Minisymposia Co-Chairs by Track

Cells in Distress and Disease

  • Martina Bazzaro, Department of Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health, Masonic Cancer Center University of Minnesota
  • Roberto Bruzzone, HKU-Pasteur Research Pole, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
  • Jerry Edward Chipuk, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Paul de Figueiredo, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Texas A&M Health Science Center
  • Raphael Gaudin, CNRS – University of Montpellier, France
  • Sophia HL George, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • Kamena Kostova, Department of Embryology, Carnegie Institution for Science
  • Anjana Saxena, Biology Department, Brooklyn College, and Biology/Biochemistry Programs, Graduate Center (CUNY)
  • Meng C.Wang, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics and Huffington Center on Aging, Baylor College of Medicine/HHMI
  • Marie R. Webster, Lankenau Institute for Medical Research.

Cellular Dynamics

  • Peter W. Baas, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy and Graduate Program in Neuroscience, Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Rafael Garcia-Mata, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Toledo
  • Pierre Gönczy, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
  • Johanna Ivaska, Molecular Cell Biology, Turku Bioscience Center, University of Turku, Finland
  • Megan C. King, Department of Cell Biology, Yale School of Medicine
  • Mira Krendel, Dept. Cell and Developmental Biology, SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Samantha Cleopatra Lewis, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley
  • Le Ma, Department of Neuroscience, Thomas Jefferson University
  • Alex Nechiporuk, Department of Cell, Developmental & Cancer Biology, OHSU
  • Carolyn M. Phillips, University of Southern California
  • Weihong Qiu, Department of Physics, Oregon State University
  • Nick Rhind, UMass Medical School
  • Minna Roh-Johnson, Department of Biochemistry, University of Utah
  • Yasunori Saheki, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Andrei Smertenko, Washington State University
  • Tim Stearns, Department of Biology, Stanford University
  • Radhika Subramanian, Harvard Medical School and MGH
  • Ronen Zaidel-Bar, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Cellular Genome

  • Abigail L. Buchwalter, Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco
  • William C. Earnshaw, Wellcome Centre for Cell Biology, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Peter Ly, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Joseph Rodriguez, Epigenetics & Stem Cell Biology Laboratory, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health

Communal Cell

  • Xiaonan Han, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC)
  • Purushothama Rao Tata, Department of Cell Biology, Duke University School of Medicine
  • Mary N. Teruel, Weill-Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Bo Wang, Department of Bioengineering, Stanford University

Physical Cell

  • Dennis E. Discher, University of Pennsylvania
  • Elizabeth Haswell, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Jian Liu, Center for Cell Dynamics, Department of Cell Biology, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
  • Yasushi Okada, Laboratory for Cell Polarity Regulation, Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research, RIKEN, Japan
  • Geraldine Margaret O'Neill, Children's Cancer Research Unit, The Children's Hospital at Westmead and Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney, Australia
  • Amit Pathak, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science Washington University in St. Louis
  • Wanda Strychalski, Department of Mathmatics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Case Western Reserve University
  • Assaf Zaritsky, Department of Software and Information Systems Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Signaling and Metabolism

  • Jose Javier Bravo-Cordero, Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology, The Tisch Cancer Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Jeanette Gowen Cook, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Brooke Emerling, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
  • Mike Henne, Department of Cell Biology, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Yulia A. Komarova, Department of Pharmacology, University of Illinois College of Medicine
  • Damaris N. Lorenzo, Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Alexander Muir, University of Chicago
  • Ina Sonnen, Hubrecht Institute, the Netherlands

Specialized Cell and Evolution

  • Nicolas E. Buchler, Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences, North Carolina State University
  • Elva Diaz, University of California, Davis
  • Annika Guse, Cell Biology of Endosymbiosis, Centre for Organismal Studies Heidelberg, Germany
  • Maxwell G. Heiman, Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital

Education Minisymposium: Teaching Excellence Amidst Uncertainty

  • Stephanie Levi Blumer, Department of Biology, Oakton Community College
  • Le Paliulis, Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry, Bucknell University