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Meeting Schedule:          

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

3:00 5:00 pm four talks

5:00 - 6:00 pm Keynote address by Wallace Marshall


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

September 14th      
Ashley Arthur (Meg Titus Lab, University of Minnesota)   MyTH4-FERM myosin and VASP cooperation during filopodia initiation”  
Tom Burke (Bill Bement Lab, University of Wisconsin-Madison)   GTPase steering by an enzymatic corral  
Sara Lutz (University of Illinois-Chicago)   Pinch and Pull: Tight junction remodeling in the mammalian blood-brain barrier  
Laura Lackner (Northwestern University)   Mitochondria-dependent dynein anchoring  
Eric Folker (Boston College)   Distinct functions for the LINC complex and microtubule cytoskeleton during myonuclear movement  
Sadie Wignall (Northwestern University)   Dynamic SUMO remodeling drives a series of critical events during the meiotic divisions  
October 19th        
Allison Zajac (Sally Horne-Badovinac Lab, University of Chicago)   Kinesin-3 and kinesin-1 motors direct the polarized secretion of basement membrane proteins in epithelial tissue  
Ankur Saxena (University of Illinois-Chicago)   From Neuroblastoma to Neurons: Halting Cancer Migration In Vivo  
Greg Smith (Northwestern University)   The microtubule cytoskeleton is inherently antiviral, but herpesviruses have it under control  
Jeni Prosperi (IU School of Medicine-South Bend, University of Notre Dame)   APC Regulation of Cell Cycle Changes: Impact on Paclitaxel Resistance in Breast Cancer  
Karen Ridge (Northwestern University)   Innate Immunity, Influenza and Intermediate Filaments  
Ben Prosser (University of Pennsylvania)   The tubulin code regulates the heart beat  
March 15th      
Sarah Heissler (Ohio State)   Nonmuscle Myosin-2: Structure, Function, Regulation  
Sergio Gradilone (Hormel Institute)   The Primary Cilium as a Therapeutic Target in Carcinogenesis  
Dileep Varma (Northwestern)   Multiple kinetochore MAPs coordinate to facilitate robust end-on kinetochore-microtubule attachments during mitotic metaphase  
Margaret Gardel (University of Chicago)   Controlling Epithelial Cell Shape  

April 19th
Martin Engelke (Kristen Verhey Lab, University of Michigan)   Rapid and acute inhibition of heterotrimeric kinesin-2 function reveals mechanisms of intraflagellar transport in mammalian cilia  

Caitlin Pegg (Gregory Smith Lab, Northwestern University)

  Caputre, carry, control: manipulation of the kinesin motor by neuroinvasive herpesviruses  
Ashley Rich (Michael Glotzer Lab, University of Chicago)  

Optogenetic control of Rho1 in Drosophila reveals functional patterning of the epithelium during development

Heidi Schmit-Anderson (Laura Lackner Lab, Northwestern University)  

Mitochondria-dependent dynein anchoring

Wallace Marshall (UCSF)   The flagellar length control system  
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