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Genetics of
Lipid Disorders &

A Symposium in Honor of
Jan Breslow's 70th Birthday

Friday, March 15, 2013
8:45 a.m.–5 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium
The Rockefeller University
1230 York Avenue, New York City

  • Welcome, 8:45 a.m.
  • Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Ph.D. President, The Rockefeller University
  • Session 1, 9–11:55 a.m.
  • Rudolf Zechner, Ph.D. Institute of Molecular Biosciences, University of Graz, Austria Lipolysis — More than Just the Degradation of Fat
  • Robert Hegele, M.D. University of Western Ontario; Robarts Research Institute Complex Genetic Basis of Hypertriglyceridemia
  • Daniel Teupser, M.D., Ph.D. Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich; University Hospital Munich Genetic Factors of Atherosclerosis
  • José Manuel Rodríguez, Ph.D. The Rockefeller University Ath11, the Long Road from QTL to the Raet1e Gene
  • Lunch, 11:55 a.m.–12:55 p.m.
  • Session 2, 12:55–5 p.m.
  • Karen Reue, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles Diet1, a Novel Player in the Enterohepatic Regulation of Lipid Levels
  • Jonathan Smith, Ph.D. Lerner Research Institute, The Cleveland Clinic; Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University Functional Genomics in the Post-GWAS Era
  • Kara Maxwell, M.D., Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania PCSK9: From Microarray to Clinical Trial in 10 Years
  • Andrew Plump, M.D., Ph.D. Sanofi-Aventis, Paris Translational Drug Discovery: Transforming Science into Medicine
  • Edward Fisher, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. New York University School of Medicine The Regression of Atherosclerosis and its Molecular Regulation: Insights from Novel Mouse Models

For more information, please contact Cliff Wasser at 212-327-8966 or

The Rockefeller University gratefully acknowledges the following sponsors of this program: