Concurrent Session 2B: Early Career Investigators in Precision Medicine

Wednesday, September 12
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Moderator :
Timothy B. Curry, MD, PhD

Director, Education Program
Center for Individualized Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

Timothy B. Curry, MD, PhD, is the Director of the Education Program of the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine. A clinical anesthesiologist, he and his team are helping provide the education to support the translation of individualized medicine and develop the next generation of researchers and clinicians in personalized medicine.

Presentation(s):

Send Email for Timothy Curry

Concurrent Speaker :
James M. Bogenberger, PhD

Research Associate
Hematology/Oncology
Mayo Clinic, Arizona

Presentation(s):

Send Email for James Bogenberger

Concurrent Speaker :
Luz M. Cumba-Garcia, MS

Graduate Student
Immunology
Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (MCGSBS)
Rochester, Minnesota

Luz Milbeth Cumba Garcia is a third-year Immunology PhD student at Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (MCGSBS) in Rochester, MN. Originally from Puerto Rico, Luz graduated in 2012 from the Universidad Metropolitana with a Bachelor’s Degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology, where she performed studies on HIV epidemiology that resulted in two publications. Luz has conducted research in different countries including Brazil, Germany with the Nobel Laureate Harald zur Hausen, and Spain at the Institute of Parasitology and Biomedicine Lopez Neyra. In 2013, Luz obtained her Master’s Degree from this institution. Her thesis project was recently published in the journal Nature-Scientific Reports. In 2014 she taught basic science skills to college students in China before being recruited to Mayo Clinic’s Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP/PostBac). She has been working at Mayo Clinic for 4 years now. During her first year at Mayo, Luz worked with Dr. Marina Ramirez Alvarado on amyloidosis disease. Then, she transitioned to the lab of Dr. Aaron Johnson where she worked on acute neuroinflammatory diseases, which resulted in two publications. She is currently working with Dr. Ian Parney, analyzing the molecular signature of plasma extracellular vesicles shed from glioblastoma tumors. She also has an interest in science policy and regulatory affairs. She enjoys traveling, shopping, writing on her blog and exercising.

Presentation(s):

Send Email for Luz Cumba-Garcia

Concurrent Speaker :
Alejandro Ferrer, PhD

Research Associate
Health Sciences Research
Mayo Clinic

Presentation(s):

Send Email for Alejandro Ferrer

Abstra:
Xiyu Ge

2nd Year PhD Student
Molecular and Integrative Physiology
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, Illinois

Presentation(s):

Send Email for Xiyu Ge

Concurrent Speaker :
John R. Giudicessi, MD, PhD

Clinician Investigator Fellow
Cardiovascular Medicine
Mayo Clinic

John R. Giudicessi, MD, PhD is a General Mills Foundation Clinician-Investigator Fellow in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. His work focuses on the development and improvement of precision medicine-aided approaches to the diagnosis, risk-stratification and clinical management of patients with sudden death-predisposing genetic disorders, including catecholamingergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia, long QT syndrome, idiopathic ventricular fibrillaiton, and arrhythmogenic bileaflet mitral valve prolapse.

Presentation(s):

Send Email for John Giudicessi

Abstra:
Christian J. Konopka

MD/PhD Candidate
Bioengineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Decatur, Illinois

Presentation(s):

Send Email for Christian Konopka


Assets

Concurrent Session 2B: Early Career Investigators in Precision Medicine



Attendees who have favorited this

Please enter your access key

The asset you are trying to access is locked. Please enter your access key to unlock.

Send Email for Concurrent Session 2B: Early Career Investigators in Precision Medicine