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Science and Innovation Center

Sunday, May 21 - Tuesday, May 23 • 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, May 24 • 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Hall D (Middle Building, Level 2)

The Science & Innovation Center is a forum for scientists and researchers to meet, network, learn, and rest. The Science & Innovation Center is organized by representatives of the AII, MTPI, RCMB, and RSF Assemblies.


  • Complimentary breakfast served at 7 a.m.
  • Light refreshments served at noon
  • Informal networking & rest area all day

SIC 101 Series

Interested in a scientific symposium, but need to brush up on the basics before venturing out to the cutting edge? Stop by for the SIC 101 series, where you can learn the basic principles underpinning high profile symposia at ATS 2017 Washington, DC.

Sunday, May 21
7:15 – 8 a.m.
Blanca Himes, PhD
University of Pennsylvania

11:15 a.m. – Noon
E. Cigarettes and Effects of Lung Immunology
Laura Crotty Alexander, MD
University of California,
San Diego
Monday, May 22
7:15 – 8 a.m.
Ex Vivo 3D Lung Tissues 101
Melanie Königshoff, MD PhD
University of Colorado, Denver
11:15 a.m. – Noon
RNA Seq / Single Cell RNA Seq
Max Seibold, PhD
National Jewish Health

Special Events

Sunday, May 21, and Monday, May 22
1:15 – 3 p.m.
Rising Stars of Research

Join the AII, MTPI, RCMB, and RSF assemblies in celebrating their Rising Stars. Rising Stars are basic and translational science researchers at the assistant professor or early associate professor level making waves in their fields. Each Rising Star will give a 15 minute presentation on their work with time for Q&A at the end of the session.
Tuesday, May 23
7:15 – 8 a.m.
Early Career Professionals Coffee Corner

Mentors and mentees are welcome to talk, collaborate, and caffeinate.
11:15 a.m. – Noon
Complementing NIH Funding: Philanthropic Organizations

Katherine L. Tuggle, PhD

Learn how to seek funding from a wider range of sources. Meet representatives from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
1:15 – 3 p.m.
SIC Abstract Awards

Join us to celebrate the best scientific abstracts submitted to ATS 2017 by early career professionals.