Microsymposium 5

Polarity, Junctions, and Tissue Structure

Sunday, December 9
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Room 30B
Moderators: Alyssa Lesko, University of Virginia School of Medicine; and Margherita Perillo, Brown University

11:00 am   E25    A surprising role for components of epithelial adherens junctions in promoting attachment between neurons and glia.  E.R. Cebul1,2, P.N. Perrat3, C.Y. Bénard3,4, M.G. Heiman1,2; 1Genetics, Harvard University, Boston, MA, 2Genetics, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA, 3Neurobiology, UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA, 4Biological Sciences, University of Quebec at Montreal, Montreal, QC

11:10 am   E26    Intracellular trafficking sets stratified Wingless concentration gradients in Drosophila wing imaginal disc.  C. Prabhakara1, T. Saunders2, S. Mayor1,3; 1National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, India, 2Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore, 3Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Bangalore, India

11:20 am   E27    Molecular asymmetries establish tissue boundaries during Drosophila axis elongation.  J.C. Yu1,2, R. Fernandez-Gonzalez1,2,3,4; 1Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, 2Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, 3Cell and Systems Biology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, 4Developmental and Stem Cell Biology, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON

11:30 am   E28    Apical-basolateral polarity establishment in the C. elegans embryonic intestinal epithelium.  M. Pickett1, J.L. Feldman1; 1Biology, Stanford, Stanford, CA

11:40 am   E29    Topological transitions of epithelial surfaces.  K. Ishihara1,2,3, E. Gromberg4, M.N. Shahbazi5, M. Zernicka-Goetz5, J. Brugués1,2,3, F. Julicher2,3, E.M. Tanaka4; 1Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany, 2Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany, 3Center for Systems Biology Dresden, Dresden, Germany, 4Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Vienna, Austria, 5University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

11:50 am   E30    Interaction of Casein Kinase 1 delta/epsilon and Dishevelled within puncta in a novel cortical domain at the vegetal pole specifies egg and embryo polarity in sea urchins.  W. Wu1, L. Wang2, L. Smith1, J.H. Henson3, A. Wikramanayake1; 1Biology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, 2Biology, Duke University, Durham, NC, 3Biology, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA

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