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Brain Therapeutics & Delivery Mechanisms Symposium

Keynote followed by Faculty Talks, Poster sessions & Reception

Industry representatives from Eli Lilly, AskBio Therapeutics of Bayer, Abbvie, Merck, Denali Therapeutics, BioMarin Pharmaceutical, Eisai Innovation and Kernel (Empath Ventures).

Opening Keynote

Marvin Caruthers Keynote poster v5


TIme Speaker Location
9:15 – 9:30am Arrival & Registration Schlinger Patio
9:30 – 9:40am Prof. Viviana Gradinaru: Welcome & Opening Remarks Noyes 153
9:45 – 10:30am Keynote by Dr. Marvin Caruthers: "Synthesis and Biological Activity of Thiomorpholine Oligonucleotides” Noyes 153
10:35 – 11:05am Prof. Mary Kennedy Noyes 153
11:10 – 11:40am Prof. Linda Hsieh-Wilson Noyes 153
11:45 – 12:15pm Prof. Yuki Oka Noyes 153
12:15 – 1:15pm Lunch & Posters Schlinger Courtyard
1:20 – 1:50pm Prof. Viviana Gradinaru: "Blood-Brain Barrier: Friend and Foe. Towards targeted, noninvasive study and repair of nervous"
Topics: BBB, CNS, AAV, gene therapy, neurodegeneration, systemic AAV delivery systems
Noyes 153
1:55 – 2:25pm Prof. Michael Elowitz: “Synthetic circuits for quantitative gene therapy” Noyes 153
2:30 – 3:00pm Prof. Mikhail Shapiro: "Location-specific brain therapy through ultrasonic imprinting" Noyes 153
3:00 – 3:15 pm BREAK Schlinger Courtyard
3:15 – 3:40pm Caltech Startup Talks: Capsida Biotherapeutics, Nicholas Flytzanis, Co-Founder & Chief Research and Innovation Officer Noyes 153
3:45 - 4:10pm Caltech Startup Talks: Barrier Bio, Ajay Kshatriya, CEO, Sophie Skarlatou, Senior Scientist Noyes 153
4:15 – 5:15pm Corporate Needs in Neurotherapeutics – Moderator: Jay Chiang, Entrepreneur in Residence (Caltech OTTCP), Industry Panelists: Matt Townsend, VP of Discovery Neuroscience (AbbVie), Mansuo Lu Shannon, CSO (AskBio Therapeutics of Bayer), Sean Smith, ED of Neuroscience Discovery (Merck), Robert Thorne, Fellow (Denali Therapeutics) Noyes 153
5:15 – 6:30pm Reception & Posters Schlinger Courtyard