Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Time: 1:15 PM
Place: Room 103 WSK
Natasza Kurpios, PhD
Robert Hovey Udall Assistant Professor
Molecular Medicine
College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
“Transcriptional Controls and Cellular Interactions during Gut Morphogenesis and Vasculogenesis”

Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Time: 1:15 PM
Place: Room 103 WSK
Akiko Nishiyama, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Physiology & Neurobiology
University of Connecticut, Storrs
“NG2 cell proliferation and dynamics of oligodendrocyte differentiation during development and myelin repair”

Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Time: 1:15 PM
Place: Room 103 WSK
Nina Jones, PhD

Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair, Tier II
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
University of Guelph
Ontario, Canada
“Phosphotyrosine signaling pathways at the kidney slit diaphragm”

Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Time: 1:15 PM
Place: Room 103 WSK
Elena Torban, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology
McGill University
Montreal, Canada
“Planar cell polarity gene, Fuzzy: its role in development and disease”


wild-type paxillin cells
wild-type paxillin cells

paxillin lacking LD4 cells
paxillin lacking LD4 cells

Cells expressing wild-type paxillin (top) or paxillin lacking LD4 (bottom) were scratch-wounded followed by fixation 12 hours post-wounding. Tubulin (Green) and alpha-mannosidase II (Red) were labeled to note cell polarization and Golgi orientation. Cells expressing paxillin lacking LD4 are unable to reorient the Golgi towards the wound edge. From the lab of Christopher Turner, PhD.

lab assistant examining bottles