Professor Steve Briggs,  2013 In Vitro Biology Meeting Keynote Speaker

Distinguished Professor, Steve Briggs, Will Deliver the Keynote Address at the 2013 In Vitro Biology Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island

The Society for In Vitro Biology is pleased to announce that Dr. Steve Briggs will provide the keynote address at the 2013 In Vitro Biology Meeting (June 15 – 19) in Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Briggs received his undergraduate degree in Botany from the University of Vermont (Burlington, VT), and his Ph.D. degree in Plant Pathology from Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI). He spent the first part of his career in industry, where he previously served as a Director at Pioneer/Dupont, and as President of the Torrey Mesa Research Institute. More recently he served as Senior Vice President for Corporate Research at Diversa. He is currently a Distinguished Professor in the Section of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of California San Diego. Dr. Briggs has served as a Co-editor of Plant Cell, and he is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Brigg’s laboratory (http://www-biology.ucsd.edu/faculty/briggs.html) is examining how cells adapt to changes in their environment. The model systems that are being investigated include: innate immunity in plants, pluripotency in stem cells, self renewal in cancer cells, and environmental stress in microalgae. Technologies involving peptide mass spectrometry are being developed and applied to observe protein dynamics and protein networks in these model systems on a genome wide scale. At the 2013 In Vitro Biology Meeting Dr. Briggs will talk about the importance of the proteotype in his keynote address titled “Protein Networks from an Atlas of Proteotypes”.

The Society for In Vitro Biology is honored to have Dr. Steve Briggs as the keynote speaker at the 2013 In Vitro Biology Meeting.

Submitted by Michael J. Fay, Ph.D.

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