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2021 Cell Dynamics Symposium

Summary

The Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at Vanderbilt University hosted its third Cell Dynamics Symposium on May 20th & May 21st, 2021. This event was held virtually over Zoom.

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Invited Speakers

Marc Kirschner, Ph.D., John Franklin Enders University Professor; Chair Department of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School Dr. Kirschner is hosted by the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology.
Gia Voeltz, Ph.D., HHMI, Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder. Dr. Voeltz is hosted by Vanderbilt’s Department of Biological Sciences.
John Wallingford, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular Biosciences, University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Wallingford is hosted in part by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center SPORE in Gastrointestinal Cancer.
Denise Montell, Ph.D. Duggan Professor and Distinguished Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, UC Santa Barbara. Dr. Montell is hosted by the Vanderbilt Program in Developmental Biology.

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.


Agenda: 2021 Symposium on Cell Dynamics

Thursday, May 20 (all times are CT)

  • 9:00 am -10:15 am:  Gia Voeltz, Ph.D. presents ER contact sites regulate the biogenesis of other organelles”
  • 10:30 am – Noon: Short talks from selected abstracts, attendance is limited to selected presenters, faculty moderators and mentors
  • Noon -1:30 pm: Break
  • 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm: John Wallingford, Ph.D. presents“Body Sculpting: How the embryo constructs itself”
  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Short talks from selected abstracts,  attendance is limited to selected presenters, faculty moderators and mentors

Friday, May 21 (all times are CT)

  • 9:00 am -10:15 am:  Marc Kirschner, Ph.D. presents “Cell size and cell proliferation: new statistical and chemical approaches”
  • 10:30 am – Noon: Short talks from selected abstracts,  attendance is limited to selected presenters, faculty moderators and mentors
  • Noon -1:30 pm: Break
  • 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm: Denise Montell, Ph.D. presents “Life on the edge: mechanisms of collective cell movement and survival from extreme stress”
  • 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Short talks from selected abstracts,  attendance is limited to selected presenters, faculty moderators and mentors

Contact

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