Microsymposium 10

Cell Mechanics

Monday, December 10
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Room 28B
Moderator: Matthew Akamatsu, University of California, Berkeley

11:00 am   E55    Two distinct mechanisms for mitochondrially-associated actin filament assembly triggered by Arp2/3 complex or a formin.  T. Fung1, R. Chakrabarti1, H.N. Higgs1; 1Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH

11:10 am   E56    An intact LINC complex is required for acinar development.  Q. Zhang1, V. Narayanan2, K.L. Mui3, C.S. O’Bryan4, A.C. Tamashunas1, R.H. Anderson5, B. KC5, K.J. Roux5,6, T.E. Angelini4, G.G. Gundersen3, D.E. Conway2, T.P. Lele1; 1Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2Department of Biomedical Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, 3Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, Columbia University, New York, NY, 4Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida , Gainesville, FL, 5Enabling Technologies Group, Sanford Research, Sioux Falls, SD, 6Department of Pediatrics, University of South Dakota, Sioux Falls, SD

11:20 am   E57    The Role of Vimentin Intermediate Filaments in Cell Cortex Mechanics and Contractility.  A. Vahabikashi1,2, H. Wu3, M. Weber4, A.E. Goldman1, O. Medalia4, D.A. Weitz3, M. Johnson2, R.D. Goldman1; 1Cell and Molecular Biology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine , Chicago, IL, 2Biomedical Engineering , Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 3Physics, Harvard University, Boston, MA, 4Biochemistry , University of Zurich , Zurich, Switzerland

11:30 am   E58    Cytoskeletal Mechanics of Blood Platelets.  A. Mathur1, S. Correia1, S. Dmitrieff1, R. Gibeaux1, I. Kalinina1, T. Quidwai1, J. Ries1, F.J. Nedelec1; 1Cell Biology, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany

11:40 am   E59    Vinculin Couples Myofibrils to the Cardiomyocyte Adherens Junction.  C.D. Merkel1, Y. Li1, Q.S. Raza1, D.B. Stolz1, A.V. Kwiatkowski1; 1Cell Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA

11:50 am   E60    VE-cadherin endocytosis regulates endothelial cell polarity, collective cell migration and angiogenesis during vascular development.  C. Myers1, C. Cadwell1, R. Isaacson1, J. Campos1, W. Giang1, A. Kowalczyk1,2; 1Cell Biology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 2Dermatology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

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