Day 3

Day 3

Sunday, November 14

7:30 - 9:00AM

Registration Desk

7:30 - 9:30AM

Early Checkout

8:00 - 9:30AM

Working Breakfast - Scientific Entrepreneurship

8:00 - 8:45AM

Regional Accelerator Hub Update

Keynote Speaker

Eugene Krentsel, Ph.D.

Chief Scientific Officer and Vice President Strategic Partnership and Alliances

Xlerate Health Regional Tedchnology

Transfer Accelerator Hub, Louisville, KY

8:45 - 9:30AM

Developing the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem of Puerto Rico

Keynote Speaker

Eng. Lucy Crespo

Chief Executive Officer

Puerto Rico Science , Technology and

Research Trust, San Juan, PR

9:45 - 11:45AM

Consecutive Sessions

Workshops and Panel Discussions


Konstantin “Gus” Kousoulas, Ph.D.

Program Director, Louisiana Biomedical Research Network

Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge, LA

9:45 - 10:45AM

Session C.1 - Virtual Education and Training-Data Science and Bioinformatics Workshop

  • Elia Brodsky, Ph.D.

Pine Biotech/Haifa University, New Orleans, LA

10:45 - 11:45AM

Session C.2 - NIGMS R15 Program Overview

  • Alexandra Ainztein, Ph.D.

Program Director NIGMS Division of Genetics and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and point of contact for the NIGMS R15 program.

R15 Program Panel Discussion

  • Jerry Ware, Ph.D.

Program Coordinator, AR-INBRE

Department of Physiology and Cell Biology

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR

  • Bruce Mattingly, Ph.D.

Program Coordinator, KY-INBRE

Morehead State University

Morehead, KY

  • Jim Pauly, Pd.D.

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

11:45 - 12:30PM

Break for Late Checkout

12:30 - 2:00PM

Working Lunch


Students, Postdocs, and Faculty Recognitions; NAIPI Awards


Closing Remarks, Meeting Conclusion