This half-day symposium will address the latest research in epithelial cell polarity, regulation of specific receptors, and defenses against pathogens that cause diseases of epithelial origin.
The agenda includes presentations from scientists from the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, the Section of Surgical Sciences, the Department of Cell & Developmental Biology and the Department of Pediatrics.
The keynote speakers are Keith Mostov, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Anatomy and Biochemistry at the University of California, San Francisco, and Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Ph.D., chief of the Section on Organelle Biology, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
Lippincott-Schwartz’ presentation is also part of the Vanderbilt Discovery Lecture Series at 4 p.m. in 208 Light Hall.
The Epithelial Biology Center was established under the leadership of Director Robert J. Coffey, M.D., professor of Medicine and Cell & Developmental Biology, and Co-Director James R. Goldenring, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Surgery and Cell & Developmental Biology.
The EBC brings together investigators from an array of disciplines to address complex issues in epithelial physiology and pathophysiology in an effort to better understand and cure diseases of epithelial origin.