Keynote 1: Craig Blackstone, MD, PhD - National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Dr. Craig Blackstone serves as Senior Investigator and Section Chief of the Neurogenetics Branch of National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Blackstone is also the Director of the NIH MD/PhD Partnership Training Program and Vice President of the American Neurological Association. Dr. Blackstone received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Chicago and his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Johns Hopkins University. He then completed his neurology residency at the Harvard-Longwood Neurology Program, followed by a concurrent clinical movement disorders fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School. As a physician-scientist, Dr. Blackstone has established an impressive career studying the cellular mechanisms underlying neuromuscular and movement disorders. We are honored to have Dr. Blackstone present a keynote speech at SEMSS this year.
Keynote 2: Margaret Baron, MD, PhD - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Dr. Baron is the Fishberg Professor of Medicine in Medicine, Hematology, and Medical Oncology, Oncological Sciences, and Cell, Developmental and Regenerative Biology. She also serves as the Senior Associate Dean for Education and Director of the MD/PhD Program and Director of the Program in Hematology and Blood Disorders at Mount Sinai. After graduating from Harvard summa cum laude, Dr. Baron received her MD from Harvard Medical School and her PhD from M.I.T. through their Program in Health Sciences and Technology. She went on to Internal Medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard University. Dr. Baron was an assistant and then associate professsor at Harvard before moving to Mount Sinai in 1997. Dr. Baron is an internationally renowned developmental biologist and her research has made important contributions to the understanding of hematopoietic development. Dr. Baron's work as a physician-scientist investigator exemplifies interdisciplinary and translational science, and her dedication to mentorship and teaching have helped her become a leader in her field. We are very grateful that Dr. Baron will share her career insights with us this year.
Keynote 3: TBA