All are welcome to attend our 17th Nano-Bio Symposium on RNA Innovations. Innovations in RNA biology and therapeutics show immense potential in transforming the landscape of medical research and biotechnology development. RNA, particularly messenger RNA (mRNA), has emerged as a groundbreaking tool and is revolutionizing the way researchers and clinicians approach medicine. This year’s symposium will explore the unprecedented possibilities of RNA innovations and its novel therapeutic avenues. We welcome experts, researchers, and enthusiasts to join us as we converge to share knowledge, exchange ideas, and delve into the latest advancements so that our collective efforts advance the full potential of RNA-based technologies and shape the future of healthcare and biomedicine.

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Agenda

Registration check-in is in the Glass Pavilion. Then proceed to the Great Hall for breakfast.

Hai-Quan Mao, PhD
Director, Institute for NanoBioTechnoloy
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
Biography

Moderator
Sashank Reddy, MD, PhD
Associate Director, Institute for NanoBioTechnology
JHTV Senior Medical Director
Associate Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Biography

Moderators
Hai-Quan Mao, PhD
Director, Institute for NanoBioTechnoloy
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
Biography

Refreshments are served in the Great Hall.

Moderator
Sashank Reddy, MD, PhD

Associate Director, Institute for NanoBioTechnology
JHTV Senior Medical Director
Associate Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Biography

Moderator
Sashank Reddy, MD, PhD

Associate Director, Institute for NanoBioTechnology
JHTV Senior Medical Director
Associate Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Biography

Lunch is served in the Great Hall. Networking can take place in the Great Hall, Levering Lounge, and Glass Pavilion.

The poster competition and reception are held in the Glass Pavilion.

Poster Session A: 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
Poster Session B: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Hai-Quan Mao, PhD
Director, Institute for NanoBioTechnoloy
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
Biography

Sashank Reddy, MD, PhD
Associate Director, Institute for NanoBioTechnology
JHTV Senior Medical Director
Associate Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Biography

Registration

Registration opens in February and closes May 5.

Location

All activities will be on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus in Levering Hall. The lectures are in the Arellano Theater, the poster competition and reception are in the Glass Pavilion, and breakfast, lunch, and mid-morning refreshments are served in the Great Hall.

Maps, directions, parking, and shuttle information to the Homewood campus are here. The South Garage located under Mason Hall is the closest parking garage to Levering Hall.

Poster Competition

The INBT hosts a poster competition with award categories for undergraduates, graduates, and postdoctoral fellows. Interested participants should read the competition guidelines and FAQs before and after they register.  Registration is capped to the first 75 posters registered and closes April 29. If you have questions about the poster competition, contact Sulaiman Jenkins.

Poster Competition Prizes
Best Undergraduate Poster – TBD
Best Masters Poster – TBD
Best PhD Poster – TBD
Best Postdoctoral Fellow Poster – TBD
People’s Choice Poster – TBD
*Prizes subject to change without notice.

Accessibility

The Arellano Theater is located on the ground level of Levering Hall. Enter Levering Hall on the ground floor on the south side of the building. Enter Levering Kitchens and proceed down the hall until you exit the dining hall and arrive at a T-junction. Make a right and the doors will be on your left. To access the Glass Pavilion and Great Hall, exit the Arellano Theater and make a left. Go down the hall and the elevator is on the left. Enter the elevator and go up one level. Exit the elevator and make a right, which will puts you in the Glass Pavilion. Continue through the Glass Pavilion and down the hall. The Great Hall is located on your right (behind Levering Cafe).

If you have other accessibility needs, contact Gina Wadas.