2019 Midwest Zebrafish Meeting​ Program

Friday, June 7
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Registration
Poster and Exhibitor setup
6:00 – 6:15 p.m. Welcoming remarks, Dr. Jakub Famulski
6:15 – 7:15 p.m. Keynote lecture 1: Dr. Marnie Halpern, Department of Embryology, Carnegie Institution for Science
“Identity, connectivity and activity: deciphering left-right asymmetry in the zebrafish brain”
7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Poster Session 1 and reception
Saturday, June 8
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Registration and breakfast
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Talk session 1: Cardiovascular system I
Moderators: Warlen Pereira Piedade and Caroline Smith
8:30 a.m. “The SH2 domain-containing adaptor protein She promotes Abl kinase signaling to regulate blood vessel lumen maintenance”
Jennifer Schumacher, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
8:52 a.m. “Pbx4 restricts heart size by partitioning second heart field progenitors and restricting proliferation”
Andrew Holowiecki, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
9:14 a.m. “A Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase 4A3 (PRL-3)/Wnt signaling axis as a novel target in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia relapse”
Meghan Haney, University of Kentucky
9:36 a.m. “E-cigarette vaping liquids and a flavoring chemical perturb bone, cartilage and vascular development in zebrafish embryos”
Beas Bhattacharya, Indiana University, Bloomington
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Coffee break
10:15 - 11:45 a.m. Talk session 2: Evolution, development, and regeneration I
Moderators: Kayla Titialii and Rebecca Petersen
10:15 a.m. “Evolution of vertebrate gill covers through ancient shifts in an ultra-conserved Pou3f3 enhancer”
Lindsey Barske, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
10:37 a.m. “Zebrafish Genetic Screens Identify Ethanol Susceptibility Loci Necessary for Palate Development”
Ben Lovely, University of Louisville
10:59 a.m. “Cell state transitions in zebrafish caudal fin regeneration”
Yiran Hou, Washington University, St. Louis
11:21 a.m. “Development and Functional Morphology of the Cement Gland of the Giant Danio, Devario malabaricus”
Pascal Lafontant, DePauw University
11:45 – 12:45 p.m. Announcements and Lunch
12:45- - 2:30 p.m. Poster session 2
Tours of Arts & Sciences Imaging Center
2:30 – 3:45 p.m. Talk session 3: Nervous system
Moderators: Rebecca Norcross and Meghan Haney
2:30 p.m. “Somatosensory response requires specific neuronal and glial cell populations”
Michelle Wang, University of Notre Dame
2:52 p.m. “AZBA: A Digital Adult Zebrafish Brain Atlas”
Justin Kenney, Wayne State University
3:14 p.m. “Mutations in protocadherins impact neural circuit assembly”
Sarah Light, The Ohio State University
3:36 p.m. “A novel role for Glypican-3 in pre-target topographic axon sorting in the visual system”
Fabienne Poulain, University of South Carolina
3:45 – 4:00 p.m. Coffee break
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Talk session 4: Cardiovascular system II
Moderators: Kristyn Van Der Meulen and Min Wei
4:00 p.m. “Single-cell transcriptomic analysis of embryonic vasculogenesis identifies novel cell fates of vascular progenitors”
Satish Casie Chetty, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
4:20 p.m. “Pax2 Positively Regulates Angiogenesis In Order to Initiate Optic Fissure Fusion”
Megan Weaver, University of Kentucky
4:40 p.m. “Nr2f1a is required to repress sinoatrial node identity within atrial cardiomyocytes in zebrafish”
Kendall Martin, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
5:00 – 5:30 p.m. Transport to Kentucky Horse Park
5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Social and dinner at the Kentucky Horse Park
Sunday, June 9
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Keynote lecture 2: Dr. Jan Huisken, Morgridge Institute for Research, University of Wisconsin at Madison
“Zebrafish light sheet microscopy for you and me”
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Coffee break
10:15 – 11:45 a.m. Talk session 5: Evolution, development, and regeneration II
Moderators: Cagney Coomer and Laura Krueger
10:15 a.m “Midkine-a deficiency causes cell cycle arrest of intrinsic stem cells and gliotic remodeling in zebrafish retina”
Mikiko Nagashima, University of Michigan
10:37 a.m. “A novel model to uncover the function of scaffold Shoc2 mediated ERK1/2 signaling in early zebrafish development”
Rebecca Norcross, University of Kentucky
10:59 a.m. “Does Pnrc2 promote oscillatory mRNA decay independent of translational regulation of oscillatory protein?”
Monica Mannings, The Ohio State University
11:21 a.m. “Embryonic hyperglycemia is linked to a reduction in photoreceptor cells and increase in oxidative stress in the retina”
Kayla Titialii, University of Kentucky
11:45 a.m. Concluding remarks, awards, and farewell