pMDX graduate student Vincent Boudreau and former aMDX MSc student and tech Carlos Patino Descovich were 2/3 of the planning team for this year’s Triangle Cytoskeleton Meeting.
Sponsored in part by the American Society for Cell Biology, the meeting took place at the picturesque Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw, NC. It was attended by scientists not only from the Research Triangle, but from 20 institutions all together.
The organizers recruited four outstanding faculty speakers, including Dyche Mullins who gave the keynote address. They also selected a fantastic line-up of trainee speakers who were engaging and expert, and spanned a great breadth of cytoskeleton biology.
aMDX post-doc Michael Werner was selected to present his work of the molecular mechanisms of cell shape change in cytokinesis. Other lab members presented posters.
A delicious lunch was served, refreshments were also available at a happy hour and during poster sessions, and attendees took home NC-made ceramic mugs. It was a tremendous success, again!
Faculty and trainees voted for one molecular and cell biology graduate student to speak at the annual departmental research symposium – and it was our own Vincent Boudreau!
Vincent Boudreau was selected by the Biology Department’s faculty, student and post-docs to give this year’s Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology graduate student talk during the department’s annual research symposium. His talk, discussing several aspects of the final steps of the cell cycle including how chromosomes decondense, how the nuclear envelope is assembled, and how nuclear import is activated, was entitled “Timely exit from mitosis requires the reactivation of nucleocytoplasmic trafficking.