Program/Schedule

THURSDAY, MARCH 16

2:30 pm  |  Registration & Poster Setup

3:00 pm  |  Welcome & Introductory Comments
Rakesh Patel, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham

3:10 pm – 4:00 pm  | Keynote Session 1
Integrative System Features of Redox Biology

Melissa Kemp, PhD, Georgia Tech University    

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm  |  Poster Session 1 (light refreshments will be provided)

5:00 pm – 5:40 pm  |  Trainee Radical Data Blitz*, Session 1
Moderators: Samantha Giordano, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham and Phillip Wages, PhD, Vanderbilt University

5:45 pm – 6:45 pm  |  Reception & Poster Session 2 

FRIDAY, MARCH 17

7:00 am – 8:00 am  |  Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – 9:30 am  |  Session 1
Moderators: Ginger Milne, PhD, Vanderbilt University and Scott Ballinger, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham

8:00 am – 8:30 am
Hemodialysis Vascular Access Dysfunction and the Role of Nitric Oxide: The Tale of Mice, Pigs, and Men

Timmy Lee, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham

8:30 am – 9:00 am     
Role of Highly Reactive Lipid Dicarbonyls in Vascular Disease Associated with Oxidative Stress

Sean Davies, PhD, Vanderbilt University 

9:00 am – 9:30 am
Mechanisms of Pulmonary Protection by Thioredoxin Reductase Inhibitors

Trent Tipple, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham    

9:30 am – 10:30 am  |  Poster Session 3 & Break

10:30 am – 12:00 pm  |  Session 2
Moderators: Douglas Thomas, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago and Jianhua Zhang, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham

10:30 am – 11:00 am
Thiol Signaling in Autoreactive CD4 T Cell Responses in Type 1 Diabetes

Hubert Tse, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham    

11:00 am – 11:30 am
Hydrogen Sulfide in the Endothelial Response to Flow

A. Wayne Orr, PhD, LSU Health Sciences Center

11:30 am – 12:00 pm 
Control of Reactive Species Balance in Brain Tumor Initiating Cells Regulates Glioblastoma Growth

Anita Hjelmeland, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm  |  Lunch (will be provided)

12:15 pm – 1:05 pm  |  Trainee Radical Data Blitz*, Session 2
Moderators: Kimberly Dunham-Snary, PhD, Queens University, Canada and Ryan Smith, PhD, Emory University 

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm | Session 3
Moderator: Sadis Matalon, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Bacterial Responses to Reactive Chlorine Stress

Michael Gray, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham         

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Integrative Omics-defined Redox, Metabolic and Functional Responses to Environmental Metal Exposure

Young-Mi Go, PhD, Emory University

2:30 pm – 2:40 pm   |  Young Investigator Awards
Moderator: Shannon Bailey, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham

2:40 pm – 3:30 pm  |  Keynote Session 2
Integrated Approaches to Translational Redox Biology and Bioenergetics

Victor Darley-Usmar, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham

3:30 pm  | Closing Remarks/Adjourn
Rakesh Patel, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham


*Trainee Radical Data Blitz Description:  Trainees should prepare 1 slide, with a few key figures and no animations, to discuss their research in 3 minutes.  The “Radical Data Blitz” will end with 2-3 minutes of questions for the speakers. Cap of 10 speakers in each session. This is a great way for trainees to practice an “Elevator Pitch” and to share research concisely.