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 is a Professor in the departments of Chemical & Biological Engineering and Molecular Biology at Princeton University. After earning S.B. degrees in Chemical Engineering and Biology at MIT in 1998, Celeste attended the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where she was awarded her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering in 2003 for work completed with Christopher Chen. Celeste then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Mina Bissell's group in the Life Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Celeste's contributions to the fields of tissue mechanics and...Read more