Thirty-Second Annual Graduate Student Research Forum is Set for March 17
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Association in the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, this year's forum welcomes alum Anton M. Bennett, Ph.D. ’93, back to campus as the keynote speaker.
The 32nd Annual Graduate Student Research Forum, sponsored by the Graduate Student Association in the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, is set for Tuesday, March 17. This year's forum welcomes alum Anton M. Bennett, Ph.D. ’93, back to campus as the keynote speaker. Dr. Bennett, the Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Pharmacology and Professor of Comparative Medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine, will present, “Let the Data Take You Where it May – A Journey of Studying Protein Tyrosine Phosphatases in Disease.” Dr. Bennett also serves as co-director of the program in integrative cell signaling and neurobiology of metabolism and director of minority affairs for the graduate program in biological biomedical sciences at Yale.
Dr. Bennett’s research focuses on the signaling pathways regulated by protein tyrosine phosphorylation, which serves as a fundamental mechanism for the control of virtually all biological processes. When the regulation of phosphate group removal by protein tyrosine phosphatases on certain substrates is disrupted, this can cause human disease. Dr. Bennett’s lab investigates how protein tyrosine phosphatases are involved in various human diseases and whether, once identified these enzymes can be targeted for therapeutic purposes, focusing on the links between protein tyrosine phosphatases in metabolic diseases and rare genetic disorders.
After receiving an undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Sir John Moore’s University in Liverpool, United Kingdom, Dr. Bennett began his Ph.D. studies in the Department of Pathology at New York Medical College, studying how non-genotoxic carcinogens cause liver cancer. Dr. Bennett completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Beth Israel Hospital/ Harvard Medical School where he first began work on protein tyrosine phosphatases, continuing his work at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory before joining Yale.
32nd Annual Graduate Student Research Forum Schedule of Events
8:30 a.m. Registration, Willner Atrium and Lobby (MEC)
9:15 a.m. Oral Presentations, Cooke Auditorium (BSB)
10:30 a.m. Student Discussion with Keynote Speaker, Physiology Conference Room #609 (BSB)
1:00 p.m. Poster Presentations Wilner Atrium & Lobby (MEC)
2:30 p.m. Oral Presentations, Nevins Auditorium (MEC)
3:45 p.m. Keynote Address Nevins Auditorium (MEC)
4:45 p.m. Reception/Awards Willner Atrium & Lobby (MEC)