Cells in Distress and Disease

Welcome to ASCB’s inaugural Emerging Researcher Talk Series. Speakers were selected from a review of high-ranking abstracts that were submitted but were not chosen for talks for the Cell Bio 2021 meeting. This is a virtual seminar series that will be broadcast live from February through November 2022.

Speakers:

Laura DiGiovanni
Cell Biology Department, Hospital for Sick Children Biochemistry Department, University of Toronto

Laura is a 5th year PhD student in the lab of Dr Peter Kim in Toronto Canada where she studies peroxisome-mitochondria contact. She previously completed her Master’s degree at McMaster University with Dr Ray Truant where she studied Huntington’s disease. Her interests are in molecular and mechanistic cell biology, and she has a special interest in advanced microscopy techniques. She hopes to finish her PhD within the year and is actively seeking a postdoc position.

Chen Yuan Kam
Department of Genetics, Yale School of Medicine

Chen received his B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2011. He then carried out his doctoral work in the lab of Kathleen Green at Northwestern University where he studied the role of desmosomes in the context of cardiocutaneous disease. Since 2018, he has been a postdoctoral associate in the lab of Valentina Greco at Yale University. In the Greco lab, Chen’s research has been focused on understanding the development and homeostatic maintenance of the skin vascular network via longitudinal intravital imaging approaches.

Details

Starts: February 17, 2022 12:00 pm EST

Ends: February 17, 2022 1:00 pm EST

Website: https://www.ascb.org/meetings-events/emerging-researchers-talks/