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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

 

Contact:
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

 
       
       
    SMITH FREEMAN ENDOWED LECTURE:  
       
Wallace Marshall (UCSF)   The flagellar length control system  
       
       
       
       
       
       
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