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The Long and Winding Road: Neuronal Trafficking in Physiology and Disease

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The Long and Winding Road: Neuronal Trafficking in Physiology and Disease

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May 31 - June 3, 2015
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Cell survival depends on molecular trafficking.  Transport of macromolecules within neuronal axons and dendrites is one of the most remarkable examples of intracellular trafficking in biology, but many of the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Besides informing the logic of intracellular trafficking in general, an in-depth understanding of neuronal trafficking may also uncover vital clues related to human disease mechanisms. This meeting brought together aficionados of neuronal trafficking from around the world to share recent and unpublished insights into transport mechanisms, stimulating scientific discussions and collaborations. Additionally, we conveyed our collective enthusiasm for this topic to students, postdoctoral fellows, and other junior investigators.

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Erika Holzbaur, University of Pennsylvania
Subhojit Roy, University of California, San Diego
Kang Shen, HHMI/Stanford School of Medicine

Invited Participants
Don Arnold, University of Southern California
Peter Baas, Drexel University College of Medicine
Gary Banker, Oregon Health & Science University
Frank Bradke, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases
Scott Brady, University of Illinois at Chicago
Anthony Brown, Ohio State University
Bianxiao Cui, Stanford University
Ann Goldstein, Cell Press
Steven Gross, University of California, Irvine
Nobutaka Hirokawa, University of Tokyo
Peter Hollenbeck, Purdue University
Casper Hoogenraad, Utrecht University
Meredith LeMasurier, Nature Neuroscience
Andres Villu Maricq, University of Utah
Kelsey Martin, University of California, Los Angeles
Yasushi Okada, RIKEN
Franck Polleux, Columbia University
Frédéric Saudou, Grenoble Institute of Neuroscience
Thomas Schwarz, Harvard Medical School
Zu-Hang Sheng, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH
Iva Tolic, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
Bettina Winckler, University of Virginia School of Medicine