The Research Organism (RO) Landscape: Choosing the Best Organism for Your Scientific Question

Location:
NIH Campus, Natcher Building, Room E1/E2 and Videocast

Start Date: 9/12/2019 9:00 AM

End Date: 9/12/2019 4:45 PM

9:00-9:15

Welcome and introductions Watch
Dorit Zuk, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), NIH

9:15-10:00

Keynote presentation Watch
Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado, Stowers Institute for Medical Research

10:00-10:15

Break

10:15-11:45

Panel 1: Setting the stage: Research Organism case studies Watch

Moderator: Laura Landweber, Columbia University

Panelists:
John Pringle, Stanford University
Chelsey Simmons, University of Florida
Mansi Srivastava, Harvard University
Karen Visick, Loyola University
Randal Voss, University of Kentucky

11:45 – 12:45

Lunch

12:45 – 1:00

Introduction to the afternoon Watch
Jon Lorsch, NIGMS, NIH

1:00 – 2:30

Panel 2: Practical considerations when choosing a less common RO – the funder perspective Watch

Moderator: Terri Kinzy, Western Michigan University

Panelists:
David Balasundaram, Center for Scientific Review, NIH
Jake Basson, NIGMS, NIH
Lisa Dunbar, NIGMS, NIH
Ted Morgan, National Science Foundation
Kris Willis, National Cancer Institute, NIH
Sige Zou, Office of Research Infrastructure Programs, NIH

2:30 – 2:45

Break

2:45 – 4:00

Panel 3: Practical considerations when choosing a less common RO – the community perspective Watch

Moderator: Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado, Stowers Institute for Medical Research

Panelists:
Terri Kinzy, Western Michigan State University
Laura Landweber, Columbia University
Laurie Brignolo, University of California, Davis
Ida Chow, Society for Developmental Biology
Erika Matunis, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine representing the Genetics Society of America

4:00 – 4:45

Discussion Watch
Moderator: Dorit Zuk, NIGMS, NIH

Follow along during the meeting or share your questions on Twitter using #ResearchOrganisms or via email at info@nigms.nih.gov.