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2016 MetroFlow Meeting Agenda                 October 18, 2016

Kean University's New Jersey Center for Science, Technology & Mathematics (NJCSTM) in Union, NJ

8:30 – 9:45

Registration and Breakfast @ NJCSTM Center


9:45 – 10:00

Welcome and Opening remarks

(start time based on arrival of NJ Transit train from NYC  at 9:15am)


10:00 - 10:50  

D. Robert Sutherland – Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto

Dry Beer, Ice Beer and ISHAGE: Evolution of Beer and CD34+ Cell Enumeration


10:50 – 11:20  

Coffee break with corporate sponsors


11:20 – 12:10 

Benjamin K. Chen – Associate Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai

   Dissecting the Steps of HIV cell-to-cell Infection with Flow Cytometry


12:10 – 1:00

Cynthia Bristow – CEO, Alpha-1 Biologics

                        Using Flow Cytometry to Measure the Effects of HIV Receptor Expression and

Signaling on HIV Endocytosis and Infectivity


1:00 -2:15 

Lunch break with corporate sponsors

2:15 -3:05

Lisa Patti-Diaz – Principal Scientist, Bristol-Myers Squibb 

Ed Hilt, Research Scientist, Bristol-Myers Squibb

                        Adventures in Receptor Occupancy Assay Development for Clinical Trials


3:05 – 3:35

Coffee break with corporate sponsors


3:35 – 4:25

Joanne Lannigan – Director, Flow Cytometry Core, University of Virginia

                        An Effort Toward Calibrating and Standardizing Measurements of Extracellular Vesicles: 

A Tri-Society Endeavor

4:25 – 5:15

Eric Zigon & Olivia Ziegler - Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center

Characterization of EVs by Flow Cytometry:  A Methodological Approach


5:15 – 6:15

Wine and Cheese Reception

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