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microRNA in Human Disease & Development

Conference Proceeding CD Now Available
  • Speaker Presentations
  • Poster Abstracts
  • and More!

Choose from Two Tracks this Year! 

  • Track 1: microRNA in Diagnostic and Therapeutic Development
  • Track 2: microRNA Pathways in Disease and Development


  • microRNA as biomarkers and diagnostics
  • microRNA and stem cells
  • microRNA pathways in disease
  • microRNA therapeutics: design and delivery
  • Role of microRNA in viral infection
  • Therapeutic potential of microRNA
  • Role of microRNA in cancer mechanism
  • microRNA as targets in therapeutic development

Distinguished Speaker List

C.D. Atreya, Ph.D., Associate Director for Research, Office of Blood Research and Review, CBER, FDA  

Brian D. Brown, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Mount Sinai School of Medicine  

Youhai H. Chen, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Pathology and Lab Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine  

Donald Coen, Ph.D., Professor, Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School  

Matthew J. Evans, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Microbiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine  

Joshua Friedman, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania  

Richard I. Gregory, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI), Harvard Medical School  

Lin He, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Cell and Developmental Biology, University of California Berkeley  

Eva Hernando, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Pathology, New York University School of Medicine  

Clark D. Jeffries, Ph.D., Research Professor, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and Renaissance Computing Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  

Feng Jiang, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Pathology, University of Maryland School of Medicine  

Jingfang Ju, Ph.D., Professor and Co-Director, Translational Research Laboratory, Pathology, State University of New York at Stony Brook  

Andrea L. Kasinski, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Frank Slack's Lab, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Yale University  

Mark A. Kay, M.D., Ph.D., Dennis Farrey Family Professor, Pediatrics and Genetics; Vice Chair for Basic Research, Pediatrics, Stanford University  

Debomoy K. Lahiri, Ph.D., Professor of Neuroscience, Departments of Psychiatry and Medical and Molecular Genetics; Member, Stark Neurosciences Research Institute, Indiana University School of Medicine Institute of Psychiatric Research  

Walter J. Lukiw, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Principal Investigator, LSU Neuroscience Center and Department of Ophthalmology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center  

Muthiah Manoharan, Ph.D., Vice President, Drug Discovery, Alnylam 

Julie Mathieu, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Biochemistry, University of Washington  

Prasun J. Mishra, Ph.D., Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, NIH  

Benjamin Ory, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Physiopathology of Bone Resorption, Nantes Medical School, INSERM UMR957, France  

Bulent Ozpolat, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Experimental Therapeutics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center 

Igor Pogribny, M.D., Ph.D., Laboratory Director and Principal Research Investigator, Division of Biochemical Toxicology, National Center for Toxicological Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration; Basic Science Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Arkansas Medical Sciences  

Tariq M. Rana, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Program for RNA Biology, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute  

Fazlul H. Sarkar, Ph.D., Professor of Pathology, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University School of Medicine  

Thomas D. Schmittgen, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chair, Division of Pharmaceutics, Ohio State University  

Lorenzo F. Sempere, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock/Norris Cotton Cancer Center  

Søren P. Sheikh, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Head, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, and Genetics, Odense University Hospital  

Katie Streicher, Ph.D., Scientist II, Translational Science, MedImmune  

Tao Sun, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Cell and Developmental Biology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University  

Andrei Thomas-Tikhonenko, Ph.D., Chief, Division of Cancer Pathobiology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia  

Philip N. Tsichlis, M.D., Jane F. Desforges Professor of Hematology and Oncology; Executive Director, Medical Oncology Research Institute, Tufts Medical Center  

Scott J. Valastyan, Ph.D., Research Fellow, Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School  

Eva van Rooij, Ph.D., Senior Director of Biology, Miragen Therapeutics  

David von Schack, Ph.D., Senior Principal Research Scientist, Translational Immunology, Pfizer  

Joanne Weidhaas, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Therapeutic Radiology, Yale University School of Medicine  

Glen J. Weiss, M.D., Co-Head, Lung Cancer Unit, The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen); Director, Thoracic Oncology, Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center Clinical Trials at Scottsdale Healthcare; CMO, CRAB-Clinical Trials Consortium  

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