Perelman School of Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine
Nano/Bio Interface Center
Pennsylvania Muscle Institute

Nano/Bio Interface Center


Building Cellular Complexity One Molecule at a Time
Research Retreat and Symposium

March 30, 2012 : BRB II/III Lobby and Auditorium

Deadline for online registration March 23.

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Emergence of Cell Shape during Locomotion
Julie Theriot, Ph.D., Stanford School of Medicine

Engineering Molecular Motor and Cargo Transport Activity at Penn
Yale E. Goldman, M.D., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania



Cytoskeletal Pattern Formation: Self Organization of Driven Filaments
Andreas Bausch, Ph.D., Technische Universität Muenchen

Mechanics of Cell Motility Initiation and Turning
Alex Mogliner, Ph.D., University of California, Davis



Blood Clot Structure and Mechanics from Nanometers to Centimeters
John Weisel, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Brownian Motion and Structural Change in Biofilaments and Their Networks
Prashant Purohit, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania



Force-Transducing Couplers for the Microtubule Depolymerization Motor
Ekaterina L. Grishchuk, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

From Motors to Morphology
Jonathan Howard, Ph.D., Max Planck Institute, Dresden, Germany



All are invited to present posters.
Cash prize for top student/post-doc poster.

Student & Post-doc speakers will be selected from submitted poster abstracts.

Vendor Show

Organized by Haim H. Bau, Russell J. Composto, Yale E. Goldman, Erika L. F. Holzbaur, Phil Nelson, John W. Weisel

For additional information contact Jody Dantzig-Brody, Ph.D. at

Registration is closed