Centennial Celebration: Cell Biology and Physiology

The Department of Cell Biology and Physiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis will mark its 100th anniversary with a month-long series of events in October, including lectures and a symposium featuring some of today’s most visionary scientific thinkers.

For more than a century, the department has been one of the top cell biology and physiology programs in the country. It comprises an interactive group of 17 faculty with broad research interests. Many are engaged in active collaborations with clinical colleagues to translate their basic and pre-clinical findings.

Also in October, Helen Piwnica-Worms, PhD, the Gerty T. Cori Professor and head of the department, together with colleagues from around the world, will honor Philip D. Stahl, PhD who stepped down as department head last March. Piwnica-Worms succeeded Stahl, who served as the head of the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology from 1984 to 2011.

For more information about the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology Centennial Celebration lectures and symposium, please visit http://www.cellbiology.wustl.edu.

Scheduled Speakers

Friday, October 7
Alan Hall, PhD
Chair, Cell Biology Program
Sloan-Kettering Institute

Friday, October 14
David E. Clapham, MD, PhD
Aldo R. Castaneda Professor of Cardiovascular Research
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Harvard Medical School

Friday, October 21
William C. Hahn, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Deputy Chief Scientific Officer
Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Monday, October 24
Erlanger-Gasser Lecture
Gregory J. Hannon, PhD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Thursday, October 27
Philip D. Stahl, PhD
Professor, Cell Biology and Physiology
Washington University School of Medicine

Friday, October 28
Daylong Symposium

Edwin W. McCleskey, PhD
Scientific Officer
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Sandra Schmid, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Cell Biology
The Scripps Research Institute

Scott E. Fraser, PhD
Anna L. Rosen Professor of Biology
Director, Biological Imaging Center
California Institute of Technology

Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, PhD
Chief, Section on Organelle Biology,
Cell Biology and Metabolism Branch
National Institutes of Health

James E. Rothman, PhD
Professor and Chair, Cell Biology
Wallace Professor of Biomedical Sciences
Yale University