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23rd Annual U.S. Symposium

November 17-19, 2011
Irvine, California

Sessions:

Catalyzing Behavioral Change

Organizer: Alison Adcock, Duke University

Chair:
Catalyzing Behavioral Change
Alison Adcock, Duke University

Speakers:
Reconsolidation-Extinction Boundaries in Fear Memory Updating
Marie Monfils, The University of Texas at Austin

The Neurobiology of Self-Control: Individual Differences and Hints at How We Might Facilitate it
Todd Hare, University of Zurich

Computational Social Science

Organizer: Charles Isbell, Georgia Institute of Technology

Chair:
Computational Social Science
Maja Mataric, University of Southern California

Speakers:
Societal Scale Sensing of Human Behavior using Mobile Phones
Tanzeem Choudhury, Dartmouth College

Web as a Laboratory for Studying Humanity
Jure Leskovec, Stanford University

Epigenetics

Organizer: Erin Adams, University of Chicago

Chair:
Epigenetics
Alex Ruthenburg, University of Chicago

Speakers:
Epigenetic Regulation of Access to Genetic Information
Jessica Tyler, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

A Novel Role for Histone Acetylation
Siavash Kurdistani, University of California, Los Angeles

Finding Extraterrestrial Life: Near and Far

Organizer: Eliza Kempton, University of California, Santa Cruz

Chair:
Life Beyond Earth: So Close, Yet So Far?
Ray Jayawardhana, University of Toronto

Speakers:
There and Back Again: Lessons From Home for our Search for Life in the Universe
Shawn Domagal-Goldman, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Ocean Worlds of the Outer Solar System
Kevin Hand, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

Molecules that Should Not Exist

Organizer: Mu-Hyun Baik, Indiana University

Chair:
Molecules that Should not Exist
Dean Tantillo, University of California, Davis

Speakers:
Unusual Molecular Ions in Interstellar Space
Benjamin J. McCall, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Surface Science of Chemical Warfare Agents: Understanding Environmental Fate and Developing Decomposition Strategies
John Morris, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Nanotoxicology

Organizer: Chris Reddy, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

Chair:
Nanotoxicology: Assessing the Risks of an Emerging Technology
P. Lee Ferguson, Duke University

Speakers:
Forecasting the Risk of Exposure to Engineered Nanomaterials
Greg Lowry, Carnegie Melon University

The Slippery Slope of Engineered Nanomaterials: Finding a Balance Between Advancing Technology and Potential Toxicity
Tara Sabo-Attwood, University of South Carolina

Schrödinger’s Cat, Wanted Dead or Alive: Quantum Mechanics in Macroscopic Systems

Organizer: Peter Armitage, Johns Hopkins University

Chair:
Quantum Mechanics in Macroscopic Systems
Joel Moore, University of California, Berkeley

Speakers:
On the Road to Schroedinger's Cat
Keith Schwab, California Institute of Technology

Quantum Matters: Non-Local Entanglement on a Macroscopic Scale
Senthil Todadri, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Viruses and Cancer

Organizer: Mya Breitbart, University of South Florida

Chair:
The Essential Role of Viruses in Our Understanding of Human Cancers
Chris Sullivan, University of Texas

Speakers:
Human Tumor Viruses
Blossom Damania, University of North Carolina

Creating Viruses That Seek and Destroy the Tumor Program
Clodagh O'Shea, Salk Institute

The Kavli Frontiers of Science symposium is sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences. Major support is provided by the Kavli Foundation, with additional funding from the National Academy of Sciences.

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