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

Haydee E.P. Bazan, PhD, FARVO

Professor, Ophthalmology

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Neuroscience

Louisiana State University Health Science Center

Novel RvD6 isomers target cornea nerve regeneration

displaying a trigeminal transcriptome signature

Nancy J. Brown, MD

Jean and David W. Wallace Dean of Medicine

C.N.H. Long Professor of Internal Medicine

Yale School of Medicine

Effect of variation in soluble epoxide hydrolase activity in humans

Jerold Chun, MD, PhD

Professor, Degenerative Diseases Program

Senior Vice President, Neuroscience Drug Discovery

Center for Genetic Disorders and Aging Research

Talk Title TBD

Jason G. Cyster, PhD

Professor, Microbiology and Immunology

Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute

University of California, San Francisco

Lipid mediators guiding the adaptive immune response

Catherine Godson, PhD, MRIA Professor

Diabetes Complications Research Centre

Conway Institute & School of Medicine

University College Dublin

Talk Title TBD

Yasuyuki Igarashi, PhD

Yasuyuki Igarashi, Emeritus Professor

Faculty of Advanced Life Science

Hokkaido University, Japan

Talk Title TBD

Barbara Kahn, MD

Vice Chair of Research Strategy

Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology,

Diabetes, and Metabolism

George R. Minot Professor of Medicine

Harvard Medical School

Talk Title TBD

Daniel K. Nomura, PhD

Professor, Chemical Biology

Director, Novartis-Berkley Center for

Proteomics and Chemistry Technologies

University of California, Berkeley

Talk Title TBD

Makoto Murakami, PhD

Professor, Graduate School of Medicine

Laboratory of Microenvironmental and Metabolic Health Science

Center for Disease Biology and Integrative Medicine

University of Tokyo

Talk Title TBD

Junken Aoki, PhD

Professor, Graduate School of

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Tohoku University, Japan

Talk Title TBD

Myriam Baes, PhD

Professor, Pharmaceutical and

Pharmacological Sciences

Lab of Cell Metabolism

KU Leuven

Leuven, Belgium

Peroxisomal β-oxidation is crucial for retinal integrity
By controlling DHA and VLC-PUFA homeostasis

Magnus Back, MD PhD

Professor, Cardiology

Karolinska Institutet

Lipid mediator receptors transducing the resolution of
Inflammation in cardiovascular disease

Richard P. Bazinet, PhD

Professor and Canada Research Chair in Brain Lipid

Metabolism University of Toronto

Novel methods using natural abundance carbon isotope
Ratios to study the turnover and metabolism of fatty acids

Laura M. Bohn, PhD

Professor, Molecular Medicine & Neuroscience

The Scripps Research Institute

Jupiter, Florida

Talk Title TBD

Eric Boilard, PhD

Professor, Microbiology and Immunology

Researcher, CHU de Quebec Research Center

Laval University School of Medicine

Role of secreted phospholipase A2-IIA
bactericidal enzyme, in sterile inflammation

John E. Burke, PhD

Associate professor, Biochemistry and Microbiology

University of Victoria

Molecular basis of regulation of
Phosphoinositide 3-kinases

Jorgelina M Calandria, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Neurology and Neuroscience

Louisiana State University Health Science Center

Elovanoids: novel neuroprotection mechanisms

Chu Chen, PhD

Professor, Cellular and Integrative Physiology

Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine

UT Health Science Center at San Antonio

Endocannabinoid metabolism and neurodegenerative diseases

Nan Chiang, PhD

Associate Research Associate

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Department of Anesthesiology

Perioperative and Pain Medicine

Harvard Medical School

Talk Title TBD

Jesmond Dalli, PhD

Professor, Molecular Pharmacology

The William Harvey Research Institute

Barts and The London

Queen Mary University of London

Talk Title TBD

Yusuke Endo PhD

Head, Laboratory of Medical Omics Research

Kazusa DNA Research Institute

Lipid metabolism and T cell fate decisions

Megan L. Falsetta, PhD

Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and

Gynecology and Pharmacology and Physiology

University of Rochester Medical Center

Dysregulation of Pro-resolving
Lipids Predisposes Women to Chronic
Vulvar Pain and Illuminates New Therapeutic Targets

Gabrielle Fredman, PhD

Associate Professor, Molecular and Cellular Physiology

Albany Medical College

Talk Title TBD

Jesper Z. Haeggström, MD, PhD

Professor, Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics

Division of Physiological Chemistry

Karolinska Institutet

Talk Title TBD

Bruce D. Hammock, PhD

Professor, Entomology and Nematology

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

University of California – Davis

Talk Title TBD

Scott Hansen, PhD

Associate Professor, Molecular Medicine

Associate Professor, Neuroscience

The Scripps Research Institute

Talk Title TBD

Ryan E. Hibbs, PhD

Associate Professor, Neuroscience and Biophysics

Effie Marie Cain Scholar in Medical Research

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Regulation of ligand-gated ion channels
By lipids and lipophilic ligands

Miriam Kolko, MD, PhD

Professor, Translational Eye Research

Department of Ophthalmology

University of Copenhagen

Chief Physician, Copenhagen University Hospital

Talk Title TBD

Gerard Lambeau, IPMC, CNRS

Institute of Pharmacology

Universite Cote d’Azur

Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France

Novel functions of secreted PLA2s,
role of inhibitors and PLA2R1

Bruce D. Levy, MD

Parker B. Francis Professor of Medicine

Harvard Medical School

Chief, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

SPM resolution circuits are uncoupled in acute
Sepsis and correlate with clinical severity

Krishna Rao Maddipati, PhD

Professor, Department of Pathology

Director – Lipidomics Core Facility

Wayne State University

‘Inflammation’ in homeostasis is more
than just good inflammation

Liza Makowski, PhD

Professor, Dept. of Medicine – Division of

Hematology and Oncology

Department of Microbiology,

Immunology, and Biochemistry

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Impacts of immunotherapy on obesity-driven
Breast cancer after weight
loss by bariatric surgery compared to caloric restriction

Gennaro (Gerry) Melino, MD, PhD

Professor and Director, Molecular Biology

University of Rome – Tor Vergata

Head, Apoptosis & Cancer Laboratory

Medical Research Council Toxicology Unit, United Kingdom

Talk Title TBD

Anna Nicolaou, PhD

Professor, Biological Chemistry

Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences

University of Manchester

Talk Title TBD

Dipak Panigrahy, MD

Assistant Professor of Pathology

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Harvard Medical School

Talk Title TBD

Marianne Schultzberg

Professor, Neurobiology, Care Sciences & Society

Karolinska Institutet

Pro-resolving lipid mediators and
inflammation in Alzheimer’s disease

Takao Shimizu, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Biochemistry

Faculty of Medicine

University of Tokyo

Talk Title TBD

Patricia J. Sime, MD

Chair, Department of Internal Medicine

William Branch Porter Professor of Medicine

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Talk Title TBD

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

Talk Title TBD

Yukihiko Sugimoto, PhD

Professor, Pharmaceutical Biochemistry

Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Faculty of Life Sciences

Kumamoto University

Roles of prostaglandins in adipose tissue

Gerhild van Echten-Deckert, PhD

Group Leader, Sphingolipids in Brain Health and Disease

Life & Medical Sciences Institute (LIMES)

Membrane Biology & Lipid Biochemistry

University of Bonn, Germany

Talk Title TBD

Valeria Vásquez, PhD

Associate Professor, Physiology

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Talk Title TBD

Darryl C. Zeldin, MD

Scientific Director


Senior Investigator, Immunity

Inflammation and Disease Laboratory

Environmental Cardiopulmonary Disease Group

Talk Title TBD

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