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Official Program

8:00am - 9:00am Check-in and breakfast/meet and greet
9:00am - 9:30am Welcome and plan for the day, opening remarks
9:30am - 10:30am

Keynote external speaker: Dr. Mark von Zastrow, University of California, San Fransisco

"Surprises at the interface of membrane trafficking and cellular signaling"

                                                                                                                        Session 1

10:30am - 10:50 am

Dr. David Stone- University of Illinois, Chicago

"Playing hard to get- yeast cells ignore signals from potential mating partners before gradually committing to intimacy"

10:50am - 11:00am Coffee and snack break
11:00am - 11:20am

Dr. R.Claudio Aguilar- Purdue University

"Endocytosis of  Ubiquitinated Proteins: How is specificity achieved?"

11:30am - 12:00pm Poster set up
11:30am - 12:30pm Lunch
12:30pm - 1:30pm Poster session (30 posters) presented by undergraduate and graduate students and postdocs from various institutions

                                                                                                                      Session 2

1:30pm - 3:00pm Career Development Panel
3:00pm - 3:10pm Coffee break
3:10pm - 3:30pm

Dr. Arun Anantharam-University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

"The role of vesicle heterogeneity in calcium-triggered exocytosis"

3:30pm - 3:50pm

Dr. Chunhua Zhang- Purdue University

"Use of small molecule Endosidin2 to understand exocytosis regulation in plants"

3:50pm-4:10pm Dr. Stacey Gilk- IU School of Medicine, Indianapolis
4:10pm - 4:55pm

Midwest Keynote: Dr. Nava Segev, University of Illinois, Chicago

"Ypt/Rab GTPases in Secretion and Autophagy"

5:00pm-5:15pm Closing remarks