January 17-18, 2013
Westin Galleria Dallas Hotel, Dallas, Texas

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Special Address

Kay Bailey Hutchison

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison
TAMEST Honorary Chair

Session 1: Deepwater Energy Exploration

Robert Haddad

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Robert Haddad, Ph.D., Keynote Address
Chief, Assessment and Restoration Division
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Michael Fehler

Michael Fehler, Ph.D.
Deputy Director and Senior Research Scientist
Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Yew Yuen Chow

Yew Yuen (Y.Y.) Chow
Chief Operating Officer
Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd.

Ian Falconer

Ian Falconer
Drilling Group Marketing and Technology Manager

Session II: The Nervous System: Stem Cells, Behavior, and Movement

Robert Wechsler-Reya

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Robert Wechsler-Reya, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Tumor Development Program
Sanford/Burnham Medical Research Institute

Lisa Monteggia

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Lisa Monteggia, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Ginny and John Eulich Professorship in Autism Spectrum Disorders
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Kimberly Huber

Kimberly Huber, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Southwestern Medical Foundation Scholar in Medical Research
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Samual Pfaff

Samuel L. Pfaff, Ph.D.
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Professor, Gene Expression Laboratory and Benjamin H. Lewis Chair in Neuroscience
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Presentations by the Recipients of the 2013 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards

Lora Hooper

Lora V. Hooper, Ph.D.
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Li Shi

Li Shi, Ph.D.
The University of Texas at Austin

Youxing Jiang

Youxing Jiang, Ph.D.
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Timothy Nedwed

Timothy J. Nedwed, Ph.D.
ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company

Dinner Honoring the Recipients of the 2013 Edith & Peter O'Donnell Awards


Friday, January 18, 2013

Session IV: Biology and Genomics of Rett Syndrome and Cancer

Huda Zoghbi

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Huda Y. Zoghbi, M.D., Keynote Address
Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Director, Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, Texas Children’s Hospital

Lynda Chin

Lynda Chin, M.D.
Chair of Genomic Medicine, Division of Cancer Medicine
Scientific Director, MD Anderson Institute for Applied Cancer Science
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Session V: Deepwater Research and Technology

Roger Hine

Roger Hine
Co-founder, Inventor, and Chief Technology Officer
Liquid Robotics, Inc.

Frederick Chester

Frederick M. Chester, Ph.D.
David Bullock Harris Chair in Geology and Professor of Geology and Geophysics
Texas A&M University

Special Report: 2012 Texas Water Summit

Danny Reible

Danny D. Reible, Ph.D.
Bettie Margaret Smith Chair of Environmental Health Engineering
Director, Center for Research in Water Resources
The University of Texas at Austin

Closing Luncheon

Tom Luce

Tom Luce, Featured Speaker
Chairman of the Board
National Math and Science Initiative