All times in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT, UTC-4). The meeting is open to all registered participants and will be held on the Zoom Webinar platform (link in email).
9:00: Welcome remarks (Organizers)
9:10 – 9:50: Efforts to develop transgenic tree shrews
YG Yao, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. “Tree shrew genome biology and animal models”
Hirofumi Nishizono, Medical Research Institute, Kanazawa Medical University. “Reproductive engineering approach to generate genetically modified tree shrews”
10:00 – 12:00 Community Introductions (5-minute presentations)* click here for schedule
12:00 – 13:00: Networking break in Gather.Town (link in email)
13:00 – 13:50: Securing tree shrews for research in the U.S.
Rafael Grytz, University of Alabama; Alev Erisir, University of Virginia; Susan Freling, Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience
14:00 – 14:45: Keynote Address: Jon Kaas, Vanderbilt University. “A selective history of early research on the brains of tree shrews”
14:45: Closing remarks (Organizers)