Insane about Membrane Traffic

Saturday, October 18, 2014: 3:45 PM-5:15 PM
LACC 301AB (Los Angeles Convention Center)
Leticia Vega, PhD, Associate Professor of Biology, Barry University and JoAnn Trejo, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology/Director, San Diego IRACDA, University of California, San Diego

Description: Cellular materials including hormones, enzymes, neurotransmitters and receptors are synthesized and sorted to their final destination in a process called membrane trafficking. Membrane trafficking defects underlie diseases like cancer, neurodegenerative, and vascular disorders. In this session, scientists will discuss their research and how their findings help us understand human diseases.

3:45 PM
Introductory Remarks
3:50 PM
Endosome Mechanisms of Schizophrenia Susceptibility Genes
Victor Faundez, MD/PhD , Professor , Emory University
4:10 PM
The Odyssey of Secreted Synaptic Molecules: The Many Challenges Secreted Molecules Encounter onTheir Path to Affect Change
Gregorio Valdez, PhD , Assistant Professor , Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, College of Science, Virginia Tech, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
4:30 PM
Regulating Membrane Trafficking in Worms
Andrea Holgado, PhD , Associate Professor of Biology , Southwestern Oklahoma State University