August 8-11, 2022

University of Utah Huntsman Cancer Institute

Thanks to HCI and UCCC for hosting and supporting a great meeting!

Intense aims discussion!

Visiting an inspiration, the estrogen receptor LBD crystal structure

Group shot at Lake Solitude, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache Nat'l Forest

Selfie at Silver Lake

Matt & Becca kicking off HCI Day

K-T Varley (HCI) leads off the opening Genomics session

Zeynep Madak-Erdogan (IMPACT) discusses the ER transcriptome

Brad Cairns (HCI) takes a deep dive in SWI/SNF function

Neel Mukherjee (IMPACT) discusses RNA biology

Very engaging lunch with IMPACT faculty and HCI trainees!

IMPACT faculty chat with HCI grad students and postdocs

Rob Judson-Torres (HCI) presents on melanoma lineage and evolution

Julie Ostrander (IMPACT) on the role of co-regulator proteins in cell signaling

Ben Spike (HCI) discusses mammary gland lineage and breast cancer development

Dan Frigo (IMPACT) talks about androgen control of metabolism

Matt Sikora (IMPACT) talks about his lab's goals at the poster session

"This was a fantastic event. It was highly engaging and had a lot of opportunities to interact with both faculty and trainees."
HCI Faculty

"It was clearly communicated that mentorship was important and a priority of IMPACT. This relieved the stress associated that is usually associated with networking."

"I really enjoyed the networking lunch. It was an awesome chance to get to talk to faculty on a more personal level and get to talk very candidly about issues in academia."
Grad Student

IMPACT22, the 2022 Annual Meeting of the NR IMPACT Group, was held August 8-11, 2022 at the University of Utah Huntsman Cancer Institute.

IMPACT + HCI Joint Symposium: “The Interface of Nuclear Receptors and Cancer Biology”
August 10, 2022 - Research South Auditorium

Conference Co-Chairs

Drs. Jay Gertz, Katie Basham, Zeynep Madak-Erdogan, Becca Riggins, Matt Sikora

Lead Supporters of IMPACT22

We are grateful for support from the University of Utah Huntsman Cancer Institute
and the University of Colorado Cancer Center


Monday, August 8th | Grant and Active Project Workshop

3:00PM - 3:30PM

Opening Remarks from Conference Co-Chairs Drs Madak-Erdogan, Riggins, Sikora, Gertz, Basham

3:30PM - 5:30PM

Grants workshop for new proposals and post-review proposals (Basham, Frigo, Sikora/Madak-Erdogan/Riggins)

6:00PM - 7:30PM


7:30PM - 9:00PM

Science policy and career development discussion (speakers TBD)

Tuesday, August 9th | Big Idea Day - Collaborative Project Development

8:30AM - 9:30AM


9:30AM - 9:40AM

Introduction from NR IMPACT Leadership: Madak-Erdogan, Riggins, Sikora

9:40AM - 11:30AM

Big Idea Session I (Concurrent Topics)

  • Structural/Chemical Biology of NRs and Co-Regulators

  • Nuclear Receptor Crosstalk

11:30AM - 12:30PM

NSF-REU Discussion

12:30PM - 1:30PM


1:30PM - 3:30PM

Big Idea Session II (Concurrent Topics)

  • NR Genomic Landscape and Spatial Activity

  • Non-Canonical NR Activities

3:30PM - 7:30PM


8:00PM - 9:30PM

Dinner: Celebrating NR IMPACT fellow successes and achievements

Wednesday, August 10th | Huntsman Cancer Institute Day - IMPACT/HCI Interaction and Collaboration
“The Interface of Nuclear Receptors and Cancer Biology”


Introduction: Gertz, Basham

10:00AM - 12:00PM

HCI/IMPACT Panel I: Genomics and Transcriptomics

  • HCI Speaker, K-T Varley

  • IMPACT Speaker, Zeynep Madak-Erdogan

  • HCI Speaker, Brad Cairns

  • IMPACT Speaker, Neelanjan Mukherjee

12:00PM - 1:30PM

Trainee Networking Lunch: HCI trainee career development discussions with HCI/IMPACT faculty

1:30PM - 3:30PM

HCI/IMPACT Panel II - Tumor Biology

  • HCI Speaker, Rob Judson-Torres

  • IMPACT Speaker, Julie Ostrander

  • HCI Speaker, Ben Spike

  • IMPACT Speaker, Dan Frigo

4:00PM - 6:00PM

HCI / IMPACT joint poster session and networking hour

6:00PM - 7:30PM


Thursday, August 11th | Leadership Development, IMPACT Business Meeting and Wrap Up

8:30AM - 10:00AM

Breakfast, Leadership Development, and NR IMPACT Business Meeting

10:00AM - 10:30AM

Conclusions and Adjourn