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Postdoc Appreciation Luncheon and Award Ceremony 2017

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University of California, San Diego in Price Center Ballroom B

9500 Gilman Drive

San Diego, CA 92093

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In celebration of the Postdoc Appreciation Month and recognition of postdocs as vital members of the our research community, the UC San Diego Office of Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholar Affairs (OPVSA) invites UC San Diego postdocs to the Annual Postdoc Appreciation Luncheon.

This luncheon will follow the Postdoc Research Symposium organized by the Postdoctoral Association and also have the awards ceremony honoring the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Scholar Mentoring and Postdoctoral Scholar Award as well as the PDA sponsored Research Symposium Awards.

Keynote speech will also be delivered by Prof. Gene Yeo.

Agenda

  • 11:45: Check in and lunch served
  • 12:05: Welcome by Vice Chancellor for Research Sandra Brown
  • 12:15: Keynote Speaker Prof. Gene Yeo, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
  • 1:00: Presentation of Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Postdoctoral Mentoring, Chancellor's Postdoctoral Scholar Award by Faculty Director for Postdoctoral Scholar Education and Training, Prof. Mark Lawson
  • 1:30: Presentation of PDA Research Awards by lead organizers of the Postdoc Research Symposium
  • 2:00: Conclusion

Please print your registration ticket and bring it with you for prompt check in.

This event is only open to UC San Diego Postdoctoral Scholars.

If for any reason you cannot attend, please notify Ginger Hazen at vhazen@ucsd.edu so that another postdoc may benefit from the opportunity to attend the event.

Keynote Speaker

Professor Gene Yeo

Dr. Gene Yeo is a scientist, entrepreneur, inventor and expert in the area of RNA, genomics and neurological diseases. Dr. Yeo obtained a bachelor of science in chemical engineering and a bachelor of arts in economics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and a masters degree in business administration from the Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego. Funded by the prestigious Lee Kuan Yew Graduate Fellowship from Singapore, Dr. Yeo earned a Ph.D. in Computational Neuroscience from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the joint guidance of Dr. Tomaso Poggio and Dr. Christopher Burge. Using comparative genomics and statistical learning theory Dr. Yeo pioneered new computational approaches to attack the problem of splicing and splicing-mediated gene regulation. In 2005 Dr. Yeo was appointed the first Junior Fellow at the Crick-Jacobs Center for Theoretical and Computational Biology at the Salk Institute under the mentorship of Dr. Fred Gage and Dr. Sean Eddy. Dr. Yeo’s collaborative nature has generated successful projects and grants with experts in neuroscience and neurodegeneration (Dr. Fred Gage and Dr. Don Cleveland), RNA processing (Nobel Laureate Dr. Phillip Sharp, Dr. Manuel Ares, Jr, Dr. Brenton Graveley, Dr. Xiangdong Fu and Dr. Amy Pasquinelli) and virology (Dr. Deborah Spector). In late 2008, Dr. Yeo was appointed an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at UCSD. In 2011, Dr. Yeo was awarded the Alfred P Sloan Fellowship in recognition of his work in computational molecular biology. Since 2003, Dr. Yeo has authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications, invited book chapters and review articles. Dr. Yeo has successfully authored 3 and co-authored 2 grants from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine totaling $7.2 million. The National Institute of Health, ALS Association, Genentech and Roche Pharmaceuticals also fund Dr. Yeo’s work. Dr. Yeo actively serves as a bioinformatics and business consultant to biotech and pharmaceutical companies, and has been involved with start-ups in the biotechnology space. Dr. Yeo reviews for many scientific journals including Science, Cell and Nature, and is on the Editorial Board of the journals Cell Reports and Cell Research. Dr. Yeo is an Adjunct Professor at the National University of Singapore and a visiting researcher at the Molecular Engineering Laboratory under Nobel Laureate Sydney Brenner’s auspices. Dr. Yeo was a Sword of Honor recipient (the highest honor) in Officer Cadet School in 1999 and has served in the Singapore Navy as a Naval officer. In his free time, Dr. Yeo sails and is an avid amateur athlete racing in Ironman distance races and marathons.

For more information about the Yeo lab, please visit:http://yeolab.github.io/

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University of California, San Diego in Price Center Ballroom B

9500 Gilman Drive

San Diego, CA 92093

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