2010 Signal Transduction Research Training Symposium

April 6, 2010 : Fluno Center, Madison, WI

weinbergThe eighth annual signal transduction research training symposium will be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at the Fluno Center.  It will be a full day that includes a Keynote address by Dr. Robert A, Weinberg, PhD, MIT.  Dr. Weinberg is is a Founding Member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and Professor of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Weinberg lab is known for its discoveries of the first human oncogene – the ras oncogene that causes normal cells to form tumors, and the isolation of the first known tumor suppressor gene – the Rb gene.

There will be 8 short talks (25 minutes) by students and postdocs, two poster sessions and a reception.   The day will include a continental breakfast, lunch and an afternoon break.



  • Jessica Heck, MCP, Keely Lab
    The Rho GEF, GEF-H1, is Regulated by and Activates Rho in Response to 3D Collagen Matrix Density in Breast Epithelial Cells.
  • Christa Cortesio, BMC, Huttenlocher Lab
    Calpain-Mediated Cleavage of Paxillin Negatively Regulates Invasive Cancer Cell Migration
  • Matt Wagoner, MCP, Roopra Lab
    The Tumor Suppressor REST is Lost in Aggressive Breast Cancer
  • Kyung Eun Sung, Postdoc, Beebe Lab
    Transition to invasion in breast cancer: a microfluidic in vitro model


  • Robert A. Weinberg, MIT & Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
    Malignant Progression and Cancer Stem Cells


  • Dominique Fontanilla, MCP, Ruoho Lab
    Pharmacology & Functional Characterization of the Sigma-1 Receptor: A Study Utilizing Sigma-1 Receptor Photoprobes & the Sigma-1 Knockout Mouse
  • Rita Buresh, Pharm Science, Marker Lab
    Sulfatase 1 is an Inhibitor of Ductal Morphogenesis and Fibroblast Growth Factor Signaling with Sexually Dimorphic Expression in the Urogenital Sinus
  • Stephanie Maiden, MCP, Hardin Lab
    HMP-1/±-catenin mediates morphogenesis through actin binding independent of dimerization
  • Christy Barlow, Postdoc, Anderson Lab
    A Poly (A) Polymerase Switch at the 3′ end of mRNA mediates the Expression of Star-PAP Target Genes