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Saturday, December 7, 8:30 am to 11:30 am
Saturday, December 7, 8:30 am to 11:30 am
Organizers: Mustafa Aydogan, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, UK; Mohammad Mofatteh, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, UK; and Qiong Yang, University of Michigan
This special interest subgroup intends to bring together a large variety of scientists who work on biological clocks and timers from the perspectives of cell biology, biophysics, biochemistry, structural biology or mathematics. The topics will include timing mechanisms from all scales of biology, such as machineries that control the cell cycle, circadian rhythms, body segmentation or a newly emerging phenomenon, that is, autonomous clocks, such as metabolism cycles or the oscillations that control organelle biogenesis.
8:30 am Introduction by Mustafa G. Aydogan.
8:35 am SG1 Synchronization of the Cell Cycle in Drosophila Embryos. S. Di Talia; Duke University, Durham, NC.
8:50 am SG2 How to Set and Rewind the Clock of Centriole Formation: Autonomous Oscillators That Control Organelle Biogenesis. M. Mofatteh, M. G. Aydogan, F. Y. Zhou, S. Saurya, M. A. Boemo, J. W. Raff; University of Oxford, Oxford, UNITED KINGDOM.
9:00 am SG3 E2F-dependent Genetic Oscillators Control Endoreplication. M. Kim, N. Moon; McGill University, Montreal, QC, CANADA.
9:10 am SG4 Programming Bacteria in Time and Space. L. You; Duke University, Durham, NC.
9:25 am SG5 Rhythmic Replication in Cyanobacteria. M. Rust, Y. Liao; University of Chicago - Chicago, IL.
9:40 am SG6 Localization of frequency mRNA in Biomolecular Condensates Contributes to Period Length Determination in the Neurospora crassa Circadian Clock. B. Bartholomai1, A. Gladfelter2, J. Loros1, J. Dunlap1; 1Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH, 2University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.
9:50 am SG7 Distinguishing Dormant from Dead with Yeast Spores. T. Maire, T. Allertz, M. Betjes, H. Youk; Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands.
10:00 am Break
10:10 am SG8 Quantitative Evidence for a Cargo-sensitive Checkpoint in Clathrin-mediated Endocytosis. R. T. A. Pedersen, J. E. Hassinger, P. Marchando, D. G. Drubin; University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.
10:20 am SG9 Stochastic Activation and Bistability in a Rab GTPase Regulatory Network. U. Bezeljak1, H. Loya2, T. Saunders3, M. Loose1; 1Institute of Science and Technology Austria, Klosterneuburg, AUSTRIA, 2IIT, Bombay, INDIA, 3National University Singapore, Singapore, SINGAPORE.
10:30 am SG10 An Increase in the Duration of an Extended G1 Period Enables Stochastic Competition Between Terminal Cell Differentiation and Cell-cycle Re-entry. M. L. Zhao, A. Rabiee, K. M. Kovary, B. Taylor, Z. Bahrami-Nejad, M. N. Teruel; Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
10:40 am SG11 Signaling Dynamics in the Control of Vertebrate Mesoderm Segmentation. K. Sonnen; Hubrecht Laboratorium, Utrecht, NETHERLANDS.
10:55 am SG12 Lighting Up Single-cell Transcriptional Dynamics in the Vertebrate Segmentation Clock. H. G. Garcia1, E. Eck1, D. Soroldoni2, A. Oates2; 1UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 2École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, SWITZERLAND.
11:10 am SG13 Sequential Nuclear Protein Titration as a Timer in Early Vertebrate Development. T. Nguyen, E. Costa, A. Amodeo, M. Wühr; Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.
11:20 am SG14 Investigating the Coordination of Global Transcriptional Scaling with Cell Size and Growth. M. P. Swaffer1, G. Marinov1, H. Zheng2, W. Greenleaf1, R. Reyes2, J. Skotheim1; 1Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2McGill University, Montreal, QC, CANADA.
Saturday, December 7, 8:30 am to 11:30 am
Organizer: Susanne Rafelski, The Allen Institute
Modern cell biology has made great strides in understanding cell structure and function. As with any engineering problem, however, there is a third important aspect that needs to be understood besides structure and function, and that is assembly. How are the complex three-dimensional structures found within the cell specified by a one-dimensional genome? In this session we will explore the mechanisms by which cellular structures are determined and regulated. Because this question lies at the interface of biology and physics, this Building the Cell session will be highly interdisciplinary with speakers whose interests range from physics and mathematical modeling to biochemistry and cell biology. The Building the Cell subgroup was started by Wallace Marshall at the 2001 ASCB annual meeting and this will be it’s 16th year.
8:30 am Introduction by Susanne Rafelski.
8:35 am SG15 Decoding the Variance in Intracellular Organization of the Undifferentiated hiPS Cell. M. P. Viana, S. M. Rafelski, Allen Institute for Cell Science, Seattle, WA.
8:55 am SG16 Mapping the Spatial Organization of Genomes through Data Integration. F. Alber, N. Hua, A. Yildirim, L. Boninsegna, Y. Zhan; University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.
9:15 am SG17 Numa Is Required for the Formation of a Single Nucleus After Mitosis. A. Serra-Marques1, R. Houtekamer1,2, D. C. Hintzen1,3, S. Dumont1; 1University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 2University of Utrecht, Utrecht, NETHERLANDS, 3The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS.
9:35 am SG18 Molecular Determinants of Pseudopod Morphology. D. Mullins, K. Cheng; University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.
9:55 am Break
10:10 am SG19 Coordination of Protein Homeostasis with Cell-volume in Budding Yeast. K. Claude, D. Bureik, K. M. Schmoller; Helmholtz Zentrum München, München, GERMANY.
10:30 am SG20 Mitochondrial Volume Fraction Controls Translation of Nuclear-encoded Mitochondrial Proteins. T. Tsuboi1, M. Viana2, F. Xu1, S. Rafelski2, B. Zid1; 1University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, 2University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA.
10:50 am SG21 How Cell Shape Shapes Cells. A. Weems, M. Driscoll, P. Roudot, E. Welf, G. Danuser, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX.
11:10 am SG22 Agent-Based Models Predict How Context Impacts Cell Population Dynamics. N. Bagheri1,2,3, J. Yu1; 1Chemical & Biological Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 2Biology & Chemical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 3Allen Institute for Cell Science, Seattle, WA.
Saturday, December 7, 8:30 am to 11:30 am
Organizers: Carsten Hansen, University of Edinburgh; and Joe Boerckel, University of Pennsylvania
The Hippo pathway is a highly dynamic cellular signaling nexus, integrating mechanotransduction, cell polarity, inflammation, and numerous types of paracrine signaling. The Hippo pathway plays central roles in multiple cell types and regulates regeneration, metabolism, homoestasis and development. If not tightly regulated, dysregulated Hippo pathway signaling drives the onset and progression of a range of diseases, including fibrosis and cancer. The molecular understanding of the Hippo pathway is rapidly evolving through the use of advanced cell biology techniques and bioengineering approaches. This meeting will bring together leading and upcoming scholars in this fast paced, interdisciplinary research field, and thereby, we hope, create opportunities for future collaborations.
8:30 am Introduction by Carsten Gram Hansen.
8:35 am SG23 Growth Control and Hippo Signaling in the Drosophila Abdomen. N. Tapon; Francis Crick Institute, London, UNITED KINGDOM.
8:50 am SG24 Hippo Pathway in Mammalian Kidney Homeostasis and Disease. A. Reginensi1, J. Wrana2, B. Humphreys3, H. McNeill3,2; 1Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute, Toronto, ON, CANADA, 2Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Toronto, ON, CANADA, 3Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO.
9:05 am SG25 Yap Is Required for Load-induced Gene Expression Changes in the Tendon. M. Grinstein1, L. Gaut2, L. O'Connor1, H. Dingwall3, T. Capellini3, D. Duprez2,4, J. L. Galloway1,4,5; 1Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 2Institut Biologie Paris Seine, Sorbonne University, Paris, FRANCE, 3Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 4co-corresponding, Boston, MA, 5Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Cambridge, MA.
9:20 am Break
9:30 am SG26 Yap and Taz Limit Cytoskeletal and Focal Adhesion Maturation to Enable Persistent Cell Motility. J. D. Boerckel; University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
9:45 am SG27 Regulation of Hippo Pathway Transcription Factor TEAD in Cancer Biology. H. Park; Yonsei University, Seoul, KOREA, REPUBLIC OF.
10:00 am SG28 Phase Separation of YAP Reorganizes Genome Topology for Long-term Yap Target Gene Expression. D. Cai1,2, D. Feliciano1, P. Dong2, N. Porat-Shliom1, Z. Liu2, J. Lippincott-Schwartz2; 1National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, 2Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn, VA.
10:15 am SG29 Cellular Dynamics Driven by the Hippo Pathway. J. Park1, C. G. Hansen1,2; 1University of Edinburgh Centre for Inflammation Research, Edinburgh, UNITED KINGDOM, 2University of Edinburgh, Institute for Regeneration and Repair, Edinburgh, UNITED KINGDOM.
10:30 am Break
10:40 am SG30 Cell Density Regulates Cardiomyocyte Proliferation through the Hippo Pathway. A. Neininger, D. T. Burnette; Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.
10:45 am SG31 Cell Density Regulates Golgi Secretory Trafficking Via Hippo And GOLPH3. T. T. T. Tran1, H. C. Dippold1, S. L. Makowski1, M. D. Buschman1, H. Tanaka2, K. Guan1, S. J. Field1; 1University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, 2The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, JAPAN.
10:50 am SG32 Effects of Age-dependent Changes in Cell Size on Endothelial Cell Growth through Yap1. A. Mammoto, T. Mammoto; Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI.
10:55 am Break
11:00 am SG33 βH-spectrin Recruits PP2A to Crumbs to Regulate Crosstalk with the Hippo/Warts Pathway in Drosophila. K. Browder1, S. Lee2, E. Klipfell3, C. Thomas3; 1Genentech, South San Francisco, CA, 2National Institute of Aging (NIH/NIA/IRP), Baltimore, MD, 3Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
11:05 am SG34 Basal Body Assembly and Hippo Signaling Are Linked via the Sas4 Protein. M. D. Ruehle, C. G. Pearson; University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO.
11:10 am SG35 Acinus Supports Atg1-mediated Phosphorylation of Yorkie to Restrict Cell Growth. N. Nandi, L. Tyra, H. Kramer; University of Texas Southwestern Med Ctr, DALLAS, TX.
11:15 am General Q &A and Closing Remarks.
Saturday, December 7, 8:30 am to 11:30 am
Organizers: Jordan Beach, Loyola University Chicago; and Dorothy Lerit, Emory University
Symmetry breaking events are intrinsic to cellular form and function. How cells generate and propagate asymmetries at the molecular level to drive cell and tissue function is a fundamental biological problem that spans dimensions and scales. Symmetry breaking requires many aspects of cell biology, including decision making, spatiotemporal organization, feedback signaling networks, and cellular mechanics. These processes result in a diverse array of cellular responses, which include directed cell migration, asymmetric division, neurite outgrowth, ciliogenesis, and tissue morphogenesis. This session will address common and divergent principles underlying cellular symmetry breaking with an emphasis on how such events contribute to normal cell functions and developmental processes. Here, we feature speakers presenting emergent insights (with an emphasis on unpublished work) to the underlying mechanisms from a broad spectrum of experimental model systems and approaches.
8:30 am Introduction by Dorothy Lerit.
8:35 am SG36 Courtship Is a Two-way Conversation: Yeast Mating as a Model of Cell-cell Communication. R. Clark-Cotton, N. Henderson, D. J. Lew; Duke University, Durham, NC.
8:50 am SG37 Regulation of P Granule Substructure in Space and Time. A. Folkmann, M. Cassani, G. Seydoux; Johns Hopkins University HHMI, Baltimore, MD.
9:10 am SG38 Biomolecular Condensates Orchestrating Centriole Biogenesis in Human Cells. J. Ahn, J. Park, L. Zhang, T. Kim, R. Ghirlando, K. S. Lee; National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.
9:25 am SG39 Defining the Earliest Cues Driving Apical-basal Polarity Establishment: the Tumour Suppressor Proteins Scribble and Dlg Direct Supermolecular Assembly and Positioning of Adherens Junctions. T. Bonello, M. Peifer; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.
9:45 am SG40 Chiral Bending of Filopodia. W. Li, B. Geiger, A. Bershadsky; Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, ISRAEL.
10:00 am SG41 The Actin Nucleator Cyk-1/mdia Drives Chirality of Actomyosin Flows and Facilitates Left-right Symmetry Breaking in Early C. Elegans Embryo's. T. Middelkoop1, P. Quintero-Cadena2, L. Pimpale1, S. Yazdi3, S. Grill1; 1Biotec/TU Dresden, Dresden, GERMANY, 2California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, 3Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.
10:15 am SG42 Linking Symmetry Breaking to Asymmetric Division in the Stomatal Lineage. A. Muroyama1, D. Bergmann2; 1Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2Stanford University/HHMI, Stanford, CA.
10:35 am SG43 Stem Cell Mitotic Drive Ensures Asymmetric Epigenetic Inheritance and Distinct Cell Fates. R. Ranjan, J. Snedeker, X. Chen; Johns Hopkins University, BALTIMORE, MD.
10:55 am SG44 Generating Left-right Asymmetry through RNA Regulation in Kupffer’s Vesicle. J. Pelliccia, S. J. Y. Lee, R. D. Burdine; Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.
11:15 am SG45 Active Locomotor Patterning in Algal Flagellates. K. Y. Wan; University of Exeter, Exeter, UNITED KINGDOM.
Saturday, December 7, 8:30 am TO 11:30 am
Organizers: Kristen Verhey, University of Michigan; Vladimir Gelfand, Northwestern University
Kinesins are a superfamily of mechanochemical enzymes that interact with microtubule filaments to drive numerous processes in eukaryotic cells including vesicle transport, cellular organization, spindle assembly, cell division, cilium assembly, and cell migration. The conventional view of kinesins is that they serve as transporters that use the energy of ATP hydrolysis to step towards the plus (non-centrosomal) ends of microtubules and carry vesicles and organelles to their subcellular destinations. However, kinesin motors have been found to display “unconventional” properties such as sliding microtubules, walking backwards, regulating microtubule dynamics, and even lacking motility. The adaptation of unconventional microtubule-based properties presumably arose through evolutionary changes to the core kinesin motor domain in order for kinesin motors to fulfill their specific cellular functions. In this subgroup, we will compare and contrast motor properties and functions across the kinesin superfamily and explore the question of what is conventional.
8:30 am Introduction by Kristen Verhey.
8:40 am SG46 Direct Competition between Molecular Motors Defines Posterior Determination in Drosophila Oocytes. W. Lu1, M. Lakonishok1, A. Rich2, M. Glotzer2, V. I. Gelfand1; 1Northwestern University Feinberg Sch Med, Chicago, IL, 2University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
9:00 am SG47 Mutations in the Chromokinesin Kif22 Disrupt Mitotic Chromosome Segregation and Cause Skeletal Dysplasia. A. F. Thompson1, P. R. Blackburn2, M. Wagenbach3, L. Wordeman3, J. B. Lian1, E. W. Klee2, J. Stumpff1; 1University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, 2Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 3University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
9:20 am SG48 The Kinesin-6 Kif20B Regulates Abscission and Fate Outcomes of Neural Stem Cell Divisions in the Developing Brain. K. McNeely, J. Little, N. Dwyer; University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.
9:40 am SG49 Herpesviruses Carry Kinesin between Cells to Traffic Intracellularly to Nuclei. C. Pegg, G. Smith; Northwestern University, Chicago, IL.
10:00 am Break
10:10 am SG50 EMBO Young Investigator Lecture: Molecular Mechanism of Kinesin Motor Cooperation in Cell Division. T. McHugh, J. Welburn; University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UNITED KINGDOM.
10:30 am SG51 Analysis of the Immotile Kinesin-4 Motor Kif7 and Its Role in Hedgehog Signaling. Y. Yue, M. Engelke, L. Blasius, K. Verhey; University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI.
10:50 am SG52 Plant Kinesins: An Unconventional Bunch. G. Goshima; Nagoya University, Nagoya, JAPAN.
11:10 am SG53 Regulation of the Microtubule Organizing Kinesin HSET By the Cellular “Tubulin Economy”. R. Ohi, E. G. Colicino; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
Saturday, December 7, 8:30 am to 11:30 am
Organizer: Kwonmoo Lee, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Jean-Chrisophe Olivo-Marin, Institut Pasteur, France; and Assaf Zaritsky, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
From automating routine analyses, visualization and mining of massive data sets to outperforming humans in the interpretation of complex high dimensional data, research at the interface of machine learning, statistics and bioimaging has recently emerged as a set of powerful techniques with the potential to revolutionize cell biology. This subgroup will showcase exciting applications of machine intelligence and statistics in bioimaging to various fields of cell biology.
8:30 am Introduction by Assaf Zaritsky.
8:40 am SG54 Revealing Architectural Order with Label-free Imaging and Deep Learning. S. Guo1, J. Folkesson1, A. P. Krishnan1, I. Ivanov1, L. Yeh1, B. Chhun1, M. Keefe2, D. Shin2, N. Cho1, M. Leonetti1, T. Nowakowski2, S. B. Mehta1; 1Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, San Francisco, CA, 2University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.
9:00 am SG55 Robust and Automated Detection of Subcellular Morphological Motifs in 3D Microscopy Images. M. K. Driscoll, E. S. Welf, A. Jamieson, K. M. Dean, T. Isogai, R. Fiolka, G. Danuser; University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX.
9:12 am SG56 Dynamic Allocation of Computational Resources for Deep Learning-enabled Cellular Image Analysis. D. Bannon1, E. Moen1, E. Borba1, A. Ho1, I. Camplisson1, N. Koe1, D. Kyme1, B. Chang1, T. Kudo2, E. Osterman3, W. Graf1, D. Van Valen1; 1California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, 2Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 3Cloud Posse, Pasadena, CA.
9:24 am SG57 Faster and Better: Taking Localization Microscopy into Live Cells. S. Cox; King's College London, London, UNITED KINGDOM.
9:44 am SG58 Machine Learning Methods for Exploring the Spatial Dimensions of Gene Expression. A. Imbert1,2,3, F. Müller4, E. Bertrand5, T. Walter1,2,3; 1Mines ParisTech, Paris, FRANCE, 2Institut Curie, Paris, FRANCE, 3INSERM, Paris, FRANCE, 4Institut Pasteur, Paris, FRANCE, 5Institut de Génétique Moléculaire de Montpellier (IGMM), Montpellier, FRANCE.
10:04 am SG59 Computational Analysis of Cellular Processes Based on Quantitative Imaging across Scales. J. Ellenberg; EMBL, Heidelberg, GERMANY.
10:24 am SG60 Understanding Cell Morphodynamics with Machine Learning. B. Sun; Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR.
10:36 am SG61 Snap47 And Trim67 Alter Mode of Vamp2-mediated Exocytic Fusion in Developing Cortical Neurons. F. Urbina, S. Menon, S. Gupton; University of North Carolina: Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC.
10:48 am SG62 Space-time-frequency Shape Mapping Reveals Harmonics in Contractile Oscillations during Cytokinesis. M. E. Werner1, D. D. Ray1, C. E. Breen1, A. Sattler1, F. Jug2, A. S. Maddox1; 1UNC - Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, 2Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology & Genetics, Dresden, GERMANY.
11:00 am SG63 Spatial Statistics in Bioimage Analysis. J. Olivo-Marin, T. Lagache; Institut Pasteur, Paris, FRANCE.
Saturday, December 7, 8:30 am to 11:35 am
Organizers: Christina Vizcarra, Barnard College; and Elena Grintsevich, California State University, Long Beach
By convention, regulators of the cytoskeleton are grouped into distinct classes based on their signature effects on cytoskeletal dynamics. In recent years, it has become clear that cytoskeletal remodeling is fine-tuned by multifactor interactions in a tissue-specific and/or developmentally regulated manner. Recent studies have uncovered complex, unexpected cross-talks among cytoskeletal regulators, slowly dissolving the borders of once well-defined classes. This special interest subgroup is focused on this emerging level of complexity of multifactor regulation of cytoskeletal dynamics. We will explore a wide range of aspects of such multifactor regulation spanning from mechanistic insights to potential significance on a cellular level.
8:30 am Introduction by Christina Vizcarra.
8:35 am SG64 Effects of Neuronal Drebrin a on Actin Dynamics. E. Grintsevich; California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.
8:45 am SG65 Mechanosensation of Tight Junctions By Zo-1 Phase Separation and Flow. C. Schwayer1, K. Pranjic-Ferscha1, A. Schauer1, S. Shami Pour1, M. Balda2, M. Tada3, K. Matter2, C. Heisenberg1; 1Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria), Klosterneuburg, AUSTRIA, 2Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London, London, UNITED KINGDOM, 3Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University College London, London, UNITED KINGDOM.
9:00 am SG66 Protruding Actin Micropsikes Repair Failing Junctions to Maintain Cell-Cell Adhesion. W. Brieher, J. X. H. Li, V. Tang; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL.
9:20 am SG67 Regulation of Actin and Microtubule Dynamics by Profilin Isoforms. A. Henderson, M. Pimm, J. L. Henty-Ridilla; SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY.
9:40 am SG68 The Drosophila Melanogaster Rab Gap RN-tre Plays a Role in Regulating Non-muscle Myosin Ii Localization and Function. A. Platenkamp1, E. Detmar2, L. Sepulveda1, A. Ritz1, S. L. Rogers2, D. A. Applewhite1; 1Reed College, Portland, OR, 2University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.
10:00 am Break
10:10 am SG69 Vrp1/WIP Activates Wsp1/WASp Nucleation Promoting Factor Activity at Sites of Endocytosis in Fission Yeast. C. D. MacQuarrie, M. James, V. Sirotkin; SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY.
10:25 am SG70 Regulation of Inf2-mediated Actin Polymerization through Site-specific Lysine Acetylation of Actin Itself. M. A, 03755; Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.
10:40 am SG71 Role of Coronin 7 in Cellular Homeostasis. S. Jansen; Washington University St. Louis, St. Louis, MO.
11:00 am SG72 A Clip-170-induced +Tip Network Superstructure Has Characteristics in Cells Consistent with a Liquid Condensate. Y. O. Wu1,2, G. Fernandes1, A. T. Bryant1,2, H. V. Goodson1,2; 1Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, 2Integrated Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN.
11:15 am SG73 Actin Cytoskeleton Self-organization. D. Kovar; University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
Saturday, December 7, 8:30 am to 11:30 am
Organizer: Mary Dasso, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH; and Maya Capelson, University of Pennsylvania,
Exchange of molecules between the cytoplasm and the nucleus occurs through conduits called nuclear pore complexes (NPCs), which consist of roughly 30 distinct proteins (nucleoporins). Beyond macromolecular trafficking, nucleoporins participate in the control of gene expression via interactions with the genome, as well as in chromatin maintenance and mitotic progression. Their roles in these diverse processes offer a rich variety of possible mechanisms for biological regulation and coordination amongst cellular functions. Recent findings have documented many developmental stage- or tissue-specific phenotypes that result from nucleoporin perturbation, consistent with complex roles that extend beyond simple housekeeping functions. Moreover, human diseases in which nucleoporin function is compromised show remarkably tissue-specific phenotypes, as in neurodegenerative diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or in renal diseases like steroid-resistant nephrotic syndromes (SRNS). One of the major goals of the field has become to decipher the specific mechanisms and cellular processes that underlie nucleoporin-based developmental phenotypes and tissue-specific pathologies. This special interest subgroup brings together scientists who work in cell biological, genetic, and clinical fields to discuss how nucleoporins, which are fundamental building blocks of nuclear cell biology, contribute toward tissue architecture and development. They will also discuss how nucleoporin disfunction causes complex developmental and clinical phenotypes. Importantly, the subgroup will serve as a forum to integrate knowledge on diverse aspects of nucleoporin function, including tissue-specific transport and gene regulation, genome integrity and cell division, toward a better understanding of the interplay and disease relevance of nucleoporin functions.
8:30 am Introduction by Maya Capelson and Mary Dasso.
8:33 am SG74 Disassembly and Reassembly of the Nuclear Pore Complex in C9orf72 Als/FTD, an RNA Mediated Event. J. D. Rothstein, A. Coyne, B. Zaepfel, L. Hayes; Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.
8:48 am SG75 Nuclear Pore Complexes in the Regulation of T Cell Survival and Function. J. Borlido, S. Sakuma, M. Raices, M. D'Angelo; Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, La Jolla, CA.
9:03 am SG76 Nucleoporin Nup88 Is Required for Proper Muscle Differentiation and Neuromuscular Junction Formation. R. Jühlen1, V. Martinelli1, B. Fahrenkrog2; 1Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Charleroi, BELGIUM, 2Universite Libre De Bruxelles, Charleroi, BELGIUM.
9:18 am SG77 Nup133: a Structural Nucleoporin Involved in Kidney and Brain Disorders: Functional Insights from Studies in Embryonic Stem Cells. A. Berto1, C. Cianciolo Cosentino2, S. Pelletier1, B. Souquet1, E. Freed3, E. Lacy3, J. Loffing2, S. Neuhauss2, V. Doye1; 1Institut Jacques Monod - CNRS / Université de Paris, Paris, FRANCE, 2University of Zurich, Zurich, SWITZERLAND, 3Developmental Biology Program, Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York, NY.
9:33 am SG78 RanGAP Targeting to the Nuclear Envelope Is Essential for Development in Drosophila. S. Chen, M. Lyanguzova, K. Plevock Haase, H. Lee, A. Arnaoutov, M. Dasso; National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.
9:48 am SG79 Nucleoporin Megator Controls Male X Chromosome Transcriptional Output through Interactions with the MSL Complex. J. Aleman, Y. Lan, J. Gospocic, M. Capelson; University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
10:03 am Break
10:15 am SG80 Elys and Nup153 Anchor the Nuclear Pore Complex to Nuclear Lamins. M. Kittisopikul1,2, T. Shimi1,3, M. Tatli4, Y. Zheng5, O. Medalia4,6, K. Jaqaman2, R. D. Goldman1; 1Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, 2UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, 3Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yokohama, JAPAN, 4University of Zurich, Zurich, SWITZERLAND, 5Carnegie Institution for Science, Baltimore, MD, 6Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, ISRAEL.
10:30 am SG81 Differential Turnover of Nup188 Controls Its Levels at Centrosomes and Role in Centriole Duplication. N. Vishnoi, K. Dhanasekeran, M. Chalfant, I. Surovstev, M. Khokha, P. Lusk; Yale University Sch Med, New Haven, CT.
10:45 am SG82 FRAGILE X-related Proteins and Dynein Facilitate Interphase Nuclear Pore Assembly Preventing Ectopic Phase Separation of Nucleoporins. A. Agote-Arán1, S. Schmucker1, K. Jerabkova1, A. Berto2, C. Kleiss1, L. Pacini3, S. Awal1, L. Guerard4, H. Moine1, J. Mandel1, S. Jacquemont5, C. Bagni6, I. Sumara1; 1IGBMC, Illkirch, FRANCE, 2Institut Jacques Monod, Paris, FRANCE, 3University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, ITALY, 4Biozentrum, University of Basel, Basel, SWITZERLAND, 5University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, CANADA, 6University of Lausanne, Lausanne, SWITZERLAND.
11:00 am SG83 TorsinA and Neuronal Nuclear Pore Complex Biogenesis. S. Kim1, S. S. Pappas2, S. J. Barmada1, W. T. Dauer2; 1University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX.
11:15 am SG84 Chromatin-bound Nucleoporins Promote Heterochromatin Repair Dynamics. T. Ryu, C. See, C. Merigliano, C. P. Caridi, D. Arya, I. Chiolo; University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.
Saturday, December 7, 8:30 am to 11:30 am
This special session is jointly organized by Chinese Society for Cell Biology and the American Society for Cell Biology; Sponsored by China MOE Key Laboratory of Membrane-less Organelles & Cellular Dynamics.
Organizers: Xuebiao Yao, University of Science & Technology of China; and Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Janelia Research Campus
The organization of the eukaryotic cell into discrete membrane-bound organelles allows for the separation of incompatible biochemical processes and dynamic interactions of these organelles orchestrate context-dependent cell physiology. The basic cell biology of how organelles contact and communicate is central to understanding metazoan development, the tissue homeostasis, and the cell plasticity control. However, despite our knowledge of the composition of organelle, the spatiotemporal organization of organelles within the cell and their context-dependent membrane contacts remain poorly characterized. Recent advancements in multiplex organelle imaging, emerging dynamics of membraneless organelle combined with model organoids from normal and diseased tissues enable us to delineate organelle dynamics underlying cell plasticity control. This session provides a unique forum featuring works addressing how membrane contact sites regulate organelle division, organelle trafficking on the cytoskeleton and lipid trafficking at membrane contact sites as well as how host-microbe interactions regulate membrane contact sites in cell physiology in organoids.
8:30 am Introduction by Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz and Xuebiao Yao.
8:35 am SG85 Architecture of Interfaces between Lipid Droplets Revealed by Electron Cryo-tomography. I. Ganeva1, K. Lim2, J. Boulanger1, P. Hoffmann1, D. Savage2, W. Kukulski1; 1MRC LMB, Cambridge, UNITED KINGDOM, 2Institute of Metabolic Sciences, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, UNITED KINGDOM.
8:47 am SG86 Organelle Membrane Contacts Revealed by Enhanced FIB-SEM Systems. C. Xu1, S. Pang1, G. Shtengel1, G. Parlakgul2, A. P. Arruda2, G. S. Hotamisligil2, H. F. Hess1; 1Janelia Research Campus, HHMI, Ashburn, VA, 2Sabri Ülker Center, Department of Genetics & Complex Diseases, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA.
8:59 am SG87 Phase Separation on Synapse Formation, Transmission and Plasticity. M. Zhang; Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, HONG KONG.
9:11 am SG88 Cryo-Electron Microscopy Characterization of Purified Vap-A Engaged in In Vitro Membrane Contact Sites. M. Dezi1, A. Di Cicco2, E. De la Mora Lugo2, J. Bigay3, D. Castano-Diez4, A. Bertin2, B. Antonny3, B. Antonny3, B. Mesmin3, D. Levy1; 1Laboratoire Physico Chimie Curie, Institut Curie, PSL Research University, CNRS UMR 168, Sorbonne Université, Paris, FRANCE, 2Laboratoire Physico Chimie Curie, Institut Curie, PSL Research University, CNRS UMR 168, Sorbonne Université, Paris, FRANCE, 3CNRS, Institut de Pharmacologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire, Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, Valbonne, FRANCE, 4BioEM Lab, C-CINA, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Basel, SWITZERLAND.
9:23 am SG89 The Interaction between Non-fusogenic Sec22b-syntaxin Complexes and Extended-synaptotagmins Promotes Neurite Growth and Ramification. A. Gallo1, F. Giordano2, L. Danglot1, T. Binz3, C. Vannier1, T. Galli1; 1IPNP, INSERM U1266, Paris, FRANCE, 2I2BC, CNRS, INSERM, Gif-sur-Yvette, FRANCE, 3Institut für Zellbiochemie, OE4310, Hannover, GERMANY.
9:35 am SG90 New Insights into Cholesterol Metabolism: Covalently Linkage to Proteins and Tissue Communication. B. Song; Wuhan University, Wuhan, CHINA.
9:47 am SG91 Lipid Scramblase Tmem16k Is an Interorganelle Regulator of Endosomal Sorting. M. Petkovic, J. Oses-Prieto, A. Burlingame, L. Jan, Y. Jan; University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.
9:59 am Break
10:04 am SG92 Dissecting the Crosstalk between Lysosomes and Mitochondria. C. E. Hughes, T. K. Coody, M. Jeong, J. A. Berg, D. R. Winge, A. L. Hughes; University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.
10:16 am SG93 Highspeed GI-TIRF-SIM Microscopy Reveals Extensive Co-assembly of Vimentin Intermediate Filaments with Peripheral ER-matrices. A. S. Moore1, M. Kittisopikul2,3, A. Vahabikashi2, R. D. Goldman2, J. Lippincott-Schwartz1; 1Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn, VA, 2Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, 3UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX.
10:28 am SG94 Lipid Droplet Assembly Factor-1 and Seipin Form a Lipid Droplet Assembly Complex. J. Chung, X. Wu, T. J. Lambert, Z. Lai, T. C. Walther, R. V. Farese Jr.; Harvard University, Boston, MA.
10:40 am SG95 Regulation and Compartmentalization of Fatty Acid Metabolism at Membrane Contact Sites. H. Hariri, M. Henne; UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX.
10:52 am SG96 Emr1 Is Required for the Assembly of the Endoplasmic Reticulum-mitochondria Encounter Structure Complex. F. Rasul, C. Fu; University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, CHINA.
11:04 am SG97 Architecture and Dynamics of Membrane Contact Sites Involving Osbp. B. Mesmin1, D. Jamecna1, J. Bigay1, D. Kovacs1, T. Péresse2, M. Dezi3,4, J. Polidori1, M. Subra1, M. Magdeleine1, J. Bignon2, F. Roussi2, D. Lévy3,5, B. Antonny1; 1Institut de Pharmacologie Moléculaire et Celluaire, CNRS, Université Côte d'Azur, Valbonne, FRANCE, 2Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles, CNRS, Université de Paris-Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, FRANCE, 3Laboratoire Physico Chimie Curie, Institut Curie, CNRS, Paris, FRANCE, 4CNRS, Institut de Minéralogie, de Physique des Matériaux et de Cosmochimie, UPMC, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, MNHN, Paris, FRANCE, 5Sorbonne Universités, UPMC, Paris, FRANCE.
11:16 am SG98 Molecular Mechanisms of MTORC1 Signal Regulation at Inter-organelle Contacts. C. Lim, O. Davis, H. Shin, R. Zoncu; University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.
Saturday, December 7, 8:30 am to 11:30 am
Organizer: Xiaolei Su, Yale University School of Medicine, and Meghan Morrissey, University of California, San Francisco
Immune cells survey and defend our body against pathogen infection and cancer progression. Following receptor activation, a series of intracellular events occur including membrane remodeling, cytoskeleton change, and transcription activation. This subgroup highlights the application of state-of-the-art microscopy techniques and sophisticated imaging assays to reveal molecular mechanisms underlying immune cell activation. We aim to bring cell biologists, immunologists, and biophysicists together, seek synergy in ideas, and promotes collaborations.
8:30 am Introduction by Xiaolei Su.
8:35 am SG99 Mechanism of Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) Signaling. R. Dong1, K. Libby2, R. Vale1, X. Su2; 1UCSF, San Francisco, CA, 2Yale University, New Haven, CT.
8:50 am SG100 Actomyosin Networks in T Cell and B Cell Function. J. Hammer, J. Wang, D. Schrock; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD.
9:05 am SG101 Biomechanical Profiling of the Immune Synapse in Space and Time. M. De Jesus1,2, D. Vorselen3, P. Shah4, J. Theriot5, M. Huse1; 1Immunology Program, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, 2Louis V. Gerstner, Jr., Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, New York, NY, 3Department of Biochemistry and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Stanford University, Stanford, Palo Alto, CA, 4Developmental Biology Program, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, 5Department of Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, Seattle, WA.
9:20 am SG102 Supramolecular Adhesion Domains and Secretome of the Immunological Synapse. M. L. Dustin; University Oxford/Kennedy Inst Rheumatol, Oxford, UNITED KINGDOM.
9:35 am SG103 Microcluster Formation at Sites of T Cell Activation. L. Samelson; NCI/NIH, Bethesda, MD.
9:50 am SG104 T-cell Priming Is Enhanced by Maturation-dependent Stiffening of the Dendritic Cell Cortex. D. Blumenthal1,2, J. K. Burkhardt1,2; 1Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
10:05 am Break
10:15 am SG105 Cd47 Positions Sirpa to Prevent Integrin Activation and Engulfment. M. A. Morrissey, R. D. Vale; UCSF, San Francisco, CA.
10:30 am SG106 The Epithelial Innate Immune System Quantifies Microbe Associated Molecular Patterns through an Epigenetic Digital Signaling Mechanism. H. Clark, C. McKenney, S. Regot; Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD.
10:45 am SG107 Stim1 Associates with Vap B and Regulates Calcium Dynamics. D. Holowka1, B. Baird1, C. Stefan2; 1Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2University College London, London, UNITED KINGDOM.
11:00 am SG108 Netosis Proceeds by Cytoskeleton and Endomembrane Disassembly and Pad4-mediated Chromatin De-condensation and Nuclear Envelope Rupture. H. R. Thiam1, S. L. Wong2,3,4, R. Qiu5, M. Kittisopikul5, A. Vahabikashi5, A. E. Goldman5, R. Goldman5, D. D. Wagner2,3,6, C. M. Waterman1; 1Cell and Developmental Biology Center, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD, 2Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, 3Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 4Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, SINGAPORE, 5Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, 6Division of Hematology/Oncology, Boston Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA.
11:15 am SG109 Repair of Plasma Membrane Wounds Caused by Bcr-antigen Interaction Is Mediated by Lysosomal Exocytosis and Promotes Antigen Uptake. W. Song, F. Y. Maeda, J. van Haaren, N. Andrews; University of Maryland, College Park, MD.
Saturday, December 7, 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Saturday, December 7, 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Organizers: Stephanie Weber, McGill University, Jared Schrader, Wayne State University, and Lisa Racki, The Scripps Research Institute
Despite their small size and lack of traditional membrane-bound organelles, bacteria are not mere “bags of enzymes.” Over the past two decades, advances in light and electron microscopy have revealed a diverse array of subcellular structures that bacteria use to organize molecules in both space and time. For example, bacterial microcompartments sequester metabolic enzymes inside polyhedral protein shells, and storage granules accumulate excess nutrients into spherical aggregates of long-chain polymers. In addition to these discrete organelle-like structures, chromosomal loci and RNA transcripts are positioned at specific subcellular locations. Bacteria also contain cytoskeletal filaments and biomolecular condensates. This subgroup will highlight recent progress in identifying the mechanisms by which bacteria establish and dynamically regulate intracellular organization. Talks will also feature new developments in quantitative imaging, synthetic biology and biophysical modeling, which promise to uncover how cell organization impacts cell function.
12:30 pm SG110 Biogenesis and Subcellular Organization of Lipid-bounded Organelles in Bacteria. A. Komeili, J. Wan, C. Grant; University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.
12:45 pm SG111 A Bacterial Biomolecular Condensate Sequesters a Signaling Pathway That Drives Spatial Regulation of Asymmetric Cell Division. K. Lasker, L. von Diezmann, W. Moerner, L. Shapiro; Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
1:00 pm SG112 Spatial Regulation of a Biomolecular Condensate in Bacteria. A. Vecchiarelli; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
1:15 pm SG113 E. Coli Selectively Restricts Access to Its DNA during Times of Stress. E. A. Abbondanzieri, A. Meyer; University of Rochester, Rochester, NY.
1:30 pm SG114 Diversity, Structure, Function, Assembly & Engineering of Primitive Protein-based Organelles: Bacterial Microcompartments. C. Kerfeld; MSU and LBNL, Berkeley, CA.
1:45 pm SG115 Intricate Subcellular Organization and Trafficking during Bacteriophage Replication. J. Pogliano; University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA.
2:00 pm Break
2:15 pm SG116 Spatial Organization of Bacterial Cells by the Bactofilin Cytoskeleton. M. Thanbichler; Philipps University, Marburg, GERMANY.
2:30 pm SG117 Bidirectional Ftsz Filament Treadmilling Promotes Membrane Constriction Via Torsional Stress. D. Ramirez, A. Merino-Salomon, M. Heymann, P. Schwille; Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Munich, GERMANY.
2:45 pm SG118 Z Ring Assembly Is Regulated by FtsZ Filament Binding Proteins. G. R. Squyres1, S. R. Barger2, B. R. Pennycook3, J. Ryan4, V. Yan5, E. C. Garner1; 1Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 2SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, 3Imperial College London, London, UNITED KINGDOM, 4Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Munich, GERMANY, 5Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, GERMANY.
3:00 pm SG119 Regulating Cell Wall Synthesis for Bacterial Cell Division. E. D. Goley; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.
3:15 pm SG120 The Role of Dynamic Pili in Bacterial Adhesion. Y. Brun; Universite de Montreal, Montreal, QC, CANADA.
Saturday, December 7, 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Organizers: Daniel Fletcher, University of California, Berkeley; Matthew Good, University of Pennsylvania; and Laurent Blanchoin, Grenoble at the CEA, France
In vitro reconstitution of biological processes from their component molecular parts is a mainstay of biochemistry and has emerged over the last decade as a powerful tool in cell biology. Recent studies have shown that cell-like structures with micron-scale organization can be reconstituted from nanometer-scale parts by combining purified proteins and cytoplasmic extracts with cell-like boundary conditions. By identifying the necessary and sufficient conditions for assembly, these ‘bottom-up’ studies provide new mechanistic insight that complements more traditional ‘top-down’ cell biology. Rapid progress in micropatterning, microfluidics, and microfabrication, coupled with continued advancements in biochemistry and molecular biology, raise the possibility of creating more complete cell or tissue reconstitutions that may one day rival the complexity of living systems.
12:30 pm SG121 Recruitment of Mrnas to P Granules by Gelation with Intrinsically-disordered Proteins. C. Lee, A. Putnam, G. Seydoux; HHMI, Johns Hopkins University Sch Med, Baltimore, MD.
12:50 pm SG122 Cell-free Expression of Sun Proteins to Construct Artificial Nuclear Membranes. A. Liu; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
1:10 pm SG123 Life without Ancestors? P. Schwille; Max Planck Inst Biochem, Martinsried, GERMANY.
1:30 pm SG124 Challenges of in Vitro Reconstitution of Kinetochore-Microtubule Attachment: Bi-orientation, Multivalency, Force Sensing. A. Musacchio; Max-Planck-Inst. of Molecular Physiology, Dortmund, GERMANY.
1:50 pm SG125 Realtime Chromosome Assembly on Naked DNA in Xenopus Eggextract. M. Sun1, C. Bustamante1, T. Hirano2, R. Heald1; 1UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 2RIKEN, Wako, JAPAN.
2:10 pm SG126 Actin Bundle Assembly by Formins and Mechanics. A. Jegou, E. Suzuki, J. Chikireddy, G. Romet-Lemonne; Institut Jacques Monod - CNRS, PARIS, FRANCE.
2:30 pm SG127 Excitable Extract Makes Waves. J. Landino1, M. Leda2, A. Michaud3, W. Bement3, A. Vecchiarelli1, A. Goryachev2, A. L. Miller1; 1University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2University of Ediburgh, Edinburgh, UNITED KINGDOM, 3University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.
2:50 pm SG128 Studying Self-organized Pattern Formation with Human Embryonic Stem Cells. A. Warmflash; Rice University, Houston, TX.
3:10 pm SG129 Self-organization in Intestinal Organoid Development. P. Liberali; Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel, SWITZERLAND.
Saturday, December 7, 12:30 pm to 3:35 pm
Organizers: William Hancock, Penn State University; and Weihong Qiu, Oregon State University
Cell division and intracellular transport require proper regulation of both the dynamics of the microtubule cytoskeleton and the interaction of molecular motors with microtubules. Microtubule-based transport by molecular motors is inherently regulated by the organization of the microtubule cytoskeleton; molecular motors, in turn, can actively regulate microtubule dynamics. Understanding this complex interplay requires a multidisciplinary approach that includes both the application of advanced biophysical tools to in vitro reconstitution experiments, as well as integration of experiments with in silico modeling approaches across multiple length and timescales. This session will highlight recent advances in uncovering how microtubule dynamics and microtubule architectures are regulated and controlled by motors and other microtubule binding proteins. Talks will emphasize quantitative and biophysical approaches, as well as integration of experiments with modeling.
12:30 pm Introduction by William Hancock.
12:40 pm SG130 Harnessing the Dynamic Microtubule End: Lessons from Reconstruction Studies in Vitro. W. Luo1, Q. Shen2, C. Lin2, E. L. Grishchuk1; 1University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2Yale University, New Haven, CT.
1:00 pm SG131 The Mitotic Crosslinking Protein PRC1 Acts as a Viscous Dashpot Against Relative Microtubule Sliding. S. Forth; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.
1:20 pm SG132 Kinesin-5 Mechanisms in Bipolar Mitotic Spindle Assembly. M. Betterton; University of Colorado-Boulder, Boulder, CO.
1:40 pm SG133 Building a Functional Kinetochore: From Microtubule to Centromere. G. E. Hamilton1, L. A. Helgeson1, E. I. Henry1, A. Zelter1, M. J. MacCoss1, C. A. Asbury1, Y. N. Dimitrova2, T. N. Davis1; 1University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2Genentech Inc., South San Francisco, CA.
2:00 pm Break
2:15 pm SG134 Biochemical Reconstitution of Branching Microtubule Nucleation. R. Alfaro-Aco, A. Thawani, S. Petry; Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.
2:35 pm SG135 TinA Enables Kinesin-14/KlpA for Spindle Pole Localization. G. Feng1, A. Popchock1, X. Xiang2, W. Qiu1; 1Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, 2Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD.
2:55 pm SG136 Slow Microtubule Binding Kinetics of Membrane-bound Kinesin Predicts High Motor Copy Numbers on Intracellular Cargo. R. Jiang1, S. Vandal2, S. Park1, S. Majd3, E. Tüzel2, W. O. Hancock1; 1Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 2Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, 3University of Houston, Houston, TX.
3:15 pm SG137 Motor-specific Regulation by Maps - Tau And Map7 Differentially Regulate Kinesin and Dynein Motors to Direct Transport of Intracellular Cargoes. A. R. Chaudhary1, L. Balabanian1, H. Lu2, K. M. Trybus2, A. G. Hendricks1; 1McGill University, Montreal, QC, CANADA, 2University of Vermont, Burlington, VT.
Saturday, December 7, 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Organizers: Kara McKinley, University of California, San Francisco; and Andrew Ewald, Johns Hopkins University
Epithelia are sheets of polarized cells that providing a physical barrier between biological compartments as well as specialized functions including sensation, absorption, and secretion. The diversity of cell types within epithelial tissues, as well as the mechanical and signaling crosstalk between these cells, present a rich suite of cell biological questions. These questions have become increasingly accessible in recent years through technological developments including improved live imaging strategies and ex vivo models such as organoids. This session will focus on recent progress in understanding the mechanisms that drive and coordinate specialized cell behaviors in epithelial tissues, with a particular focus on live imaging approaches.
12:30 pm Introduction by Kara McKinley and Andrew Ewald.
12:35 pm SG138 Regulation of Cell Migration, Cell Adhesion, and Cytoskeletal Dynamics during Epithelial Morphogenesis. A. Ewald; Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.
12:55 pm SG139 Patterning Principles of the Mammalian Small Intestine. K. McKinley1,2, X. Qiu1, D. Yang1, F. de Sauvage3, J. Bush1, O. Klein1, R. Vale1,2; 1UCSF, San Francisco, CA, 2Howard Hughes Medical Institute, San Francisco, CA, 3Genentech, South San Francisco, CA.
1:15 pm SG140 Patterning Collective Cell Motion in Epithelial Morphogenesis. D. Devenport; Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.
1:35 pm SG141 Visualizing Stem Cell Dynamics during Tissue Maintenance in Living Epithelia. C. K. Brock, S. T. Wallin, O. E. Ruiz, K. M. Samms, A. Mandal, E. A. Sumner, G. T. Eisenhoffer; the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.
1:55 pm Break
2:10 pm SG142 Mechanisms of Stable Force Transmission in Contractile Epithelia. A. C. Martin, C. Ko; Massachusetts Inst Technol, Cambridge, MA.
2:30 pm SG143 Collective Mapk Signaling Dynamics Coordinates Epithelial Homeostasis. T. Aikin, A. Peterson, M. Pokrass, H. Clark, S. Regot; Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.
2:50 pm SG144 Mechanical Regulation of Epithelial Branching Morphogenesis. C. M. Nelson; Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.
3:10 pm SG145 Morphogenetic Control of Epithelial Topology. K. Ishihara1,2, A. Mukherjee2, E. Gromberg3, T. Krammer3, M. Shahbazi4, M. Zernicka-Goetz4, J. Brugués1,2, F. Jülicher2, E. Tanaka3; 1Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, GERMANY, 2Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, GERMANY, 3Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Vienna, AUSTRIA, 4University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UNITED KINGDOM.
Saturday, December 7, 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Organizers: Guillaume Thibault, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; and Prasana Satpute-Krishnan, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Lipids and proteins are key drivers of critical biological functions in the secretory pathway and associated membrane-bound compartments such as lipid droplets, autophagosomes, endosomes and lysosomes. These functions include cell signaling, membrane remodeling, lipid and protein trafficking, protein quality control, secretion, autophagy and endocytosis. Perturbations in lipid or protein homeostasis can disrupt membrane dynamics across the compartments of the secretory pathway and lead to cellular stress. This subgroup will bring together researchers from the fields of lipid and protein biology to discuss molecular mechanisms underlying lipid and membrane protein homeostasis with an emphasis on cellular stress responses and protein quality control pathways that restore homeostasis.
12:30 pm Introduction by Prasanna Satpute-Krishnan.
12:35 pm SG146 The Role of Calnexin in Regulating ER Proteostasis of RESET Substrates. N. Sharma, N. M. Lott, D. Mandal, P. Satpute-Krishnan; Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD.
1:00 pm SG147 Ufmylation of Rpl26 Links Translocation-associated Quality Control to Endoplasmic Reticulum Protein Homeostasis. L. Wang, Y. Xu, Y. Ye; National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH, Bethesda, MD.
1:25 pm SG148 Role of Lipids in Protein Sorting during Export from the Endoplasmic Reticulum. M. Muñiz; University of Seville, Sevilla, SPAIN.
1:50 pm SG149 The ERSU Pathway Coordinates Sphingolipids and ER Functional Homeostasis. M. Niwa, F. Pina, J. T. Chao, A. Tam, Y. Lai, L. Wang; University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA.
2:15 pm SG150 How Form Defines Function: Insight Into Lipase Regulation. S. Neher1, K. Gunn1, E. Egelman2; 1UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, 2University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.
2:40 pm SG151 Ceramide Is Directly and Stereospecifically Sensed by the Ormdl/spt Complex to Regulate Sphingolipid Biosynthesis. B. Wattenberg, D. Davis, J. Suemitsu, C. Oltorik, M. Kannan, U. Mahawar; Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.
3:05 pm SG152 Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress Sensor Ire1 Deploys a Divergent Transcriptional Programme in Response to Lipid Bilayer Stress. G. Thibault1, N. Ho1, H. Wu1, J. Xu2, J. Koh1, C. Chen1, W. Yap1, S. Taubert2; 1Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, SINGAPORE, 2The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, CANADA.
Saturday, December 7, 12:30 pm to 3:33 pm
Organizers: Sophie Dumont, University of California, San Francisco; Manu Prakash, Stanford University; and Alex Dunn, Stanford University
Large macromolecular machines power key cellular transformations and functions. These include cell shape changes, cell motility and cell division, to name a few. These machines are often so large, complex and dynamic that they cannot currently be reconstituted in vitro. How these machines can be at once flexible and dynamic and yet persistently generate and respond to force remains poorly understood. In this session we will discuss emerging concepts and approaches to study the mechanics of these large machines inside cells, crossing a range of biological functions and of organisms.
12:30 pm Introduction
12:33 pm SG153 Mechanical Interactions at the Fusogenic Synapse. E. Chen; UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX.
12:48 pm SG154 From Ciliate Biology to Physical Models of Mechanically Encoded Cell Behavior. S. Coyle1,2, E. Flaum1, D. Krishnamurthy1, M. Prakash1; 1Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2University of Wisconsin — Madison, Madison, WI.
1:03 pm SG155 What Makes a Parasite? Exploring Cell Biology with Apicomplexan Parasites. K. Hu; Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
1:18 pm SG156 LIM Domains from Diverse Proteins Bind to Stressed Actin Filaments Using a Conserved Mechanism. J. Winkelman; University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
1:33 pm SG157 Regulation and Dynamics of Force Transmission at Cellular Adhesion Complexes. A. Dunn, C. Garzon-Coral, E. Korkmazhan, N. A. Bax, D. L. Huang; Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
1:48 pm SG158 Torque- and Speed-dependent Remodeling of the Bacterial Flagellar Motor. N. Wadhwa1, R. Phillips2, H. C. Berg1; 1Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 2California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA.
2:03 pm SG159 Probing the Local Mechanical Architecture of the Vertebrate Meiotic Spindle. Y. Shimamoto; Physics and Cell Biology, Natl Inst Genetics, Shizuoka, JAPAN.
2:18 pm SG160 Microneedle Manipulation of the Mammalian Spindle Reveals Specialized, Short-lived Reinforcement Near Chromosomes. P. Suresh, A. F. Long, S. Dumont; University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.
2:33 pm SG161 The Naegleria Spindle: A Single-purpose Machine Built from Single-purpose Microtubules. P. Wadsworth, J. Rafferty, K. Velle, L. Fritz-Laylin; University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA.
2:48 pm SG162 Rigidity Dependent Spontaneous Epithelial Tissue Rupture. L. Balasubramaniam; Institut Jacques Monod, Paris, FRANCE.
3:03 pm SG163 Hydraulic Control of Oocyte Size Selection in C. elegans. A. Mukherjee1,2, N. T. Chartier3, J. Pfanzelter3, F. Jülicher1,4, S. W. Grill2,4; 1Max Planck Institute PKS, Dresden, GERMANY, 2Max Planck Institute CBG, Dresden, GERMANY, 3BIOTEC Zentrum, TU-D, Dresden, GERMANY, 4Center for Systems Biology Dresden, Dresden, GERMANY.
3:18 pm SG164 How Ballistic Organelles Invade Host Cells. P. Jaroenlak, M. Cammer, J. Becnel, D. Ekiert, G. Bhabha; New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY.
Saturday, December 7, 12:30 pm to 3:35 pm
Organizers: Maxence Nachury, University of California, San Francisco; and Gaia Pigino, Max Planck Institute, Dresden, Germany
Cilia harbor a unique composition of protein, lipids and second messengers that enable them to transduce various extracellular cues. Cilium-based signaling functions in vision, body weight homeostasis, Hedgehog signaling and the range of physiological functions of cilia is still being characterized. The regulation of ciliary compositions by trafficking and local activities is a major question that is being addressed at the atomic, cellular and physiological levels by the speakers in the session. We hope that the diverse topics and multifaceted approaches will stimulate fertile discussions of the unsolved mysteries of ciliary signaling.
12:30 pm Introduction by Max Nachury.
12:35 pm SG165 IFT Train Spotting by CLEM and Cryo-EM. G. Pigino; MPI -Cell Biology/Genetics, Dresden, GERMANY.
12:50 pm SG166 Single-molecule Tracking Reveals Complex Motility of Transmembrane Proteins in the Chemosensory Cilia of C. Elegans. J. van Krugten, N. B. Danné, E. J. G. Peterman; Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS.
1:05 pm SG167 The Molecular Architecture of the BBSome and Its Implications for Transition Zone Crossing. K. Bahl1, S. Yang2, T. Walz2, M. Nachury1; 1UCSF, San Francisco, CA, 2Rockefeller University, New York, NY.
1:20 pm SG168 Shedding Light on Ciliary Cyclic AMP Signaling. J. N. Hansen1, D. Wachten1,2; 1Institute of Innate Immunity, University Hospital Bonn, University of Bonn, Bonn, GERMANY, 2Center of Advanced European Studies and Research (caesar), Department of Molecular Sensory Systems, Bonn, GERMANY.
1:35 pm SG169 A Cytoplasmic Protein Kinase in Chlamydomonas Links an Adhesion Receptor-activated Ciliary Signal to Cyclic AMP-mediated Cellular Responses, Including Mobilization of More Adhesion Receptors to the Cilia. M. Awasthi, P. Ranjan, W. J. Snell; Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.
1:50 pm SG170 Cholesterol Accessibility at the Ciliary Membrane Controls Hedgehog Signaling. M. Kinnebrew1, E. J. Iverson1, B. B. Patel1, G. V. Pusapati1, J. H. Kong1, K. A. Johnson1, G. Luchetti1, D. F. Covey2, C. Siebold3, A. Radhakrishnan4, R. Rohatgi1; 1Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 3University of Oxford, Oxford, UNITED KINGDOM, 4University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX.
2:05 pm SG171 Shaping Sensory Signaling. A. Philbrook, P. Sengupta; Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.
2:20 pm SG172 Expanding Model Organisms for Studying the Structures of Cilia and Flagella. M. Kikkawa; the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, JAPAN.
2:35 pm SG173 The Role of the Ciliary Base in Cilia Homeostasis and Function. S. Chandra Jana, P. Onkeve Ramos, M. Bettencourt-Dias; Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, PORTUGAL.
2:50 pm SG174 Omega-3 Fatty Acids Activate Ciliary Ffar4/gpr120 to Trigger Camp-dependent Differentiation of Preadipocytes. P. K. Jackson; Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA.
3:05 pm SG175 Centriole Self-assembly Is Sufficient to Organize Centriole Amplification in Multiciliated Cells. O. Mercey1, M. Levine2, G. LoMastro2, E. Brotslaw3, N. Spassky1, B. Mitchell3, A. Meunier1, A. J. Holland2; 1Institut de Biologie de l’École Normale Supérieure, Paris, FRANCE, 2Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 3Northwestern University, Chicago, IL.
3:20 pm SG176 Primary Cilia Control Gut Length by Regulating Tissue Mechanical Properties. Y. Yang1, P. Paivinen2, K. Mostov1, T. Makela2, J. Reiter1; 1University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 2University of Helsinki, Helsinki, FINLAND.
Saturday, December 7, 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Organizer: Huiwang Ai, University of Virginia; and Takanari Inoue, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Physical force must underlie many of the biological processes taking place in cells. There are increasing evidences of such an interplay in gene expression, cell differentiation, vesicular trafficking, as well as formation and maintenance of intracellular organizations. Cells are thus sensing and responding to physical forces exerted in a more active manner than previously thought. Changes in cellular responses to physical cues have been linked to diseases including cancers. Despite the significance in physiology and medicine, obtaining a “causal” relationship between physical elements and cellular functions have proven to be challenging, primarily due to a lack of techniques to generate and/or perturb physical force in a living-cell setting. To overcome this challenge, cutting-edge tools and devices that can manipulate physical force in cells at an experimenter’s will have recently emerged. This subgroup session specifically highlights these techniques, and discuss their great potential in unambiguously revealing a role of physical force in cell biology. Due to the focus on physics in cells, as well as multidisciplinary nature of the technology development, this subgroup session expects to attract scientists in diverse disciplines ranging from cell biology to nanotechnology, materials science, chemical biology, chemical and biomedical engineering, computational biology and synthetic biology. A session under this theme will facilitate exchange of ideas among this unusually diverse community, thus offering lively, inspiring opportunities for unconventional research discussions.
12:30 pm Introduction by Takanari Inoue.
12:32 pm SG177 Spatiotemporal Interrogation of Molecular Mechanobiology at the Cell-cell Signaling Interface with Nanotechnology Tools. Y. Jun; University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.
12:52 pm SG178 Force-induced Mitochondrial Fission: On Mechanosensing by Intracellular Membranes and How Mitochondria Are Made Aware of Their Environment. Q. Feng1, S. Helle1, C. Gaebelein1, T. Zambelli1, J. Vorholt1, B. Kornmann2; 1ETH Zurich, Zurich, SWITZERLAND, 2University of Oxford, Oxford, UNITED KINGDOM.
1:12 pm SG179 Understanding the Mechanosensitivity of YAP - and Beyond. P. Roca-Cusachs; Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, Barcelona, SPAIN.
1:32 pm SG180 Cortical Pulling Force Drives Pronuclear Migration and Rotation, and Spindle Positioning and Oscillation. H. Wu1, E. Nazockdast2,3, R. Farhadifar1,2, C. Yu1, H. Chang4, M. J. Shelley2,5, D. J. Needleman1; 1Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 2Simons Foundation, New York, NY, 3University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 4Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, TAIWAN, 5New York University, New York, NY.
1:47 pm SG181 A Novel Molecular Tool, ActuAtor, Generates Force to Deform Intracellular Structures in Situ. H. Nakamura, E. Rho, T. Inoue; Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.
2:02 pm SG182 Genepi: Piezo1-based Fluorescent Reporter for Visualizing Mechanical Stimuli with High Spatiotemporal Resolution. P. Pantazis; Imperial College London, Department of Bioengineering, London, UNITED KINGDOM.
2:22 pm SG183 Probing Cytoskeletal Dynamics and Fluctuations with Active Micropost Arrays. Y. Shi1, C. L. Porter2, J. C. Crocker2, D. H. Reich1; 1Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
2:42 pm SG184 Kinetochore-fibers Locally and Slowly Dissipate Force to Maintain Robust Mammalian Spindle Structure. A. F. Long, P. Suresh, S. Dumont; University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.
2:57 pm SG185 Rational Design of a Chemically Inducible Trimerization System. D. Wu1, O. Dagliyan2, N. V. Dokholyan3, T. Inoue1; 1Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 3The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA.
3:12 pm SG186 ATP-Independent Bioluminescent Imaging Probes. H. Ai; University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.
3:27 pm Closing Remarks by Ai Huiwang.
Saturday, December 7, 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Organizers: Dianne Cox, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Karine Gousset, California State University Fresno; Gal Haimovich, Weizmann Institute of Science; and Chiara Zurzolo, Pasteur Institute
In the past several years, there has been a steady rise in interest in studying novel cellular extensions and their potential roles in facilitating human diseases, including neurologic diseases, viral infectious diseases, cancer, and others. One of the exciting new aspects of this field is improved characterization and understanding of the functions and potential mechanisms of tunneling nanotubes (TNTs), which are actin-based filamentous protrusions that are structurally distinct from filopodia. TNTs form and connect cells at long distance and serve as direct conduits for intercellular communication in a wide range of cell types in vitro and in vivo. This subgroup brings together leading researchers in this field to discuss recent updates, new discoveries and the potential implications for human disease. Following the talks, we will dedicate 30 minutes for open discussion with the audience on hot topics in the field (for example: TNT definition, detection, formation, fusion, cargo selection and transport and physiological functions) and the future of research on TNT and other protrusions.
12:30 pm Introduction by Chiara Zurzolo.
12:35 pm SG187 Intercellular Messenger RNA Transfer through Tunneling Nanotubes in Mammalian Cells. G. Haimovich, S. Dasgupta, J. E. Gerst; Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, ISRAEL.
12:50 pm SG188 Tunneling Nanotubes: Structural Identity, Mechanism of Formation and Role in Neurodegenerative Disease. C. Zurzolo; Pasteur Institute, Paris, FRANCE.
1:05 pm SG189 Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy (tomography, FIB-SEM) of TNTs between Leukaemia and Bone Marrow Stromal Cells. W. Dudka1, M. Kolba1, P. Ronchi2, A. Kominek1, L. Turos1, Y. Schwab2, K. Piowocka1; 1Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Warsaw, POLAND, 2EMBL, Heidelberg, GERMANY.
1:15 pm SG190 Mechanism and Role of Rhes-mediated Tnt Like Protrusions. S. Subramaniam; Scripps Florida, Jupiter, FL.
1:30 pm SG191 Laser Capture Microdissection and Microproteomics: Uncovering the Proteomes of Diverse Cellular Protrusions. K. Gousset; California State University, Fresno, CA.
1:45 pm SG192 Novel Models and Approaches to Study the Formation and Function of Membrane Tube Connections in Brain Tumors. E. Jung1, D. Hausmann2, M. Mall2, P. Koch3, W. Wick1, F. Winkler1; 1University Clinic Heidelberg/German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, GERMANY, 2German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, GERMANY, 3Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim, GERMANY.
1:55 pm SG193 Machine Learning-based Workflow for in Vitro Characterization and Quantification of Tnt-like Structures/membrane Tubes Connections: Towards a Medium-throughput Image-based Drug Screen. D. D. Azorín, E. Jung, M. Osswald, D. Hausman, W. Wick, F. Winkler; Neurology Clinic and National Centre for Tumour Diseases, University Hospital Heidelberg and Clinical Cooperation Unit Neurooncology, German Cancer Consortium (DKTK), German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ), Heidelberg, GERMANY.
2:00 pm SG194 Potential Role of TNTs in Astrocytic Gliosis. V. M. Ayres1, V. M. Tiryaki2, I. Ahmed3, D. I. Shreiber3; 1Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 2Siirt University, Siirt, TURKEY, 3Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ.
2:10 pm SG195 Macrophages Enhance 3D Invasion of Breast Cancer Cells by Induction of Tumor Cell Tunneling Nanotubes Via Egf/egfr. K. P. Carter1, A. Genna1, S. Hanna2, D. Cox1; 1Albert Einstein Coll Med-Jack & Pearl Resnick Campus, Bronx, NY, 2Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY.
2:25 pm SG196 Tunneling Nanotube Formation and Intercellular Trafficking Is Impacted by Macrophage Polarization. S. Goodman, M. Khan, S. Nepahde, J. Sharma, S. Cherqui; University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA.
2:35 pm SG197 Tks5 and Dynamin-2 Enhance Actin Bundle Rigidity in Invadosomes to Promote Myoblast Fusion. Y. Liu1, M. Chuang1, S. Lin1, R. L. Ohniwa2, G. Lee3, Y. Su1, Y. Chang1, M. Tang3; 1National Taiwan University, Taipei, TAIWAN, 2University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, JAPAN, 3National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, TAIWAN.
2:40 pm SG198 Mechanism of Cytoneme-mediated Fgf Signaling during Drosophila Tracheal Morphogenesis. S. Roy, L. Du, A. Sohr; University of Maryland, College Park, MD.
2:45 pm SG199 Localized Intercellular Transfer of Ephrin-As by Trans Endocytosis Provides a Memory of Signaling. J. I. Valenzuela, F. Perez; Institut Curie / CNRS, Paris, FRANCE.
2:50 pm SG200 Differential Regulation of Protrusive Behavior during Collective Cell Migration. H. Olson1, H. McGraw2, A. Nechiporuk1; 1Cell, Development, and Cancer Biology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, 2Division of Cell Biology, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO.
2:55 pm General Discussion on Hot Topics.
Saturday, December 7, 12:30 pm to 3:35 pm
Organizers: Jonah Cool, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative; Richard Conroy, National Institutes of Health; Jim Galbraith, OHSU Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine; Catherine Galbraith, OHSU; and Sean Hanlon, National Institutes of Health,
Much of our knowledge of cells and how they function has been derived from observation. Emerging single-cell and in situ technologies are facilitating the characterization of normal and diseased human cells and tissues at unprecedented resolution. Visualization is the cornerstone of the scientific method because it allows us to conceptualize complicated mechanisms. However, the technical limitations of microscopy also set boundaries on how we think about cell structure and function – the limitations in visibility also limit the testability of our theories. Recent advances, including gene editing to label cellular components, super resolution light microscopy, and cryo EM, allow us to visualize the interior of the cell with greater fidelity. The challenge we face is to integrate the wealth of new and diverse information into new hypotheses. The collection of data from these new techniques offers the same potential for a paradigm shift as existed when cells were first visualized over 350 years ago. This subgroup will explore how new advanced approaches to labeling and imaging allows us to rethink how the cell functions, and what the implications are for the field of cell biology.
12:30 pm Introduction by Jim Galbraith.
12:35 pm SG201 Heterogeneity and Intrinsic Variation in Spatial Genome Organization. E. H. Finn, T. Misteli; National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD.
12:55 pm SG202 Modern Tools for the Systematic Profiling of Intracellular Architecture in Space and Time. M. Leonetti; Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, San Francisco, CA.
1:15 pm SG203 The Forest and the Trees — Whole Cell Correlative Cryogenic Super-resolution Microscopy. D. Hoffman; Janelia Research Campus, Ashburn, VA.
1:35 pm SG204 Prototyping Multiscale Cellular Visualization & Modeling Techniques for Hypothesis Generation, Communication & Learning. G. T. Johnson1,2; 1Allen Institute for Cell Science, Seattle, WA, 2UCSF, San Francisco, CA.
1:55 pm Break
2:10 pm Introduction by Sean Hanlon
2:15 pm SG205 In Situ Measurement of Protein and Lipid Mass by Normalized Raman Imaging. S. Oh1, C. Lee1, D. Fu2, W. Yang3, A. Li1, C. Ran4, W. Yin4, C. J. Tabin1, S. Xie5, M. W. Kirschner1; 1Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2University of Washington, Seattle,, WA, 3Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 4Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 5Peking University, Beijing, CHINA.
2:35 pm SG206 Using Focused Ion Beam - Scanning Electron Microscopy to Identify a Novel Membrane Structure, a 3-way Sheet Junction, Required for Pronuclear Fusion in C. Elegans. M. Rahman1, A. Harned2, I. Chang2, R. Maheshwari1, K. Narayan2, O. Cohen-Fix1; 1National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH, Bethesda, MD, 2NCI, NIH, Fredrick, MD.
2:55 pm SG207 Connecting Chromosome Structure and Dynamics through High-precision Microscopy, Genetic Perturbations and Stochastic Simulations. I. V. Surovtsev1, J. F. Williams1, M. L. Bailey2, H. Yan2, S. G. J. Mochrie2, M. C. King1; 1Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 2Yale University, New Haven, CT.
3:15 pm SG208 Cracking the Nucleus: Visualizing the Higher Order Structures of Dna at Nucleosome Resolutions and Megabase Scales. C. O'Shea; Salk Institute, San Diego, CA.
Sunday, December 8, 4:15 pm to 7:15 pm
Sunday, December 8, 4:15 pm to 7:15 pm
Organizers: Mark McNiven, Mayo Clinic; Alissa M. Weaver, Vanderbilt University; and Laura M. Machesky, The Beatson Institute, Glasgow
This subgroup will focus on understanding the important and widespread process of how tumor cells actively remodel the surrounding microenvironment through a combination of migration and matrix degradation during the metastatic process. The program will feature experts in protease biology, cytoskeletal dynamics, in situ live cell imaging, mouse and other genetic model systems, and human pathology to provide a state-of-the-art update on new findings and technologies to both understand and curtail metastatic disease.
4:15 pm Introduction by Mark McNiven.
4:20 pm SG209 Cytoskeletal Dynamics and Metabolism during Tumor Cell Invasion. M. McNiven, G. Razidlo; Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.
4:41 pm SG210 Rho Gtpase Signaling in Cancer Cell Invasion and Metastasis. A. Ridley; University of Bristol, Bristol, UNITED KINGDOM.
5:02 pm SG211 Crosstalk between Mechanosensing and Metabolism in Pancreatic Cancer Cells. V. Papalazarou1, T. Zhang2, M. Cantini3, M. Salmeron-Sanchez3, O. Maddocks2, L. M. Machesky1; 1CRUK Beatson Inst for Cancer Research, Glasgow, UNITED KINGDOM, 2Institute of Cancer Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UNITED KINGDOM, 3University of Glasgow Centre for the Cellular Microenvironment, Glasgow, UNITED KINGDOM.
5:23 pm SG212 Powering Cell Invasion through Basement Membrane Barriers. D. Sherwood; Duke University, Durham, NC.
5:44 pm Break
5:51 pm SG213 Regulation of Tumor Cell Invasion by Oncogenic Signaling. W. Guo; University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
6:12 pm SG214 The Role of Stromal Tissue Architecture in Metastasis. K. Tanner; NCI/NIH, Bethesda, MD.
6:33 pm SG215 Exosomes in Filopodia Formation. C. McAtee1, D. Hoshino2, N. Hong3, B. Sung1, A. Maldonado1, A. Von Lersner4, A. Zijlstra4, A. Weaver1,4; 1Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2Kanagawa Cancer Center Research Institute, Kanagawa, JAPAN, 3Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, 4Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.
6:54 pm SG216 Tracking Extracellular Vesicles in Breast Cancer Metastasis. J. G. Goetz; INSERM U1109 - Tumor Biomechanics, Strasbourg, FRANCE.
Monday, December 9, 4:15 pm to 7:15 pm
Monday, December 9, 4:15 pm to 7:15 pm
Organizers: Gulcin Pekkurnaz, University of California, San Diego; Uri Manor, The Salk Institute; and Erika Holzbaur, University of Pennsylvania
Subcellular organelles are dynamically regulated throughout the life of the cell, constantly changing their shape, position, and biochemical activities in response to physiological cues. The main driver of subcellular dynamics and forces is the cytoskeleton, which has the power to propel, reshape, and resize organelles with nanometer and millisecond precision. In the age of modern cell biology, our understanding of the interactions and cross-regulation of organelles and the cytoskeleton has reached a new level of sophistication. This special interest subgroup will explore the most exciting recent discoveries on how the cell uses the cytoskeleton to regulate a vast array of organelles ranging from the nucleus to mitochondria to cilia.
4:15 pm SG217 Sub-organellar Actin Dynamics Revealed by Organelle-targeted Actin Chromobodies. C. R. Schiavon1, T. Zhang1, B. Zhao2, J. Feng3, L. R. Andrade1, M. Wu1, T. Sung1, O. A. Quintero3, Y. Dayn1, R. Grosse2, U. Manor1; 1Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA, 2University of Freiburg, Freiburg, GERMANY, 3University of Richmond, Richmond, VA.
4:35 pm SG218 Co-expressed Actins Regulate Biogenesis of the Microtubule-based Cilium via Intracellular Trafficking and Organelle Gating. B. Jack, B. M. Bigge, N. E. Rosenthal, P. Avasthi; University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS.
4:55 pm SG219 Spire1C and the Arp2/3 Complex Drive a Wave of Filamentous Actin That Promotes Mitochondrial Fission and Motility. S. M. Coscia1, A. S. Moore2, C. L. Simpson1, E. L. Holzbaur1; 1University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2Janelia Research Campus, Ashburn, VA.
5:15 pm SG220 The MyMOMA Domain of MYO19 Encodes for Distinct Miro-dependent and Miro-independent Mechanisms of Interaction with Mitochondrial Membranes. J. L. Bocanegra1, B. M. Fujita1, N. R. Melton1, J. M. Cowan1, E. L. Schinski1, T. Y. Tamir2, M. B. Major2, O. A. Quintero1; 1University of Richmond, Richmond, VA, 2University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.
5:35 pm SG221 Spatial Organization of Glycolytic Enzymes on Stationary Mitochondria. G. Pekkurnaz, H. Wang; UCSD Division of Biological Sciences, La Jolla, CA.
5:55 pm SG222 Septin 9 (SEPT9) Promotes the Retrograde Transport of Endolysosomes by Scaffolding Dynein-Dynactin Complexes. I. Kesisova, B. K. Doyle, E. T. Spiliotis; Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA.
6:15 pm SG223 Isoform-specific Differences in the Function of Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia-associated Protein Spastin in Endoplasmic Reticulum Morphogenesis and Cellular Homeostasis. C. A. Lee, C. Blackstone; National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.
6:35 pm SG224 Mitochondria-Lysosome Contact Site Regulation of Mitochondrial Dynamics and Dysfunction in Charcot-Marie-Tooth Type 2. Y. Wong, W. Peng, D. Krainc; Northwestern University, Chicago, IL.
6:55 pm SG225 Opening Windows into the Cell: Bringing Structure to Cell Biology Using Cryo-electron Tomography. E. Villa; University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA.
Tuesday, December 10, 4:15 pm to 7:15 pm
Tuesday, December 10, 4:15 pm to 7:15 pm
Organizer: Tony Huang, NYU School of Medicine
This session will explore cell biology topics related to DNA repair, replication stress, and genome integrity. The focus will be on mechanistic, cellular and organismal approaches to understand how DNA damage and/or replication problems influences cell cycle defects, genomic instability and tumorigenesis. Speakers will represent a diverse spectrum of scientific approaches, including biochemically-reconstituted systems, cell biology, super-resolution microscopy and computational biology, to study the nuclear dynamics of DNA repair and replication stress response proteins and how they interface at DNA damage sites and/or stalled replication forks. Talks will emphasize cutting-edge new technologies to address a cell biological problem, including single-molecule, live-cell imaging in yeast and human cells, systems biology and pathway networks, and translational applications of basic scientific findings.
4:15 pm Introduction by Tony Huang.
4:20 pm SG226 A Novel Chromatin Directed Vulnerability in BRCA Mutated Cancers. P. Verma, J. Shi, R. A. Greenberg; University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
4:40 pm SG227 Redefining Therapy Response. S. Cantor; UMASS Medical School, Worcester, MA.
5:00 pm SG228 Homologous Recombination Repair Domains: Formation and Impact on Genome Stability. J. Zagelbaum1, B. R. Schrank1, J. Zhao1, A. Schooley2, R. Rabadan1, J. Dekker2, J. Gautier1; 1Columbia University, New York, NY, 2University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA.
5:12 pm SG229 Investigation of Break-induced Replication. A. Malkova; University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.
5:32 pm SG230 Regulation of Genome Stability at Replication Forks. J. Huang1, A. Taglialatela1, A. Acharya2, G. Leuzzi1, R. Cuella-Martin1, D. Billing1, G. Brunette3, N. Clark3, K. Bernstein3, R. Baer1, P. Cejka2, A. Ciccia1; 1Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, NY, 2Università della Svizzera italiana, Bellinzona, SWITZERLAND, 3University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.
5:52 pm Break
6:02 pm SG231 Sirt6 Is Responsible for More Efficient DNA Double-strand Break Repair in Long-lived Species. V. Gorbunova, X. Tian, A. Seluanov; University of Rochester, Rochester, NY.
6:22 pm SG232 Pathological Trans-lesion Synthesis (TLS): a Mutagenic Driver and Molecular Vulnerability in Cancer. C. Vaziri; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.
6:42 pm SG233 Chromosome Segregation Errors Generate a Diverse Spectrum of Structural Genomic Rearrangements. S. F. Brunner1, O. Shoshani2, P. J. Campbell1, D. W. Cleveland2, P. Ly3; 1Wellcome Sanger Institute, Hinxton, UNITED KINGDOM, 2Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, 3University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX.
6:54 pm SG234 Role of Deubiquitinases in the Mammalian Replication Stress Response. T. T. Huang; NYU School of Medicine, New York City, NY.
Wednesday, December 11, 8:15 am to 11:15 am
Wednesday, December 11, 8:15 am to 11:05 am
Organizers: Nicholas Geisse, NanoSurface Biomedical, Inc.; Bojana Gligorijevic, Temple University; Deok-Ho Kim, University of Washington; and Ryan Petrie, Drexel University
Understanding the critical role of how the structure and complexity of the extracellular environment impacts cell function within an organism is an exciting challenge facing the cell biology research community. Studies over the last few years have provided dramatic examples of how the extracellular matrix and confinement can influence essential aspects of cell behavior, particularly cell migration (Gligorijevic and colleagues Biophys J. 2018), stem cell differentiation (Blau and colleagues Science 2010), and intracellular force generation (Petrie and colleagues Science 2014) in normal and malignant cells. Importantly, the growing interest in this research area has not been previously reflected in minisymposia at the annual meeting. This special interest subgroup will fill this niche by providing a forum in which to present the most recent advances in understanding the role of matrix architecture and how it relates to cell behavior and cell dynamics. This topic will cover a wide variety of sub-disciplines and will include studies that use multi-disciplinary approaches and tools to control the extracellular environment. It will also be of immediate interest to those just beginning to consider the role of the matrix structure in their own research.
8:15 am Introduction by Ryan Petrie and Nick Geisse.
8:25 am SG235 Mechanical Tension in Syndecan-1 Is Responsive to Extracellular Mechanical Cues and Fluidic Shear Stress. V. Le, A. Baker, L. Mei, P. Voyvodic, C. Zhao, D. Busch, J. Stachowiak; University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX.
8:45 am SG236 Proteomic Profiling of the Extracellular Matrix of Mammary Tumor Microenvironments Identifies Novel Metastasis Promoters. A. Naba; University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL.
9:05 am SG237 The Energetic Costs of Migrating in Confined Spaces. C. Reinhart-King1, J. Zhang1, M. Zanotelli1, J. VanderBurgh2, A. Rahman-Zaman2, P. Taufalele1, F. Bordeleau3; 1Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 3Laval University, Quebec, QC, CANADA.
9:25 am SG238 Actomyosin Contractility-dependent Matrix Stretch and Recoil Induces Rapid Cell Migration. B. Baker, W. Wang, C. Davidson, D. Lin; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
9:45 am SG239 Real-time Imaging of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Control Mechanisms in Invasive Breast Carcinoma Cells. B. Gligorijevic; Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.
10:05 am SG240 Cell-matrix Interactions in Collective Invasion and Tumor Cell Cluster Dissemination: Ex-vivo to In-vivo Mappings. K. Cheung; Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA.
10:25 am SG241 Matrix Nanotopography as a Regulator of Cell Function. D. Kim; University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
10:45 am SG242 A Bioengineered Lymphatic Vascular Model Reveals a Lymphedema Treatment. E. Lee; Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.