Printable Schedule with Abstracts

We have an exciting lineup of confirmed speakers.

8:30-9:00       Registration, light breakfast
9:00-9:30       Pinar Zorlutuna (University of Notre Dame)-Beyond Cellular Aging: Interdependence and Cooperative Effects in Failing Tissues
9:30-10:00     Qiong Yang (University of Michigan)-From molecules to development: understanding how biological oscillators function and coordinate
10:00-10:30   Adilson Motter (Northwestern)-Pattern formation driven by the converse of symmetry breaking

10:30-11:00  Coffee Break

11:00-11:30 Neda Bagheri (Northwestern)-Prediction and analysis of emergent dynamics in heterogeneous cell populations
11:30-12:00  Esther Gomez (Penn State)-Mechanobiology of epithelial-myofibroblast transition
12:00-12:30  Megan McClean (University of Wisconsin)-Elucidating principles of biological signal processing using microfluidic and optogenetic tools

12:30-1:30    LUNCH – Provided in Jordan Hall Reading Room

1:30-2:00       Robert Woods (University of Michigan)- Transmission dynamics and resistance evolution in Enterococcus faecium in the hospital setting

2:00-2:30       Rebecca Smith (University of Illinois)- Disease Modeling on the Slow Side

2:30-3:15       Lightning talks

3:15-3:30       Coffee break

3:30-4:00       Yann Dufour (Michigan State University)-Evolution, function, and control of non-genetic phenotypic diversity in bacterial populations
4:00-4:30       Erol Akcay (University of Pennsylvania)- Social inheritance and its consequences in animal societies
4:30-5:00        Casim Sarkar (University of Minnesota)-Analysis and engineering of cellular decision making 

5:00-6:00       Poster Session

Name Title
1 Aylin Acun A Tissue Engineered Model of Aging
2 Brittni Bertolet Modeling methane emissions with methanogen community traits
3 Uryan Isik Can Muscle Cell-Based Electronics
4 Jianxu Chen Combining Fully Convolutional and Recurrent Neural Networks for 3D Biomedical Image Segmentation
5 Nicholas Contento Electrically modulated intercellular calcium waves in the Drosophila wing imaginal disc
6 Paulina Eberts Extension of Non-destructive 3D Immunostaining to Paraffin Embedded Tissues
7 Zhaleh Ghaemi Atomistic and cell simulations of U1 spliceosomal particle
8 Kelsey Hallinen Cooperation and Spatial Architecture in E. faecalis Biofilms
9 Francisco Huizar Analysis of calcium-mediated signaling cross-talk during wound healing and tissue growth
10 Jamison Jangula Sub-cellular Element Modelling of Cytokineses in Epithelial Cells
11 Erin Jonasson Reconsidering the concept of critical concentration as it applies to microtubules and other steady-state polymers
12 Shaunasee Kocen Myocardium-on-Chip with Real Time miRNA Detection
13 Alyssa Lesko Adenomatous Polyposis Coli regulates cell motility through C-terminal interactions with the cytoskeleton
14 Maria Cristina Miranda Vergara Distinguishable Roles for Epithelial and Stromal MMP3 During Breast Cancer
15 Cody Narciso A regulated environment for micro-organs defines conditions for stimulating intercellular Ca2+ waves in epithelia
16 Dung Trung Nguyen Investigating the effects of substrate stiffness on contractile force generation and propagation of myocardial cells
17 Rachel Oidtman Disentangling the relative roles of importation and weather in driving interannual variation in dengue epidemics in Guangzhou, China
18 Joseph R. Peterson Parametric Studies of Metabolic Cooperativity in Escherichia coli Colonies
19 Matthew Pharris A Rule-based Model of the Ca2+/Calmodulin-dependent Protein Kinase II
20 Owen Puls Examining the Nature of Mitotic Wave Synchronization through Numerical Methods
21 Vanessa Rivera-Quiñones Evolutionary Branching in Disease Dynamics
22 Jared Scripture Using computational models to study treadmilling behavior of microtubules and other steady-state polymers
23 Dharsan Soundarrajan Dynamics of Calcium Waves in epithelial networks in Drosophila wing imaginal disc
24 Julien Varennes Emergent versus Individual-based Multicellular Chemotaxis
25 Qinfeng Wu Hedgehog signaling modulates intercellular calcium waves through an incoherent feed-forwared loop in the wing disc
26 Yueh-Fu Wu Investigating the impact of the environment on the rate of evolutionary adaptation in vitro and in silico
27 Xiaoshan Yue 3D Hydrogel Microwell Arrays with Tunable S:ffness and Encapsulated Adipocytes as a Tumor Microenvironment Model for Studying Breast Cancer
28 Yide Zhang Super-Sensitivity and Super-Resolution Multiphoton Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy