Going on now: Mark Peifer’s 25th Laboratory Anniversary Symposium

Peifer Poster


Meeting Program

10:30-10:45 alumni introductions (Don Fox, Duke- former PhD student)

10:45 Session 1: Cell structure and mitochondria (Bob Duronio, Chair)

10:45-11:00 Tony Harris, U. Toronto (former postdoc) “Regulation of cell and tissue morphogenesis in the Drosophila embryo”

11:00-11:15 Charles Anderson, Penn State (former undergraduate) “Plant cell walls and cell adhesion: studying how plant cells stay jammed together by pectins”

11:15-11:30 Derek Applewhite, Reed College (former collaborative postdoc) “The role of actin-microtubule crosslinking during cell migration”

11:30-11:45 Rachel Cox, Uniformed Services University (former PhD student) “Everything I needed to know about fly genetics (and mites)”

11:45-12:00 Karen Hales, Davidson (former collaborative postdoc) “Genetic control of mitochondrial dynamics during Drosophila spermatogenesis”

12:00-1:45 Lunch for alumni, current lab, and special guests (catered by Armadillo Grill)

1:45 Session 2: Signaling and stem cells (Steve Rogers, Chair)

1:45-2:00 Jessica Sawyer, Duke University (former PhD student) “Inter-organ communication regulates stem cell activity at an injured organ-organ boundary”

2:00-2:15 Li-Mei Pai, Chang-Gung University- Taiwan (former PhD student) “Back to the future: from embryo to egg”

2:15-2:30 Brooke McCartney, Carnegie Mellon (former postdoc) “APC, actin, and other tales beyond Wnt”

2:30-2:45 Dave Roberts, Franklin and Marshall (former postdoc) “Mechanistic insight into the role of APC in the beta-catenin destruction complex”

2:45-3:00 Nasser Rusan, NIH (former postdoc) “Centrosomes? I guess that’s not the worst idea you ever had”

3:00-3:30- Coffee for all attendees

3:30 Session 3: Human Disease (Don Fox, chair)

3:30-3:45 John Poulton, UNC (former postdoc) “Putting APC and Centrosomes in Check”

3:45-4:00 Joel Stein, UPenn (former undergraduate) TBA

4:00-4:15 Kathryn Akong, UCSD (former PhD student) “My current work in clinical trials”

4:15-4:30 Sandra Orsulic, Cedars-Sinai (former PhD student) “It all started with candy corn”

Group Photo

6:00 Dinner at Mama Dip’s for alumni, current lab, and special guests


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