2010 George Palade Symposium

The late Nobel Laureate George E. Palade, MD, Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Cellular and Molecular Medicine, and founding Dean for Scientific Affairs at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, was considered by his peers to be the father of modern cell biology. On January 28th, 2010 a day-long symposium of scientific lectures was arranged featuring speakers who work in areas he pioneered, worked with and knew George Palade.

PDF of original Symposium program

“Toward an Atomic Structure of the Nuclear Pore Complex”

Gunter Blobel, MD, PhD
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Professor, Investigator, HHMI, Laboratory of Cell Biology, Rockefeller University
Introduced by: Larry Gerace, PhD

“Many Faces of the Endoplasmic Reticulum”

Peter Walter, PhD
Professor, Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco
Introduced by: Jonathan Lin, MD, PhD

“Sorting Membrane Proteins at the trans-Golgi Network”

Randy W. Schekman, PhD
Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Investigator, HHMI, University of California at Berkeley
Introduced by: Susan Ferro-Novick, PhD

“Sorting Out Membrane Traffic with Old Friends”

Scott D. Emr, PhD
Director, Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology, Frank H.T. Rhodes Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University
Introduced by: Xiang-Dong Fu, PhD

“Molecular Basis of Eukaryotic Transcription”

Roger D. Kornberg, PhD
Mrs. George A. Winzer Professor of Medicine, Department of Structural Biology, Stanford University
Introduced by: Chris Glass, MD, PhD

“Directing Membrane Traffic with Rab GTPase Regulatory Networks”

Peter Novick, PhD
George E. Palade Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, UC San Diego
Introduced by: Marilyn Farquhar, PhD

“Nature’s Exquisite Nanomachines: The Myosin Family of Molecular Motors”

James A. Spudich, PhD
Douglass M. and Nola Leishman Professor of Cardiovascular Disease, Departments of Biochemistry and Developmental Biology, Stanford University School of Medicine
Introduced by: Larry Goldstein, PhD

“How Cells Control Cholesterol”

Joseph L. Goldstein, MD
Regental Professor and Chairman, Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
Introduced by: Dan Steinberg, MD, PhD