Speakers announced for 2019 Experimental Biology Meeting

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Renowned scientists including Nobel laureates, research pioneers and celebrated educators will convene at the Experimental Biology (EB) 2019 meeting, to be held April 6-9 in Orlando. Bringing together more than 12,000 life scientists in one interdisciplinary community, EB showcases the latest advances in anatomy, biochemistry, molecular biology, investigative pathology, pharmacology and physiology.

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EB 2019 will feature these speakers along with research announcements from hundreds of other scientists:

Brian Druker, M.D., Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Oregon Health & Science University, is a joint winner of the international Tang Prize for Biopharmaceutical Science for the discovery of protein tyrosine phosphorylation and tyrosine kinases as oncogenes, leading to successful targeted cancer therapies. He will present the Tang Prize Award lecture, “Imatinib as a Paradigm of Targeted Cancer Therapies,” at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 6. (more information)

Peter Agre, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, shared the 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery of aquaporin water channels. Agre will present the American Physiological Society’s Nobel Prize Award Lecture, “Aquaporin Water Channels–From Atomic Structure to Malaria,” at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday, April 9. (more information)

Namandjé Bumpus, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will receive the John J. Abel Award in Pharmacology in recognition for her innovative research on HIV drugs. She will present the award lecture, “Drug Metabolism, Pharmacogenomics and the Quest to Personalize HIV Treatment and Prevention,” during the American Society for Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics annual meeting at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6. (more information)

Neil Garg, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, will talk about how organic chemistry became one of UCLA’s most popular classes. Garg is the winner of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Award for Exemplary Contributions to Education. His lecture will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 7. (more information)

Vinay Kumar, M.D., University of Chicago School of Medicine, will receive the American Society for Investigative Pathology’s oldest and most prestigious award, the Gold-Headed Cane Award, for his groundbreaking discoveries on immune cells known as natural killer cells. His lecture, “The Accidental Pathologist–A Curiosity Driven Journey from Plant Evolution to Natural Immunity,” will be at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 7. (more information)

Janet Rossant, Ph.D., University of Toronto, will present the keynote address at the American Association of Anatomists annual meeting. Rossant is renowned for her work in developmental and stem cell biology, including her contributions to the discovery of trophoblast stem cells. Her talk will be at 4:45 p.m. Saturday, April 6. (more information)

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