The Molecular Developmental Biology of Lymphocytes

Symposium in honor of Ellen Rothenberg , Albert Billings Ruddock Professor of Biology, on the occasion of her 65th birthday

This symposium will honor Ellen Rothenberg's life and science with a celebration of the scientific field that she loves and to which she has made major contributions. An outstanding group of Ellen's colleagues and friends will be speaking in this two-day symposium.

RSVP for the event here.

Symposium | Thursday | April 20th, 2017

Pastries and Coffee
Beckman Institute West Patio
8:15 a.m. to 8:55 a.m.

Talks
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Beckman Institute Auditorium | Building # 74
Click here for campus maps.

Reception
Beckman Institute West Patio
5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Banquet (RSVP here)
Atheneaum (Caltech)
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Questions? Please contact Lauren Breeyear

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Symposium | Friday | April 21st, 2017

Pastries and Coffee
Beckman Institute West Patio
8:15 a.m. to 8:55 a.m.

Talks
9:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Beckman Institute Auditorium | Building # 74
Click here for campus maps.

Reception
Beckman Institute West Patio
4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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Program of Events:

Thursday April 20

8:15-8:55 AM Continental Breakfast

Session 1 9:00 AM-12:45 PM
Chair: Mary Yui, Caltech

9:00-9:15 AM Welcome Stephen Mayo, Chair, Biology and Biological Engineering, Caltech

9:15 AM Marianne Bronner, Caltech, "Gene Regulatory Network Underlying Neural Crest Development"

9:45 AM Thomas Boehm, Max Planck Institute for Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg, "Evolution of Thymopoietic Microenvironments"

10:15 AM Max D. Cooper, Emory University, "Evolution of Lymphocyte Lineages"

10:45-11:15 AM Coffee break

11:15 AM Rudi Grosschedl, Max Planck Institute for Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg, "Ordering the Events in B Cell Programming"

11:45 AM Meinrad Busslinger, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Vienna, "Transcriptional Control of Innate-like B Cells "

12:15 PM Kees Murre, University of California San Diego, "Contraction of Space and Time in Gene Regulation"

12:45-2:00 PM Lunch

Session 2 2:00-5:15 PM
Chair: Michele Anderson, University of Toronto

2:00 PM Welcome Harry Gray, Founding Director, Beckman Institute, Caltech

2:15 PM Bertie Gottgens, University of Cambridge, "Regulatory Network Control of Blood Cell Development"

2:45 PM Harinder Singh, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, "Viewing the Immune System Through the Lens of Gene Regulatory Networks"

3:15 PM Stephen Smale, University of California Los Angeles, "Selective Regulation of Pro-inflammatory Gene Transcription"

3:45-4:15 PM Coffee break

4:15 PM Ichiro Taniuchi, RIKEN, Yokohama, "Regulation of T Cell Development in the Thymus by Transcription Factors"

4:45 PM J.C. Zúñiga-Pflücker, University of Toronto, "T Cell Development, Simplifying Molecular/Cellular Approaches"

5:15-6:15 PM Reception

6:30 PM Banquet at the Athenaeum

Friday April 21

8:15-8:55 AM Continental Breakfast

Session 3 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Chair: Hao Yuan Kueh, University of Washington

9:00 AM Barbara Wold, Caltech, "Cis/Trans Circuitry of Kerckhoff"

9:30 AM Michele Anderson, University of Toronto, "Regulation of Innate Lymphocyte Development and Function by HEB Transcription Factors"

10:00 AM Barbara Kee, University of Chicago, " The E Protein Inhibitor Id2 Limits T Cell Programing in Natural Killer Cells"

10:30-11:00 AM Coffee break

11:00 AM Cynthia Guidos, Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute, Toronto, "Notch Functions in Development of Unconventional T Cells"

11:30 AM Tom Taghon, Ghent University, "The Human Side of Early T Cell Development"

12:00-1:30 PM Lunch

Session 4 1:30-4:15 PM
Chair: Tom Taghon, Ghent University

1:30 PM Sarah Teichmann, University of Cambridge, "Understanding Cellular Heterogeneity"

2:00 PM Hao Yuan Kueh, University of Washington, "The T-cell Commitment Decision: Insights from Single-cell Tracking Studies"

2:30 -3:00 PM Coffee break

3:00 PM Hiroshi Kawamoto, Kyoto University, "Generation and Regeneration of T Cells"

3:30 PM Avinash Bhandoola, NIH/NCI, Bethesda, "A Shared Transcriptional Program Underlies T Cell and Innate Lymphocyte Development"

4:00 PM Farewell Ellen Rothenberg

4:15-5:30 PM Farewell Reception

Symposium made possible with the generous support from:

The Diamond Family
Ms. Susan Diamond
Ms. Rochelle Diamond
Ms. Amanda Diamond
Dr. Ronald Diamond
Mrs. Louis Garfinkle

Dr. Tom Novak and Dinah Misner
Dr. Mary Yui
Dr. Amy Ross

Dr. Eric Davidson (dec'd)
Dr. Ellen Rothenberg
Caltech Beckman Institute
Caltech Division of Biology & Biological Engineering
Invitrogen Bioscience/Thermo Fisher Scientific
Biolegend


Travel Information

The California Institute of Technology is located at 1200 E. California Boulevard in Pasadena, California 91125. The Caltech campus is bounded by Wilson Avenue to the west and Hill Avenue to the east, and by Del Mar Avenue to the north and California Boulevard to the south.

It is best to fly into/out of either Burbank Airport or Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Shuttle buses, vans, and taxis are available for those who do not wish to rent a car. LAX is about an hour away. Burbank airport is approximately 25 minutes away from Caltech.

Maps

Campus Map (PDF)

Parking Map (PDF)

Caltech Interactive Map

Parking

Caltech campus visitors may park in any unreserved stall on campus with a daily or weekly permit. Visitor permits are required for all campus lots between the hours of 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, and may be purchased at automated pay stations within the lots. View the campus map for parking locations. 

Local Accommodations

Hotels/motels with Caltech rates are marked with **. Request the California Institute of Technology preferred rates, which apply for Institute business, guests, and visitors when booking accommodations.

Hotels/Motels within Walking Distance of Campus

Sheraton Pasadena Hotel**
A room block has been set up for the symposium. Click here to reserve a room.
303 E. Cordova Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 449-4000
Complimentary shuttle to Caltech available with advance notice.

dusitD2 Constance Pasadena
928 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 898-7900

Saga Motor Hotel**
1633 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 795-0431

Vagabond Inn
1203 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 449-3170

Other Nearby Hotels (2-5 Miles from Campus)

Hilton Pasadena**
168 S. Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 577-1000
Complimentary shuttle to Caltech available with advance notice.

The Langham Huntington Hotel**
1401 S. Oak Knoll Avenue
Pasadena, CA  91106
(626) 568-3900

Courtyard by Marriott**
180 N. Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 403-7600
Complimentary shuttle to Caltech available with advance notice.

The Westin Pasadena**
191 N. Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 792-2727

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Event Contacts
Lauren Breeyear (626) 395-4952

Organized by:

Mary Yui
Rochelle Diamond
Marianne Bronner
Barbara Wold
Eric Davidson (dec'd)