2016 Cell Dynamics Symposium


Hela Cell Division Image © Dylan Burnette


The Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at Vanderbilt University hosted its inaugural Cell Dynamics Symposium on June 2nd and 3rd, 2016.

Dr. Peter Walter was the keynote speaker. Other leading speakers included Dr. Dafna Bar-SagiDr. Anthony BretscherDr. Pietro De CamilliDr. Rebecca Heald, and Dr. Sean Morrison.

Vanderbilt has a vibrant scientific community with a large number of investigators working on various aspects of cell dynamics, and we expect the symposium will attract interest from across the entire campus.  Invitations will extend to attendees from other institutions in the region.  

View Photos

Click here to see photos of the Cell Dynamics Symposium.


Click here to view the full 2016 Cell Dynamics Symposium agenda.

Thursday - June 2, 2016

3:30-6:00 pm Welcome Reception and Poster Session - Kissam Center

6:00-7:00 pm Welcome & Keynote Speaker - Wilson Hall

Friday - June 3, 2016

8-9 am Conversations over Coffee and Light Breakfast - Wilson Hall Lobby

9 am -12 pm Sessions - 103 Wilson Hall

12-1 pm Roundtable Working Lunch - Wilson Hall Lobby and Atrium

1-5 pm Sessions - 103 Wilson Hall




Keynote Speaker - Peter Walter
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Distinguished Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco
Sponsored by the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Chairman Ian Macara


Dafna Bar-Sagi
​NYU School of Medicine
Sr. Vice President and Vice Dean for Science, Chief Scientific Officer, NYU, Langone Medical Center, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Professor, Department of Medicine
Sponsored by the Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, Directed by Jennifer Pietenpol


Anthony Bretscher
Professor of Cell Biology, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology, Cornell University
Sponsored by the Vanderbilt Epithelial Center, Directed by Bob Coffey





Pietro De Camilli
John Klingenstein Professor of Neuroscience and Professor of Cell Biology, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chair,  Departments of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Director, Kavli Institute for Neuroscience, Yale University School of Medicine
Sponsored by the Vanderbilt Brain Institute, Directed by Mark Wallace​



Rebecca Heald
Flora Lamson Hewlett Chair and Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Sponsored by the Department of Biological Sciences, Doug McMahon, Chairman




Sean Morrison
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Mary McDermott Cook Chair in Pediatric Genetics, Director, Children's Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern
Sponsored by the Vanderbilt Center for Stem Cell Biology, Directed by Mark Magnuson



Click here for travel information including campus maps, hotel/lodging, ground transportation, and fabulous Nashville!


Click here contact information regarding 2016 Cell Dynamics Symposium.