Keynote Speakers

Michael Hoppa, Ph.D.
Department of Biomedical Sciences, Dartmouth College

Mike Hoppa is an assistant professor in the department of Biological Sciences at Dartmouth College. His research seeks to identify the organization, function, and therapeutic potential of ion channels and their binding partners in the axons and presynaptic terminals of neurons. His laboratory’s goal is to apply these insights to correct synaptic dysfunction in neurological disorders associated with aging and development.

 

 

 

 

Shipra Vaishnava, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Brown University

Shipra Vaishnava is an assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at Brown University. She studies how we maintain peaceful relations with 100 trillion bacteria in our intestine. Her lab uses unique in-vivo tools such as germ-free mouse models in combination with a broad array of genetic, cell biological and biochemical approaches to explore the interactions between intestinal bacteria and the immune system.