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Ninth Annual Symposium on Translational Research

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Translational Research and Personal Genome in Medicine

Date: Monday, November 4, 2013
Location: MSTF Auditorium
Time: 9:30am to 5:00pm 

Keynote Lecture

Role of Hypoxia-Inducible Factor 1 in Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease 

Symposium Speaker

Gregg L. Semenza, M.D., Ph.D.
C. Michael Armstrong Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Biological Chemistry, and Genetic Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Dr. Semenza received an A.B. degree in Biology magna cum laude from Harvard College; M.D. and Ph.D. (in Genetics) degrees from the University of Pennsylvania; pediatrics residency training at Duke University Medical Center; and postdoctoral training in Medical Genetics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he has spent his entire career. He is currently the C. Michael Armstrong Professor at Johns Hopkins with appointments in Pediatrics, Medicine, Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Biological Chemistry, and Genetic Medicine. Since 2003 he has served as founding Director of the Vascular Program in the Johns Hopkins Institute for Cell Engineering. Dr. Semenza currently serves on the editorial boards of Antioxidants and Redox Signaling, Cancer Research, Cardiovascular Research, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, Oncogene, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Molecular Medicine. He has been elected to the Society for Pediatric Research, American Society for Clinical Investigation, Association of American Physicians, Institute of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Semenza is a recipient of the 2010 Canada Gairdner International Award, the 2012 Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award from the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and the 2012 Lefoulon-Delalande Grand Prix Scientifique from the Institut de France. Dr. Semenza’s laboratory identified hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF-1), a transcriptional activator that allows metazoan cells to respond to changes in oxygen availability. The purification of HIF-1 in 1995 opened the field of oxygen biology to molecular analysis and has revealed major roles for HIF-1 in many evolutionary, developmental, physiological, and pathological processes. He has over 300 publications, which have been cited more than 48,000 times (h factor = 110). See Dr. Semenza's CV 

For more information and registration, please contact Melinda Tillman at 410-706-6300 or mtillman@som.umaryland.edu.

Directions

From Washington, D.C. and Points South via I-95: From I-95 take Route 395 (downtown Baltimore) and exit onto Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., staying in right lane. At the fourth traffic light, turn right onto Baltimore St. Turn left at the second traffic light onto Paca Street. The Baltimore Grand Garage is immediately on the right.

Via I-295N (Baltimore-Washington Parkway): As the Parkway enters Baltimore, it briefly becomes Russell St., and then Paca St. Continue north to the intersection of Paca and Baltimore Streets, where you will see the Baltimore Grand Garage on the right.

From Annapolis and Southern Maryland: Follow Route 50E to 1-97N to 695W (Baltimore Beltway) to 1-295N (Baltimore-Washington Parkway), and follow directions from points south via I-295N.

From the East: Take I-95S to Route 395 (downtown Baltimore) and follow directions from points south via I-95. OR Take 695W (Baltimore Beltway) to I-83S; follow I-83 to its end. You will be on President Street. Go to the third traffic light and turn right onto Lombard Street. Continue about 1 mile and turn right onto Paca St. The Baltimore Grand Garage is two blocks north on the right.

From the North: Follow I-83S (Harrisburg Expressway) to its end in downtown Baltimore. Follow I-83 directions above.

From the Northeast: The campus is accessible from I-95S to either 395 (downtown Baltimore), and follow directions from points south via I-95, or 695W (Baltimore Beltway) to I-83S. Follow I-83 directions above.

From the West: Take 1-170E to 695S to I-95N. From I-95, take Route 395 and follow directions from points south via I-95.

Parking Information

#1 BioPark Garage
1 North Poppleton Street
410-685-9354
*Handicapped Spaces Available

#2 Pearl Garage
622 West Fayette Street
410-706-8120
*Handicapped Spaces Available

#3 Baltimore Grand Garage
5 North Paca Street
410-706-4257/410-706-4260
*Handicapped Spaces Available

Special event parking is located at:
#4 Lexington Market Garage
400 West Lexington Street
410-396-3666

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