Microsymposium 16

Regulation of the Cytoskeleton 2

Tuesday, December 11
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Room 28B
Moderator: Brooke Gardner, University of California, Berkeley

11:00 am   E91    Reconstitution of aster movement and cell division plane positioning mechanisms in Xenopus egg extract.  J.F. Pelletier1,2,3, C.M. Field1,2, N. Fakhri3, J.S. Oakey2,4, J.C. Gatlin2,5, T.J. Mitchison1,2; 1Department of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA, 3Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 4Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, 5Department of Molecular Biology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

11:10 am   E92    Live imaging of acentrosomal microtubule dynamics controlling early mammalian development.  J. Zenker1,2, M. White2, R.M. Templin3, R.G. Parton3, O. Thorn-Seshold4, Y.D. Alvarez2, M. Gasnier2, H. Lim2, M. Biro5, S. Bissiere2, N. Plachta2; 1ARMI, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, 2IMCB, A*STAR, Singapore, Singapore, 3University of Queensland, IMB, Brisbane, Australia, 4Ludwig-Maximilians-University , 3Department of Pharmacy, Center for Drug Research, Munich, Germany, 5University New South Wales, EMBL Australia, Single Molecule Science node, School of Medical Sciences, Sydney, Australia

11:20 am   E93    Dynamics and regulation of microtubule minus ends.  C. Strothman1, M. Podolski1, N. Rodgers2, V. Farmer1, G. Arpag1, S. Wang1, A. Rahman3, M. Zanic1,3,4; 1Cell and Developmental Biology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2Chemical and Physical Biology , Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 3Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 4Biochemistry, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

11:30 am   E94    Lis1 promotes the formation of maximally activated dynein complexes.  J.P. Gillies1,2, Z.M. Htet1,3, M.E. DeSantis1, S.L. Reck-Peterson1,2; 1Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, 2Division of Biological Sciences, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, 3Biophysics Graduate Program, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

11:40 am   E95    A quantitative model for BicD2/cargo interactions.  K.M. Loftus1, H. Cui1, C.R. Noell1, C. Grewer1, E.W. Debler2, S.R. Solmaz1; 1Department of Chemistry, State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, NY, 2Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

11:50 am   E96    Optical control of fast and processive engineered myosins in vitro and in living cells.  P.V. Ruijgrok1, R.P. Ghosh1,2,3,4, M. Nakamura1, R. Chen1, V. Vachharajani1, J.T. Liphardt1,2,3,4, Z. Bryant1,5; 1BioEngineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2Bio-X Institute, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 3Chem-H, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 4Stanford Cancer Institute, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 5Structural Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

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