Inaugural UVA Pannexin Conference Schedule

Schedule for Pannexin Symposium

Friday, October 28th, 2016

University of Virginia School of Medicine

Jordan Hall Conference Center


8:30AM                                    Breakfast

9:00AM – 10:40AM                 Session 1: Chaired by Douglas Bayliss

  9:00AM – 9:40AM      J. Kevin Foskett – University of Pennsylvania “Molecular Physiology of CALHM Ion Channels”

  9:45AM – 10:10AM      Doug Bayliss – UVA “Properties and Activation Mechanisms of Pannexin 1 Channels”

10:15AM – 10:25AM    Chris Medina – UVA “Pannexin 1 in Allergic Airway Inflammation”

10:30AM – 10:40AM    Carissa James – Virginia Tech “Alternate Translational Initiation Limits Gap Junction Formation During Epithelial-mesenchymal transition”

10:45AM -11:00AM                 Coffee Break

11:00AM – 12:30PM               Session 2: Chaired by Brant Isakson

11:00AM – 11:40AM    Dale W. Laird – University of Western Ontario “Pannexins: From Early Days to Emerging Links to Disease”

11:45AM – 11:55AM     Roger Thompson – University of Calgary ” Pannexin-1 Modulates Glutamatergic Transmission by Regulating Synaptic Anandamide Concentration”

12:00PM – 12:10PM     Leigh Anne Swayne – University of Victoria ” P2X7 Receptor Crosstalk Regulates ATP-induced Pannexin 1 Internalization”

12:15PM – 12:25PM     Georg R. Zoidl – York University “Compensatory Regulation of Panx3 in the Vomeronasal Organ of the Panx1 Knockout Mouse”

12:30PM – 1:30PM                   Luncheon Break – Boxed Lunch Selections

1:30PM – 3:00PM                   Session 3: Chaired by Kodi Ravichandran

1:30PM – 2:10PM         Doug R. Green – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital “LC3-associated Phagocytosis: Two Ancient Pathways Collide in Innate Immunity”

2:15PM – 2:25PM         Silvia Penuela – University of Western Ontario “Panx1 Channels Regulate Early Adipocyte Development and Fat Accumulation”

2:30PM – 2:40PM         Miranda Good – UVA ” Pannexin1 in Endothelium Can Regulate Cerebral Myogenic Tone Development and Severity of Ischemic Stroke”

2:45PM – 2:55PM         Ashish Sharma – UVA “Pannexin-1 Channels on Endothelial Cells Regulate Lung Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury”

3:00PM – 3:15PM                     Break

3:15PM – 5:00PM                   Session 4: Chaired by Norbert Leitinger

3:15PM –   3:55PM       Simon C. Robson – Dana-Farber, Harvard Cancer Center “CD30 and Purinergic Signaling: Conditioning of Immune Responses in Inflammatory Disease”

4:00PM- 4:10PM          Subramanian Senthivinayagam – UVA  “Essential Role for Pannexin 1 (Panx1) in Cold/ß3-adrenergic activation of Brown Adipose Function”

4:15PM –  4:25PM        Nicole Görldt – UVA ” Fibroblast CD73 Controls the Interstitial Adenosine Microenvironment, Inflammation and Fibrosis after Kidney Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury (IRI)”

4:30PM –  4:40PM       Eduardo R. Lazarowski – University of North Carolina ” Pannexin 1 Contributes to Airway Epithelial Mucociliary Clearance”

4:45PM – 5:00PM        Bimal Desai – UVA “Regulation of T-cell Development by Ion Channel TRPM7”


5:15PM – 7:15PM                   Poster Session from All submitted Abstracts and Dinner


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