Pennsylvania Muscle Institute Annual Retreat and Symposium

November 01, 2022
Arthur H. Rubenstein Auditorium and Commons, Smilow Center for Translational Research, 3400 Civic Center Boulevard

Pennsylvania Muscle Institute

Annual Retreat and Symposium

 “Formation, Maintenance, and Repair of Skeletal and Cardiac Muscle”

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

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Symposium Location:  Arthur H. Rubenstein Auditorium and Commons*,  Smilow Center for Translational Research, 3400 Civic Center Boulevard. * Arthur H. Rubenstein Auditorium is located at the Northwest corner of the 1st floor (up the escalator from the ground floor).

Directions to the SCTR Arthur H Rubenstein Auditorium at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Sponsored by the Physiological Society of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Muscle Institute.

Symposium Schedule 11/1/2022

  • 8:30am – 9:00am:       Registration, Breakfast, Coffee, Poster Setup
  • 9:00am – 9:15am:       Welcome and Introduction - E. Michael Ostap, Ph.D., Director, Pennsylvania Muscle Institute, Professor of Physiology

Andrew Somlyo Honorary Lectures

  • 9:15am – 10:00am:        Mary Baylies, Ph.D., Sloan Kettering Institute - “Regulation of the size, number, and function of sarcomeres during drosophia muscle growth”
  • 10:00am – 10:30am:       PMI Trainees, University of Pennsylvania, Keita Uchida (Prosser Lab) - “Dynamics of Cardiomyocyte Translation” & Nuoying Ma (Mourkioti Lab) - “Piezo1 is a key mechanosensor for muscle stem cell morphological state transition and function”
  • 10:30am – 11:00am:       Coffee Break, Posters
  • 11:00am – 11:45am:       William Roman, Ph.D., Stanford University - “Myofiber self-repair after exercise”
  • 11:45am – 12:30pm:       Izhak Kehat, M.D., Ph.D., Technion Institute - “Localized translation in cardiomyocytes”
  • 12:30pm – 1:30pm:        Lunch, Posters

Saul Winegrad Honorary Lectures

  • 1:30pm – 1:45pm:        Yale E. Goldman, M.D., Ph.D. - Remembering Prof. Saul Winegrad
  • 1:45pm – 2:30pm:        Leslie Leinwand Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder - “Sarcomere dynamics vary between muscle and in health and disease”
  • 2:30pm – 3:15pm:        The Sanger Lab, Upstate Medical University - “Assembly and Dynamics of sarcomeric proteins in myofibris”
  • 3:15pm – 3:45pm:       Coffee Break, Posters
  • 3:45pm – 4:00pm:       PMI Trainee, University of Pennsylvania, Quentin McAfee (Arany Lab) - “Truncated titin in human dilated cardiomyopathy”
  • 4:00pm – 4:45pm:       Dylan Burnette, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University - “How does a heart grow? A cell biologist wants to know”
  • 4:45pm – 5:30pm:        Reception and Posters