Fibroblast cytoskeleton and focal adhesions. Patrick Oakes.

Physical Models of Biological Systems

2 August 2016 | Hopeman 224, Bausch & Lomb 106 | University of Rochester
A workshop to foster collaboration across disciplines among researchers studying physical models of biological systems.
Sponsored by the departments of Physics & Astronomy and Mechanical Engineering.

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In Hopeman 224:

12:00 Lunch

In Bausch & Lomb 106:

1:00-2:45 Talks

2:45-3:15 Sound bites

3:15-3:45 Coffee and collaboration

3:45-5:30 Talks

Invited speakers

Jessica Shang: Applications of fluid mechanics to single ventricle palliation

Jong-Hoon Nam: Micro-fluid domains in the inner ear

Alice Quillen: A geometric view of the locomotion of vibrating elastic bodies

Patrick Oakes: Elastic or Viscous? Modeling cellular mechanics

James McGrath: Building better tissue models on silicon chips

Michael Welte: As the fat flies: Protein dynamics in fruit fly embryos

Sound bites

Eric Blackman, Moumita Das, Xinyi Fang, Ibrahim Mohammad, Thomas Nevins, David Ross, George Thurston, Richard Waugh, Fernando Zvietcovich

Coming? Contributing a sound bite about your research? Please RSVP to Doug Kelley or Alice Quillen so we can update the schedule and order enough lunch.

PICTURED: The actin cytoskeleton and focal adhesions of immunostained 3T3 Fibroblasts constrained on micropatterns. Images courtesy of Patrick Oakes.