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Meetings and Schedule   Location & Directions   Steering Committee
The Chicago Cytoskeleton is a forum for cytoskeletal researchers from the greater Chicago area to meet, hear some great talks, exchange ideas, and socialize    

WHEN: 2 meetings in the fall 2 meetings in the spring
Meetings are held on the designated Fridays (3:00 - 7pm)

Dr. Holly Goodson (Notre Dame University)
hgoodson (at) nd.edu
Dr. Vladimir Gelfand (Northwestern University)
vgelfand (at) northwestern.edu


April 19th Meeting: 

For Parking please click here     

Talks will start at 3 PM.

Margaret E. Utgaard (Beach-Oakes Labs, Loyola University Chicago)

Septins anchor a unique cytoskeletal network under the nucleus

Sharon R. Garrott (DeSantis Lab, University of Michigan)

Ndel1 modulates dynein activity in multiple ways

Sarah E. Yde (Kovar Lab, University of Chicago) 

Capping protein contributes to the balance of actin assembly among different F-actin networks

2024 KEYNOTE: Dan Fletcher (UC Berkeley)

Use the force: Harnessing actin networks for good and evil

Sessions are held in the Lurie Medical Research Center at the Feinberg School of Medicine     


Upcoming meetings for the 2024 academic year :




More details to follow!


The Chicago Cytoskeleton is generously sponsored by:




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