The Gordon Research Seminar on Epithelial Differentiation & Keratinization is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
The 2013 GRS will encompass diverse themes including: epithelial morphogenesis and stem cells; epithelial cancers; epigenetic regulatory mechanisms; and genomic approaches in epithelial biology.
As part of our meeting, Dr. Valerie Horsley from Yale University will precept a Scientific Writing Workshop in which she will outline strategies for writing successful grants and scientific papers.
The 2013 Epithelial Differentiation & Keratinization GRS will provide graduate students and post-docs with an invaluable learning and networking experience that will help to further their careers in research.
|1:30 pm - 4:30 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:00 pm - 3:15 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair|
|3:15 pm - 4:00 pm||Keynote Session: Interactions of Stem Cells with Their Niche|
|Discussion Leaders: Sarah Millar (University of Pennsylvania) and Fang Liu (University of Pennsylvania)|
|3:15 pm - 3:45 pm||Mayumi Ito (New York University)
"Heterotypic stem cell communication during hair follicle regeneration"
|3:45 pm - 4:00 pm||Discussion|
|4:00 pm - 5:30 pm||Poster Session I|
|5:30 pm - 7:30 pm||Skin Appendage and Epithelial Morphogenesis, Stem Cells and Regeneration|
|Discussion Leaders: Mayumi Ito (New York University) and Peggy Myung (Yale University)|
|5:30 pm - 5:50 pm||Laura Ahtiainen (University of Helsinki)
"Imaging epithelial morphogenesis in live embryonic tissue on a single cell level in the developing hair placode"
|5:50 pm - 5:55 pm||Discussion|
|5:55 pm - 6:15 pm||Mingang Xu (University of Pennsylvania)
"Identification of Wnt ligands and secreted inhibitors required for ectodermal appendage development and patterning"
|6:15 pm - 6:20 pm||Discussion|
|6:20 pm - 6:40 pm||Ryan Driskell (University of Cambridge)
"Dermal papilla cell function and its role in hair follicle formation"
|6:40 pm - 6:45 pm||Discussion|
|6:45 pm - 6:55 pm||Yanne Doucet (Columbia University Medical Center)|
"The touch dome defines a new niche in the skin epidermis"
|6:55 pm - 7:00 pm||Discussion|
|7:00 pm - 7:10 pm||Ritsuko Morita (Riken Center for Development Biology)|
"Analysis of Tooth Germ Epithelium Morphogenesis by Four-dimensional Cell Tracking as a Quantitative Kinetic Analysis System"
|7:10 pm - 7:15 pm||Discussion|
|7:15 pm - 7:25 pm||Catherine Lu (Rockefeller University) |
"Identification of Stem Cell Populations in Sweat Glands and Ducts Reveals Roles in Homeostasis and Wound Repair"
|7:25 pm - 7:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||Epigenetic Mechanisms, Genomic Approaches and Evo-Devo Relationships in Epithelial Biology|
|Discussion Leaders: Valerie Horsley (Yale University) and Jill Goldstein (Yale University)|
|9:00 am - 9:20 am||Markus Kretz (Regensburg University)
"Control of epidermal differentiation by long noncoding RNAs"
|9:20 am - 9:25 am||Discussion|
|9:25 am - 9:45 am||Yana Kamberov (Harvard University)
"Genetic specification of hair and sweat gland density"
|9:45 am - 9:50 am||Discussion|
|9:50 am - 10:10 am||Paul Giresi (Stanford University)|
"Epigenomic profiling of rare and dynamic cell populations"
|10:10 am - 10:15 am||Discussion|
|10:15 am - 10:25 am||Gopinath Meenakshi Sundaram (Institute of Medical Biology of Singapore) |
"See-saw expression of microRNA-198 and FSTL1 protein from a single mRNA in cutaneous wound healing"
|10:25 am - 10:30 am||Discussion|
|10:30 am - 10:40 am||Giovanni Zito (Yale University) |
"Stem cells and their signals during skin tumor regression"
|10:40 am - 10:45 am||Discussion|
|10:45 am - 10:55 am||Jill Goldstein (Yale University) |
"Calcineurin/NFAT signaling links hormonal changes during pregnancy to hair growth"
|10:55 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session II|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:10 pm||Mechanisms Underlying Cancer Progression in Diverse Epithelia|
|Discussion Leaders: Markus Kretz (Regensburg University) and Claire Higgins (Columbia University)|
|1:30 pm - 1:50 pm||Khalil Kass Youssef (University Libre De Bruxelles)
"Identification of the cellular origin and the molecular mechanisms controlling basal cell carcinoma initiation"
|1:50 pm - 1:55 pm||Discussion|
|1:55 pm - 2:05 pm||Ryan Hobbs (Johns Hopkins University) |
"Keratin 17-dependent expression of Autoimmune regulator (Aire) regulates the immune response during skin tumorigenesis"
|2:05 pm - 2:10 pm||Discussion|
|2:10 pm - 2:40 pm||Mentorship Session|
|Valerie Horsley (Yale University)
"Get a life! Success in your academic career"
|2:40 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill out GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Gordon Research Seminar ends. For those attending the associated Gordon Research Conference, please check in at the GRC Office beginning at 4:00 pm.|