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August 28-31, 2016
La Fonda on the Plaza, Santa Fe, NM
Hosted by New Mexico Consortium and sponsored in part by Los Alamos National Laboratory


Cell signaling is a highly complex, yet extremely precise, process that governs many important functions in bacterial and human cells. Each signaling process involves multiple steps, and the major research challenge is to perform appropriate experiments and modeling not only to study the individual steps, but also to understand how these steps are properly coordinated and regulated to produce the end-point response.

Over the course of his career, Los Alamos scientist Byron Goldstein made significant contributions to the area of immune cell signaling induced by receptor-ligand binding. In honor of his retirement, we are holding this symposium and have invited leading experts in this field to discuss the advances they have made by combining experiments and modeling. Many of Byron’s colleagues and collaborators will also participate in the symposium. In addition to invited speakers, we welcome abstracts for additional talks and posters (especially from Ph. D students, post-docs, and junior faculties) to increase the depth and breadth of the symposium.

Key topics are:

  • Adaptive immune responses
  • Innate immune responses
  • Host-pathogen Interactions
  • Cell-cell communication in bacteria
  • Bacterial virulence and drug resistance

A Symposium on Cell Signaling 2016 Program

Register now to secure your seat.

Abstracts should include a title and description; graphics are encouraged. Please limit your abstract to 300 words. All submissions will be considered for the poster session, and a handful will be chosen for brief oral presentations. Deadline for submissions is August 1st, 2016.

  • One of main purposes is to have a vigorous poster session where the presenters would be able to interact with the leading experts in in the field
  • A set of posters will be selected for oral presentations
  • To encourage participation the 4-star hotel room charge has been reduced to $99/night— two participants could share a room to further reduce the cost
  • The nominal registration fee will cover all the meals and refreshments.

Scientific Organizing Committee:

  • Alan Perelson, Chair, Los Alamos
  • Barbara Baird, Cornell University
  • Thomas Terwilliger, Los Alamos
  • Micah Dembo, Boston University
  • Srinivas Iyer, Los Alamos
  • James Faeder, University of Pittsburgh
  • William Hlavacek, Los Alamos
  • Goutam Gupta, Los Alamos
  • Steve Buelow, New Mexico Consortium