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EV Program Spring 2021 Retreat

The virtual retreat took place on April 13, 2021.

Schedule (all times Central Time):

8:45-9:00 Welcome and Introduction – Alissa Weaver

9:00-9:45 Keynote I – Janusz Rak, McGill University, “Extracellular vesicles and oncogenic drivers in cancer associated vascular pathology”

9:45-10:00 Questions

Session 1:  Extracellular Vesicle Biology, Jeff Franklin chair

10:00-10:15 Kaitlyn Bunn (Pua lab), “T cell-derived extracellular vesicles in the allergic airway”

10:15-10:20 Discussion

10:20-10:35 Greg Berumen (Rafat lab), “Radiation-Induced Extracellular Vesicle Secretion Drives Cellular Changes in Breast Cancer”

10:35-10:40 Discussion

10:40-10:55 Sydni Smith (Ogden Lab), “Released reovirus co-fractionates with large extracellular vesicles”

10:55-11:00 Discussion

11:00 -11:15 Break

Session 2:  Extracellular Vesicle Technology, Heather Pua chair

11:15-11:30 Justus Ndukaife (faculty, Electrical Engineering), “On-chip nano-optical tweezing and analysis device (NOTAD): towards rapid isolation and analysis of extracellular vesicles” 

11:30-11:35 Discussion

11:35-11:50 Ariana von Lersner (Weaver/Zijlstra labs), “EV Fingerprinting: Resolving the heterogeneity of extracellular vesicles with multi-parametric flow cytometry data” 

11:50-11:55 Discussion.

12-12:50 Lunch break

Session 3:  Extracellular RNA P01 group presentations:Extracellular RNA (exRNA) in colorectal carcinoma:  biogenesis and function”

12:50-1:00  EAC Self-Introductions

1:00-1:15 Overview of the Program Project:  Alissa Weaver

1:15-1:45  Project 1: “ER-membrane contacts in exRNA biogenesis and function in Colorectal Carcinoma” – Alissa Weaver

1:45-2:00 Discussion

2:00-2:30  Project 2: “Mechanisms and functional consequences of selective miRNA transfer via extracellular vesicles” – James Patton

2:30-2:45 Discussion

2:45-3:00  Break

3:00-3:30  Project 3: “Role of WNT-EGFR crosstalk by EVs and exomeres in normal colon and colon cancer” – Robert Coffey

3:30-3:45 Discussion

3:45-4:05  Core 1: “RNA Sequencing and Data Analysis Core” – Qi Liu and Kasey Vickers

4:05-4:15 Discussion

4:15-4:35  Core 2: “EV Purification and Analysis Core” – Alissa Weaver, Jim Higginbotham and Jeff Franklin

4:35-4:45 Discussion

4:45-5:00 Concluding Remarks:  Alissa Weaver