The symposium will include a virtual poster session and thematic sessions of talks.

Confirmed Speakers

All times listed in Pacific Time (UTC-8hrs).

Introduction and Welcome

9 a.m. (15 minutes)
Provost and Director, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
Nagarajan Vaidehi
Chair, Department of Computational and Quantitative Medicine, City of Hope

Thematic Talk Session 1

9:15 a.m.
Session Chair: Nagarajan Vaidehi
Jeannine McCune
A QSP Model for Predicting Lymphocyte and Acute Graft Versus Host Disease to Post-Transplant Cyclophosphamide in Allogeneic HCT Patients
Department of Hematologic Malignancies Translational Science, City of Hope
Wei (David) Dai
Quantitative Systems Pharmacology Modeling of COVID-19 Immune Response
Scientist, Pfizer

Thematic Talk Session 2

10 a.m.
Session Chair: Hilary Coller
Megan Franke
Forcing cells to change lineage by cell-cell communication
Ph.D. Student, Adam MacLean Lab, University of Southern California
Heather Zinn Brooks
Pattern formation in a hybrid reaction-transport model (with applications to synapse density in C. elegans)
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College
Mechanosensing in monolayer
Assistant Professor, Materials, University of California, Santa Barbara

Poster Lightning Talks

11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Session Chair: Russell Rockne

Lunch and Virtual Poster Sessions

12 to 1 p.m.

Thematic Talk Session 3

1 p.m.
Session Chair: Rena Edmond
Jin Zhang
Using ENCODE Data for Disease Genome Mining
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of California, Irvine
Andrei Rodin
Evolution of protein-protein interaction networks in vertebrates
Associate Professor, Department of Computational and Quantitative Medicine, City of Hope
Using networks to improve functional variant prioritization
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego

Thematic Talk Session 4

2 p.m.
Session Chair: Ravi Salgia
Heyrim Cho
Informing Effective Scanning Protocols to improve prediction in Cancer treatment 
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Riverside
Russell Rockne
Translational systems biology in oncology: from bench to bedside
Assistant Professor, Department of Computational and Quantitative Medicine, City of Hope
Ed Stites
Mechanism based systems biology for personalized medicine
Assistant Professor, Salk Institute

Thematic Talk Session 5

3 p.m.
Session Chair: Arthur Lander
Immune learning in uncertain conditions: from evolutionary landscapes to seascapes
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles
Ajay Gopinathan
Collective motion of malignant lymphocytes
Professor, University of California, Merced