahba, PhD, Regional Spatial Biology Specialist

2:30 - 2:45 p.m.
Hackensack Meridian Health Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI) Cores
  • Presentation by Stephen Park, PhD, Director of CDI Core Facilities

2:45 - 3:00 p.m.
Metabolon, Inc.
  • Presentation by Heino Heyman, PhD, Metabolomics Specialist

3:00 - 3:15 p.m.
Coriell Institute for Medical Research
  • Presentation by Nahid Turan, PhD, Chief Biobanking Officer

3:15 -3:45 p.m.
Agilent Technologies Life Sciences Group
3:45 - 4:00 p.m.
Poster Winners Announced
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Core Leadership Roundtable Discussion