ASCB Rainbow

Keynote and Symposia Titles and Speakers

Fred Kavli Keynote Lecture

Saturday, December 2, 6:00 pm

Building Knowledge by Integrating Levels: Genes, Cells and Behavior
Cori Bargmann, 
The Rockefeller University and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

 Symposium 1: Structure of the Cell

Sunday, December 3, 8:00 am

 Supported by The Anatomical Record and The American Association of Anatomists

Unraveling the Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Subcellular Organelles.
Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Janelia Research Campus/HHMI
Cryo-Electron Tomography: Opportunities and Challenges of Structural Biology in situ.
Wolfgang Baumeister, 
Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany
The Role of ER Membrane Contact Sites in Regulating the Structure of Other Organelles.
Gia Voeltz, University of Colorado-Boulder

 Symposium 2: Metabolism

Sunday, December 3, 9:45 am

mTOR Signaling in Growth and Metabolism
Michael Hall, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland
Human Genetics Provides Molecular Handles to Elucidate Pathogenesis of Fatty Liver Disease.
Helen H. Hobbs, 
UT Southwestern Medical Center/HHMI

 Symposium 3: Cell Biology of Neurons*

Monday, December 4, 8:00 am

Somatic Mutation and Genomic Diversity in the Human Brain.
Christopher Walsh, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School/HHMI
Sorting Out Polarized Transport in Neurons.
Lukas Kapitein, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Ligands, Receptors and Signaling Mechanisms for Sensory Dendrite Morphogenesis.
Kang Shen, Stanford University/HHMI

 Symposium 4: Cell Interactions

Sunday, December 3, 9:45 am

Capturing Principles of Tissue Dynamics and Function by Live Imaging.
Valentina Greco, Yale University School of Medicine
Polarised Secretion and Frustrated Ciliogenesis: The Cell Biology of Serial Killer Cells.
Gillian Griffiths,  Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, United Kingdom

 Symposium 5: DNA/RNA Biology

Tuesday, December 5, 8:00 am

Folding, Unfolding and Refolding of Genomes. 
Job Dekker, University of Massachusetts Medical School/HHMI
Cell Autonomous and Cell Non-autonomous Effects of Aneuploidy. 
Angelika Amon, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Division of Labor Among the Subunits of a Highly Coordinated Ring ATPase. 
Carlos Bustamante, University of California, Berkeley

 Symposium 6: Quality Control

Wednesday, December 6, 11:20 am

Orchestration of Mitosis by Anaphase-Promoting Complex, a Fascinating Molecular Machine.
Brenda Schulman, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsreid, Germany
Mechanism of ER-associated protein degradation (ERAD).
Tom Rapoport
Harvard Medical School/HHMI


* Heinz Herrmann Symposium. Heinz Herrmann was Professor Emeritus of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Connecticut. A symposium in his honor was endowed at the ASCB in 1990. A founder of the ASCB, Professor Herrmann was well known for his pioneering approach to research in developmental biology, which has led to over 100 publications. He also wrote two books—Cell Biology andFrom Biology to Sociopolitics.