This Symposium aims to educate students, postdoctoral fellows and established scientists from different disciplines about Mechanobiology by presenting talks on sensory systems, mechanically mediated cellular signaling, and the role of mechanics in homeostasis. Topics include mechanisms, methods and mechanical pathways ranging in temporal and spatial scales from ion channels and protein conformational changes to cell and tissue mechanics in growth, differentiation, disease and regeneration. The Symposium features invited speakers, talks from postdoctoral fellows selected from submitted abstracts, a networking lunch, and poster reception. Attendees from Bay Area Schools are invited to submit abstracts with their registration and participate in the poster session.
Invited Speakers: Miriam Goodman, Stanford University Margaret Gardel, The University of Chicago Krystyn Van Vliet, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cindy Reinhart-King, Cornell University Sophie Dumont, University of California, San Francisco
Symposium Schedule: 9:00am Welcome and Introduction 9:15am Krystyn Van Vliet, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 10:00am Sophie Dumont, University of California, San Francisco 10:45am Coffee Break 11:15am Postdoctoral Fellows Talks 12:30pm Lunch - Students may register in advance for lunch with faculty 1:45pm Miriam Goodman, Stanford University 2:30pm Cindy Reinhart-King, Cornell University 3:15pm Coffee Break 3:45pm Margaret Gardel, The University of Chicago 4:30pm-6:00pm Poster Session and Refreshments
If you would like to present your research at the Poster Session on the topic of Mechanobiology at the symposium, please register by October 6, 2014.
Note: 4-5 submitted abstracts from postdoctoral fellows will be invited for short (15’) talks during the symposium – the deadline for talk consideration is August 18, 2014. Even if you do not plan to present your research, please register at the link below to indicate which events you will attend: