SERLC

2016 Meeting Program


Wednesday, November 9th 2016

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Arrival and Registration

Lobby High Hampton Inn

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Welcome Reception

Wade Hampton Room

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Dinner

High Hampton Inn Dining Room

7:45 PM – 8:00 PM

Opening Remarks
Chair – Leah Siskind

Pavilion

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Karen Reue
David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
Lipin proteins—roles in glycerolipid synthesis and beyond
Sponsored by: The University of Louisville School of Medicine and Graduate and Professional Studies

Pavilion

9:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Social Time and Preliminary Poster Viewing

Wade Hampton Room

Thursday, November 10th 2016

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Breakfast

High Hampton Inn
Dining Room

8:15 AM – 9:45 AM

Oral Session I
Frontiers in Lipid Technology and Regulation of Lipid Metabolism
Co-Chairs:
Michael Airola and
Tammy Nowling

Pavilion

8:15 AM

Max Lönnfors,
Texas A&M Health Sciences Center
The Use of Fluorescently Labeled Lipids to Determine Dynamics of Protein
Mediated In Vitro Lipid
Transfer

Pavilion

8:30 AM

Quoc Huynh K,
Virginia Commonwealth University
Using High Technology UPLC ESI-MS/MS Method to Study
the Role of Phosphatidylcholine in Inflammation and Sepsis

Pavilion

8:45 AM

Aby Grabon,
University of North Carolina
Atomistic Insights Into the Dynamics and Energetics of the
Mammalian Phosphatidylinositol Transfer Protein Phospholipid
Exchange Cycle

Pavilion

9:00 AM

Elizabeth Childress,
Virginia Tech
Structure-Activity Relationship Studies and Biological
Evaluation of Guanidine-Based Aminothiazole Inhibitors of
Sphingosine Kinase 2

Pavilion

9:15 AM

Bartholomew Roland,
Vanderbilt University
Identification and Characterization of Yeast
Glucosylceramide Flippases

Pavilion

9:30 AM

Kristen Jeffries, University of North Carolina
Transcriptional Regulation of Ceramide Synthase 6 by p53

Pavilion

9:45 AM – 10:15 AM

Coffee Break with Light Refreshments

Pavilion

10:15 AM – 11:45 AM

Oral Session II
Biological Role of Lipids-1
Co-Chairs: Ashley Snider and Mark McDermott

Pavilion

10:15 AM

Caitlin Sok, Georgia Institute of Technology
Aspirin-Triggered Resolvin D1 Modified Materials Selectively
Recruit Pro-regenerative Immune Subpopulations and
Enhance Angiogenesis

Pavilion

10:30 AM

Justin Snider, Stony Brook University
Regulation of the Sphingolipid Network in Response to Doxorubicin

Pavilion

10:45 AM

Priscilla Redd,
Medical College of Georgia,
Augusta University
Ceramide mediates FasL-induced caspase 8
activation in colon carcinoma cells
to enhance FasL-induced cytotoxicity
by tumor-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes

Pavilion

11:00 AM

Chunwan Lu,
Medical College of Georgia,
Augusta University
Ceramide activates lysosomal
cathepsin B and cathepsin D to attenuate autophagy and induces ER
stress to induce myeloid-derived suppressor cell death

Pavilion

11:15 AM

Jordan Best,
Vanderbilt University
PS-dependent and independent
mechanisms of endosomal
recycling

Pavilion

11:30 AM – 11:55 AM

The Journal of Lipid Research Junior Investigator Award recipient Talk
Dr. Carole A. Oskeritzian, Assistant Professor, University of
South Carolina School of Medicine
Title: Redefining the skin hypodermis functions: Newly
uncovered site of mast cell- and S1P-mediated pathogenic
remodeling in pre-symptomatic eczema

Pavilion

12:00 PM – 12:20 PM

The Biochemical Journal Junior Investigator Award Talk
Dr. William Holland, Assistant Professor, UT Southwestern
Medical Center
Sphingolipid-Mediated Changes in Glucagon Secretion
Critically Link Insulin Resistance to Hyperglycemia

Pavilion

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch

High Hampton Inn
Dining Room

1:30 PM – 4:00  PM

Social Activities

 

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Poster Session

Wade Hampton Room

6:00 PM- 6:30 PM

Award Presentations: Student Travel Awards
and
Photo Contest Award

Pavilion

6:30 PM- 7:30 PM

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Yusuf Hannun
Stony Brook University
Neutral Sphingomyelinases and Bioactive Sphingolipids
Sponsored By:
The James Graham Brown Cancer Center at the University of Louisville

Pavilion

7:45 PM – 9:00 PM

SERLC Banquet

High Hampton Inn Dining Room

9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Square Dancing
(Compulsory Participation)

Lobby High Hampton Inn

11:00 PM- 12:00 AM

Social Time/ Additional Poster Viewing

Lobby High Hampton Inn/ Wade Hampton Room

Friday, November 11th 2016

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Breakfast

High Hampton Inn Dining Room

8:15 AM – 10:00 AM

Oral Session III
Biological Role of Lipids-II
Co-Chairs:
Weiqin Chen and
Jason Newton

Pavilion

8:15 AM

Mehmet Takar,
Vanderbilt University
Any1 Can Do It: A Novel Phospholipid Flippase Antagonist

Pavilion

8:30 AM

Chia-Chi Chuang Key,
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Hepatocyte ABCA1 Deletion Impairs Liver Insulin Signaling
and Lipogenesis

Pavilion

8:45 AM

Alexander Nelson,
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Activation of the Ca2+-Independent Phospholipase A2β (iPLA2β)
Can Modulate Macrophage Polarization

Pavilion

9:00 AM

Daniel Stephenson,
Virginia Commonwealth University
Investigation of Substrate Specificity of PE and PC in
cpla2-alpha KI and KO Peritoneal Macrophages

Pavilion

9:15 AM

Andrea Anderson,
Medical University of South Carolina
Adipocyte Sphingosine Kinase 1 (SK1) Modulates the
Adipose Circadian Clock to Affect the Overall Metabolic
Phenotype

Pavilion

9:30 AM

Hongling Zhu,
National Institutes of Health
De novo Sphingolipid Biosynthesis is Required for Adipocyte
Survival and Metabolic Homeostasis

Pavilion

9:45 AM

Ezekiel Quittner-Strom,
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Metabolic Effects of Tissue-Specific Adiponectin Receptor
Overexpression

 

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Coffee Break

Pavilion

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Oral Session IV
Lipids in Disease
Co-Chairs: Molly Ogle and Yutaka Itokazu

Pavilion

10:30 AM

Ankit Sharma,
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Adiponectin Rescues Lipotoxic Cardiomyopathy by Promoting
Sphingosine-1-Phosphate/Ceramidase Axis

Pavilion

10:45 AM

Michael Dinkins,
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta
University
Neutral Sphingomyelinase-2 Deficiency Ameliorates
Alzheimer's Disease Pathology and Improves Cognition in the
5XFAD Mouse

Pavilion

11:00 AM

Yuanyuan Li,
NIH Eastern Regional
Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Core
Kukoamine B is a Potent Antidiabetic Dietary Natural Product: A System Pharmacology Approach

Pavilion

11:15 AM

Nathan Chiappa,
Georgia Institute of Technology
Sickle Reticulocytes Have Elevated Sphingolipid Content
Compared to Mature Sickle Red Blood Cells

Pavilion

11:30 AM

Anurag Dixit,
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta
University
Crosstalk of phospho- and sphingolipids in ciliogenesis of
Chlamydomonas reinhardtii

Pavilion

11:45 AM

Melissa Maczis,
Virginia Commonwealth University
Sphingosine-1-Phosphate in Non-Genomic Effects of
Estrogen in Triple Negative Breast Cancer Cells

Pavilion

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Business Meeting
Co-Chair:  Edward Botchwey, Ph.D.
Selection of 2017 Co-Chair

Pavilion

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Lunch

High Hampton Inn Dining Room

1:30 PM

Conference Adjourn

 

Southeastern Regional Lipid Conference
High Hampton Inn & Country Club
Cashiers, North Carolina, USA
November 9th - 11th 2016