Penn Medicine

The Pennsylvania Muscle Institute

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

"Cytoskeletal Regulation"

February 1, 2013

Registration HERE      Lodgings HERE
Download Symposium Flyer HERE
Location BRBII/III Auditorium
421 Curie Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Directions can be found HERE

8:30 – 9:00 Coffee and Poster Setup
9:00 – 9:05 Michael Ostap, Ph.D.
Director, Pennsylvania Muscle Insitute
Welcome and Introduction
9:05 – 10:00 Kristen Verhey, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
University of Michigan
"The kinesin-3 family - the enigma of a highly proccesive kinesin motor"

10:00 – 10:30 Yale E. Goldman, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Physiology
University of Pennsylvania
"Tracking cargo motions and forces in live cells at high resolution"
10:30 – 10:45 Meng-Meng Fu (Erika Holzbaur Lab)
The Scaffolding Protein JIP1 Regulates the Axonal Transport of APP by Coordinating the Activity of Opposing Kinesin and Dynein Motors
10:45 – 11:05 Coffee Break / Posters
11:05 – 11:20 Nageswara Rao Jampani, Ph.D. (Roberto Dominguez Lab)
Structural Basis for Actin Filament Pointed-end Capping by Tropomodulin
11:20 – 12:15 James R. Sellers, Ph.D.
Chief, Section of Molecular and Cellular Motility
National Institutes of Health
"A Tale of Two Tails:  The Regulation of Myosin 5 and Myosin 7"
12:15 – 1:45 Lunch and Poster Session
1:45 – 2:15 H. Lee Sweeney, Ph.D.
William Maul Measey Professor and Chairman of Physiology
University of Pennsylvania
"Myosin VI regulation via dimerization"
2:15 – 2:30 Carsten Wloka (Erfei Bi Lab)
Immobile myosin-II plays a scaffolding role during cytokinesis in budding yeast
2:30 – 3:00 Tatyana Svitkina, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
University of Pennsylvania
"Axon Initial Segment: Nuts and Bolts of the Neuronal Gatekeeper"
3:00 – 3:20 Coffee Break / Posters
3:20 – 4:15 Thomas D. Pollard, M.D.
Sterling Professor of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology 
Professor of Cell Biology and Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Yale University
"Control of actin dynamics during motility, endocytosis and cytokinesis"
4:15 – 5:15 Annemarie Weber: Scientist, Teacher, and Mentor

Clara Franzini-Armstrong, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology,
University of Pennsylvania

Avril Somlyo, Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics
University of Virginia

Mitchell Lewis, Ph.D.
John Morgan Professor of Biomedical Research and Education
University of Pennsylvania

John M. Murray, M.D., Ph.D.
Emeritus Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
University of Pennsylvania

5:15 – 6:00 Reception and Poster Session
Proudly Sponosored by the Following Vendors:

BioVision Neta Scientific Inc. Leica Microsystems, Inc.Photon Technology International




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

700A Clinical Research Building Philadelphia, PA 19104-6085 Phone: (215) 573-9758 Fax: (215) 898-2653