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BAMM 2019

6th Annual Boston Area Mitosis and Meiosis Meeting

DATE
May 18, 2019

LOCATION
Whitehead Institute, Cambridge, MA

 

ORGANIZERS:

Kristin Knouse, M.D., Ph.D.
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

Radhika Subramanian, Ph.D.
MGH and Harvard Medical School

Iain Cheeseman, Ph.D.
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

CONTACT | bamm.meeting@gmail.com

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Angelika Amon, Ph.D.

Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, MIT

Kathleen and Curtis Marble Professor of Cancer Research

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

BAMM 2019 KEYNOTE SPEAKER | Angelika Amon, PhD, Ph.D.

Tim Stearns, Ph.D.

Stanford University

Frank Lee and Carol Hall Professor and Professor of Genetics

Professor, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

BAMM 2019 KEYNOTE SPEAKER | Tim Stearns, Ph.D.

9:00 – 9:45 | Registration, Poster Setup, Refreshments

9:45 – 10:00 | Opening Remarks

10:00 – 10:35 | Opening Keynote

Angelika Amon (Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, MIT)
“Causes and consequences of aneuploidy”

10:35 – 11:45

Kristin Knouse (Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research)
“Understanding and conferring regenerative capacity across mammalian tissues”

Carlos Perea-Resa (Blower Lab, Massachusetts General Hospital)
“Cohesin removal reprograms gene expression upon mitotic entry”

Michelle Facette (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
“The Opaque1/Discordia2 myosin XI is required for asymmetric cell division”

11:45 – 12:20 | Lightning Talks

Vikash Verma (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
“Direct observation of branching MT nucleation in living animal cells”

James Pelletier (Harvard Medical School)
“Mechanical interactions between microtubules, F-actin, and membranous organelles induce correlated flows in Xenopus egg extracts”

Alexandra Nguyen (MIT)
“Context-specific gene requirements for cell division”

Brenda Lemos (Brandeis University)
“DNA Damage-Dependent Localization of Yeast Securin to Vacuoles”

Peter Foster (MIT)
“Active mechanics of starfish oocytes”

12:20 – 1:20 | Lunch and Group Photo

1:20-3:00

Patrick Lusk (Yale University)
“Why does a nuclear pore protein moonlight at centrosomes?”

Amity Manning (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
“Epigenetic regulation of genome stability”

Alan Brown (Harvard Medical School)
“Structural relationship between ciliary doublet microtubules and centrioles”

Lillian Fritz-Laylin (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
“How does an interphase cell with no microtubules build a spindle?”

3:00-3:30 | Lightning Talks

Jason Palladino (Univ. of Connecticut)
“Targeted de novo centromere formation in Drosophila reveals plasticity and maintenance potential of CENP-A”

Johnathan Meaders (Boston College)
“A Pushing Mechanism for Microtubule Aster Positioning in Large Cells”

Sabine Elowe (Université Laval)
“Insights into the function of the BUBR1 pseudokinase domain during mitosis”

John Replogle (MIT)
“Aneuploidy Increases Chemotherapeutic Resistance Through Cell Cycle Effects”

Maya Anjur-Dietrich (Harvard University)
“Measuring force responses in the mitotic spindle”

3:30 – 4:30 | Poster Session

4:30 – 5:00

David Pellman (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute)
“Mechanisms linking chromothripsis and chromosome breakage fusion bridge cycles”

5:00 – 6:00 | Closing Keynote

Tim Stearns (Stanford University)
“The cilium and the cell cycle: a codependent relationship”

6:00 – 7:00 | Refreshments

POSTERS

  1. Alexandra Nguyen“Context-specific gene requirements for cell division”
  2. Anupama Seshan“Preserving ploidy: an investigation of the regulation and alternate functions of Lte1, a budding yeast mitotic exit network activator”
  3. Brenda Lemos“DNA Damage-Dependent Localization of Yeast Securin to Vacuoles”
  4. Bryce Santinello“Identification of a non-LTR retrotransposon at Drosophila centromeres”
  5. Claire Goul“Characterization of Players in Microtubule Function”
  6. Conor Herlihy“H3K9 Methylation Regulates Error Correction During Mitosis”
  7. Dayna Mercadante“Modeling the Dynamics of Centrosome Clustering”
  8. I-Ju Lee“Identifying Mechanisms for Nuclear Envelope Sealing”
  9. James Pelletier“Mechanical interactions between microtubules, F-actin, and membranous organelles induce correlated flows in Xenopus egg extracts”
  10. Jason Palladino“Targeted de novo centromere formation in Drosophila reveals plasticity and maintenance potential of CENP-A chromatin”.
  11. Jette Lengefeld“Cell size determines stem cell potential”
  12. John Replogle“Aneuploidy increases chemotherapeutic resistance through cell cycle effects”
  13. Johnathan Meaders“A Pushing Mechanism for Microtubule Aster Positioning in Large Cells”
  14. Karthik Dhanasekeran and Nidhi Vishnoi“Differential turnover of Nup188 controls its localization at centrosomes and function in centriole duplication”
  15. Kwasi Agbleke“Open Science Seminars: Making seminars accessible to improve student learning”
  16. Margaux Audett“Drosophila KNL1 regulates the spindle assembly checkpoint through tension sensing.”
  17. Maya Anjur-Dietrich“Measuring force responses in the mitotic spindle”
  18. Mitchell Leibowitz“Therapeutic CRISPR strategies induce on-target genome catastrophe”
  19. Osama Garwain“Loss of ki-67 leads to abnormal mitotic Chromosomal morphology and increased DNA damage sensitivity”
  20. Peter Foster“Active mechanics of starfish oocytes”
  21. Sabine Elowe“Insights into the function of the BUBR1 pseudokinase domain during mitosis”
  22. Sam Dundon“The fission yeast γ-tubulin regulatory complex Mto1/Mto2 plays a role in actomyosin ring constriction”
  23. Sarah Yunes“Transcription factor LSF regulates mitosis through non-transcriptional mechanisms.”
  24. Sathyan Kizhakke Mattada“An improved auxin-inducible degron system preserves native protein levels and enables rapid and specific protein depletion”
  25. Shuo Jiang“How the non-motile ciliary kinesin Kif7 finds microtubule ends”
  26. Vikash Verma“Direct observation of branching MT nucleation in living animal cells”
  27. Whitney Johnson“Cell division errors and genome catastrophe in pancreatic cancer organoids”
  28. Will Conway“Towards Measuring NDC80c Kinetics and Cooperativity from FLIM-FRET Fluctuations”
  29. Xiao-Feng Zheng“CDK5 relieves mitotic inhibition of 53BP1 to allow its localization to DNA damage site”

MAPS

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Albany Street Garage
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Please note: The Hayward lot is not available due to a large scale construction project on the site.

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