Summit 2015: Program

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 SoCal Flow SUMMIT 2015

Final Program

Thursday, April 23, 2015

8:15am – 9:00am                   Registration / Breakfast with coffee service

9:00am – 9:15am                   Opening Remarks

9:15am – 10:05am                 Nora Heisterkamp, PhD, USC/CHLA “Use of flow cytometry to evaluate the potential of ex-vivo expanded human NK cells for therapy of B Cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia”

10:10am – 10:30am               Drake J. Smith, BS, Graduate Student, UCLA, “Genetic Engineering of Hematopoietic Stem Cells to Generate Invariant Natural Killer T Cells”

10:35am – 10:50am               Cliff Ramsdell, PhD, Market Development Manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific, “The Attune NxT Acoustic Focusing Cytometer, an Affordable, High Performance Analyzer”

10:50am – 11:30pm               Coffee Break (Posters and Vendor Tables)

11:35am – 12:00am               Shabnam Shalapour, PhD, Post Doctoral Fellow, UCSD “Identification of Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocytes by Direct Detection of Cytokine mRNA and Protein by Flow Cytometry”. Affymetrix/eBioscience

12:05pm – 12:25pm               Wei-Le Wang, MS, Graduate Student, BRI-COH, “Control of Mammalian Lymphopoiesis and Immune Response by MicroRNA-142”

12:30pm – 12:45pm                Andrew Lister, D.Phil, Marketing Manager Research Products, Beckman Coulter, “Moving the Goal Posts: The CytoFLEX Cytometer Improves the Game”

12:45pm – 2:00pm                 Buffet Lunch (1:15-2pm Bronze Vendor Facetime)

2:05pm – 2:55pm                  John Joslin, PhD, Research Investigator, Novartis “Development of a fully automated ultra-high throughput flow cytometry screening system to enable novel drug discovery”

3:00pm – 3:15pm                  Tanya Tolmachoff, MT (ASCP), Director Sales and Marketing, De Novo Software, “Highlights of FCS Express 5”

3:15pm – 4:00pm                   Coffee break (Posters and Vendor tables)

4:00pm – 4:20pm                   SoCal Flow Business Meeting

4:25pm – 5:15 pm                  Keynote: J Philip McCoy, Jr. PhD, Senior Scientist, NIH. “Flow cytometry in translation medicine: Three vignettes”

5:20pm – 6:20pm                   Happy Hour/Poster Session

6:20pm – 20:30pm                 Buffet DINNER


Friday, April 24, 2015

8:15am – 9:00am                   Registration / FullBreakfast with coffee service

9:00am – 9:05                     Opening Remarks/Announcements

9:05am – 9:30am                  Lisa Bellemare, PhD, Technical Application Specialist, BD Bioscience, “Incorporating Intracellular Flow Cytometry into Multicolor Panel Design”

9:35am – 10:25am                 Rong Lu, PhD, Assistant Professor, USC “In-vivo coordination of mouse hematopoietic stem cells”

10:30am – 10:45am               Matt Alexander, PhD, Senior Cell Biology Systems Specialist, Bio-Rad, “Bio-Rad S3e: Self Service Sorting for the Core or Individual Lab” 

10:45am – 11:20am               Coffee break  (Posters and Vendor tables)

11:20am – 11:40am               Alborz Karimzadeh, BS, Graduate Student, UCI, “CD11a and EPCR as High Resolution Markers to Identify Long-Term Hematopoietic Stem Cells”

11:45am – 12:35pm               Pat Simms, MS, Loyola University “Analysis of exosomes using imaging flow cytometry – A shared resource facility story”

12:40pm – 1:05pm              Erica L. Stone, PhD, Assistant Professor, Wistar, “Regulation of T Helper Cell Differentiation and Function by the Transcription Factor FOXO1”. EMD Millipore

1:05pm – 2:35pm                 Buffet Lunch (1:50-2:35pm Bronze Vendor Facetime)

2:40pm – 3:30pm                 Matthew Inlay, PhD, Assistant Professor, UCI “Mapping the embryonic origins of hematopoietic stem cells”

3:35pm – 3:55pm                 Alexandra Lee, MS, Bioinformatics Analyst, J. Craig Venter Institute, “High-Dimensional Single Cell Data Analysis: Methods and Cyberinfrasturcture”

4:00pm – 4:15pm                  Jessica McClure-Kuhar, BS, Cell Signaling Technologies “Analysis of signaling pathways, intracellular protein expression, and epigenetic markers using flow cytometry”

4:15pm – 4:30pm                 Adjourn; Raffle, coffee and take down posters

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