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Workshop: Domestic Large Animals as Models for Agricultural and Biomedical Research


The 2013 Workshop on Domestic Large Animals as Models for Agricultural and Biomedical Research was held March 21 and March 22, 2013 (See schedule below)

Workshop - Overview

Day 1 (March 21, 2013)

12:00-12:50pm | REGISTRATION, LUNCH
Dr. Tom Porter, Chair-Department of Animal and Avian Sciences, University of Maryland

Session - 1 | 1:00-3:00pm: Stem Cell Technologies
Chair: Bhanu Telugu

  • Dara Kraitchman - Johns Hopkins University
    “Single Cell Microencapsulation for Ischemic Heart Disease Therapy”
  • R. Michael Roberts - University of Missouri
    “Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells from Swine: application to genetic modification”
  • Paul Mozdziak - North Carolina State University
    “Chicken PGC”

3:00-3:15pm | BREAK

Session - 2 | 3:15-5:15pm: Phenome/ Models of Human Disease
Chair: David Donovan

  • James Denegre - Jackson Laboratories
    “Mouse Phenome Database”
  • David Meyerholz - University of Iowa
    “A Porcine Model of CFTR”
  • Richard N. Pierson III - Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore
    “Genetically-engineered pig organ transplantation into nonhuman primates”


Day 2 (March 22, 2013)

Session - 3 | 8:00-10:00am: Genomics and Biotechnology
Chair: LeAnn Blomberg

  • Scott Fahrenkrug - University of Minnesota
    “Efficient TALEN-mediated gene knockout in livestock.”
  • Tad Sonstegard - Bovine Functional Genomics Laboratory (USDA)
    “Applied Genomics in Ruminants – New Discoveries and Model for Predictive Medicine”
  • James Reecy - Iowa State University
    “A bovine model of hemochromatosis and anemia”

10:00-10:15am | BREAK

Session - 4 | 10:15-12:15pm: Assisted Reproduction and Early Embryo development
Chair: Carol Keefer

  • George Smith - Michigan State University
    “Embryotropic Actions of Follistatin: Mechanisms and Translational Relevance”
  • Peter Hansen - University of Florida
    “Developmental Programming During Preimplantation Development”
  • Peter Pfeffer - AgResearch New Zealand
    “Evolutionary divergence in the pathway leading to the establishment of the first mammalian lineage”

12:15-1:15pm | LUNCH BREAK

Session - 5 | 1:15-3:15pm: Developmental Origins
Chair: Tom Porter

  • Rodney Johnson - University of Illinois
    “Developmental Origins of Decreased Resilience”
  • Teresa Davis - Baylor University
    “Leucine Supplementation to Promote Lean Growth in Early Life”
  • Pablo Juan Ross - UC Davis
    “Epigenetic Control of Preimplantation Embryo Development: Role of JMJD3 on Histone”

3:15-3:30pm | BREAK

Session - 6 | 3:30-4:30pm: NPL or PDs - Meeting Summary and Planning Session
Open Discussion

  • Dr. Neelakanta Ravindranath- NICHD - NIH
  • Dr. Lakshmi Kumar Matukumalli - NIFA
  • Dr. Mark Mirando - NIFA
  • Dr. Parag Chitnis - NSF
  • Dr. Alan Mileham - GenusPlc


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