Join Emerging Researchers Taylor Medwig Kinney, Stony Brook University, and Daniel Cortes, UNC Chapel Hill, for their talks in the Cellular Dynamics track. Speakers submitted top-scoring abstracts to the Cell Bio 2021 meeting that were not selected for talks.
Taylor Medwig Kinney
Stony Brook University
Taylor is a graduate research fellow in the laboratory of Dr. David Matus at Stony Brook University. Her dissertation research is focused on investigating transcriptional regulation of the switch between invasive and proliferative cellular fates using the model of C. elegans somatic gonad development. Aside from her research, Taylor is very passionate about teaching, mentoring, and outreach, especially advocating for women and mothers in STEM.
UNC Chapel Hill
Daniel Cortes got his Ph.D. at UC Davis, where he studied the segregation of unpaired X chromosome homologs during anaphase of female meiosis using a combination of live and fixed fluorescence microscopy. Since 2016, Daniel has been working as a postdoctoral research fellow in the lab of Dr. Amy Maddox at UNC Chapel Hill. At UNC Daniel has focused on elucidating the molecular mechanisms that give rise to contractile ring constriction during cell division. Daniel has combined his expertise in microscopy with newly acquired skills in agent-based modeling to develop predictive models of contractile ring constriction. Later this year, Daniel will be joining faculty at Virginia Tech, where he will start a lab to study how chromosome segregation and cell division communicate to ensure proper timing of both.