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Robert D. Goldman Lecture Presents: Dr. Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, PhD

When: Tuesday, May 28, 2024
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM CT

Where: Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center, Hughes Auditorium, Lurie 1-133, 303 E. Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Cell & Developmental Biology Department   (312) 503-7959

Group: Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

Category: Lectures & Meetings


The Department of Cell and Developmental Biology and the Walter S. and Lucienne Driskill Graduate Program Lectures in Life Sciences invite you to the

Annual Robert D. Goldman Lecture

Please join us for a guest lecture and reception honoring Robert D. Goldman, PhD, and to celebrate his four decades of service as chair of the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Ph.D.
Senior Group Leader,
Howard Hughes Medical Institute,
Janelia Research Campus, Ashburn, VA

"Emerging imaging technologies to study subcellular architecture, dynamics, and functions"


Powerful new ways to image the internal structures and complex dynamics of cells are revolutionizing cell biology and bio-medical research. In this talk, I will focus on how emerging fluorescent technologies are increasing spatio-temporal resolution dramatically, permitting simultaneous multispectral imaging of multiple cellular components. In addition, results will be discussed from whole cell milling using Focused Ion Beam Electron Microscopy (FIB-SEM), which reconstructs the entire cell volume at 4 voxel resolution. Using these tools, it is now possible to begin constructing a “organelle interactome”, describing the interrelationships of different subcellular organelles as they carry out critical functions. The same tools are also revealing new properties of organelles, including the roles of cytoskeletal elements like vimentin in controlling their organization and dynamism. 

Tuesday, May 28, 2023
3:30–4:30 PM
Reception to follow

Hughes Auditorium, Lurie 1-133
303 E. Superior Street

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