Penn Medicine

The Pennsylvania Muscle Institute, Graduate Program for Cell Biology and Physiology
& Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Retreat and Symposium

"Cytoskeleton, Motors, and Membrane Trafficking"

December 10, 2010

Organized by Wei Guo, Erika L. F. Holzbaur, and E. Michael Ostap
Pennsylvania Muscle Institute, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Registration Deadline: November 30, 2010
Abstract Deadline: November 15, 2010
Download Flyer HERE

9:30 am – 6:30 pm
Harrison Auditorium
University of Pennsylvania
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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9:00 - 9:45 Refreshments, Poster Setup and Vendor Show
9:45 - 10:00 Welcome
E. Michael Ostap, Ph.D.
Director, Pennsylvania Muscle Institute
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
10:00 -10:45 General mechanistic principles of actin filament nucleation
Roberto Dominguez, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia PA
10:45 - 11:30 Structural design of the actin cytoskeleton for pushing and pulling
Tatyana Svitkina, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA
11:30 - 11:45 Mammalian dynein is a microtubule plus-end tether
Jacob Lazarus (E. Holzbaur Lab)
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia PA
11:45 - 12:00 Competition between fimbrin and tropomyosin regulates endocytosis and cytokinesis dynamics in fission yeast
Colleen T. Skau (D. Kovar Lab)
University of Chicago, Chicago IL
12:00 - 1:45 Lunch, Poster Session, and Vendor Show
Robert E. Davies Honorary Lectures
1:45 - 2:30 New role for actin dynamics during clathrin-mediated endocytosis
Tom Kirchhausen, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School, Boston MA
2:30 - 3:15 A new view of how myosin V attaches to cargoes
Lois Weisman, Ph.D.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI
3:15 - 3:30 Break
3:30 - 3:45 Myosin VI and its binding partner optineurin are involved in secretory vesicle fusion at the plasma membrane
Lisa M. Bond (F. Buss Lab)
University of Cambridge and National Institutes of Health
3:45 - 4:00 Identification of a pathway for anchorage of mitochondria at sites of polarized surface growth in budding yeast
Chun Zhou (L. Pon Lab)
Columbia University, New York NY
Andrew P. Somlyo Honorary Lectures
4:00 - 4:45 Myosin V function in vivo: From melanosomes to memory
John A. Hammer, III, Ph.D.
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, Bethesda MD
4:45 - 5:30 Control of neuronal polarity and plasticity: the role of cargo trafficking
Casper C. Hoogenraad, Ph.D.
Erasmus Medical Center, The Netherlands
5:30 - 6:30 Poster Session and Vendor Show

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Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
Director: E. Michael Ostap, Ph.D.

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