Symposium: Novel Regulators and Functions of Epithelial Junctions

Symposium: Novel Regulators and Functions of Epithelial Junctions

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)


Sean Colgan, PhDChair
Sean Colgan, PhD
University of Colorado

William Muller, MD, PhDCo-Chair
William Muller, MD, PhD
Northwestern University

Session Description: Epithelial junctions are key regulators of tissue integrity and homeostasis, and their compromise contributes to the pathogenesis of inflammatory and immune disorders. This symposium will highlight recent developments in this exciting area of research and will touch upon developmental and disease pathways. The talks will cover the role of intercellular junction proteins in a range of tissues, including simple and complex epithelia.


  Chair - Welcome and Introductions  
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM Going In Circles Gets You Somewhere: Signaling Mechanisms That Coordinate Cell Movements For Epithelial Migration
Sally Horne-Badovinac, PhD • The University of Chicago
Sally Horne-Badovinac, PhD
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM Actin and Myosin-Dependent Regulation of Epithelial Apical Junctions: How Many Skeletons are in the Closet?
Andrei I. Ivanov, PhD • Lerner Research Institute of Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Andrei I. Ivanov, PhD
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM How Desmosomal Cadherins Help to Create Complex Epithelia
Kathleen Green, PhD • Northwestern University
Kathleen Green, PhD
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM Regulation of Simple Epithelial Wound Repair by Desmosomal Cadherin, Desmocollin 2
Asma Nusrat, MD • University of Michigan
Asma Nusrat, MD
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