Friday, June 23, 2023
Cornelia Clapp Auditorium

Sessions Open to the Community; Pre-Registration Required for Meals

Time Event

8:00 – 8:30 AM

Coffee and Pastries, MBL Quad

Session 1 8:30 – 10:30 AM
Moderator: Andrew Gillis, Associate Scientist, Bay Paul Center

8:30 – 8:40 AM

Welcome Remarks
Jen Morgan, Senior Scientist and Director, Bell Center

8:40 – 9:00 AM

Thinking About Regeneration Across Scales
Jane Maienschein, MBL Fellow; Professor and Director, Center for Biology and Society, Arizona State University

9:00 – 9:30 AM

Germline Regeneration in the Crustacean Parhyale hawaiensis
Nipam Patel, MBL Director

9:30 – 10:00 AM

Patterning the Cephalopod Body Plan
Carrie Albertin, Assistant Scientist, Bell Center

10:00 – 10:30 AM

Cellular Mechanisms of Reproductive Longevity in the Sea Star
Zak Swartz, Assistant Scientist, Bell Center

10:30 – 11:00 AM

Coffee Break, MBL Quad

Session 2 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Moderator: Zak Swartz, Assistant Scientist, Bell Center

11:00 – 11:30 AM

Molecular Mechanisms of Regeneration: Insights from Axolotls
Karen Echeverri, Associate Scientist, Bell Center

11:30 – 11:45 AM

Illuminating Mechanisms of Parkinson’s Disease Using the Lamprey Giant Synapse
Cristina Román-Vendrell, Postdoc, Morgan Lab

11:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Xenopus Models of Human Disease
Nikko-Ideen Shaidani, National Xenopus Resource Lab Manager

12:00 – 1:30 PM

Lunch, MBL Quad
Pre-Registration Required

Session 3 1:30 – 3:30 PM
Moderator: Juan Diaz Quiroz, Research Scientist, Bell Center

1:30 – 2:00 PM

Building a Sensory System: Using the Zebrafish to Understand Anterior Lateral Line Development
Vicky Prince, Professor, Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago

2:00 – 2:15 PM

Deciphering High-Level A-to-I RNA Recoding in Cephalopods
Gjendine Voss, Postdoctoral Fellow, Rosenthal Lab

2:15 – 2:45 PM

Ultrafast Physiological Color Change in Cephalopods
Roger Hanlon, Senior Scientist, Bell Center

2:45 – 3:15 PM

Astrangia poculata, a New Model System for Coral Symbiosis and Calcification
Loretta Roberson, Associate Scientist, Bell Center

3:15 – 4:00 PM

Coffee Break

Session 4 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Moderator: Anne Sylvester, MBL Director of Research

4:00 – 4:30 PM

Democratizing Science Communication
Ron Vale, Vice President and Executive Director, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Research Campus

4:30 – 5:00 PM

Imaging at MBL: From True and Trusted to Cutting Edge
Rudolf Oldenbourg, Senior Scientist, Bell Center

5:00 – 5:30 PM

Quantitative Label-Free Microscopy Using Polarization of Light
Michael Shribak, Senior Scientist, Bell Center

5:30 – 6:00 PM

Eavesdropping on the Developmental Mechanics of the Embryo with Multimodal Imaging
Scott E. Fraser, Provost Professor of Biology and Bioengineering, Director of Science Initiatives, University of Southern California

6:00 – 6:10 PM

Closing Remarks
Jen Morgan, Senior Scientist and Director, Bell Center

Celebration and Friday Evening Lecture

6:10 – 7:30 PM

Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres, Swope Terrace
Pre-Registration Required

8:00 – 9:00 PM

Friday Evening Lecture
Molecular Engineering for Turning Immunity On and Off
Jeff Hubbell, Eugene Bell Professor in Tissue Engineering, Vice Dean and Executive Officer of the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago