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Keynote Presentation

Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers: Stress and Health
by Dr. Robert M. Sapolsky

Date: October 8, 2015
Location: Rudder Theatre

Graduate Student Q&A with Dr. Sapolsky

(By Invitation Only)

Date: October 9, 2015
Time: 8:30 am to 9:30 pm
Location: Memorial Student Center Room 2400

Symposium Presentations

Date: October 9, 2015
Time: 9:45 am to 4:30 pm
Location: Memorial Student Center Room 2400

Time Title Presenter
9:45 am Introduction Dr. David W. Threadgill, Texas A&M University
10:00 am Epigenetic Processes Embedding Early-life Stress in the Genome Dr. Moshe Szyf, McGill University
10:30 am Temperament Is Linked with Stress Responsiveness
and Is Controlled Genetically
Dr. Ronald D. Randel, Texas A&M AgriLife Research
11:00 am Adverse Life Experiences and Pain Sensitization Dr. Mary W. Meagher, Texas A&M University
11:30 am Stress and the Gastrointestinal Tract Dr. Jackie D. Wood, The Ohio State University
12:00 pm Lunch and Trainee Poster Session (Box Lunches Provided)
1:30 pm Death Be Not Proud: Modulation of Programmed Cell Death for Disease Development/Stress Tolerance in Plants Dr. Martin B. Dickman, Texas A&M University
2:00 pm Linking Stress, Metabolism, and Immune Function in Cattle Dr. Jeffery A. Carroll, USDA ARS, Lubbock, Texas
2:30 pm Genetic and Hormonal Mechanisms that Impair Metabolic Health Dr. Stephen D. Hursting, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill
3:00 pm Break (Beverages Provided)
3:15 pm Plasticizers: Foe or Friend? An Epigenetic View Dr. Mahua Choudhury, Texas A&M Health Science Center
3:45 pm Stress and the Pathophysiology of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Dr. Keith A. Young, Texas A&M Health Science Center
4:15 pm Recognition of Poster Presenters
4:30 pm Summary Dr. Thomas H. Welsh, Jr., Texas A&M University

Trainee Poster Session

Date: October 9, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Location: Memorial Student Center Room 2400

The size of display spaces is 4ft. x 6ft. Travel awards will be given for top presentations in stress biology and genomics.