Morphogenesis and Regenerative Medicine at the University of Virginia

Symposium Program

Keynote Lecture
Eric Wieschaus (Princeton University): Cellularization and Gastrulation

Session 1: Patterning/Morphogens
Alex Schier (Skirball Institute): Nodal Signaling: From Morphogens to Morphogenesis

Janet Heasman (University of Cincinnati): Early Xenopus Development

Gary Odell (University of Washington-Seattle): Modeling of Signaling Networks and Morphogenetic Movements

Session 2: Cell Biology of Tissue Structure
Paul Adler (University of Virginia): Planar Polarity in the Drosophila Wing

Masatoshi Takeichi (Riken Institute): Cell Adhesion, and Neural Morphogenesis

Session 3: Organogenesis
Frank Costantini (Columbia University): Kidney Morphogenesis

Kathryn Anderson (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center): Genetic Control of Gastrulation and Neural Patterning in the Mouse Embryo

Session 4: Tissue Homeostasis and Disease
Mark Ferguson (University of Manchester): Skin Regeneration Following Wounding: Application of Discoveries from the Embryo

Hans Clevers (Utrecht University): Intestinal Morphogenesis, Colorectal Cancer, and WNT signaling

Francoise Dieterlen (Institut d'Embryologie Cellulaire et Moleculaire du CNRS): Embryonic and Fetal Hematopoiesis

Session 5: Tissue Engineering/Biomaterials
Jeff Hubbell (Institute for Biomedical Engineering, ETH-Zurich): Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering, Polymer Chemistry

Session 6: Stem Cell Biology
Helen Blau (Stanford University): Stem Cells, Muscle Development and Regeneration

Allan Spradling (Carnegie Institute): Stem Cell Niches, Drosophila Ovary Development

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