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ASCB-NCI Emerging Topic Symposium

Mitochondrial Crosstalk in Cancer Cell Biology

Jointly supported by the National Cancer Institute, NIH and the ASCB

Sunday, December 3, 4:15 pm-6:50 pm

Session Description: All cells coordinate the number, connectivity, and organization of their various organelles to perform an assortment of specialized functions.  Cancer cells can exploit inter-organelle networks in unique ways to transit functional states, generate heterogeneity, and overcome obstacles in adaptive responses.  This interdisciplinary symposium will highlight basic mechanistic advances in how mitochondrial-organelle crosstalk is altered in cancer, and inform on the dynamic integrative nature of inter-organelle communication.

Michael Graham Espey,
National Cancer Institute, NIH
Jodi Nunnari,
University of California, Davis and ASCB President-Elect


Cheryl Walker, Baylor University Peroxisome-Mito Crosstalk in Cancer
Heidi McBride, McGill University Emerging Roles of Mitochondrial SUMOylation in Cancer Biology
Jackie Bromberg, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Stromal to Cancer Cell mtDNA Transfer
Kathryn Wellen, University of Pennsylvania Mito-nuclear Signaling through Acetyl-CoA