Tuesday, December 8, 2009
9:00 a.m.–4:15 p.m. ET
Masur Auditorium, Building 10
National Institutes of Health
Jeffrey I. Gordon, M.D. is the Dr. Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor and the Director of the Center for Genome Sciences at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He received his medical degree from the University of Chicago and did his gastroenterology fellowship at the Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Gordon’s research interests include the genomic and metabolic foundations of symbiotic host-microbial interactions in the mouse and human intestine, mouse gut development, and stem cell biology.
Claire M. Fraser-Liggett, Ph.D. is Professor of Medicine and Director at the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. She received her Ph.D. in pharmacology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Fraser-Liggett’s research interests include comparative microbial genomics, pathogen diversity and evolution, and microbial forensics.
Joseph P. Noel, Ph.D. is a Professor at the Jack H. Skirball Center for Chemical Biology and Proteomics and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. He received his Ph.D. in chemistry and biochemistry from The Ohio State University and was a postdoctoral fellow in structural biology at Yale University. Dr. Noel’s research focus is to decipher the core principles influencing evolutionary change in proteins and protein networks.
Bruce R. Rosen, M.D., Ph.D. is the Professor of Radiology and Health Sciences & Technology (HST) at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and Director of the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Center at MGH and HST’s Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging. Dr. Rosen received his medical degree from Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia and his Ph.D. in medical physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. His research interests include functional magnetic resonance imaging, quantification of physiological parameters with multimodal imaging approaches, and neuromolecular imaging.
Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D. is the William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, and the Director of the Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience at the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his Ph.D. in personality/psychopathology and psychophysiology and in behavioral neurology and neuroanatomy from Harvard University in Cambridge. Dr. Davidson’s research interests include neural substrates of affect, affective style and disorders of affect; biological approaches to psychopathology; developmental psychopathology; autism; functional brain imaging; clinical psychology and behavior change; personality and individual differences; and biopersonality.
Susan Folkman, Ph.D. is Professor of Medicine Emeritus and the founding director of the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. She received her Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Folkman’s work has focused on stress and coping as related to human immunodeficiency virus disease and other chronic illness.