Welcome to the Southeastern Regional Lipid Conference
November 8-10, 2017

Keynote Speakers

Teresa Sanchez, PhD

Teresa Sanchez earned a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Cell Biology from the University of Barcelona (Spain) in 2001 and did her post-doctoral training with Dr. Timothy Hla at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, where she obtained a faculty position in 2005. Dr. Sanchez just joined the Department of Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and became a member of the Center for Vascular Biology Research in July 2008. One of the main areas of investigation of her laboratory is the study of the roles of sphingosine-1-phosphate receptors (S1PR) in neurovascular injury and repair. They use pharmacological approaches and genetically engineered mice in preclinical stroke models to understand the role of S1PR in the pathophysiology of stroke. Her goal is to understand the pathophysiological relevance of the S1P pathway in stroke and translate her research to the clinical realm. 

Nicholas O. Davidson, MD, DSc

Nick O. Davidson is Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology at Washington University in St. Louis . After medical school and residency training at Kings College Hospital Medical School, London, Dr. Davidson entered the clinical scholar program at Rockefeller University, New York. He then moved to Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, where he completed his gastroenterology fellowship training. In 1986, Dr. Davidson joined the faculty of the University of Chicago, where he remained until 1998, eventually leaving to become the division Chief at Washington University and Professor of Medicine and of Molecular Biology and Pharmacology (since 2008, known as the Department of Developmental Biology). 

Setting the Standard

Abtract Submission

SERLC's uniqueness resides in selecting abstracts submitted by graduate students and post-doctoral fellows for oral and poster presentations, making this meeting a training platform for the next generation of lipid scientists. Abstract merit scoring will be utilized for the selection of many travel awardees.

Abstract template
Please email submissions to   leah.siskind@louisville.edu    
The deadline for abstract submission is
September 22, 2017  


The Southeastern Regional Lipid Conference (SERLC) is one of the largest and most established academic meetings on lipid biology research in the United States. The main themes are sphingolipids, phospholipids, and eicosanoids, their analysis by state of the art lipidomics, and their biological functions in cell signaling, cell biology and in physiological and pathophysiological processes, including metabolic and infectious diseases, immunology and cancer.

Photo Contest

The winner of the photo contest will have their accommodations covered and their picture featured on the cover of the 2018 SERLC Conference Booklet.
Please submit entries for the photo contest directly to:
Deadline to submit photos:
November 1, 2017 

Contact Us


CHAIR: Edward Botchwey, Ph.D.  Associate Professor  Department of Biomedical Engineering  Georgia Tech  edward.botchwey@bme.gatech.edu
CO-CHAIR:   Guanghu Wang, PhD - Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine University of Kentucky  Guanghu.Wang@uky.edu