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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

Dates for 2014-2015 meetings
April 24, 2015    
  Talks from the winners of the March poster session  
Kristen Witte, (Glotzer lab) University of Chicago

Optogenetic control of symmetry breaking in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Erin Jonasson, (Goodson lab) University of Notre Dame Reconsidering the concept of critical concentrationas it applies to microtubules and other steady-state polymers  

Dennis Zimmerman (Kovar lab) Univeristy of Chicago

Force-dependent regulation of formin Cdc12 by the class II myosin Myo2 during the in vitro reconstituted cytokinesis Search-Capture-Pull event  
Wen Lu (Gelfand lab) Northwestern University Kinesin-1-powered microtubule sliding drives axonal regeneration in Drosophila cultured neurons  
  Dr. Smith Freeman Endowed Lecture  
Eva Nogales, HHMI UC-Berekely

Structural Insights into Microtubule Dynamic Instability and its Regulation using Cryo-EM

March 20, 2015      

Virginie Buggia-Prevot, Gopal Lab University of Chicago

BACE1 takes the scenic route to axons: the significance of transcytosis to Alzheimer's disease    

Mojgan Naghavi, Northwestern University

HIV-1 capsids bind and exploit the kinesin-1 adaptor FEZ1 for inward movement to the nucleus    
Dileep Varma, Northwestern University Role of the Ndc80 loop domain and Cdt1 in kinetochore microtubule attachements    
R. Claudio Aguilar, Purdue University From basic cell biology research to novel theraputic approaches: The case of Lowe syndrome    
Brenda Russell, University of Illinois-Chicago Mechanics regulates actin assembly in human stem cell derived cardiomyocytes    
Annual Poster session!!!! 4 winners will be selected to give oral presentations at the April meeting    

October 17, 2014      

Cara Gottardi, Northwestern University

Cell-cell adhesion regulation by the F-actin binding protein alpha catenin    
Michal Cifra, Czech Republic, University of Chicago Microtubule electrodynamics associated with vibrational normal modes    
Yulia Komarova, University of Illinois, Chicago Microtubule tip as a central node for amplification of calcium signals    
Scott Brady, University of Illinois, Chicago Kinases and fast axonal transport: regulation and deregulation    
Dan Szymanski, Purdue University Arp2/3 mediated patterning of cytoskeletal and cell wall systems during leaf trichome morphogenesis    
Margaret Titus, University of Minnesota MyTH-FERM myosins regulate actin polymerization    

September 26, 2014      

Michael Glotzer, University of Chicago

Closing the GAP - RhoA activation during cytokinesis

Sadie Wignall, Northwestern University A balance of forces drives congression and segregation in C. elegans oocytes    
Kyle Miller, Michigan State University Cytoplasmic dynein pushes the cytoskeletal meshwork forward during axonal elongation    
Allen Liu, University of Michigan Cell spreading size regulates clathrin-coated pit dynamics through membrane tension

Ajit Joglekar, University of Michigan How microtubule attachment to the kinetochore disrupts the Spindle Assembly Checkpoint    
Margaret Titus, University of Minnesota MyTH-FERM myosins regulate actin polymerization