Webinar: Screening Tools

Friday, July 29, 2016 at 1 – 3 pm Eastern

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John Yates, Professor, The Scripps Research Institute. View bio. (view slides)

Dr. John Yates is currently the Ernest W. Hahn Professor of Chemical Physiology and Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology at The Scripps Research Institute. His research background involves development of integrated methods for tandem mass spectrometry analysis of protein mixtures, bioinformatics using mass spectrometry data, and biological studies involving proteomics. Dr. Yates is the lead inventor of the SEQUEST software for correlating tandem mass spectrometry data to sequences in the database and principle developer of the shotgun proteomics technique for the analysis of protein mixtures. His laboratory has developed the use of proteomic techniques to analyze protein complexes, posttranslational modifications, organelles and quantitative analysis of protein expression for the discovery of new biology. Dr. Yates has recently led a NIDCR funded Center to characterize the Saliva proteome and have been involved in a NCRR funded Research Resource Center for the last 15 years and was involved in an NSF funded Science and Technology Center for 10 years. Dr Yates has his B.A. in Zoology from the University of Maine, M.S. in Chemistry from the University of Maine, and Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Virginia.

John Ryals, President and Chief Executive Officer, Metabolon. View bio (view slides)

Dr. John Ryals co-founded Metabolon, Inc. in 2002 and serves as president and CEO. Metabolon is a pioneer and leader in the field of metabolomics and its use in precision medicine and human health. Prior to Metabolon, he was a co-founder, CEO and president of Paradigm Genetics, Inc., a publicly traded agricultural biotechnology company focused on industrializing the process of gene function discovery. Dr. Ryals has 30 years of experience in the biotechnology industry, including senior research positions at Novartis and Ciba-Geigy. He currently serves on the board of directors at AgBiome, a provider of early-stage R&D for agriculture, and the advisory board of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University. He earned a B.A. in biology and chemistry from the University of North Texas and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in molecular biology from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Dan Schlenk, Professor, University of California, Riverside. View bio (view slides)

Daniel Schlenk, Ph.D. is Professor of Aquatic Ecotoxicology and Environmental Toxicology at the University of California Riverside. Dr. Schlenk received his PhD in Toxicology from Oregon State University in 1989. He was supported by a National Institute of Environmental Health Science postdoctoral fellowship at Duke University from 1989-1991. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and from 2007-2014, he was a permanent member of the USEPA FIFRA Science Advisory Panel which he chaired from 2012-2014. He is currently a member of the USEPA Chemical Safety Advisory Committee, and from 2003-2006, he was a member of the Board of Directors for the North American Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. He is on the editorial boards of Toxicological Sciences, Marine Environmental Research and Aquatic Toxicology, of which he was co-editor-in chief from 2005-2011. He has published more than 220 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters. He has been a recipient of the Ray Lankester Investigatorship of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom; a visiting Scholar of the Instituto Del Mare, Venice Italy; a visiting Scholar in the Department of Biochemistry, Chinese University of Hong Kong; a Visiting Scientist at the CSIRO Lucas Heights Laboratory, in Sydney Australia, a Distinguished Fellow of the State Key Laboratory for Marine Environmental Science of Xiamen University, China, and a Visiting Professor Fellow of the National Counsel of Technological and Scientific Development at the University of Sao Jose Rio Preto, Brazil . He has been an external reviewer for the School of Life Sciences at Chinese University of Hong Kong and an ad hoc member for the USEPA Science Advisory Board for Aquatic Life Criteria Guidelines from the Ecological Processes and Effects Committee. He has also participated in proposal review panels for the NSF, USEPA, NOAA, and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Superfund Research Program. His research interests focus upon mechanisms of action of pesticides, PAHs, and emerging compounds on neuroendocrine targets. Dr. Schlenk’s research is funded by the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences Superfund Research Program, the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, the State of California, and other Federal Agencies.

The webinar is an information-gathering meeting for the committee in which the speakers are invited to provide input to the committee. The webinar will be recorded and posted on this page.