Maggie Chen Invited Speaker at Experimental Biology. Presents Podocyte ER Stress and Podocytopathies

Assistant Professor of Medicine Ying (Maggie) Chen, MD, PhD, was an invited speaker at the Experimental Biology (EB) 2017 meeting, which attracts 14,000 scientists each year. This year’s meeting was held in Chicago, Ill, April 22-27.

Dr. Chen presented her talk Podocyte ER stress and Podocytopathies in the “Diseases of the Endoplasmic Reticulum” session. This session included six physician-scientists working on different monogenic ER diseases including diabetes, retina degeneration, nephrotic syndrome, neurodegenerative disease and hereditary hearing loss.

“It was a huge meeting,” says Dr. Chen. “It was an exciting opportunity to meet with all of my collaborators from UCSD, U. of Chicago, UCSF, U. of Michigan and Wash U. We plan to work as a group to submit center grants.”

Experimental Biology is an annual meeting of six sponsoring societies and host to more than 50 guest societies. The meeting features the latest research influencing life sciences, focusing primarily on the areas of anatomy, biochemistry and molecular biology, investigative pathology, nutrition, pharmacology, and physiology. On average, sixty-five countries are represented at the meeting, which offered more than 90 award programs and travel funding opportunities.

Next year’s EB meeting will be held in San Diego, CA, April 21 – 25, 2018.

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