TAMEST 2023 Annual Conference

About the TAMEST 2023 Annual Conference: Forward Texas—Accelerating Change

Save the date for the TAMEST 2023 Annual Conference, Forward Texas: Accelerating Change, May 23–25, 2023 at The InterContinental Houston – Medical Center in Houston, Texas. 

A special opening reception will take place the evening of Tuesday, May 23, 2023, in the Morian Hall of Paleontology at the Houston Museum of Natural Science

The TAMEST 2023 Annual Conference will gather some of our most diverse and innovative researchers to examine how science and technology are leading to fundamental changes in society. The program will focus on four profound transitions already under way: CRISPR gene editing, “big” data science, renewable energy and decarbonization.

The TAMEST annual conference is open to the entire research community.

Registration will officially open January 2023. 

Sponsorship opportunities will be available for the conference. For more information, please contact Christine McCoy at cmccoy@austin.utexas.edu.

Speakers and Panelists

Leonela Amoasii

Leonela Amoasii, Ph.D.

Director of Research Gene Editing


Victor Dzau

Victor Dzau, M.D. (NAM)


National Academy of Medicine

Geoffrey Ginsburg

Geoffrey Ginsburg, M.D., Ph.D.

Chief Medical and Scientific Officer

National Institutes of Health (NIH) All of Us Research Program

Amy Lynn McGuire

Amy Lynn McGuire, J.D., Ph.D.

Leon Jaworski Professor of Biomedical Ethics and Director

Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Baylor College of Medicine

Alejandro Moreno

Alejandro Moreno

Assistant Secretary (Acting)

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Power

Department of Energy

Ramamoorthy Ramesh

Ramamoorthy Ramesh, Ph.D. (NAE)

Vice President for Research

Rice University

Daniel Siegwart

Daniel J. Siegwart, Ph.D.

W. Ray Wallace Distinguished Chair in Molecular Oncology Research

UT Southwestern Medical Center

David Taylor Jr

David Taylor Jr, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Molecular Biosciences

The University of Texas at Austin

Huda Zoghbi

Huda Y. Zoghbi, M.D. (NAM, NAS)

Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

Director, Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Additional speakers and bios are coming soon.

Program Committee Co-Chairs

Lydia Kavraki

Lydia E. Kavraki, Ph.D. (NAM)

Noah Harding Professor of Computer Science

Director, Ken Kennedy Institute

Rice University

Robert Gilbert


Robert B. Gilbert, Ph.D. (NAE)

Professor and Department Chair of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

The University of Texas at Austin

Joshua Mendell


Joshua T. Mendell, M.D., Ph.D.

Charles Cameron Sprague, M.D. Chair in Medical Science

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Christian Davies

Technology Innovation:

Christian A. Davies, Ph.D.

Principal Scientist

Nature Based Solutions

Shell Projects & Technology USA

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