1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Introductory Comments by GRC Staff / Welcome and Introduction from the Chairs
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Keynote Session: Environmental Factors in Development
Swathi Arur (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, United States)
3:45 pm - 3:50 pm
Introduction by Discussion Leader
3:50 pm - 4:20 pm
Sally Dunwoodie (Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Sydney, Australia, Australia) "Environmental Factors that Mediate or Disrupt Mammalian Embryogenesis"
4:20 pm - 4:30 pm
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Growth, Differentiation and Regeneration
James Briscoe (The Francis Crick Institute, United Kingdom) and Marta Perera (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Dasaradhi Palakodeti (Institute for Stem Cell Science and Regenerative Medicine, India) "Elucidating the Mechanisms Critical for Pluripotency and Regeneration in Planarians"
8:00 pm - 8:10 pm
8:10 pm - 8:25 pm
Aarti Kejriwal (University of Calgary, Canada) "Role of FoxA2 in Hedgehog Signaling Termination in Zebrafish Spinal Cord"
8:25 pm - 8:30 pm
8:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Manisha Goyal (Institute For Stem Cell Science and Regenerative Medicine (inStem), India) "Sensory Control of Blood Progenitor Redox Balance in Drosophila"
8:45 pm - 8:50 pm
8:50 pm - 9:05 pm
Rosalío Reyes (CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico) "Dynamic Readout of the Hh Gradient in the Drosophila Wing Disc reveals Pattern-Specific Tradeoffs between Robustness and Precision"
9:05 pm - 9:10 pm
9:10 pm - 9:25 pm
Juana De La O (MIT, United States) "Dynamic Supracellular Actomyosin Network Architectures are Disrupted in SPCA1 Mutants During Cranial Mouse Neural Tube Closure"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 8:30 am
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Patterning and Morphogenesis
Matthew Lefebvre (University Of California Santa Barbara, United States)
9:00 am - 9:15 am
Avilash Singh Yadav (Cornell University, United States) "Stay FLAT or BUCKLE? The Causes and Consequences of Mechanical Buckling in Arabidopsis Sepals"
9:15 am - 9:20 am
9:20 am - 9:35 am
Noah Mitchell (University of California Santa Barbara, United States) "Visceral Organ Morphogenesis via Calcium-Patterned Muscle Constrictions"
9:35 am - 9:40 am
9:40 am - 9:55 am
Claire Charpentier (Children's National Hospital, United States) "The Cranial Mesenchyme as a Potential Driver of Neural Tube Closure"
9:55 am - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 10:15 am
Daniele Kunz (Postdoc, United Kingdom) "Downregulation of Extraembryonic Tension Controls Body Axis Formation in Avian Embryos"
10:15 am - 10:20 am
10:20 am - 10:35 am
Yue Lu (UT Southwestern Medical Center, United States) "Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms Underlying Myoblast Fusion during Mouse Skeletal Muscle Development"
10:35 am - 10:40 am
10:40 am - 10:55 am
John Durel (Columbia University, United States) "Cellular prestress of ECM fibers regulates nonlinear morphogenetic mechanics in the looping intestine"
10:55 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Genetic and Epigenetic Regulation of Cell Fate
Rohan Bhattacharya (Duke University, United States)
1:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Dingyu Liu (Sloan Kettering Institute, United States) "Interrogating the Lineage Trajectories and Regulators Governing Human Stem Cell-Derived Beta Cell Differentiation"
1:45 pm - 1:50 pm
1:50 pm - 2:05 pm
Emily Rivard (Harvard University, United States) "Molecular Evolution in Oskar Protein Function in Drosophila"
2:05 pm - 2:10 pm
2:10 pm - 2:25 pm
Sergio Menchero (The Francis Crick Institute, United Kingdom) "Developing Fast: Uncoupling of Transcriptional and Morphological Changes in Marsupial Organogenesis"
2:25 pm - 2:30 pm
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Complete the GRS Evaluation Forms; Election of Future Chair(s)