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2010

  • Thanks to all who participated in the 2010 PMI Cytoskeleton, Motors, and Membrane Trafficking Retreat and Symposium. Click here for the symposium schedule. The honorary lecturers at the symposium were as follows:
  • Robert E. Davies Honorary Lecture
    Tom Kirchhausen, Ph.D.
    Harvard Medical School
    New role for actin dynamics during clathrin-mediated endocytosis

    Lois Weisman, Ph.D.
    University of Michigan
    A new view of how myosin V attaches to cargoes

    Andrew P. Somlyo Honorary Lecture
    John A. Hammer, III, Ph.D.
    National Hearth Lund and Blood Institute
    Myosin V function in vivo: From melanosomes to memory

    Casper C. Hoogenraad, Ph.D.
    Erasmus Medical Center
    Control of neuronal polarity and plasticity: the role of cargo trafficking

  • Dr. Yale Goldman to speak Oct. 20 at the Penn Science Café.  Details here.

  • NIH Awards $8 Million to Penn Medicine’s Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center.  See Penn press release.

  • See Dr. Anna Kashina’s recent paper on Differential Arginylation of Actin in Science here.

  • Congratulations to Dr. John Beausang for receiving his Ph.D. under Philip Nelson, Ph.D., Department of Physics and Yale E. Goldman, M.D., Ph.D., Pennsylvania Muscle Institute.

  • Congratulations to Lisa Lippert for being appointed to the Structural Biology Training Grant.

  • Congratulations to Trey Schroeder for receiving the 2010 P. Leslie Dutton Award for an outstanding publication by a BMB student.

  • Congratulations to Andy Mead (Stedman Lab) and Dr. Michael Greenberg (Ostap Lab) for being appointed to the PMI training grant.

  • Congratulations to Dr. Joseph Laakso, a 2010 recipient of the “Saul Winegrad, M.D. Award for Outstanding Dissertation.” Joe was chosen by the Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics graduate group for this award. He did his thesis work in the Ostap Laboratory.

  • Congratulations to Dr. Joseph Sanger for receiving the “Henry Gray Award,” which is the highest award for scientific achievement from the American Association of Anatomists. See press release here. You can read the text of his acceptance speech here.

  • Congratulations to Drs. Jean and Joseph Sanger for receiving Career Research Awards from the Indian Society of Human Genetics. See picture here.

  • Congratulations to Dr. Yujie Sun for winning the poster competition at the 2010 PMI Annual Symposium and Retreat. Yujie’s presentation was selected as winner from 52 posters presentations.
    Yujie. Sun, Osamu Sato, Felix Ruhnow, Mark E. Arsenault, Mitsuo Ikebe, and Yale E. Goldman.
    Single molecule stepping and structural dynamics of myosin X Pennsylvania Muscle Institute

  • Thanks to all who participated in the 2010 PMI Annual Retreat and Symposium. Click here for the symposium schedule. The honorary lecturers at the symposium were as follows:
    Robert E. Davies Honorary Lecture
    Pekka Lappalainen, Ph.D.
    University of Helsinki
    Regulation of the Actin Cytoskeleton – Plasma Membrane Interplay by I-BAR Family Proteins

    Andrew P. Somlyo Honorary Lecture
    John A. Cooper, M.D., Ph.D.
    Washington University
    Actin Assembly at Membranes: Mechanism and Regulation

  • Congratulations to Dr. Juliane Caviston for successfully defending her Ph.D. thesis, “Huntingtin is a coordinator of intracellular vesicle transport.” Juliane was advised by Dr. Erika Holzbaur and was a member of the Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate program.

 
 
 
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