Program Schedule - Day One

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

7:30 - 8:15 am: Breakfast/Registration
Location: Annenberg West Lobby

8:15 - 8:30 am: Welcome Remarks
Kenneth L. Davis, President and CEO, Mount Sinai Health System and Dennis S. Charney, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; President for Academic Affairs, Mount Sinai Health System

8:35 - 9:05 am: Keynote Address Therapeutic Frontiers in Mental Health
Introduction: Eric J. Nestler, Nash Family Professor of Neuroscience; Director, Friedman Brain Institute; Dean for Academic and Scientific Affairs, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Speaker: Karl Deisseroth, Stanford University
Location: Stern Auditorium

9:10 - 10:05 am: Panel Discussion – Drug Development in Academic Medical Centers
 Paul J. Kenny, Ward-Coleman Professor and Chairman, Department of Pharmacology & Systems Therapeutics and Director of the Experimental Therapeutics Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

  • Aled Edwards, University of Toronto (Structural Genomics Consortium)
  • Kevin V. Grimes, Associate Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology and Co-director of the SPARK Translational Research Program, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Craig Lindsley, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Satwant Narula, Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Rupert Vessey, Exec VP and President, Global Research and Early Development, Celgene

10:10 - 10:40 am: Break
 Annenberg West Lobby

10:45 - 11:15 am: Keynote Address – From Genomics to Therapeutics
Introduction: Marta Filizola, Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; Professor, Departments of Structural and Chemical Biology, and Neuroscience and Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Speaker: Manolis Kellis, PhD, MIT Broad Institute

11:20 am - 12:15 pm: Panel Discussion – Target Identification, Validation and First in Man Approaches 
Moderators: Lakshmi Devi, Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

  • Kenneth Kaushansky, Senior Vice President, Health Science and Dean, School of Medicine, Stony Brook Medicine
  • Avi Ma'ayan, Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Systems Therapeutics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Harlan Robins, Program Head, Full Member, Computational Biology, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Kári Stefánsson, (GWAS approaches)
  • Jared Sterneckert, Group Leader, Stem Cells and Neurodegenerative Disease, Technische Universität Dresden, Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden


12:20 - 12:50 pm: Keynote Address – Therapeutic Opportunities of Gene Editing Technologies
Scott L. Friedman, Dean for Therapeutic Discovery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinaiand Systems Therapeutics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
George Church, Harvard

12:50 - 1:15 pm: Lunch
 Davis Conference Center, Hess Building

1:15 - 6:00 pm: Breakout Sessions and Networking Luncheon for Postdocs and Faculty, sponsored by Women in Science and Postdoctoral Fellows Association