Pennsylvania Muscle Institute Annual Symposium

June 12, 2017

Mechanobiology of Contractile Systems - From Single Molecules to Cells

In Celebration of Prof. Yale E. Goldman's 70th Birthday

Smilow Rubenstein Auditorium

and Commons
3400 Civic Center Blvd

  • Sponsored By:

  • Physiological Society of Philadelphia

  • Pennsylvania Muscle Institute

  • Center for Engineering Mechanobiology

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Schedule of Events




8:30 – 9:00

Smilow Commons


9:00 - 9:15

Smilow Auditorium

E. Michael Ostap, PhD - Director, Pennsylvania Muscle Institute and Professor of Physiology

Robert E. Davies Honorary Lectures

9:15 - 9:45

Smilow Auditorium

Malcolm Irving, PhD, FRS - Professor of Biophysics, Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics, Kings College.
"Functions of the regulatory light chain in skeletal muscle myosins."

9:45 - 10:00

Smilow Auditorium

Spencer Szczesny, Ph.D. (Mauck Lab) University of Pennsylvania. “Tendon Fatigue Induces Changes in Microscale Tissue Structure and Cellular Mechanobiology.”

10:00 - 10:30

Smilow Auditorium

Vincenzo Lombardi, PhD - PhysioLab, Department of Biology, University of Florence.
“Muscle myosin, performance and regulation of a collective motor”

10:30 - 11:00

Smilow Commons

Coffee Break and Poster Session

11:00 - 11:30

Smilow Auditorium

E. Michael Ostap, PhD - Director, Pennsylvania Muscle Institute and Professor of Physiology, University of Pennsylvania.
"Insights into how Myosin Motors Sense Force."

11:30 - 11:45

Smilow Auditorium

Aditi Madan, Ph.D. (Cammarato Lab) Johns Hopkins University. “ACTA1-related Nemaline Myopathy Mutations Engender a Range of Structural and Functional Phenotypes in Drosophila Indirect Flight Muscles.”

11:45 - 12:15

Smilow Auditorium

Christopher Berger, PhD - Professor, Department of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, University of Vermont.
“Single Molecule Dynamics of Tau-Microtubule Interactions.”

12:15 - 1:30

Smilow Commons

Lunch and Poster Session

1:30 - 2:00

Smilow Auditorium

Jennifer L. Ross, PhD - Associate Professor, Department of Physics, University of Massachusetts- Amherst.
"Microtubule Severing Surprisingly Stymied."

2:00 - 2:15

Smilow Auditorium

Jeffrey Nirschl (Holzbaur Lab) University of Pennsylvania. “Deep Cell: Deep Learning in Biological Image Analysis and Phenotypic Profiling.”

2:15 - 2:45

Smilow Auditorium

Margot E. Quinlan, PhD - Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA.
"Cytoskeletal control of cell polarity in the Drosophila oocyte."

2:45 - 3:30

Smilow Commons

Coffee Break and Poster Session

3:30 - 3:45

Smilow Auditorium

Nathan Roy, Ph.D. (Burkhardt Lab) Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. “Crk Adapter Proteins Coordinate LFA-1 Dependent Cytoskeletal Responses and Mechanosensing in T cells.”

Andrew P. Somlyo Honorary Lecture

3:45 - 4:30

Smilow Auditorium

Toshio Yanagida, PhD - Specially Appointed Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University.
"Single molecule science: fluctuation and function of life."

4:30 - 6:00

Smilow Commons


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