Skirball Institute Annual Symposium
The Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine is pleased to announce our 20th Annual Research Symposium on Friday, September 27, 2019, featuring a full slate of talks by renowned research scientists from around the country and abroad.
Our 2019 symposium, “Life in Motion: From Atoms to Organisms,” will take place at NYU Langone Health's Alumni Hall B, located at 550 First Avenue in Manhattan.
Movement is fundamental to all aspects of life. This symposium features an exciting juxtaposition of speakers who address the importance of movement in key biological systems, ranging from atoms in individual protein molecules, to organelle and cellular movement in health and disease, to the movement of entire populations of organisms. Topics cross disciplines, including neuroscience, immunology, microbiology, and cancer biology, highlighting the common theme of motion in biology.
The symposium is open to the public, and registration is not required. We look forward to seeing you on Friday, September 27.
2019 Symposium Program
|8:30AM||Continental breakfast outside of Alumni Hall B|
|9:30AM||Introduction by Ruth Lehmann, PhD, director, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine and Chair, Department of Cell Biology|
|9:40AM||“The Fast and the Furious: Mechanisms Underlying Rapid Cell Motility”
Julie Theriot, PhD, University of Washington; Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
|10:20AM||“Conformational Change We Can Believe In!”
James Fraser, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
|11:00AM||Coffee break outside of Alumni Hall B|
|11:25AM||“The Cellular Interstate System: Deciphering the Mechanisms of Microtubule-Based Transport”
Samara Reck-Peterson, PhD, University of California, San Diego; Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
|12:05PM||“Self-Driven Phase Transitions in Collective Bacterial Populations”
Josh Shaevitz, PhD, Princeton University
|2:45PM||“Dispersal in Drosophila: How Flies Fly Far”
Michael Dickinson, PhD, California Institute of Technology
|3:25PM||“Leukocyte Navigation in Complex Environments”
Michael Sixt, MD, Institute of Science and Technology Austria
|4:05PM||Coffee break outside of Alumni Hall B|
|4:45PM||“Models and Mechanisms of Collective Motion”
Naomi Leonard, PhD, Princeton University
|5:25PM||“Phenotypic Plasticity in Cancer Metastasis”
Joan Massagué, PhD, Sloan Kettering Institute at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center