Bioactive Lipids in Cancer, Inflammation and Related Diseases



Invited Speakers will be posted in the Fall of 2021

Robert J. Lefkowitz, MD

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

James B. Duke Professor of Medicine

Professor of Biochemistry and Chemistry

Duke University

Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2012) for studies
of G-protein-coupled receptors

Yusuf Hannun, MD

Joel Strum Kenny Professor in Cancer Research

SUNY Distinguished Professor

Stony Brook University School of Medicine

Stony Brook, NY

Bioactive Sphingolipids: Discovery,
Foundations, Principles, Developments

Lina Obeid, MD

SUNY Distinguished Professor of Medicine

Dean for Research

Vice Dean for Scientific Affairs

Stony Brook University School of Medicine

Stony Brook, NY

Bioactive sphingolipid metabolism and role in disease

Nicolas G. Bazan, MD, PhD

Boyd Professor
Ernest C. and Yvette C. Villere
Chair for Retinal Degenerations
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology;
Ophthalmology and Neurology;
Director, Neuroscience Center of Excellence
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
New Orleans, LA
Foreign Adjunct Professor of Neuroscience
Karolinska Institutet – Stockholm, Sweden

Junken Aoki, PhD

Professor, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Tohoku University

Miyagi, Japan

Laura M. Bohn, PhD

Professor, Molecular Medicine & Neuroscience

The Scripps Research Institute

Jupiter, FL

Neal K. Devaraj


Departments of Chemistry &

Biochemistry and Bioengineering

University of California, San Diego

Synthesizing and Imaging Sphingolipids from within Living Cells

Jesper Z. Haeggstrom, MD, PhD

Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics

Division of Physiological Chemistry

Karolinska Institute

Stockholm, Sweden

David Julius, PhD

Morris Herzstein Chair in Molecular Biology and Medicine

Professor and Chair of Physiology

University of California San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

Sarah Spiegel, PhD

Professor and Chair

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Mann T. and Sara D. Lowry Chair of Oncology

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Richmond, VA

Makoto Arita, PhD

Professor, Division of Physiological Chemistry and Metabolism,

Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Keio University

Tokyo, Japan

Team Leader, Laboratory for Metabolomics,

RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences (IMS)

Yokohama, Japan

The importance of LipoQuality in biological systems

Sergei Atamas, MD, PhD

Executive Director of Research

Corbus Pharmaceuticals

Norwood, MA

Haydee Bazan, PhD

Professor of Neuroscience,

Ophthalmology, and Molecular Biology Louisiana

State University Neuroscience Center of

Excellence New Orleans, LA

Nicolas G. Bazan, MD, PhD

Boyd Professor Ernest C. and Yvette C.

Villere Chair for the Study of Retinal

Degeneration Professor of Ophthalmology

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,

and Neurology Director, Neuroscience Center of

Excellence School of Medicine

Louisiana State University Health New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana

Zoltan Benyo, MD, PhD, DSc

Professor of Physiology

Institute of Clinical Experimental Research

Semmelweis University

Budapest, Hungary

Signaling pathways of lysophospholipid mediators in

the regulation of vascular functions

Joan Clària, PhD

Biomedical Diagnostic Center

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Hospital Clínic-University of Barcelona Barcelona,

Spain Pathways and mediators of resolution of

inflammation in chronic liver disease

Jesmond Dalli, PhD, FHEA

Associate Professor in Molecular Pharmacology

Sir Henry Dale Fellow

Lipid Mediator Unit Director

William Harvey Research Institute

Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry

Queen Mary University of London

London, England

Edward Dennis, PhD

Distinguished Professor of Chemistry,

Biochemistry and Pharmacology

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

University of California at San Diego

San Diego, CA

Gabrielle Fredman, PhD

Assistant Professor

Albany Medical College

The Dept. of Molecular and Cellular Physiology

Albany, NY

Irma Machuca-Gayet, PhD, DSc

Senior scientist at INSERM 1033

Pathophysiology,Diagnosis and Treatment of Bone Diseases

Medical School Lyon East

Lyon, France

Catherine Godson, PhD

Professor of Molecular Medicine

University College Dublin

Dublin, Ireland

Timothy Hla, PhD

Chair and Professor, Patricia K. Donohoe

Investigator, Vascular Biology Program

Department of Surgery

Harvard Medical School

Boston Children’s Hospital

Boston, MA

Michael Holinstat, PhD, FAHA

Associate Professor, Departments of Pharmacology,

Cardiovascular Medicine and Vascular Surgery

Director, Platelet Physiology and Pharmacology Core

Therapeutic Champion, Fast Forward Medical Innovation (FFMI)

University of Michigan Medical School

Ann Arbor, MI

Kenneth V. Honn, PhD

Distinguished Professor, Pathology, Oncology and Chemistry

Director, Bioactive Lipids Research Program

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

Mohit Jain, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Pharmacology

University of California, San Diego

La Jolla, CA

Bruce Levy, MD

Parker B. Francis Professor of Medicine

Harvard Medical School

Chief, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Boston, MA

Lawrence Marnett, PhD

Dean of Basic Sciences

Mary Geddes Stahlman Professor of Cancer Research

Professor of Biochemistry, Chemistry and Pharmacology

Director, Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Nashville, TN

Dipak Panigrahy, MD

Assistant Professor of Pathology

Vascular Biology Program

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Daniele Piomelli, PhD, PharmD

Professor, Anatomy & Neurobiology

Louise Turner Arnold Chair in Neurosciences

Director, Institute for the Study of Cannabis

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, California

Charles N. Serhan, PhD, DSc

Professor and Director, Center for Experimental
Therapeutics and Reperfusion Injury

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Harvard University

Boston, MA

Takao Shimizu, MD, PhD

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

University of Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan

Phospholipid; metabolism and diverse biological activities

Patricia J. Sime, MD, FRCP Lecturer

Journal of Lipid Research Lecturer

Chair, Department of Internal Medicine

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

Matthew Spite, PhD

Associate Professor Lead Investigator,

Ctr. for Experimental

Therapeutics & Reperfusion Injury,

Dept. of Anesthesiology,

Perioperative and Pain Medicine

Harvard Medical School and Brigham and

Women’s Hospital Boston, MA

Lipid mediators at the interface of

resolution of inflammation and tissue repair

Gabor Tigyi, MD, PhD

Professor of Physiology

Harriet S. Van Vleet Chair in Oncology Research

Associate Director for Basic

Science UT Cancer Institute

University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center

Professor of Physiology and Chemistry,

University of Memphis

Professor, (adjunct) School of Graduate Sciences,

Hokkaido University, Japan Memphis, TN

Yutaka Yatomi, MD, PhD

Professor and Director, Department

of Clinical Laboratory Medicine

Graduate School of Medicine

The University of Tokyo Tokyo, Japan

Clinical introduction of the assay of

bioactive lipids and related molecules

Takehiko Yokomizo, MD, PhD

Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

Juntendo University School of Medicine Tokyo, Japan

The roles of leukotriene B4 receptors

in macrophages and dendritic cells

Darryl C. Zeldin, MD

Scientific Director


Research Triangle Park, NC

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