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
8:30 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.

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
8:30 a.m. to 8:55 a.m.

Talks
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Beckman Institute Auditorium | Building # 74
Click here for campus maps.

Reception
Beckman Institute West Patio
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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Confirmed speakers and titles:

Michele Anderson, University of Toronto, "Regulation of innate lymphocyte development and function by HEB transcription factors"

Avinash Bhandoola, NIH/NCI, Bethesda, "A shared transcriptional program underlies T cell and Innate lymphocyte development"

Thomas Boehm, Max Planck Institute for Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg, "Evolution of thymopoietic microenvironments"

Marianne Bronner, Caltech, "Gene Regulatory Network Underlying Neural Crest Development"

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

Max D. Cooper, Emory University, "Evolution of lymphocyte lineages"

Bertie Gottgens, University of Cambridge, "Regulatory Network Control of Blood Cell Development"

Rudi Grosschedl, Max Planck Institute for Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg, TBD

Cynthia Guidos, Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute, Toronto, TBD

Hiroshi Kawamoto, Kyoto University, "Generation and regeneration of T cells"

Barbara Kee, University of Chicago, TBD

Hao Yuan Kueh, University of Washington, "The T-Cell Commitment Decision: Insights From Single-Cell Tracking Studies"

Kees Murre, University of California San Diego, "Contraction of space and time in gene regulation"

Toshinori Nakayama, Chiba University, "Generation and maintenance of memory-type pathogenic Th2 (Tpath2) cells"

Harinder Singh, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, "Viewing the immune system through the lens of gene regulatory networks"

Stephen Smale, University of California Los Angeles, "Selective regulation of pro-inflammatory gene transcription"

Tom Taghon, Ghent University, "The human side of early T cell development"

Ichiro Taniuchi, RIKEN, Yokohama, "Regulation of T cell development in the thymus by transcription factors"

Sarah Teichmann, University of Cambridge, "Understanding Cellular Heterogeneity"

Barbara Wold, Caltech, TBD

J.C. Zúñiga-Pflücker, University of Toronto, "T cell development, simplifying molecular/cellular approaches"
 

Symposium made possible with the generous support from:

Caltech Division of Biology and Biological Engineering
Beckman Institute at Caltech
Eric Davidson
The Diamond Family
The Garfinkle Family

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)