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This meeting took place in 2002



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Cellular Motility and Signaling in the Wiring and Plasticity of Nervous Systems (C4)


Organizer(s) Thomas D. Pollard, James H. Sabry and Carla J. Shatz
March 23—28, 2002
Sagebrush Inn & Suites • Taos, New Mexico USA
Abstract Deadline: Nov 20, 2001
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Early Registration Deadline: Jan 23, 2002

Sponsored by Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and The Director's Sponsor Fund

Summary of Meeting:
Cell biologists have recently mapped the signaling pathways (small GTPases to WASP to Arp2/3 complex) that control the assembly of actin filaments that drives forward the leading edge of motile cells. Independently, neurobiologists have identified key plasma membrane receptors for soluble and matrix molecules that guide the motility of neuronal growth cones to their targets during the hard wiring of the nervous system – approximately one million miles of neuronal process in the human brain! Throughout life, synaptic connections are remodeled by process that also appear to depend on actin assembly. Although these fields are working on the same process, communications have been minimal. One neurobiologist commented, "These groups have rarely, if ever, been seen in the same room". Our symposium will bring together leaders working on both actin-based motility and development of nervous systems, with confidence that mutually beneficial insights will emerge from discussing each other's work.

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SATURDAY, MARCH 23

16:00—19:00
Registration

Chamisa Lobby
18:15—19:15
Welcome

Chamisa Lobby
19:15—19:30
Orientation

Chamisa Ballroom 2
19:30—20:30
Keynote Address
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Chamisa Ballroom 2
* Carla J. Shatz, Stanford University, USA

Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Stanford University, USA
The Logic and Molecular Mechanisms of Axon Guidance, Branching and Regeneration


SUNDAY, MARCH 24

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Los Vaqueros
08:00—11:00
Plenary Session
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Chamisa Ballroom 2
* John H. Hartwig, Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA

Mu-ming Poo, Institute of Neuroscience, CAS, China
Signal Transduction in Growth Cone Guidance

Thomas D. Pollard, Yale University, USA
Mechanism of Actin Filament Assembly at the Leading Edge of Motile Cells

Clare M. Waterman-Storer, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute National Institutes of Health, USA
Actin/Microtubule Interactions in Cell Motility

Gary G. Borisy, Forsyth, USA
Molecular Architecture and Behavior of the Leading Edge of Motile Cells

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Chamisa Lobby
11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Chamisa Ballroom 1
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Chamisa Ballroom 1
16:30—17:00
Coffee & Snacks Available

Chamisa Lobby
17:00—19:00
Plenary Session
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Chamisa Ballroom 2
* James H. Sabry, Arete Therapeutics Inc., USA

Hollis T. Cline, The Scripps Research Institute, USA
Control of Dendritic Arbor Development by Visual System Activity and Rho GTPases

Paul Forscher, Yale University, USA
Axon Guidance - Under the Hood

Henry R. Bourne, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Neutrophil Chemotaxis: How Does the Compass Work?

19:00—20:00
Welcome Mixer

Chamisa Ballroom 1
20:00—22:00
Poster Session 1

Chamisa Ballroom 1

MONDAY, MARCH 25

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Los Vaqueros
08:00—11:00
Plenary Session
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Chamisa Ballroom 2
Peter N. Devreotes, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Genetic Analysis of Chemotaxis in Eukaryotic Cells

Michael K. Rosen, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Structural and Dynamic Regulation of the Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome Protein

Liqun Luo, Stanford University, USA
Rho GTPase Signaling in Neuronal Morphogenesis and Structural Plasticity

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Chamisa Lobby
11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Chamisa Ballroom 1
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Chamisa Ballroom 1
16:30—17:00
Coffee & Snacks Available

Chamisa Lobby
17:00—19:00
Plenary Session
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Chamisa Ballroom 2
* Hollis T. Cline, The Scripps Research Institute, USA

Florian Engert, Harvard University, USA
Rapid Induction of Direction-Selective Receptive Fiels of Developing Tectal Neurons by Moving Stimuli

Erin M. Schuman, Max-Planck-Institut für Hirnforschung, Germany
Protein Synthesis and Degradation at the Synapse

Carla J. Shatz, Stanford University, USA
Neural Activity, Immune Genes and Synaptic Remodeling in Brain Wiring During Development

19:00—20:00
Welcome Mixer

Chamisa Ballroom 1
20:00—22:00
Poster Session 2

Chamisa Ballroom 1

TUESDAY, MARCH 26

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Los Vaqueros
08:00—11:00
Plenary Session
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Chamisa Ballroom 2
* Paul Forscher, Yale University, USA

Shelley Halpain, University of California, San Diego, USA
Cytoskeletal Remodeling in Neuronal Growth and Stability

Stephen J. Smith, Stanford University, USA
Dendrite Dynamics and Synapse Formation

Dennis D.M. O'Leary, The Salk Institute, USA
Axon Pathfinding and Mapping in the Vertebrate Visual System

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Chamisa Lobby
11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Chamisa Ballroom 1
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Chamisa Ballroom 1
16:30—17:00
Coffee & Snacks Available

Chamisa Lobby
17:00—19:00
Plenary Session
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Chamisa Ballroom 2
* Julie A. Theriot, Stanford University, USA

Rong Li, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
Actin Dynamics during Cell Polarization in Yeast

David G. Drubin, University of California, Berkeley, USA
The Actin Cytoskeleton, Endocytosis and Huntingtin-Interacting Protein 1R (Hip1R)

James H. Sabry, Arete Therapeutics Inc., USA
Adventures in Cytoskeletal Biotechnology

19:00—20:00
Welcome Mixer

Chamisa Ballroom 1
20:00—22:00
Poster Session 3

Chamisa Ballroom 1

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Los Vaqueros
08:00—11:00
Plenary Session
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Chamisa Ballroom 2
* Rong Li, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA

Julie A. Theriot, Stanford University, USA
Mechanics of Actin-Driven Motility

Paul C. Bridgman, Washington University, USA
Multiple Roles for Myosin II in Growth Cone Motility

Joshua Trachtenberg, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
Short Talk: Experience Dependent Spine Plasticity in vivo

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Chamisa Lobby
16:30—17:00
Coffee & Snacks Available

Chamisa Lobby
17:00—19:00
Plenary Session
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Chamisa Ballroom 2
* Thomas D. Pollard, Yale University, USA

David L. Van Vactor, Harvard Medical School, USA
Mechanisms that Control Neuronal Pathfinding in the Drosophila Embryo

John H. Hartwig, Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA
Arp2/3 Complex Amplifies Barbed Actin Filament Ends

Frank B. Gertler, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Regulation of Cell and Growth Cone Motility by Ena/VASP Proteins

19:00—20:00
Welcome Mixer

Chamisa Ballroom 1
20:00—23:00
Entertainment

Chamisa Ballroom 1

THURSDAY, MARCH 28

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:


National Institutes of Health

Grant No. 1 R13 NS43050-01




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