Models of Human Disease at TAGC

April 22–26, 2020 | Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
Metro Washington, DC | #TAGC20


TAGC brings together the C. elegans, Drosophila, mouse and rat, Xenopus, yeast, zebrafish, and population, evolutionary, and quantitative genetics research communities at a unique conference in the DC region to encourage collaboration and inspire new ideas.

Below, we’ve highlighted some of the sessions of particular interest to those working on human disease. Don’t miss the opening keynote by NIGMS Director Jon Lorsch on the research organism landscape or the special session on collaborations between clinicians and model organism researchers!

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Wednesday, April 22

01:00 PM – 05:00 PM
Mammalian Trainee Symposium
Advance registration required.
Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena, UNC Chapel Hill
Linda Siracusa, Seton Hall University

06:45 PM – 09:00 PM
Opening Keynote Session
Denise Montell, University of California, Santa Barbara
Mark Johnston, University of Colorado and Editor in Chief of GENETICS

Thursday, April 23

08:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Disease Models and Aging (Mammal)
Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Emily Davenport, Pennsylvania State University

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Disease Models (Xenopus)
Amy Sater, University of Houston

Biotech Pipeline
Sponsored by Calico
Kailene Simon, Atalanta Therapeutics

01:45 PM – 03:45 PM
Modeling Human Diseases in Diverse Systems
Clare Smith, Duke University

Friday, April 24

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Disease Models and Aging (Drosophila)
Nancy Bonini, University of Penn
Heinrich Jasper, Buck Institute/Genentech
Lindsey Goodman, Baylor University

02:00 PM – 04:00 PM
Models of Neurological Diseases
Kerri Kinghorn, University College London

Saturday, April 25

08:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Direct Collaborations Between Model Organism Researchers and Clinicians
Shinya Yamamoto, Baylor College of Medicine
Andy Golden, NIH
Koichi Kawakami, NIG-Japan
Philippe Campeau, U of Montreal-Canada

02:00 PM – 04:00 PM
Developmental Genetics (Mammal)
Teresa Gunn, McLaughlin Research Institute
Lauryl Nutter, The Hospital for Sick Children

Sunday, April 26

08:00 AM – 10:00 AM
New Technology and Resources (Mammal)
Martin Hrabe de Angelis, Helmholtz Zentrum Munich GmbH
Marty Ferris, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Disease Models (Zebrafish)
Charles Kaufman, Washington University School of Medicine
Zhaoxia Sun, Yale University School of Medicine

Intrigued? Explore the TAGC program:

Professional Development
Keynote Speakers
Community Speakers and Events


Register by April 17 to receive the advance registration discount.