Symposium and Faculty Workshop on Integrin Signaling in Physiology and Disease
Integrins are cell-surface receptors that control key cellular functions including adhesion and motility. They have been linked to a variety of diseases and pathologies, and are significant therapeutic targets. The MU campus has an excellent core of researchers investigating the role of integrin signaling in cardiovascular physiology and other laboratories examining integrin function in development, disease and tissue engineering.
To leverage campus strengths in integrin signaling, Mizzou Advantage sponsored a regional symposium and faculty workshop to identify challenges facing the field and to provide a forum for intensive interactions among campus faculty to facilitate new collaborations.
The Integrin Signaling in Physiology and Disease symposium and faculty workshop was hosted at MU in October 2010 and was organized by Anand Chandrasekhar (Biological Sciences), Michael Hill (Medical Pharmacology and Physiology), James Lee (Biological Engineering), Gerald Meininger (Medical Pharmacology and Physiology), Sharon Stack (Pathology and Anatomical Sciences), and Gary Weisman (Biochemistry).
It included keynote addresses from leading researchers from the Universities of North Carolina and California as well as the University of Singapore. The conference also featured a poster session and short talks given by faculty members about their most recent research.
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