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International Gap Junction Conference 2013

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The meeting will be held at the historic Francis Marion Hotel.
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NAME:  J. Kevin Foskett

AFFILIATION:  University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

RESEARCH INTEREST:  Our laboratory is interested in mechanisms of ion permeation across cell membranes and intracellular signaling, particularly in epithelial cells, and the roles of these processes in human disease. The lab has two distinct major foci of research efforts: understanding the molecular physiology of intracellular signaling by Ca2+ and defining the activities, regulation and roles of the normal and mutant cystic fibrosis gene product (CFTR)

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NAME:  Colin R. Green

AFFILIATION:
  University of Auckland, New Zealand

RESEARCH INTEREST: 
Our major interest is the role of gap junction channels in lesion spread and wound healing, and therapeutic application of gap junction channel specific modulators.  Currently, we are focused primarily on hemichannel roles in mediating vascular dropout in trauma, ischemic and chronic inflammatory conditions of the brain and retina.

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NAME:  Paul D. Lampe

AFFILIATION: 
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, USA

RESEARCH INTEREST: 
My lab studies how signaling pathways regulate gap junctions. Specifically, we study the kinases that regulate gap junctions, the sites phosphorylated on connexins and how these events affect gap junction cell biology both in cell culture models and in mouse and human tissues (during development, wounding, ischemia and cancer). 

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NAME:  Kodi Ravichandran

AFFILIATION:
  University of Virginia School of Medicine, USA

RESEARCH INTEREST:  My laboratory is interested how we remove apoptotic cells in the body. Recently, we have been focusing on how apoptotic cells, via the pannexin channels, release nucleotides as a find-me signal to attract phagocytes and thereby facilitate corpse clearance.

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NAME:  Steven S. Segal

AFFILIATION:
  University of Missouri & Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center, USA

RESEARCH INTEREST:  My laboratory is focused on understanding the nature of cell-to-cell signaling along the endothelium and between the endothelium and smooth muscle cells of vascular resistance networks in light of how such interactions are regulated by perivascular sympathetic nerves.

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NAME:
  Gina Sosinsky

AFFILIATION:
  University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine

RESEARCH INTEREST:  My current research focuses on the high resolution structure of connexins and pannexins and their in situ arrangements in the plasma membrane,  trafficking structures and internal organelles in cells and tissues. To accomplish these goals, we use a variety of imaging techniques that span spatial domains from sub-nanometer to microns.

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