2019 Keynote Speaker
Elizabeth R. Gavis, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Gavis's research bridges the disciplines of RNA biology and developmental biology; post-transcriptional gene regulation in Drosophila development. Her lab is particularly interested in how RNA granules assemble and how they regulate cell fate and function. The Gavis lab discovered the unique mode of interaction of Glorund, an RNA-binding protein, which bind and repress the translation of mislocalized mRNAs that should localize at the posterior of the egg.
Elizabeth has worked to promote the advancement of women in science, including participation in mentorship programs at Princeton, Hunter College, and The College of New Jersey. She serves as Director of the Department of Molecular Biology undergraduate program.