Annual Research Symposium
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building Event Room
150 Research Campus Drive, Kannapolis, NC 28081
The event is free and open to all on campus. The agenda includes:
- Presentations by N.C. Research Campus postdoctoral fellows.
- Advances in personalized nutrition led by scientists from the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute.
- Keynote speaker Dr. Ana S. Iltis, director of the Center for Bioethics, Health and Society at Wake Forest University.
Download the 2014 Annual Catalyst Symposium Flier (PDF)
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Poster set-up
11:30 a.m. – Registration and Lunch
12:25 p.m. – Opening Remarks
12:30 p.m. – Sergey Krupenko, PhD, Professor of Nutrition, UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute. Dr. Krupenko studies the role of folate metabolism in cellular homeostasis and cancer disease.
12:45 p.m. – Poster Session
1:00 p.m. – Poster Blitz Presentations
1:15 p.m. – Poster Session
1:45 p.m. – Natalia Krupenko, PhD, Assistant Professor of Nutrition, UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute. Dr. Krupenko’s laboratory investigates the molecular mechanisms by which the essential nutrient folate and folate-related methylation pathways maintain the normal functions of an organism, and how disruptions of folate metabolism lead to development of diseases.
2:00 p.m. – Saroja Voruganti, PhD, Assistant Professor of Nutrition, UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute. Dr. Voruganti researches how genetic and environmental factors influence hyperuricemia (gout) and associated diseases such as diabetes and cardiorenal disease using a combination of genetic, metabolomic, statistical and bioinformatic approaches.
2:15 p.m. – Poster Blitz Presentations
2:30 p.m. – Poster Session
3:15 p.m. – Break
3:30 p.m. – Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ana S. Iltis, Director of the Center for Bioethics, Health and Society at Wake Forest University. Dr. Iltis has a background in healthcare and research ethics. She serves on National Institutes of Health (NIH) data safety monitoring boards, publishes regularly on bioethics and serves in editorial positions for bioethics journals.
4:30 p.m. – Poster Competition Prizes and Closing Remarks
4:45 p.m. – Reception
The Catalyst Group at the N.C. Research Campus fosters personal and professional relationships between researchers at the NCRC, specifically helping postdoctoral researchers with professional development. Thank you to the N.C. Biotechnology Center for sponsoring this event.