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UT-Salford Exchange Program

20th Anniversary of the UT-Salford Exchange Program: March 25-26, 2004

Thursday March 25
1:00-3:00PM Alumni/Faculty Forum: Reflections on the UT-Salford Exchange Experience Student Union 2591 
3:00-5:00PM Alumni/Faculty/Student Reception (remarks by Provost Goodridge) Student Union 2592
Friday March 26
8:30AM- 12:30PM Molecular Parasitology Mini-Symposium Wolfe Hall 3246
Moderator: Professor David Storey (Salford)
1:30- 5:00PM Molecular Medicine Mini-Symposium Wolfe Hall 3246
Moderator: Professor Patricia Komuniecki (UT)
Molecular Parasitology Mini-Symposium: Friday, March 26, 2004, WO 3246
8:30AM Arrival-coffee, tea, juice and bagels
8:55AM Welcome: Professor David Storey, Head of School of Environment and Life Sciences, University of Salford
9:00AM

Plenary Lecture: Dr. Karen Hayton (1994-95 exchange at UT)

B.Sc. (Hons) 1996, Salford; Ph.D. 2000, University of Edinburgh; Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH “Malaria genetics: Sex, drugs and virulence”
10:00AM

Dr. Nicholas Downey (1988-89 exchange at UT)

B.Sc. (Hons) 1990, Salford; M.S. 1992, UT; Ph.D. 1999, University of Iowa; Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics, UCLA “Mitochondrial DNA ligases of Trypanosoma brucei: The nick must be controlled”
10:30AM Huw Williams (1998-99 exchange at UT)
B.Sc. (Hons) 2000 Salford, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Biological Sciences, Salford (Ph.D. anticipated 2004) “Keeping it in the family: Is Toxoplasma gondii vertically transmitted?'”
11:00AM Russell Richardson (1998-99 exchange at UT)
B.Sc. (Hons) 2000, Salford; Ph.D. candidate, Department of Biological Sciences, Salford (Ph.D. anticipated 2004) “Can circulating parasite DNA be detected in the plasma of human cystic hydatid disease patients? ”
11:30AM Elizabeth Rex (1997-98 exchange at UT)
B.S. (Hons) 1999, Salford; Ph.D. candidate, Department of Biological Sciences, UT (Ph.D. anticipated May 2004) “Tyraminergic receptors and novel tyraminergic signaling in C. elegans”
12:00PM Robert Hobson (1998-99 exchange at UT)
B.Sc. (Hons) 2000, Salford; Ph.D. candidate, Department of Biological Sciences, UT “Serotonin modulates key processes in nematodes”
Molecular Medicine Mini-Symposium: Friday, March 26, 2004, WO 3246
1:40PM Welcome: Professor Patricia R. Komuniecki, Chair Department of Biological Sciences, UT
1:45PM Plenary Lecture: Dr. Mark Cookson (1989-90 exchange at UT)
B.Sc. (Hons) 1991; Ph.D. 1996 University of Salford; Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Newcastle; Senior Research Fellow, Laboratory of Neurogenetics, National Institute of Aging, NIH “Pathways to Parkinsonism”
2:45PM Rhea Busick (1996-98 exchange at Salford)
B.S. Biology, 1999, UT; Ph.D. candidate, Department of Biological Sciences, UT “Autoimmune diseases: GAD65 and Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus”
3:15PM Cory Dunn (1997-98 exchange at Salford)
B.S. Biology, 1999, UT; Ph.D. candidate, Department of Cell Biology, Johns Hopkins University “Genetic requirements for budding yeast lacking a mitochondrial genome”
3:45PM Kara Buehrer (1997-98 exchange at Salford)
B.S. Bioengineering, 2000, UT; Ph.D. candidate, Neural Engineering Center, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University  “In vitro characterization of Na+ channel mutation in a mouse model of inherited epilepsy”
4:15PM Melissa Srougi Bentle (1999-00 exchange at Salford)
B.S. Biology, 2001, UT; Ph.D. candidate, Department of Pharmacology, Case Western Reserve University  “The molecular mechanisms of ß-lapachone-induced apoptosis”
Closing remarks

 

Reunion Photos

Salford Reception held at Dr. Komuniecki's house.
Faculty, students and exchange program alums attending
the Salford Alumni/ Faculty Luncheon (SU2591).
Alumni/Faculty Forum: Reflections on the
Student Union 2591 UT-Salford Exchange Experience
Hayton Plenary lecture in Molecular Parasitology
Alumni/Faculty/Student Reception
Student Union 2592 (remarks by Provost Goodridge)
L>R: Dr. Komuniecki, Provost Goodridge and Prof. Storey
Profs. Storey and Komuniecki cut the "20th Anniversary cake"


  

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