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Biomedical Engr & Rehabilitation Science

Conference Schedule

Morning Session

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Registration, Poster Set-up, Coffee and Bagels

9:00 - 9:05 a.m.
Opening Remarks
Dr. Chris Kevil
Director, Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences
Malcolm Feist Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Disease
Director and Professor, Division of Research
Department of Pathology and Translational Pathobiology
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport

9:05 - 9:35 a.m.
“Epstein-Barr Virus Induced Epithelial Reprogramming and Cancer”
Dr. Rona Scott, Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Feist Weiller Cancer Center
LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport

9:35 - 10:25 a.m.
“Healthcare Industry Improvements Made Possible by Unlocking the Power of the Genome”
Dr. Mehdi Keddache
Sequencing Specialist
Illumina, Inc.

10:25 - 10:40 a.m.

10:40 - 11:10  a.m.
“Halloysite clay nanotubes in drug delivery”
Dr. Yuri Lvov, Professor
Tolbert Pipes Eminent Endowed Chair on Micro and Nanosystems
Department of Chemistry and Institute for Micromanufacturing
CBERS, Louisiana Tech University

11:10 - 12:00 p.m.
“Genomic Technologies for Pharmaceutical and Agricultural Applications”
Dr. Oswald Crasta
Genomic Breeding Lead and R&D Fellow
Dow AgroSciences

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Afternoon Session

1:00 - 2:20 p.m.
Industry Relationships to New Start Ups
Expert Panel Session
Illumina and Dow Guests
North LA New Co CEOs, EAP, Financiers
Q & A Session with Conference Attendee

2:20 - 2:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks: Dr. Leon Iasemidis
Rhodes Eminent Scholar Chair
Professor, Biomedical Engineering & Neurology
Director, Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Science (CBERS)
Director, Brain Dynamics Lab
Louisiana Tech University

2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Poster Session and Job Fair
(Refreshments served)

5:00 p.m.
Conference Adjourned