VU Trafficking Symposium 2020 Friday, March 6th Buttrick Hall 101
Our inaugural trafficking symposium will include talks from students, postdocs, and PIs; a poster session; and a plenary lecture from new faculty member, QJ Zhou.
Please registerhere by Monday, March 2nd (less than 1 minute to complete).
Schedule (March 5, 2020)
9:00am Coffee & socializing (sponsored by the Jackson lab)
9:30-11am Session I (15 minute talks) Chaired by Natalie Wallace Bhawik Jain (Graham lab): "Exploring the role of P4-ATPases in polarized growth & fungal pathogenicity" Madison Wright (Plate lab): "Investigations into Protein Quality Control Dynamics Dictating Thryoglobulin Secretion" Baris Alten (Kavalali lab): "De novo mutations of SNAP25 cause neurodevelopmental delay disorders with epilepsy through differentially affecting spontaneous and evoked neurotransmission" Heidi Hamm, Ph.D. (Professor of Pharmacology, Aileen M. Lange and Annie Mary Lyle Chair, Cardiovascular Research)
11:15-12:30pm Session II (15 min talks) Chaired by Betty Xie Hui Huang (Sanders lab): "Stabilization of the KCNQ1 Potassium Channel Causes Disease" Lee Cantrell (Schey lab): "Enhanced Profiling of the Ocular Lens with Data Independent Acquisition Mass Spec" Susan Histed (MacGurn lab) Kathryn Trogden (Kaverina lab): "Microtubule stability regulates the fraction of secretion competent pancreatic beta- cells"
12:30-1:30pm Group lunch with posters—Common area, 5th floor MRBIII (Pizza sponsored by Graham lab; microwaves also available as needed)
1:30-2:30pm Session III (15 min talks) Chaired by John Gadbery, Ph.D. Bong Hwan Sung (Weaver lab): "A Live Cell Reporter of Exosome Secretion and Uptake" Ela Knapik. M.D. (Associate Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology) Andrea Cuentas (Miller lab): "A bulk endocytosis-like mechanism is hijacked to remove presynaptic terminals in remodeling neurons"
2:30-3:15pm Plenary lecture: Visualizing membrane trafficking in situ at nanometer scale QJ Zhou, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology; Vanderbilt Brain Institute; Center for Structural Biology
3:30-5pm Extended BYO happy hour: each lab contributes growlers, beer, wine, etc! 5th floor MRBIII common area