Conferences

All submitted abstracts can be viewed here.

Moderator Invitations

  1. Moderated the Hot Topics Session on RPE Biology, Pathogenesis and Therapies in AMD for the Association for Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics (AOPT) XV Biennial Meeting March 4-7 2021. Conference was conducted virtually due to the COVID pandemic. This session was held at 10:30am on Saturday March 6th 2021.
  2. Moderated the Experimental Biology session on Career Conversations run by the ASIP Committee for Career Development and Diversity on “Government and Science Policy” featuring Dr. Yvette Seger from FASEB and Dr. William Stetler-Stevenson National Cancer Institute, NIH on Friday April 30th, 8am (Link)
  3. Moderated the ARVO Session on “Models to Study Retinal regeneration and remodeling” for the ARVO Annual Meeting 2021 held virtually due to the COVID pandemic on Tuesday May 04, 10:15am.

Talks

  1. Shu DY, Lovicu FJ. Bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)-7 modulates TGFβ-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of lens epithelial cells: a novel way of blocking cataract [Abstract]. Bosch Young Investigator Seminar Series, September 2016 (University of Sydney) (Link)
  2. Shu DY, Lovicu FJ. EGFR signalling promotes TGFβ-dependent epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in the lens [Abstract]. Bosch Young Investigators Annual Symposium, December 2016 (University of Sydney), won award for outstanding oral presentation (Link)
  3. Shu DY, Lovicu FJ. TGFβ transactivates EGFR-signalling during epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of lens epithelial cells [Abstract]. Asia-ARVO Biennial Meeting and Translational Vision Summit, February 2017 (Brisbane, Australia) (Link)
  4. Shu DY, Lovicu FJ. Bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)-7 modulates TGFβ-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of lens epithelial cells [Abstract]. Annual HDR Save Sight Institute Student Symposium Vision Science and Ophthalmology, March 2017 (Save Sight Institute, Sydney Eye Hospital, University of Sydney) (Link)
  5. Shu DY, Lovicu FJ. TGFβ transactivates EGFR-signalling during epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of lens epithelial cells [Abstract]. Australian and New Zealand Cell and Developmental Biology Meeting, April 2017 (Lowy Building, University of New South Wales) (Link)
  6. Shu DY, Lovicu FJ. EGFR signalling promotes TGFβ-dependent epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in lens [Abstract]. Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) NSW Annual Scientific Meeting, June 2017 (Westmead Hospital); won the Sydney Medical School Award for outstanding achievement in research in the oral presentation category, AUD$500 prize money (Link)
  7. Shu DY, Lovicu FJ. Inhibition of EGFR signaling antagonises TGFβ-driven epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in lens epithelial cells [Abstract]. The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Australia Postgraduate Symposium, November 2017 (Garvin Institute, Sydney, Australia) (Link)
  8. Shu DY, Lovicu FJ. EGF potentiates TGFβ-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in lens epithelial cells by enhancing EGFR signaling [Abstract]. ARVO Annual Meeting, May 2018 (Honolulu, Hawaii) (Link)
  9. Shu DY, Lovicu FJ. EGF potentiates TGF-beta-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition in lens by enhancing EGF receptor signaling [Abstract]. XXIIII Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Eye Research (ISER), September 2018 (Belfast, Ireland) (Link)
  10. Shu DY, Lovicu FJ. Exacerbation of Transforming Growth Factor-Beta (TGFβ)-induced fibrotic cataract using epidermal growth factor (EGF): a novel mechanism in the pathogenesis of posterior capsular opacification (PCO) [Abstract]. American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting, November 2018 (San Antonio, Texas) (Link)
  11. Shu DY, Lovicu FJ. The role of EGF in augmenting TGF-beta-induced epithelial-mesenchyaml transition in lens epithelial cells [Abstract]. Bosch Young Investigators Annual Symposium, Charles Perkins Centre Auditorium, The University of Sydney (Camperdown, Australia) (Link)
  12. Shu DY Three minute thesis: How cataracts form and how to block them. Bosch Young Investigators Annual Symposium, Charles Perkins Centre Auditorium, The University of Sydney (Camperdown, Australia) (Link)
  13. Shu DY Professor John Irvine Hunter Prize: ERK1/2-mediated EGFR-signaling is required for TGFβ-induced lens epithelial-mesenchymal transition, Discipline of Anatomy and Histology, The University of Sydney (Camperdown, Australia)
  14. Shu DY, Mao B, Lovicu FJ. Non-canonical TGFβ-signaling pathways in lens EMT: interplay between EGFR and p38 MAPK [Abstract]. ARVO Annual Meeting, May 2019 (Vancouver, British Columbia) (Link)
  15. Shu DY. Cells in the ocular lens communicate via a complex interconnected network of signalling pathways. Bosch Young Investigators Twitter Conference, May 2019 (Twitter hashtag #BYITC2019) (Link).
  16. Shu DY, Saint-Geniez M. TGFβ and the retinal pigment epithelium: integrating metabolic reprogramming with epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) [Abstract for Departmental Seminar]. Schepens Eye Research Institute Trainees’ Work in Progress Seminar, November 2019 (Boston, MA) (Link).
  17. Shu DY, Rosales MAB, Philipose H, Satish S, Saint-Geniez M. Metabolic reprogramming during TGFβ-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in retinal pigment epithelial cells. [Abstract]. American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting, November 2019 (Orlando, FL) (Link).
  18. Shu DY, Butcher E, Cai S, Senthilkumar I, Frank S, Kurmi K, Saint-Geniez M. Metabolic alterations during TGFβ2-induced EMT in retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells. [Abstract]. ARVO Annual Meeting, May 2020 (Baltimore, MD) (Link).
  19. Shu DY, Butcher E, Cai S, Senthilkumar I, Frank S, Gollapalli D, Saint-Geniez M. Suppression of PGC-1α drives metabolic dysfunction in TGFβ2-induced EMT of retinal pigment epithelial cells. [Abstract]. AOPT XV Meeting, March 6th 2021 in the session on “Novel therapeutic targeting for age-related macular degeneration – overcoming the challenging path to success” moderated by Goldis Malek and Aprana Lakkarju, Virtual (Link).
  20. Shu DY, Saint-Geniez M. Suppression of PGC-1α drives metabolic dysfunction in TGFβ2-induced EMT of retinal pigment epithelial cells. [Abstract for Departmental Seminar]. Schepens Eye Research Institute Trainees’ Work in Progress Seminar, April 2021, Virtual (Link).
  21. Shu DY, Butcher E, Cai S, Senthilkumar I, Frank S, Gollapalli D, Saint-Geniez M. Differential effects of TNFα on mitochondrial function and metabolic activity in the retinal pigment epithelium. [Abstract] ARVO Annual Meeting, May 5th 2021, Virtual (Link).
  22. Shu DY, Saint-Geniez M. Integrating metabolic reprogramming and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT): insights from the retina. [Abstract]. ASIP Young Investigator Keynote Seminar Series, June 16th 2021 12pm EST, Virtual (Link).
  23. Shu DY, Saint-Geniez M. EMT, mitochondria and metabolic reprogramming: insights from the retinal pigment epithelium. [Abstract]. AOIP Young Investigator Seminar Series, September 10th 2021 3pm EST, Virtual (Link). Followed by sharing my career development tips in the AOIP Trainee Roundtable.

Posters

  1. Shu DY, Go R, Munoz-Erazo Luis, Madigan M. Expression of histone deacetylases in human choroidal melanocytes, and conjunctival and uveal melanoma [Abstract] Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology AOVSM Annual Scientific Congress, October 2011 (Canberra, Australia) (Link)
  2. Ong K, Shu DY. Evaluating the discrepancy between autorefraction and subjective refraction may guide intraocular lens power selection for cataract surgery in eyes with previous LASIK for myopia [Abstract]. Clinical and Experience Ophthalmology Annual Scientific Congress, October 2015 (Auckland, New Zealand) (Link)
  3. Shu DY, Ong K, Lovicu FJ. Histopathology of anterior subcapsular cataract in a patient with atopic dermatitis [Abstract]. Clinical and Experience Ophthalmology Annual Scientific Congress, October 2015 (Auckland, New Zealand) (Link)
  4. Shu DY, Ong K, Lovicu FJ. Histopathology of anterior subcapsular cataract in a patient with atopic dermatitis [Abstract]. The EMT International Association (TEMTIA) VII Meeting, October 2015 (Melbourne, Australia) (Link)
  5. Shu DY, Ong K, Lovicu FJ. Bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)-7 modulates TGFβ-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of lens epithelial cells in a dose-dependent manner [Abstract]. ARVO Annual Meeting, May 2016 (Seattle, Washington), won the ARVO Members-in-training Outstanding Poster Award in the Lens section (Link)
  6. Shu DY, Lovicu FJ. EGFR signalling promotes TGFβ-dependent epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in lens [Abstract]. ARVO Annual Meeting, May 2017 (Baltimore, Maryland) (Link)
  7. Shu DY, Lovicu FJ. Inhibition of EGFR signaling is a novel approach to prevention of posterior capsular opacification [Abstract]. American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting, October 2017 (Chicago, Illinois), selected as one of the top ten most newsworthy abstracts by the Academy Communications Committee to present a talk at the American Academy of Optometry Press Conference (Link)
  8. Shu DY, Lovicu FJ. EGFR signalling augments TGFβ-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in lens epithelial cells [Abstract]. Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) 56th National Scientific Meeting, November 2017 (Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney, Australia) (Link)
  9. Shu DY, Lovicu FJ. Inhibition of EGFR signaling is a novel approach to prevention of cataract and posterior capsular opacification [Abstract]. Bosch Young Investigators Annual Symposium, November 2017 (University of Sydney) (Link)
  10. Shu DY, Lovicu FJ. EGF exacerbates TGF-beta-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition in the ocular lens: a novel mechanism in cataract formation [Abstract]. ComBio2018, September 2018 (Sydney, Australia)
  11. Shu DY, Guo XQ, Hutcheon AEK, Lovicu FJ, Zieske, JD. Interplay of EGF and TGFβ in corneal wound healing [Abstract]. Bosch Young Investigators Annual Symposium, Charles Perkins Centre Auditorium, The University of Sydney (Camperdown, Australia) (Link)
  12. Shu DY, Butcher E, Cai S, Senthilkumar I, Frank S, Saint-Geniez M. Metabolic reprogramming in TGFβ2-induced EMT of the retinal pigment epithelium [Abstract]. 3rd Annual MEE Joint Research Symposium, Starr Centre (Boston, MA) (Link).
  13. Shu DY, Butcher E, Cai S, Senthilkumar I, Frank S, Saint-Geniez M. Paradoxical Effect of TNFα on Mitochondrial Function and Metabolic Activity in the Retinal Pigment Epithelium (RPE) [Abstract]. Experimental Biology, American Society for Pathology (San Diego, CA) (Link).
  14. Shu DY, Butcher E, Cai S, Senthilkumar I, Frank S, Saint-Geniez M.Mitochondrial dysfunction and metabolic reprogramming in retinal epithelial-mesenchymal transition [Abstract]. New York Academy of Sciences Mitochondria in Complex Diseases (New York, New York) (Link). Presented poster online, conference moved to virtual platform due to COVID-19 pandemic.
  15. Shu DY, Butcher E, Cai S, Senthilkumar I, Frank S, Saint-Geniez M. [Abstract]. Metabolic Rewiring and Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Transforming Growth Factor-Beta 2-Induced Retinal Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition. American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP) PISA 2020 Conference (Link). Presented poster online, conference moved to virtual platform due to COVID-19 pandemic.
  16. Shu DY, Butcher E, Cai S, Senthilkumar I, Frank S, Saint-Geniez M. [Abstract]. Metabolic Rewiring and Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Transforming Growth Factor-Beta 2-Induced Retinal Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition. MGH Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) 2021 Virtual Poster Session on April 7th 2021 (Link).
  17. Shu DY, Butcher E, Cai S, Senthilkumar I, Frank S, Saint-Geniez M. [Abstract]. Metabolic Reprogramming of the Retinal Pigment Epithelium Drives TGFβ2-Induced Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition. Experimental Biology 2021 Virtual Poster Session April 27-30th 2021 (Link)

Short Talks & Webinars

  1. Harvard Health Innovation Network (HHIN) Science Slam, April 26 2019 as part of the Cambridge Science Festival (Link).
  2. ASIP “Promote Yourself and Your Science” Webinar. Talk entitled “How to get started on social media and build a following”, September 17 2020 4pm EST (Link).
  3. University of Delaware Lens Club Monthly Meeting Guest Speaker on “How to get started on social media and build a following”, October 22 2020 2pm EST (Link).
  4. ASIP PISA 2020 Conference “Navigating the Science Socialsphere: a how-to guide for promoting your scientific career online” organizer and invited speaker, November 11 2020 6pm EST (Link).
  5. GoldBio Webinar, “How to get started on social media and build a following”, January 21 2021 1pm EST (Link). Watch the recording here.
  6. ARVO Advance, Lightning Talk on “Advocating for Yourself” Thursday February 25th 2021 (Link).
  7. ARVO Webinar, “Increasing the impact of your research—social media, new metrics and beyond”, March 10 2021 2pm ET (Link). This workshop was led by the ARVO Advocacy and Outreach Committee Members Daisy Shu, Stephanie Watson, Peter Koulen, Erin Hering. Handout from speaker Tyler Ford on SciComm tips and tools.
  8. ASIP Experimental Biology 2021 Conference “So You Think You Can Social Media? Science Edition” Sponsored by the ASIP Committee for Career Development and Diversity (Link) on April 27 2021 at 1pm.
  9. ASIP Experimental Biology 2021 Conference On-Demand Invited Talk “How to get started on social media and build a following” April 27-30 (Link).
  10. Harvard Amgen Scholars Program Cohort Meeting/Research Talk on July 12th 2021 5-6:16pm on “From Sydney to Boston, a story of my research on mitochondria in retinal eye diseases” sharing my research and personal educational trajectory. (Link).

Collaborations

  1. Lovicu F, Wojciechowski M, Das S, Zhao G, Shu DY. Regulating TGF beta-mediated EMT leading to cataract [Abstract] Japanese Society of Ophthalmology Meeting, April 2016 (Sapporo, Japan) (Link)
  2. Lovicu FJ, Das S, Zhao G, Wojciechowski M, Shu DY. Regulation of TGFβ-induced EMT leading to fibrotic forms of cataract [Abstract] Asia-ARVO Annual Meeting, February 2017 (Brisbane, Australia) (Link)