Friday, December 14, 2001
12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Natcher Building, Building 45
Visitor and Security Information
Structure and Development of Receptor Systems
Chair: Doris Wu, Ph.D.
Acting Chief, Section of Sensory Cell Regeneration & Development, NIDCD
12:00 - 12:05 p.m.
Robert J. Wenthold, Ph.D.
Scientific Director, NIDCD
12:05 - 12:15 p.m.
James F. Battey, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.
12:15 - 12:45 p.m.
Joram Piatigorsky, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Molecular and Developmental Biology, NEI
"Developmental pathways in lens and cornea"
12:45 - 1:15 p.m.
Matthew Kelley, Ph.D.
Section on Developmental Neuroscience, NIDCD
"Determination of cell fate and cell patterning in the mammalian cochlea"
1:15 - 1:45 p.m.
Bechara Kachar, M.D.
Section on Structural Cell Biology, NIDCD
"Essential cytoskeletal components in sensory stereocilia development and function"
Posters and Demonstrations
1:45 - 3:20 p.m.
List of all featured posters
Clinical Studies and Translational Research
Chair: Janine Smith, M.D.
Deputy Clinical Director, NEI
3:20 - 3:50 p.m.
Emily Chew, M.D.
Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Research, NEI
"Causes, prevention, and treatment of vision disorders"
3:50 - 4:20 p.m.
Graeme Wistow, Ph.D.
Section on Molecular Structure and Function, NEI
"NEIBANK: Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics"
4:20 - 4:50 p.m.
Thomas B. Friedman, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, NIDCD
"Molecular genetics of hereditary deafness"
4:50 - 5:00 p.m.
Paul Sieving, M.D., Ph.D.
Sign Language Interpreters will be provided. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this conference should contact Ms. Kay Johnson at (301) 402-6415 and/or the Federal Relay at 1-800-877-8339.