PMI Annual Symposium 2023

October 16, 2023
BRB Gaulton Auditorium & Lobby, Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III) - 421 Curie Blvd., Philadelphia 19104


Please register here to attend in-person and/or present a poster.

Registration closes October 9, 2023.


PMI Annual Retreat & Symposium 2023

"Celebrating 50 Years of Muscle, Motors, and the Cytoskeleton" 


Monday, October 16, 2023

BRB Gaulton Auditorium, Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III)

421 Curie Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19104 (map)

8:30-5:30pm (schedule coming soon; in-person event only)


Confirmed Speakers:

Jean and Joseph Sanger Lecture in Muscle Biology

  • James A. Spudich, PhD - Douglass M. and Nola Leishman Professor of Cardiovascular Disease, Stanford University: 

    • “Myosin, the exquisite nanomachine: From basic science to biotech to medicines” 

Andrew Somlyo Honorary Lectures

  • Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, PhD - Senior Group Leader and Head of Janelia's 4D Cellular Physiology, HHMI Janelia Research Campus: 

    • “How the cytoskeleton controls the structure and dynamics of the endoplasmic reticulum” 

  • Andrew P. Carter, PhD - Investigator, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology: 

    • “Cargo transport by dynein/dynactin” 


Penn Speakers

  • Sharlene M. Day, MD - Presidential Associate Professor of Medicine & Director, Translational Research, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine:

    • “Mechanisms of Myosin Binding Protein C Mutations in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy” 

  • Roberto Dominguez, PhD - William Maul Measey Presidential Professor of Physiology:

    • “Structural-Functional Mechanisms Controlling Actin Filament Barbed and Pointed End Dynamics” 

  • Hansell H. Stedman, MD - Professor of Surgery:

    • “Gene Therapy for Inherited Muscle Disease: A Glimpse of the Summit Ridge from Everest Base Camp” 

  • Xingyuan Fang (Svitkina Lab): “Mechanism of branched actin assembly in microtubule- and APC-dependent manner” 
  • Adam Fenton (Holzbaur/Jongens Labs): “FMRP-associated protein synthesis locally determines mitochondrial organization in neurons” 
  • Jennifer Petrosino, PhD (Prosser Lab): “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Myocyte: Active transport of tRNAs facilitates distributed protein synthesis” 
  • Qing Tang, PhD (Lakadamyali Lab): “Insight into cytoskeleton sorting from microtubule detyrosination”


(All are welcome and encouraged to present.)

Breakfast, Lunch, and Light Reception included. Free to register.

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