Symposium Schedule

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE for 20th Anniversary MBL Zebrafish Course Symposium

8:25– 8:30      Welcome (Sharon Amacher, Corinne Houart, and Erez Raz)

8:30 – 8:45     MBL Zebrafish Course: History and Perspective Corinne Houart, Professor, Kings College London current course co-director and faculty (20 yrs, 1998-2017)

Session 1: Chair, David Raible (16 yrs as course faculty; co-director 2008-2012)

8:45 – 9:15     John Dowling, Professor, Harvard University; MBL Zebrafish Course co-founder and faculty (20 yrs, 1998-2017)
Zebrafish Reminiscences

9:15 – 9:30     Katie Drerup, Investigator, NICHD Course Alumnus, Class of 2006
Regulation of retrograde mitochondrial transport in axons

9:30 – 9:45     Miguel Concha, Professor, University of Chile Course Alumnus, Class of 1998
Extra-embryonic tissue spreading directs early embryo morphogenesis in annual killifish

9:45 – 10:00    Alvaro Sagasti, Associate Professor, UCLA Course Alumnus, Class of 2001
How to wrinkle a membrane: coordinating cytoskeletal elements to make skin cell microridges

10:00 – 10:30  Judith Eisen, Professor, University of Oregon; MBL Zebrafish Course faculty (6 yrs, 1998-2005)
Developmental interactions between the microbiome and the nervous system

10:30 – 11:00  Coffee/Tea Break

Session 2: Chair, Michael Granato (20 years as course faculty, co-director 2010-2014)

11:00 – 11:30  Marc Wolman, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Course Alumnus, Class of 2005
PAPP-AA promotes retinal synaptogenesis to mediate dark guided behavior

11:30 – 11:45   Ellen Hoffman, Assistant Professor, Yale School of Medicine; Course Alumnus, Class of 2011
Identifying convergent pathways in zebrafish mutants of autism risk genes

11:45 – 12:00  Gil Levkowitz, Professor, Weizmann Institute of Science; Course Alumnus, Class of 2000
How a key interface between the brain’s neuro-hormonal and vascular systems is assembled

12:00 – 12:30  Joe Fetcho, Professor, Cornell University; MBL Zebrafish Course faculty (11 years, 1998-2010)
Zebrafish: from synapses to circuits and behavior in the best vertebrate model

12:30 – 1:45    Lunch on your own

Session 3: Chair, William Talbot (18 years as course faculty, co-director 2001-2004)

1:45 – 2:15       Andrea Pauli, Group Leader, IMP Vienna; Course Alumnus, Class of 2009
Small proteins with big roles

2:15 – 2:30       Alon Kahana, Associate Professor, University of Michigan; Course Alumnus, Class of 2008
Regulation of myocyte reprogramming in muscle regeneration

2:30 – 2:45      Jeff Mumm, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Course Alumnus, Class of 2001
Innate immune system regulation of neuronal regeneration

2:45 – 3:15      Alex Schier, Professor, Harvard University; MBL Zebrafish Course faculty (10 years, 2008-2017)
Nodal signaling: insights from zebrafish

3:15 – 3:45     Coffee/Tea Break

Session 4: Chair, Cecilia Moens (18 years as course faculty, co-director 2001-2006)

3:45 – 4:15      Mary Mullins, Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; MBL Zebrafish Course faculty (20 years, 1998-2017)
Shaping of a BMP morphogen gradient

4:15 – 4:30      Qiong Yang, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan; Course Alumnus, Class of 2012
Incoherent inputs enhance robustness of biological oscillators

4:30 – 4:45     Katie Kindt, Investigator, NIDCD; Course Alumnus, Class of 2007
Sensory integration and synaptic silencing in the lateral line

4:45 – 5:15     Scott Fraser, Provost Professor, University of Southern California; MBL Zebrafish Course faculty (3 years, 1999-2001)
Analyzing form and function of intact systems with quantitative imaging

5:15 – 5:45     Nancy Hopkins, Professor Emeritus, MIT; MBL Zebrafish Course co-founder and faculty (7 years, 1998-2004)
Twenty years of zebrafish research: A reflection and perspective

5:45– 6:00     Closing Statements and Group Photo

6:00 – 7:30     Mixer and Posters

7:30 – 11:00   Banquet