Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
Raleigh, NC
Type of Event: 
Conferences & Meetings

The Center for Human Health and the Environment (CHHE) 2nd Annual Symposium will feature research presentations by guest speakers and CHHE members in the area of Epigenetics, Environment, and Human Health.

Dr. Randy Jirtle, one of the pioneers in the fields of genomic imprinting and environmental epigenetics, will provide opening remarks to kick off an exciting day of presentations and posters. Dr. Moshe Szyf (McGill University), who discovered that maternal grooming behaviors can modify offspring behavior through epigenetic changes, and Dr. Ben Philpot (UNC Chapel Hill), who uses small molecules to treat epigenetically-mediated neurological disorders, will be guest speakers. The breadth of epigenetics research within CHHE will be showcased with talks from Drs. David Aylor, Mike Cowley, Emilie Rissman, David Skaar and Albert Keung. Katy May will lead a training session to help scientists think about communicating their science to a general audience.

This event is open to anyone who would like to attend. CHHE members, their collaborators, graduate students and postdocs are encouraged to attend and present a poster on any aspect of their current research (an epigenetic theme is not necessary for posters).

A buffet lunch will be provided and there will be a reception with hors d’oeuvres and drinks at 5:00pm. Parking at the NC State University Club is free.

Registration is free and limited to the first 100 participants.

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