Biophysical and Microscale Analyses of Molecular and Cellular Function

Monday, January 14, 2013, 1:20pm-2:55pm EST

Session Co-Chairs:

  • Neda Bagheri, Northwestern University
  • Ian C. Schneider, Iowa State University


Invited Speakers:

  • Celeste Nelson, Princeton University: Sculpting airways and ducts-the physical forces of tissue morphogenesis

Oral Presentations:

  • Margaret Ackerman, Dartmouth College: Parsing Humoral Immunity: Array Technology to Profile Natural Modulation of Antibody Function
  • Alexander Dunn, Stanford University: Imaging Mechanical Force Transmission At the Single Molecule Level in Living Cells
  • Christina Chan, Michigan State University: Biophysical Mechanism by Which Palmitic Acid Induces IRE1 Signaling and ER Stress

Celeste Nelson

Celeste M. Nelson is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Chemical & Biological Engineering and Molecular Biology at Princeton University. She earned S.B. degrees in Chemical Engineering and Biology at MIT in 1998, a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2003, followed by postdoctoral training in Life Sciences at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory until 2007. Her laboratory specializes in using engineered tissues and computational models to understand how mechanical forces direct developmental patterning events during tissue...Read more