Due to public health and safety concerns in response to the ongoing Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, please assume that previously scheduled on campus Department of Cell and Developmental Biology events are deferred until further notice. Please refer to the Vanderbilt University website for guidance: https://www.vanderbilt.edu/coronavirus
Special Spring 2020 Seminars via zoom
- Ken Lau presents, “Colorectal tumor stem cells (TSCs) from alternative origins differentially modulate the immune microenvironment – a work in progress”
- Dylan Burnette presents, “Forces Driving Heart Development”
- Andrea Page-McCaw and Shane Hutson present “Something’s wrong in the (cellular) neighborhood: Mechanisms of epithelial wound detection”
- David Miller presents “Building the brain: How to remodel a synapse”
- Jason MacGurn presents “The new ubiquitin code”
- Ian Macara presents “Epithelial Homeostasis and Innate Immunity”
- Guoqiang Gu presents“Tuning stress-response gene expression for postnatal islet beta-cell proliferation, function, and survival”
- Matt Tyska presents “Shaping cell morphology with actin polymerization and adhesion”
- Kris Burkewitz presents “Exploring the roles of ER-mitochondrial crosstalk in aging”
June 1, 12:15:
- Matthew Wilson, “Engineering cell and gene therapies for kidney disease”
Dr. Wilson is a secondary candidate for CDB. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at VUMC.
June 15, 12:15
- Oliver McDonald, “Metabolic Reprogramming of the Metastatic Epigenome”
Dr. McDonald is a secondary candidate for CDB, he is an Assistant Professor of Pathology, Immunology and Microbiology at VUMC.
June 22, 12:15:
- Enyoung Choi, “Mechanism of metaplastic and dysplastic transitions in gastric carcinogenesis”
Dr. Choi is a secondary candidate for CDB. She is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Section of Surgical Sciences at VUMC.
CDB Monday Seminars
Join us most Mondays at 12:15 pm in 1220 MRB III.
Monday’s weekly seminars are on cutting-edge topics in Cell or Developmental Biology, as well as Stem Cell and Epithelial Biology.
Visiting speakers are invited from a variety of institutions through-out the US. The seminar takes place almost every Monday during the Fall and Spring semesters.
Winter/Spring 2021 Seminars
January 11: Eric Bennett, UCSD, placeholder title: Clearing traffic jams during translation using regulatory ubiquitylation
January 18: Terry Lechler, Duke University, placeholder title: Cytoskeletal control of tissue morphogenesis and function
March 29: Laura Reinholdt (Jackson Laboratory), placeholder title: Genetic variation influences pluripotent ground state stability in mouse embryonic stem cells through a hierarchy of molecular phenotypes (Hosted by VCSCB and PDB)
April 5: Rachel Roberts-Galbraith, University of Georgia, placeholder title: Off with their heads: understanding brain regeneration using planarians
Winter/Spring 2020 Seminars
January 6: Amy Maddox, University of North Carolina, Quantifying contractile oscillations offers insight into mechanisms of cytoskeletal remodeling Flyer
January 13: Holger Russ, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Stem cell derived pancreatic beta cells and thymic epithelium for basic research and cell therapy (Hosted by VCSCB and PDB). Flyer
January 20: Shigeki Watanabe, Johns Hopkins, Spatial and temporal control of synaptic transmission Flyer
January 27: John Murray, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Decoding animal development at single cell resolution Flyer
February 3: Irina Matos, The Rockefeller, How to build a necessary wall: progenitors oppositely polarize WNT activators and WNT inhibitors to orchestrate tissue development Flyer
February 10: Nancy Manley, University of Georgia, Strange bedfellows – choosing between thymus and parathyroid cell fates Flyer
February 17: Joseph Zullo, Harvard, The effects of REST and neural excitation on lifespan Flyer
March 2: Xi Huang, University of Toronto, Targeting brain cancer as a mechanosensory disease Flyer
March 5: Matthew Akamatsu, UC Berkeley, Self-organization and load adaptation by mammalian endocytic actin networks: Integrating modeling with experiments Flyer
March 9: Curtis Thorne, University of Arizona, Harnessing quantitative microscopy to discover and block kinase-driven networks in colon cancer Flyer