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Meeting Schedule:          

2:30 - 3:00 pm Speaker log on and A/V check

3:00 6:00 pm   four student/postdoc talks an our Keynote Address 

6:00-7:30 pm   Reception

 

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

       
April 15th, 2022          


   
 

Xiayi Liao (IUPUI)

  A novel population of short actin filaments at stereocilia tips   
       
Samuel Gonzalez (University of Minnesota)   Rapid binding to protofilament edge sites can explain tip tracking of EB1 at growing microtubule tips  
       

Weiwei Zhang (Purdue University)

  Arabidopsis myosin XIK interacts with the exocyst complex to facilitate vesicle tethering during exocytosis   
       

Veronica Farmer (Vanderbilt University)

  XMAP215 promotes microtubule catastrophe by disrupting the growing microtubule end            

 

         
 
       

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz (HHMI - Janelia) 

 

 

Emerging imaging technologies to study cell architecture, dynamics and function  

 


 

March 18th, 2022

         


   
 

Patrick Oakes (Loyola University Chicago  )

  Mechanosensitivity of the LIM Domain protein Testins   
       
Taeyoon Kim (Purdue University)   Reconstructing Actomyosin Contractility in Silico  
       

Ian Schneider (Iowa State University)

  Uncovering F-actin regulation that drives cell decisions during directional migration   
       

Dileep Varma (Northwestner University)

  The Ndc80 complex coordinates with the kinetochore motors for the initial kinetochore-microtubule capture during early mitosis                            
October 15th, 2021          


   
 

Joshua Bembenek (University of Michigan)

  Cell Cycle Control of Oocyte Meiosis  
       
Morgan DeSantis (University of Michigan)   A novel dynein regulatory protein controls cell migration  
       

Mira Krendel (Upstate Medical University)

  Force generation in phagocytosis: the role of actin polymerization and myosin motor activity  
       

Rafael Garcia-Mata (University of Toledo)

  The Cdc42-GAP ARHGAP17 targets to invadopodia and regulates their turnover as part of an ARHGAP17/Cdc42/CIP4 complex  
       
 
       
       
           
September 17th, 2021          


   
 

Pinar Zorlutuna (University of Notre Dame)

  Influence of Aged Tissue Matrix on Epithelial Cell Phenotype  
       
Wen Lu (Northwestern University)    Microtubule gliding by cortical dynein transfers cytoplasm to Drosophila oocytes     
       

Ekram Emrah Er (University of Illinoi- Chicago) 

  Biophysical characteristics of disseminated cancer cells sensitize them to mechanosurveillance   
       

Katherine White (university of Notre Dame) 

  Role for single-cell pH dynamics in cel-cycle progression and cytokinesis   
       
     
         
       
         
         
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