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Directed Cell Migration (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Cell Migration in Focus: From Live Imaging to Mechanics


January 21-22, 2017


Hotel Galvez
Galveston, TX


Joseph P. Campanale & Brian R. Graziano

Meeting Description

The 2017 Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Directed Cell Migration provides a unique forum for graduate students and post-docs to present and exchange new data and cutting-edge ideas. The goal of the 2017 GRS on Directed Cell Migration is to generate engaging discussion between early career scientists and leaders in the field of cell migration. Cell migration is an essential and fascinating behavior that contributes to proper development, morphogenesis, and homeostasis; but also underlies a variety of pathological processes. This GRS will engage young researchers in the field by providing time for career networking, two stimulating keynote talks on in vivo imaging of cell migration and the metastatic process, and a lively "Ask the PI" roundtable. In addition, our program offers an exciting lineup of sessions that include talks on migration dynamics, morphogenesis and chemotaxis.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Directed Cell Migration" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Final Meeting Program

2:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmEmerging Topics in Cell Migration Research
Discussion Leader: Brian Graziano (University of California, San Francisco, USA)
3:45 pm - 4:00 pmNeil Neumann (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA)
"Coordination of Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Signaling and Interfacial Tension Dynamics Drive Radial Intercalation and Tube Elongation"
4:00 pm - 4:05 pmDiscussion
4:05 pm - 4:20 pmAnna Labernadie (Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), Spain)
"A Mechanically Active Heterotypic E-Cadherin/N-Cadherin Adhesion Enables Fibroblasts to Drive Cancer Cell Invasion"
4:20 pm - 4:25 pmDiscussion
4:25 pm - 4:30 pmGeneral Discussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmIn Vivo Cell Migration
Keynotes and selected talks.
Discussion Leaders: Adam Marcus (Emory University School of Medicine, USA) and James Mondo (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:45 pmAbhijit Deb Roy (University of Connecticut Health Center, USA)
"An Optogenetic Approach to Elucidate Contact Inhibition of Locomotion Between Osteoclasts and Osteoblasts"
7:45 pm - 7:50 pmDiscussion
7:50 pm - 8:05 pmIrene Aspalter (MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology, University College London, United Kingdom)
"On the Move: Migration Potential of Embryonic Stem Cells"
8:05 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:25 pmRitankar Majumdar (National Cancer Institute, NIH, USA)
"Nuclear Lipid Microdomains as a Novel Niche for Exosome Biogenesis: Interplay of ESCRT Dependent and Independent Processes During Relay of Chemotactic Signals in Neutrophils"
8:25 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:55 pmPaul Kulesa (Stowers Institute for Medical Research, USA)
"Neural Crest Invaders: Calm, Cool, and Coordinated"
8:55 pm - 9:00 pmDiscussion
9:00 pm - 9:25 pmFanny Jaulin (Institut Gustave Roussy, France)
"Collective Epithelial-Based Metastatic Cascade"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amInvasion and Metastasis
Discussion Leaders: Rachel Lee (University of Maryland, USA) and Cynthia Reinhart-King (Vanderbilt University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:15 amSamer Hanna (Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA)
"Tunneling Nanotubes: Yet Another Way of Tumor Cell-Macrophage Communication"
9:15 am - 9:20 amDiscussion
9:20 am - 9:35 amKumud Poudel (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, USA)
"Endophilin Membranes Related to Cell Migration"
9:35 am - 9:40 amDiscussion
9:40 am - 9:55 amDanahe Mohammed (University of Mons, Belgium)
"The Dynamic Mechanical Adaptation of Confined Epithelial Keratocytes"
9:55 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:15 amMinna Roh (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, USA)
"Macrophage-Dependent Cytoplasmic Transfer Drives Melanoma Metastasis In Vivo"
10:15 am - 10:20 amDiscussion
10:20 am - 10:35 amHailing Zong (Indiana University Bloomington, USA)
"MCAK Contributes to Cell Migration by Promoting MTOC Reorientation"
10:35 am - 10:40 amDiscussion
10:40 am - 10:55 amChristalyn Rhodes (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA)
"Rhinovirus Induces TGF-Beta Dependent Collective Cellular Migration in Airway Epithelial Cells in Normal and Asthmatic Donor"
10:55 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session

Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmMentorship Component: Ask the PI
Discussion Leader: Joseph Campanale (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmPanel Discussion
"Open Discussion with the PIs"
  • Denise Montell (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
  • Orion Weiner (UCSF School of Medicine, USA)
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes
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