Preliminary Agenda / Subject to change
Wednesday, February 3rd
4:00 6:00 pm Opening Reception, Check-In, and Optional CNSI Core Laboratory Tours
Thursday, February 4th
7:30 8:40 am Breakfast and Check-In 8:40 9:00 am Welcome and Introduction
Ann Karagozian, PhD, - Interim Vice Chancellor for Research, UCLA
Jeff F. Miller, PhD - Director, UCLA California NanoSystems Institute
Heather Maynard, PhD - Associate Director, UCLA California NanoSystems Institute
Moderated by: Heather Maynard
9:00 9:40 am Kazunori Kataoka, PhD Professor, Materials Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering; Division of Clinical Biotechnology, Center for Disease Biology and Integrative Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo; Director General, Innovative Center of NanoMedicine (iCONM)
"Smart Targeted Therapy of Intractable Diseases"
9:40 10:05 am Mihail C. Roco, PhD Senior Advisor for Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation; and National Nanotechnology Initiative
"Nanobiotechnology in a Convergence Spiral"
10:05 10:45 am David J. Mooney, PhD Robert P. Pinkas Family Professor of Bioengineering, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University
"Material Based Therapeutic Cancer Vaccines"
10:45 11:00 am Break 11:00 11:25 am Steve Dubinett, MD Professor of Medicine, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and Molecular and Medical Pharmacology; Chief, Div. Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, UCLA; Sr. Assoc. Dean for Translational Research, UCLA; Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, UCLA
Leonard Rome, PhD Professor, Biological Chemistry; Associate Director, California NanoSystems Institute, UCLA; Scientific Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, VaultNano Inc.
"Chemokine-Mediated Immunotherapy for Cancer"
11:25 11:50 am Andre Nel, MB ChB, PhD Distinguished Professor and Chief of NanoMedicine, Department of Medicine; Associate Director, California NanoSystems Institute; Director of the Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology; Associate Editor, ACS Nano
"An Engineered Approach to Therapeutics and Immune Perturbation for Pancreatic Cancer"
11:50 am 12:15 pm Chunying Chen, PhD Professor, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
"Near-infrared Light-Mediated Nanomaterials as Precision Nanomedicine"
12:15 1:15 pm Lunch
Moderated by: Andre Nel
1:15 1:55 pm Molly Stevens FREng, PhD Professor, Biomedical Materials and Regenerative Medicine; Research Director, Biomedical Material Sciences, Department of Materials, Department of Bioengineering and the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College
"Designing Nanomaterials for Regenerative Medicine and Biosensing"
1:55 2:20 pm Anna Wu, PhD Director, JCCC Cancer Molecular Imaging; Professor, Molecular & Medical Pharmacology; Faculty, Cellular and Molecular Pathology PhD Program, Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging, UCLA
"Engineered Antibodies for In Vivo Targeting and Imaging"
2:20 3:00 pm Paula T. Hammond, PhD David H. Koch Professor and Department Head, Department of Chemical Engineering; Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Nanolayered Thin Film Delivery Systems for Biomedical Device Application"
3:00 3:20 pm Break 3:20 3:45 pm Jeroen Cornelissen, PhD Scientific Director, MESA+ Institute; Professor, Biomolecular Nanotechnology, University of Twente
"Virus Capsid-Based Nanocontainers as Multimodal Delivery Vehicles"
3:45 4:10 pm Julia Liubimova, MD, PhD Director, Nanomedicine Research Center, Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Research Institute, Cedars-Sinai
"Nanobioconjugates for Glial Tumors Imaging and Treatment. Inhibition of Laminin-Integrin-Notch Pathway"
4:10 4:35 pm Agneta Richter-Dahlfors, PhD Professor, Center Director, Swedish Medical Nanoscience Center, Karolinska Institute
"Pathophysiology of Bacterial Infection Deciphered by Intravital Imaging, Biosensors and Biomimetic Devices"
Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenges: Microbiome
Moderated by: Jeff F. Miller
4:35 4:50 pm Jeff F. Miller, PhD Director, California NanoSystems Institute; Fred Kavli Chair, NanoSystems Sciences; Professor, Microbiology,Immunology & Molecular Genetics, UCLA
"The Unified Microbiome Initiative: a Call for Transformative Tools"
4:50 5:15 pm Pieter Dorrestein, PhD Director, Collaborative Mass Spectrometry Innovation Center; Co-Director, Institute for Metabolomics Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, USCD
"3D Cartography of Microbiome Chemistry"
5:15 5:40 pm Elaine Y. Hsiao, PhD Assistant Professor, Integrative Biology and Physiology, UCLA
"Toward Understanding Mechanisms for Microbiome-Nervous System Interactions"
5:40 7:00 pm Reception and Poster Session
Friday, February 5th
7:30 8:20 am Breakfast
Moderated by: Hsian Rong Tseng
8:20 8:50 am Paul S. Weiss, PhD Distinguished Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Materials Science and Engineering, UCLA; UC Presidential Chair; Editor-in-Chief, ACS Nano
"Nanoscience Approaches to Heterogeneity in Biological Systems"
8:50 9:20 am Chen Wang, PhD Professor, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology; Deputy Director, Interface and Surface Physics Committee of Chinese Physics Society; Director, Youth Lab of Nanotech, Chinese Academy of Sciences
"Structural Analysis of Amyloidal Peptides by Using STM"
9:20 9:50 am Kostas Kostarelos, PhD Chair of Nanomedicine, Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences & the National Graphene Institute, University of Manchester
"Pharmacology and Toxicology of 1D and 2D Carbon Nanostructures"
9:50 10:15 am Break 10:15 10:40 am Esther Chang, PhD Professor, Oncology and Otolaryngology, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University; Founder and Senior Consultant SynerGene Therapeutics Inc.; President, The American Society for NanoMedicine
"Clinical Studies on Systemic Delivery of Cancer Nanomedicines for Metastatic Disease"
10:40 11:05 am Christian Plank, PhD Professor, Institute of Experimental Oncology and Therapy Research, Technische Universitδt Mόnchen; CSO & President, Ethris GmbH
"Nucleic Acid Delivery - From Academic Discovery to Drug Development"
11:05 am 12:05 pm Translation and Commercialization Panel Discussion
Moderator: Leonard Rome Professor, Biological Chemistry; Associate Director, California NanoSystems Institute, UCLA; Scientific Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, VaultNano Inc.
- Piotr Grodzinski, PhD Director, National Cancer Institute, Office of Cancer Nanotechnology Research, NIH
- Iulian Bobe, MD Director, International Business Development, Research Division, Nanocarrier Co., Ltd
- Anil K. Patri, PhD NCTR-ORA Nanotechnology Core Facility, Office of Scientific Coordination, National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), FDA
- Michael Silton Executive Director, UCLA Venture Capital Fund
12:05 1:30 pm Lunch
Moderated by: Fuyuhiko Tamanoi
1:30 1:55 pm Andrea Kasko, PhD Associate Professor, Bioengineering, UCLA
Gerard Wong, PhD Professor, Bioengineering, Chemistry & Biochemistry, UCLA
"Pentobra: A Novel Multifunctional Antibiotic to Fight Bacterial Resistance
1:55 2:20 pm Adah Almutairi, PhD Professor, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, UCSD; Co-Director, Center of Excellence in Nanomedicine & Engineering
"Smart Automated Drug Release; Because Drugs Don't Work in Patients Who Don't Take Them"
2:20 2:45 pm Jeffrey I. Zink, PhD Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, UCLA
"Multifunctional Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles Controlled by Nanomachines for Biomedical Targeting, Imaging and Drug Delivery"
2:45 3:10 pm Jacob Berlin, PhD Assistant Professor, Molecular Medicine, Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope
"Nanoparticle/Stem Cell Hybrids for Targeted Cancer Therapy"
3:10 3:30 pm Break
Adjacent Session 1 Nanobiotechnology Tools
Moderated by: Adam Stieg | Location: Presentation Space
3:30 3:50 pm Tae-Young Yoon, PhD Professor, Center for Nanomedicine, Institute for Basic Science (IBS) and Y-IBS Institute, Yonsei University
"Personalized Medicine Guided by Single-Molecule Imaging"
3:50 4:05 pm Susan Lφffler, PhD Swedish Medical Nanoscience Center, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute
"Simultaneous Optical and Electronic Monitoring of the Dynamics of Cellular Barrier Integrity in Health and Disease"
4:05 4:20 pm Ji-Wook Kim Graduate Student, Center for Evolutionary Nanoparticles (CEN), Department of Chemistry, Yonsei University
"Ultrafast Mechanical Control of Inner Ear Hair Cells Using Magnetic Nanoparticles"
4:20 4:35 pm Shingo Ueno, PhD Deputy Principal Research Scientist, Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (iCONM Ichiki Lab)
"Development of Functional Biomolecules by Artificial Selection Using Cell-Free System and Microarray Technology"
Adjacent Session 2 Nanomedicine
Moderated by: Dino Dicarlo | Location: CNSI Auditorium
3:30 3:50 pm Hiroaki Kinoh, PhD Deputy Principal Research Scientist, Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (iCONM Kataoka Lab)
"Nanomedicines Eradicating Cancer Stem Cells In Vivo by pH-Triggered Cooperative Action of Loaded Drugs"
3:50 4:05 pm Ethan White - Graduate Student, Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope
"A Carbon Nanotube-Based Immunotherapeutic Both Enhances Immune Stimulation and Inhibits Tumor Migration"
4:05 4:20 pm Sabina Quadar, PhD - Senior Research Scientist, Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (iCONM Kataoka Lab)
"Targeted Brain Tumor Therapy by Epirubicin-Loaded Polymeric Micelles Augmented by cRGD Peptide"
4:20 4:35 pm Fawzia Bardag-Gorce, PhD - Associate Researcher, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; LA BioMed
"Oral Mucosa Epithelial Cell Sheet Ubiquitin Proteasome Pathway Analysis"
4:40 4:50 pm Summary of Adjacent Session by Moderators 4:50 5:00 pm Closing Remarks, End of Symposium
Heather Maynard, PhD - Associate Director, UCLA California NanoSystems Institute