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27th Annual U.S. Symposium

November 5-7, 2015
Irvine, California


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 Challenges in Personalized Medicine

Organizers: Robin Dowell, University of Colorado and Julien Ayroles, Harvard University

Challenges in Personalized Medicine
Jonathan Berg, University of North Carolina


The Genetics of Human Immune Response
Jimmie Ye, University of California, San Francisco

Challenges in personalized medicine for cancer
Obi L. Griffith, Washington University School of Medicine

 The Climate of Short Period Planets

Organizer: Daryl Haggard, McGill Univeristy 

The Climate of Short Period Planets
Nicolas Cowan, McGill Uniersity

The Galactic Menagerie of Planetary Systems
Courtney Dressing, California Institute of Technology

The Climate and Habitability of M-dwarf Planets
Aomawa Shields, University of California, Los Angeles / Harvard University

 Cyber Security

Organizer: Daniela Oliveira, University of Florida 

Cyber Security
Engin Kirda, Northeastern University

Securing Every Program in the World
David Brumley, Carnegie Mellon University

The Changing Landscape of Computer Security and Privacy
Tamara Denning, University of Utah


 Decision Making / Behavioral Economics

Organizer: Daniela Oliveira, University of Florida and Julien Ayroles, Harvard University

Decision Making and Behavioral Economics: From Theory and Experiments to Policy
Scott Duke Kominers, Harvard University 

Behavioral Economics and Market Function: Regulatory Intervention in Markets for Complex Products
Ben Handel, University of California, Berkeley

An Aging Approach to the Science of Decision-Making
Natalie Ebner, University of Florida

The Behavioral Economics of Poverty and Development
Gautam Rao, Harvard University

 Minding Our Microbial Symbionts: Microbiome-nervous System Interactions in Health and Disease 

Organizer: Julien Ayroles, Harvard University

Systems Interactions Between the Microbiome, Brain and Behavior
Elaine Y. Hsaio, University of California Los Angeles

Maternal Stress Reprogramming of the Developing Gut Microbiome-Brain Axis
Eldin Jasarevic, University of Pennsylvania

Gut-Brain-Microbiome Axis in Health and Disease
Jennifer Labus, University of California, Los Angeles 

 Observing Earth from Space

Organizer: Laura Wallace, University of Texas, Austin 

Observing Earth from Space
Isabella Velicogna, University of California, Irvine


Seeing the Earth Again for the First Time from Space:
Zombie Volcanoes, Simultaneously Subsiding Volcanoes, and the Eruption that Canceled my Plane Flight

Matthew Pritchard, Cornell University

Imaging of Earth’ Ecosystems with Synthetic Aperture Radar Technology
Josef Kellndorfer, Woods Hole Research Center

 Reverse Engineering the Brain with Brain Computer Interface

Organizers: Genevieve Konopka, UT Southwestern Medical Center and Daniela Oliveira, University of Florida

Reverse Engineering the Brain:  Implications for Clinically Viable Brain Machine Interfaces
Karim Oweiss, University of Florida

Integrated Brainwide Structural and Functional Analysis
Karl Deisseroth, Stanford University

All-optical Interrogation of Neural Circuits
Michael Hausser, University College London


 Topology meets Functionality: Meta Materials and Protected Properties 

Organizer: William Irvine, University of Chicago and Stuart Rowan, Case Western Reserve University

From Cloaking to One-Way Mirrors: the Fascinating Properties of Metamaterials
Andrea Alu, University of Texas at Austin

Topological Mechanical Metamaterials
Vincenzo Vitelli, University of Leiden

Functional Nanoplasmonics for Chemistry and Biology
Laura Na Liu, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems

 Utilizing New Feedstocks to Access the Next-Generation of Materials 

Organizer: Stuart Rowan, Case Western Reserve University

Utilizing New Feedstocks to Access the Next-Generation of Materials
Megan Robertson, University of Houston

Sustainable Materials from Plants and Sand
Stephen Miller, University of Florida

From Garbage to Plastics and Beyond:  Sustainable Chemistry via Polymerizations with Elemental Sulfur
Jeff Pyun, University of Arizona

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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