April 16, 2013

Epithelial Biology Center 2013 Symposium to be Thursday, April 18

The Epithelial Biology Center hosts its 2013 Symposium, Thursday, April 18, from noon to 5 p.m. in 202 and 208 Light Hall.

The 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 Flexner Discovery Lecture Series at 4 p.m. in 208 Light Hall.

The Epithelial Biology Center was established under the leadership of Director Robert Coffey, M.D., professor of Medicine and Cell & Developmental Biology, and Co-Director James 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.

For more information, contact Meghan O’Loughlin at 343-1590 or  meghanoloughlin@vanderbilt.edu, or visit the EBC website at www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/ebc.