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2009 IABMR Member Symposium

Published on 4/5/2009

2009 IABMR Member Symposium

                    International Association for Biological and Medical Research

Second IABMR Member Symposium, 2009

“Development and Cancer”

Sponsored by The Forsyth Institute

All IABMR members and Forsyth staff are free to attend

To learn about IABMR please visit our website

Applications for IABMR membership will be available on-site.

Time: 9:00am–1:40pm, Saturday, May 9th, 2009

M. Barbara Schulze Conference Center (3rd floor)
The Forsyth Institute, 140 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115, U.S.A.

Parking: Free on Saturday in the Forsyth parking lot, 215 Hemenway St, Boston


[Download Full Program in PDF]

8:40 am-9:10 am -- Morning tea, coffee, and cookies

9:10-9:15 Opening Remark

Dr. Tsute (George) Chen,
IABMR President 
Forsyth Institute

9:15-10:00 Keynote speech: 

"Angiogenin (ANG)-mediated angiogenesis in development, cancer and neurodegeneration "

Guo-fu Hu, Ph.D.
Member of IABMR Advisory Board, 
Assistant Professor, Dept.of Pathology, Harvard Medical School


“Lung cancer: how to challenge its cells of origin”

Elena Levantini, Ph.D.
IABMR Vice President
Instructor, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Research Associate, Hematology-Oncology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


"Role of FGF23-klotho axis in systemic regulation of phosphate homeostasis."

Mohammed S. Razzaque, MD, PhD
IABMR Member
Instructor, Department of Oral Medicine, Infection & Immunity
Harvard School of Dental Medicine


"Create 2D and 3D nanostructures through DNA self-assemble"

Mingdong Dong PhD
Member of IABMR Board
Nanomechanical Sensing group
Rowland Institute at Harvard
Harvard University


“A novel stress-based mechanism to explain fluoride toxicity”

Ramaswamy Sharma, Ph.D 
IABMR Member
Asst. Research Investigator
The Forsyth Institute
Harvard School of Dental Medicine

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break, Vendor Show, and Presentation by Sponsors

Coffee break: Tea, coffee, and cookies

11:10 -11:30 Vendor Presentation (TBA)

11:30-12:30 Invited Keynote speech:

“Understanding Wnt signaling in development and disease”

Xi He, PhD
Children's Hospital Boston
Harvard Medical School

12:30-1:40   Vendor Show, Networking and Lunch

Free lunch: Sandwiches, chicken wings, and soda

Directions to Forsyth Institute

The Forsyth Institute is located at the corner of Hemenway St and Forsyth St near the Museum of Fine Arts.  The back door for weekend entrance of the building is next to Forsyth Parking Lot.

1. By car: Free parking for IABMR members and Sponsors at the Forsyth Parking Lot - please drive in and enter the parking lot gate located at 215 Hemenway St, Boston, MA.

2. By subway: Take an E train of the green line and get off at the Northeastern University station. Walk to the end of the platform on the corner of Huntington Ave and Forsyth St and turn right onto Forsyth St (Au Bon Pain restaurant on the corner). Walk one block toward Fenway Park and you will see the Forsyth building and parking Lot at left of the building (about 2 minutes walking).

For exact location please see map available at:

 We look forward to seeing you on May 9th, 2009!

The Symposium Chair: 
Dr. Yi-Ping Li
Member of IABMR Advisory Board
Forsyth Institute, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

The Symposium Co-Chair: 
Dr. Tsute (George) Chen
IABMR President
Forsyth Institute

The Symposium Co-Chair: 
Dr. Toshi Kawai 
Member of IABMR Advisory Board
Forsyth Institute,
Harvard School of Dental Medicine