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Meeting Schedule:          

2:30 - 3:00 pm Arrival, registration, speaker A/V check

3:00 – 5:30 pm five talks with 15 minute break midway

5:30 - 6:30 pm Keynote address

6:30-7:30 pm  refreshments, social hour

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

Oct, 20th 2017      
Tyler Lewis (Joe Besharse Lab, Medical College of Wisconsin)   Cone myoid elongation involves unidirectional microtubule movement mediated by dynein-1  
Kim Weirich (Margaret Gardel Lab, University of Chicago)   Self organization in active biopolymer droplets  
Dileep Varma (Northwestern University)   Human Replication Licensing Factor Cdt1 Serves as an Essential Link for Stabilizing Kinetochore Microtubule Attachments  
Sangyoon Han (Michigan Tech University)   Early Competition of actin and vinculin for talin-binding dictates NA’s maturation and force transmission  
Naomi Courtemanche (University of Minnesota)   All roads lead to the barbed end: Evaluating multiple pathways for subunit addition in formin-mediated actin filament elongation  
Subhojit Roy (University of Wisconsin, Madison)   Slow Axonal Transport of Actin  
Sept 15th, 2017          

Mike Kelliher (Jill Wildonger Lab, University of Wiconsin, Madison)   Regulated autoinhibition of kinesin-1 is essential to polarized dendritic transport  

Xiaoyang Wu (University of Chicago)

  ACF7 regulates inflammatory colitis and intestinal wound response by orchestrating microtubule and tight junction dynamics  

Jordan Beach (Loyola University Chicago)

  Live-cell Dynamics of Myosin 2: New Models from New Imaging  
Luke Rice (UT Southwestern Medical Center)   Design principles of a microtubule polymerase  

Bill Brieher (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

  Re-examining the function of an actin filament crosslinking protein  
Kevin Vaughan (University of Notre Dame)   StARD9 is a Novel Transmembrane Kinesin in Late Endosomes and Lysosomes Required for Purkinje Neuron Survival  
Upcoming meetings:  

March 16, 2018 (Annual Poster Contest Meeting)


April 20, 2018 (Special Guest Seminar by Jen Zallen, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center).

Past meetings:   2007-2008