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UNC’s Mechanistic and Integrative Biological Sciences (MiBio) T32 Training Program’s Back to Basics Symposium
March 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
We will be hosting various exemplary, interdisciplinary researchers and trainees
who demonstrate how exciting, innovative, and critical basic biological research is.
This year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Henry Higgs (Dartmouth University) who is an expert in the actin cytoskeleton, particularly interested in
ER-associated actin and the relationship between filopodia and stress fibers. Dr. Higgs will present a talk entitled
“A novel role for protein acetylation, regulation of organelle dynamics through formin protein INF2.”
- Kathrin Plath from UCLA (regulation of gene expression during development and reprogramming)
- Karen Oegema from UCSD (cell division and embryonic development)
- David Parichy from UVA (pigment pattern formation, stem cells, and adult form)
- David Sherwood from Duke (morphogenetic processes in development)
Registration and Abstract Submission:
For those who wish to present data at the symposium, the abstract submission deadline has been extended to Friday, March 15th.
Abstracts should include a title and all authors. If not submitting an abstract, please register online at
https://www.med.unc.edu/biochem/schedule-of-dept-events/2019-back-to-basics-mibio-symposium/ by Monday, March 18th.
Symposium Happy Hour:
All symposium attendees are invited to the on-site happy hour that begins at 5PM.
Please address questions to MiBio trainee, Melissa Plooster (firstname.lastname@example.org).