ASMB Past e-Symposia

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January 18, 2024

Similarities and Differences in Extracellular Matrix Remodeling by Sex/Gender -
what we know vs. what we need to know

Organized by Upendra Chalise and Alexandra Garvin, Benard Ogola, Brianne Connizzo, and Alexa Corker as they present their work on this topic.


 June 22, 2023

The Science Behind the Image Contest

The ASMB Image Contest Winners presented the science and process behind their award winning images.

January 26, 2023

MAKE IT OR BREAK IT: How ECM production and degradation fuels disease

A collaborative event with ISMB.

Organizers: Valerio Izzi, University of Oulu, Oulu (FI) and Finnish Cancer Institute and Raphael Reuten, University of Freiburg

Roles of fibroblast/ECM functional units in pancreatic cancer, Edna Cukierman, Fox Chase Cancer Center

             CAF metabolism coordinates tumor ECM production, Sara Zanivan, CRUK Beatson Institute

   Dysregulated matrix remodeling emerges as important pathophysiological disease biomarker, Irit Sagi, Weizmann Institute of Science

Roles of the ECM in tumor metastasis and drug resistance, Madeleine Oudin, Tufts University

 November 3, 2022

Health Disparities and the ECM

Organized by Enid Neptune, PhD

October 26, 2022

Family Life Balance in Science Careers: How to Balance it all?

A panel discussion with ASIP, HCS, and ASMB

 July 27, 2022

Career Options in Science - Industry vs. Academia

A panel discussion with ASIP, HCS, and ASMB

 June 29, 2022

Navigating to and through Mid-career in Academic Science

A panel discussion with ASIP, HCS, and ASMB


July 8, 2021

Meet Us in St. Louis!  A Biennial Meeting Preview
Organized by Justin Weinbaum, University of Pittsburgh, Biennial Meeting Chair, Jeff Miner, and the ASMB 2021 Awardees gave a preview of the scientific program, networking opportunities, and fun things to do in the city of St. Louis.


  June 10, 2021

The contribution of stroma progenitor cells to tissue repair and regeneration
Co-sponsored by the Canadian Skin Research Group
Chaired by: Andrew Leask, University of Saskatchewan
with Invited Speakers:
 Julie Fradette, Université Laval/ LOEX
 Jeff Biernaskie, University of Calgary
Andrew Leask, University of Saskatchewan

 April 8, 2021

Growth factor regulation by extracellular matrices
Guest Chair: Dirk Hubmacher, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Speakers Include:
Fabio Rossi, University of British Columbia
 Karoline Bjarnsdatter-Rypdal, Institute for Experimental Medical Research
Dirk Hubmacher, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

 March 11, 2021

Matrix Math: Computational Modeling of the ECM
Guest Chair: William Richardson, Clemson University
Speakers Include:
Valerio Izzi, Ph.D., University of Oulu
Ridhi Sahani, University of Virginia
Meghan Ferrall-Fairbanks, University of Florida
Jonas Eichinger, Hamburg University of Technology 

February 11, 2021

Fibroblast Cell Phenotypic Changes in Development and Disease

Guest Chair: Morgan Salmon, University of Michigan

Nina Noskovicova, University of Toronto
Antonion Korcari, University of Rochester
Nicholas Chavkin, University of Virginia

December 10, 2020

 Matrix Remodeling in Metabolic Health and Disease

Guest Chair Evangelia Bellas, Temple University

Anthony Berger, Temple UniversityCollagen
Vera Pieters, University of Toronto
Maria Gonzalez Porras, University of Texas San Antonio
Katherine Cook, Wake Forest University
Muthu Lakshmi Muthu, McGill University
Mari T. Kaartinen, McGill University


November 19, 2020

Iozzo Trainee Award Competition
PostDoc Finalists
Yael Efraim, University of California San Francisco
Aastha Kapoor, Thomas Jefferson University
Stylianos Zafeirios Karoulias, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Nandaraj Taye, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

November 12, 2020

Iozzo Trainee Award Competition
Student Finalists
Anna Barque, University of Illinois at Chicago
Pragati Chengappa, Drexel University
Jackson Fatherree, Tufts University
Claire Gianakas, Duke University
Meghan Logun, University of Georgia
Bryan Nerger, Princeton University
Samantha Schwager, Vanderbilt University


October 15, 2020

Extracellular Matrix in the CNS
Guest Chair: Yao Yao, University of Georgia, College of Pharmacy
Lydia Sorokin, University of Muenster, Germany
Gregory del Zoppo, University of Washington, and Harborview Medical Center
  Douglas Gould, University of California San Francisco

September 17, 2020

A Tribute to Zena Werb
Neutrophil extracellular traps as regulators of the microenvironment
Mikala Egeblad, Cold Spring Harbor 
Rebuilding nerves and matrix in the dry eye damaged cornea
Sarah Knox, University of California San Francisco 
Why Don't We Get More Cancer: The critical role of extracellular matrix and microenvironment in malignancy and dormancy?
Mina Bissell, E. O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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