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April 18, 2014      
Jeijei Li (Staiger lab) Actin Dynamics is a central node for innate immune signaling in plants    
Hui-Chia Yu (Brieher lab) Collapsin response mediator protein-1 regulates Arp2/3-dependent actin structure    
Yusuke Fukuda (Gupta lab) Spatial control of microtubule length and lifetime by opposing stabilizing and destabilizing functions of Kinesin 8    
John Winkelman (Kovar lab) Ena/VASP Enabled is a highly processive actin polymerase tailored to self- assemble parallel-bundled F-actin networks with Fascin    
  Dr. Smith Freeman Endowed Lecture    
Tom Pollard (Yale University) Molecular mechanisms of cytokinesis and endocytosis    
March 14, 2014      
Alpha Yap Active junctions: balancing contractility and actin homeostasis    
Adriana Dawes Initiation of polarization in the early C. elegans embryo    
Orly Lazarov Title TBA    
Daniel Suter Src and cortactin regulate growth cone lamellipodia and filopodia    
Sally Horne-Badovinac Round and Round – epithelial rotation and planar polarity in elongating egg chambers    
Past Meetings:      
October 25, 2013

Seth Corey
BAR none: remodeling membranes and the cytoskeleton in platelets biogenesis
   Northwestern University
Alexander Jilkine
Establishment and maintenance of a unique front and back during cell polarization
   University of Notre Dame
Sivaraj Sivaramakrishnan
Myosin lever arm directs emergence of collective movement patterns    University of Michigan
Moe Gupta
The kinesin-8 Kip3 functions as both a spatially controlled microtubule stabilizer and
   University of Chicago
  destabilizer during spindle alignment
Mark Burkard
Cell fate after failed cytokinesis    University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sid Shaw
Reorganization of the cortical microtubule arrays in acentriolar plant cells
   Indiana University
September 27, 2013

Patrick Oakes (Gardel Lab) Geometry regulates traction stresses in adherent cells    University of Chicago
Primal de Lanerolle Nuclear actin dynamics regulate nuclear structure and transcription    University of Illinois-Chicago
Joshua Shrout Surface motility and group behavior of Pseudomonas aeriginosa    University of Notre Dame
Ed Munro Dynamic coupling of actin assembly and Rho activation underlies pulsed    University of Chicago
  contraction in C. elegans
Bill Brieher Compare and contrast Aip1 and capping protein in actin filament disassembly    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Robert Goldman
Rare diseases provide remarkable new insights into the regulation of    Northwestern University
  cytoskeletal intermediate filaments