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Microsymposium 2

Microsymposium 2: Cytoskeletal Molecular Dynamics

11:00 am-12:10 pm
Microsymposia Room 2, Learning Center, Hall C
Moderators: Courtney Schroeder, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; and Pinar Gurel, The Rockefeller University

11:00 am   E8    Reconstitution of aster movement and cell division plane positioning in Xenopus egg extract. J.F. Pelletier1,2,3, C.M. Field1,2, N. Fakhri3, J.S. Oakey2,4, J.C. Gatlin2,5, T.J. Mitchison1,2; 1Department of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA, 3Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 4Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, 5Department of Molecular Biology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

11:10 am   E9    Controlling cytoskeletal organization and cellular dynamics by localized optical modulation of microtubule dynamics. J. van Haren1, A. Ettinger2, R. Charafeddine1, H. Wang3, K.M. Hahn3, T. Wittmann1; 1Department of Cell and Tissue Biology, UCSF, San Francisco, CA, 2Institute of Epigenetics and Stem Cells, Helmholtz Center Munich, Munich, Germany, 3Department of Pharmacology, UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

11:20 am   E10    Rac1 promotes septin-mediated guidance of CAMSAP-associated microtubules to focal adhesions. D.G. Merenich1, S. Donovan1, A. Jacobs1, K.A. Myers1; 1Biological Sciences, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

11:30 am   E11    C. elegans microtubules are highly dynamic and have non-canonical lattices. S. Chaaban1, C. Hsu1, S. Redemann2, T. Müller-Reichert2, J.M. Kollman3, H.K. Bui4, G.J. Brouhard1; 1Biology, McGill University, Montréal, QC, 2Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany, 3Biochemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 4Anatomy and Cell Biology, McGill University, Montréal, QC

11:40 am   E12    Cytoskeletal dynamics during wound reepithelialization in vivo.  A.S. Kennard1, J.A. Theriot1,2,3; 1Biophysics Program, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2Biochemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 3Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

11:50 am   E13    The cykinetic ring is composed of local contractile units that propagate contractility along the ring circumference using time delayed negative feedback. M.E. Werner1, A. Sattler1, D. Cortes1, A. Patra1, F. Jug2, A.S. Maddox1; 1Biology, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill , Chapel Hill, NC, 2Center for Systems Biology, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany

12:00 pm   E14    BMW is an exceptionally potent actin assembly factor from a human parasite. M. Winterhoff1, S. Brühmann1, M. Kollmar2, R. Schnabel3, U. Curth1, J. Faix1; 1Institut of Biophysical Chemistry, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany, 2Department of NMR-based Structural Biology, Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany, 3Institute for Genetics, Technical University Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany


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