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17th Chinese-American Symposium

October 14-16, 2016
Irvine, California, US


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Organizers: Jennifer Reed and Chen Zhiguo
Modern Research on Aging is Prompting Healthy Aging
Jun-Ping Liu, Hangzhou Normal University
Longevity as a Matter of Fat
Meng Wang, Baylor College of Medicine
Using Stem Cell And Gene Editing Techniques To Study And Treat Aging-Associated Disorders
Guang-hui Liu, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

 Animal Models

Organizers: Katalin Gothard
Autism-like behaviors and germline transmission of transgenic monkeys overexpressing MeCP2
Qiu Zilong, Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Animal models in basic and pre-clinical research: Ethical and practical
Li Chengyu, Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Speak up or give up!
Cindy Buckmaster, Baylor College of Medicine

 Collider SUSY and HIGGS

Organizers: Michael Kirby and Shen Xiaoyan
Collider SUSY and HIGGS
James Olsen, Princeton University
Supersymmetry Searches at the LHC
Anyes Taffard, University of California, Irvine
From LHC to CEPC: Higgs boson discovery and its property studies
Jin Shan, Institute of High Energy Physics, Beijing

 Design Optimization in 3D Printing

Organizers: Mark Campbell and Shen Li-Yong
Design Optimization in 3D Printing
Xu Weiwei, Zhejiang University
Shape Design and Optimization in 3D Printing
Lu Lin, Shandong University
Design of Materials for the Additive Manufacturing of Wearable Robots
Rob Shepherd, Cornell University

 Genome Editing

Organizers: Ahmad Khalil and Zhang Yan
From Reading Genomes to Interpreting Genomes  (to Rationally Engineering Genomes)
Prashant Mali, University of California, San Diego
Genome Editing and High-throughput Functional Screening of Coding and Non-coding Genes
Wei Wensheng, Peking University - presented by, Qiu Zilong, Institute of Neuroscience, CAS
Quantifying the Evolutionary Dynamics of Human Tumor Progression
Christina Curtis, Stanford University

 Near-Earth Asteroids

Organizers: Li Ji and Sarah Horst
Introduction to Near-Earth Asteroids
Daniel J. Scheeres, University of Colorado
Asteroid 4179 Toutatis: New observations as Closely Observed by Chang’e2
Ji Jianghui, Purple Mountain Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Understanding the Surface Compositions of Near-Earth Asteroids
Christina Thomas, Planetary Research Institute 

 Neural Circuits Underlying Innate Behaviors

Organizers: Katalin Gothard and Hu Hailan
Neural Circuits Underlying Innate Behaviors
David Leopold, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Oxytocin, maternal behavior, and neural plasticity
Robert Froemke, New York University
The Visual Pathways to Trigger Innate Fear Response
Peng Cao, Institute of Biophysics, CAS - presented by Chen Yelin, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, CAS

 Ocean Acidification

Organizers: Magali Billen and Cheng Hefa
Ocean Acidification and other Stressors: What does the future hold?
Tessa Hill, University of California, Davis and Bodega Marine Laboratory
Marine Primary Producers under Influence of Ocean Acidifcation
Gao Kunshan, State Key Laboratory for Marine Environmental Science, Xiamen University
Forecasting of ocean acidification and hypoxic ocean conditions in the Pacific Northwest
Samantha Siedlecki, University of Washington

 Sustainable / Green Chemistry

Organizers: Jovica Badjic and Wang Jiangyun
Sustainable / Green Chemistry
Gong Jinlong, Tianjin University
Creating Better Nanocatalysts for Green Chemistry
Zheng Nanfeng, Xiamen UniversityIBM Research
Stimuli-Responsive Functional Materials
Sourav Saha, Clemson University

The Chinese-American Kavli Frontiers of Science symposia are sponsored by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.  Major support is provided by the Kavli Foundation, with additional funding from the National Academy of Sciences

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