About PI

 

 

  • EDUCATION:

    1977, Ph.D., Biophysics
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

    Graduated Summa Cum Laude
     
    1971, B.S., Physics
    University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
    Phi Kappa Phi Graduate 
     
  • RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

    2000-present, Professor and Director of the Department of Cell Biology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    1987-2000, Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    1985-1987, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    1980-1985, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
    1977-1980, Damon Runyon Cancer Fund Fellow, Department of Biochemistry, University of Chicago, with Theodore L. Steck
    1971-1977, Graduate Student, Department of Biophysics, The Johns Hopkins University, with Douglas Fambrough    
     

  • PRESENTATIONS and AWARDS: 

    Selected as an ASCB Fellow for life-time contributions to Cell Biology (2016)
    Plenary Speaker, Workshop on Cell Signaling and Cytoskeleton in Directed Cell Migration, Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN
    Keynote Speaker, Gordon Conference on "Phosphorylation and G-Protein Signaling Networks, Biddeford, ME (2007)
    Keynote Speaker, Gordon Conference on "Fibronectins, Integrins & Related Molecules," Il Ciocco, Italy (2007)
    Keynote Speaker, 7th Annual Great Lakes GPCR, Detroit, MI (2006)
    Robert E. Davies Lecture, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelpia, PA (2006)
    Danny Thomas Lectureship, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN (2006)
    NIH Merit Award (2005)
    Elected to the National Academy of Sciences (2005)
    American Society for Cell Biology Elected Council Member (2004-present)
    Plenary Lecture, Keystone Symposia, Snowbird, UT (2005)
    Keynote Speaker, 3rd TLL Life Sciences Symposium, Singapore (2004)
    Plenary Lecture, Second Messengers & Phosphoproteins, Montreal, Canada (2004)
    Plenary Lecture, 62nd Annual Meeting of Society for Developmental Biology, Boston, MA (2003)
    Keynote Speaker, Keystone Symposia, Breckenridge, CO (2003)
    Kenneth Sparks/Julia Fisher Lectureship, University of Connecticut (2001)
    The Myron Levine Lectureship, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (2001)
    14th Annual Signal Transduction Symposium Chicago, IL (2001)
    Plenary Lecture, Japanese Dictyostelium Meeting, Tskuba (2000)
    UMBC Symposium Keynote Speaker (2000)
    University Lecture Series UT South Western (1999)
    Plenary Lecture XIII ECRO Congress Siena Italy (1998)
    UCSD Beckman Symposium on Signal Transduction (1997)
    Staples Seminar, University of Maine (1996)
    Second Messengers and Protein Phosphorylation Plenary Lecture (1995)
    Givaudan-Roure Lecture, American Chemosensory Society (1994)
    Gruber Lecturer, University of Groningen, The Netherlands (1993)
    American Heart Association Established Investigator (1984-1989)
    American Cancer Society Junior Faculty Research Award (1981-1984)    
                                                                

  • ACTIVITIES:                                                                                                           Top of Page

Allen Institute for Cell Science Advisory Board member (2014-present)
NIH Fellowship Review Panel: Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, and Bioengineering (2014)
NIH/CSR Nuclear and Cytoplasmic Structure/Function and Dynamics Study Section (2012)
NAS Class Membership Committee (2012)
Searle Scholars program advisory board member (2007-present)
External Advisory Committee of the Cell Migration Consortium (2007-present)
National Academy of Sciences - Liaison to National Research Council for Section 23 (2007-present)
NIH Cell Structure Function Study Section ad hoc reviewer (2007-present)
NRSA Cell Biology and Development Fellowship Study Section ad hoc reviewer (2007-present)
External Review Cmte. for Chair of Dept. of Cell Biology at University of Virginia (2007)
Institute for NanoBiotechnology Steering Committee (2005-present)
The National Academy of Sciences Elected Member (2005-present)
American Society for Cell Biology Elected Council Member, (2004-present)
Chair and Founder, Gordon Conference on "Gradient Sensing and Directed Cell Migration" (2005)
Ad hoc Reviewer for journals: Science , Molecular Biology of the Cell, European Molecular Biology
    Organization, Journal of Cell Biology, and Cell 
Associate Editor, Molecular Biology of the Cell, (1997-2004)
NIH Biochemistry Study Section Ad hoc Reviewer (1997-1999)
NIH Cell Biology Study Section Ad hoc Reviewer (1996-1997)
American Cancer Society Scientific Review Committee (1990-1993)
Chair, Gordon Conference on Sensory Transduction in Microorganisms (1990)
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
American Society for Cell Biology
Vice Chair, Gordon Conference on Sensory Transduction in Microorganisms (1988)
Van der Klaus Visiting Professor, University of Leiden (1986)

Agenda Committee of the Advisory Board of the Medical Faculty (2011-2014)
Professorial Promotions Committee (2004-2009)
Division of Johns Hopkins Singapore Search Committee (2004-2006)
Biophysics Department Director Search Committee (2004-2006)
Physiology Department Director Search Committee (2004-2005)
Director, Department of Cell Biology (2000-present)
Advisory Board for the Basic Sciences Microscope Facility (1998-present)
Advisory Board of the Medical Faculty (2000-present)
Director, Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology Graduate Program (1990-2000)
Associate Professor Promotions Committee (1987-1990)
Medical School Council (1987-1990)
BCMB Graduate Student Admissions Committee (1981-1990)
Medical School Radiation Safety Council (1987-1990)
BCMB Graduate Student Steering Committee (1981-1990)
Organizer Department Seminar Program (1986-1990)
Organizer Department Journal Club (1981-94)

  • PATENTS
    US Patent for "Heterotrimeric G-Protein Serial No. 7,691,564 (2010)  
       
  • TEACHING EXPERIENCE:                                                                                               Top of Page

Lectures for thirty years in the following areas:
BCMB Graduate Program (1980-2000):  "Enzyme Kinetics", "Transmembrane Signaling"
BCMB Graduate Program (2000-present) "Strategies for Cell Biology Research" 
Received the Graduate Student Teaching Award of 1990
Medical School Biochemistry: (1980-2000) "Cell Surface Receptors", "Glycogen Metabolism"
Medical School Cell Biology (2000-present) "Signal Transduction," "Cell Growth, Death and Cancer"

  • Tit-Yee Wong (Postdoctoral Fellow: 1981-1983). Professor, Department of Biology, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
  • Donna Fontana (Postdoctoral Fellow: 1982-1986),. Physician, Arthritis & Rheumatology Consultants, Edina, MN
  • Barry Knox (Postdoctoral Fellow: 1984-1985). Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology & Ophthalmology, SUNY Upstate Medical UniversitySyracuseNY
  • Anne Theibert (Predoctoral Fellow: 1981-1985; Postdoctoral Fellow: 1985-1987). Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Co-Director, Undergraduate Neuroscience Program, University of Alabama at BirminghamAL
  • Cathy Berlot (MD-PhD Predoctoral Fellow: 1983-1985 via collaboration with James Spudich), Awards: Medical Scientist Training Program Scholarship, 1982-87. Staff Scientist, Weis Center for Research, Geisinger Clinic, Danville, PA
  • Peter Klein (MD-PhD Predoctoral Fellow: 1984-1988), Awards: Paul Ehrlich Research Award, 1987. Professor, Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaPA
  • Roxanne Vaughan (Postdoctoral Fellow: 1986-1989). Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
  • T. Julia Sun (Postdoctoral Fellow: 1987-1990). Staff Scientist, Industry ResearchTaiwan
  • Maureen Brandon (Postdoctoral Fellow:  1986-1991). Dean, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO
  • Robert Gundersen (Postdoctoral Fellow: 1986-1991). Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Molecular & Biomedical Sciences, University of Maine, Orono, ME
  • Ronald Johnson (Predoctoral Fellow: 1987-1992), Awards: Predoctoral NRSA Award, 1987-89,  JHU Young Investigator’s Award, 1992. Program Director, Cancer Etiology Branch, Div. of Cancer Biology, NIH, Bethesda, MD
  • Geoffrey Pitt (MD/PhD Predoctoral Fellow: 1988-1993), Awards: Medical Scientist Training Program Scholarship 1988-93, Paul Ehrlich Research Award, 1993. Ida and Theo Rossi Distinguished Professor of Medicine; Director, Cardiovascular Research Institute, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY
  • Lijun Wu (Postdoctoral Fellow: 1991-1994). Sr. Vice President, Preclinical & Early Clinical Development, Delinia, Inc. Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Atlas Venture, Cabridge, MA
  • Pamela Lilly McNelis (Predoctoral Fellow: 1987-1994), Previously Staff Scientist at ChemDex, Currently Homemaker, Cupertino, CA
  • Robert Insall (Postdoctoral Fellow: 1992-1995), Awards: Postdoctoral Research Award, 1995. Sr. Group Leader & Professor of Genetics and Cell Biology, CR-UK Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, Glasgow, UK
  • Michael Caterina (MD–PhD Predoctoral Fellow 1989-1995), Awards: Searle, Pew, and Beckman Awards,  Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society (1995), Gate Pharmaceuticals Medical Student Award (1995).  Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, BaltimoreMD
  • Dale Hereld (Postdoctoral Fellow: 1989-1995), Awards: Damon Runyun-Walter Winchell Cancer Research Fund Fellowship Award, 1990-92. Program Director, NIH/NIAAA, Division of Metabolism and Health Effects, Bethesda, MD
  • Jacqueline Milne (Postdoctoral Fellow: 1991-1996), Awards: Medical Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1991-93, Medical Research Council of Canada Centennial Fellowship, 1993-96, JHU Young Investigator’s Award, 1996. Head, Electron Microscopy Core / Associate Scientist, NCI/CCR/NIH, BethesdaMD
  • Ji-Yun Kim (Predoctoral Fellow: 1989-1997). Sr. Research Scientist, Bayer Healthcare, Richmond, CA
  • Mei-Yu Chen (Predoctoral Fellow: 1991-1997), Awards: Merck Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, 1992-97. Professor, Inst. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Brenda Blacklock (Postdoctoral Fellow: 1995-1997). Senior Lecturer, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Dept. of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
  • Zhan Xiao (Predoctoral Fellow: 1994-1999). Associate Research Investigator, Abbott Laboratories, Abbott, IL
  • Misook Kim (Postdoctoral Fellow: 1998-1999). HomemakerKorea
  • Yihong Yao (Postdoctoral Fellow: 1997-2000). Senior Scientist, Abbott Bioresearch Center, Worcester, MA
  • Carole Parent (Postdoctoral Fellow: 1992-1996 / Instructor: 1996-2000), Awards: Medical Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellowship (1993-1996), American Cancer Society Institutional Award (1996-1997), NIH RO1 Co-PI w/Dr. Devreotes. Professor of Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Saskia Van Es (Postdoctoral Fellow: 1996-2000). Lecturer, Division of Cell Biology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute
  • Tian Jin (Postdoctoral Fellow: 1994-2001), Awards: NIH Nephrology Training Program Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1998-99, NIH National Public Health Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1996-98. Chief, Chemotaxis Signal Section, Laboratory of Immunogenetics, NIAID/NIH, Bethesda, MD
  • Ning Zhang (Predoctoral Fellow: 1996-2001). Professor & Vice President, Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China
  • Jeffrey Keefer (Research Fellow: 2001). Assistant Professor, Pediatric Hematology, Johns Hopkins Children's CenterBaltimoreMD          
  • James Silverman (Predoctoral Fellow: 1997-2004). Medical Science Liaison, Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries
  • Yi Elaine Huang (Predoctoral Fellow: 1999-2004). Research Scientist, Metamark Genetics
  • Carol Manahan (Postdoctoral Fellow: 2000-2004). Associate Director, Scientific Education & Review, Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, MA
  • Chris Janetopoulos (Postdoctoral Fellow: 2000-2003; Research Associate: 2004-2005), Awards: ACS Postdoctoral Fellowship 2000, JHU Albert Lehninger Young Investigators Award 2002. Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, PA
  • Miho Iijima (Postdoctoral Fellow: 2000-2004; Research Associate: 2004-2006), Awards: JHU Young Investigator's Award. Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Mark Landree (Postdoctoral Fellow: 2000-2006), Awards: American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2002-05. GenBank Biologist, NCBI/NIH ComputerCraft, Inc., McLean, VA
  • Francesca (Paquita) Vazquez (Research Associate: 2003-2006). Research Scientist, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
  • Lingfeng Chen (Predoctoral Fellow: 2000-2006). Adjunct Scientist, NIH, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, Section on Organelle Biology, Bethesda, MD
  • Linnan Tang (Predoctoral Fellow: 1999-2007). Resident Physician, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
  • Sandra de Keijzer (Postdoctoral Fellow: 2005-2006). Program Officer, Stichting FOM (Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter), The Netherlands
  • Stacey Willard (Postdoctoral fellow: 2005-2009), Awards: Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2006-08. Senior Research Scientist/Training Coordinator, Eppendorf, Inc.
  • Jonathan Franca-Koh (Postdoctoral Fellow: 2003-2009). Program Director, NCI Div. of Cancer Biology, Pysical Sciences-Oncology, NIH, Bethesda, MD
  • Josephine (Hoi Yan) Lee (Postdoctoral Fellow [Master's Program]: 2009-2010). Medical Student at National University of Singapore
  • Meghdad Rahdar (Predoctoral Fellow: 2005-2010). Staff Scientist, Isis Corporation
  • Yoichiro Kamimura (Postdoctoral Fellow: 2004-2011). Research Scientist, Laboratory for Cell Signaling Dynamics, Cell Dynamics Research Core, RIKEN, Japan
  • Zachary Gagnon (Postdoctoral Fellow: 2009-2011). Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering, Dept. of Chem. & Biomol. Engineering, Baltimore, MD
  • Justin Galloway (Predoctoral Fellow: 2008-2012). Process Engineer, Novozymes
  • Bill Diplas (Predoctoral (Masters): 2011. Medical Student, Duke University 
  • Runchi Gao (Predoctoral Fellow: 2012-2013). Jr. Faculty member, School of Life Science, Yunnan Normal University, Kunming City, China
  • Ming (Michelle) Tang (Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellow: 2005-2014). Postdoctoral Fellow, Karolinska Institute, Dept. of Physiology & Pharmacology, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Nghia Nguyen (Postdoctoral Fellow: 2012-2014). Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Signal Transduction, Inositol Signaling Section, NIEHS, Research Triangle Park, NC
  • Kristen Swaney (Predoctoral Fellow: 2005-2012; Postdoctoral Fellow: 2012-2015). Post-Doctoral Fellow, Rong Li Lab, Department of Cell Biology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Huaqing Cai (Postdoctoral Fellow: 2007-2013; Research Associate: 2013-2015), Awards: Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship 2009-2012 and the Daniel Nathans Young Investigator Award, Johns Hopkins University 2014. Assistant Professor, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  • Chuan-Hsiang (Bear) Huang (Postdoctoral Fellow: 2008-2014; Research Associate: 2014-2016), Award: Harold L. Plotnick Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2009.  Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.
  • Yulia Artemenko (Postdoctoral Fellow: 2008-2014; Research Associate: 2014-2016).  Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, SUNY at Oswego, Oswego, NY.
  • Thomas Lampert (Postdoctoral Fellow: 2012-2016; Research Associate: 2016-present). Field Application Scientist, BioTek Instruments, Inc., Winooski, VT.

 

IN TRAINING:                                              

Yuchuan Miao (Predoctoral Fellow: 2012-present)
Marc Edwards (Postdoctoral Fellow: 2014-present)
                               Award: Provost's Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowship FY2017 from the Johns Hopkins University
Huiwang (David) Zhan (Predoctoral Fellow: 2014-present)
Budri Abubaker-Sharif (Predoctoral Fellow: 2015-present)
Xiaoguang Li (Predoctoral Fellow: 2016-present)
Zhihua Jiao (Postdoctoral Fellow: 2017-present

  

  • SEMINARS PRESENTED:                                                                               Top of Page

1980
Chemotaxis Workshop at ICN-UCLA meeting on Cell-Cell Regulation, Keystone

1981
EMBO and Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Workshop on Gene Expression and Membrane Changes, Tutzing, West Germany

1982
Gordon Conference on Sensory Transduction in Microorganisms, Ventura, CA
The Weizmann Institute in Rehovoth, Israel
School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
National Jewish Hospital and Research Center, Denver, CO

1983 
Table Ronde on Chemotaxis sponsored by Roussel-UCLAF, Paris
Gordon Conference on Cyclic Nucleotides
Gordon Conference on Eucaryotic Regulatory Mechanisms
Oji Seminar on Gene Expression Recognition in the Cellular Slime Molds, Kyoto
Department of Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Department of Biology, Georgetown University, DC
Department of Biochemistry, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Department of Biochemistry, York University, Toronto, Canada
Department of Biophysics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

1984 
Gordon Conference on Sensory Transduction in Microorganisms, Oxnard, CA
Society of Experimental Zoologists Symposium, Philadelphia, PA
Cold Spring Harbor Symposium on Microbial Development
Gordon Conference on Cyclic Nucleotides, Meriden, NH
Gordon Conference on Eucaryotic Regulatory Mechanisms, Plymouth, VT
Department of Genetics and Development, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
Department of Biochemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

1985
Thirteenth Annual Aharon Katzir-Katchalsky Symposium on Sensing and Response in Microorganisms, Weizmann Institute, Rehovoth, Israel
Cold Spring Harbor Symposium #50 on Molecular Biology of Development
Gordon Conference on Second Messengers and Protein Phosphorylation
Department of Biology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Department of Biochemistry, University of Tennessee, Nashville, TN
Department of Cell Biology, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford, CA
Department of Biology, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

1986
UCLA Workshop on Molecular Mechanisms of Hormone Action, Lake Tahoe,CA
NATO Workshop on Molecular Mechanisms of Desensitization, The Netherlands
Howard Hughes Conference on Response and Adaptation, Miami, FL
Cold Spring Harbor Symposium on G-Proteins and Signal Transduction
Gordon Conference on Sensory Transduction in Microorganisms, Oxnard, CA
Gordon Conference on Biomathematics and Theoretical Biology (Presented by Peter Klein)
Gordon Conference on Biological Regulatory Mechanisms (Presented by Peter Klein)

1987
Gordon Conference on Biological Regulatory Mechanisms
Wilhelm Pfeffer Symposium, Universität Tübingen, Germany
UCLA Conference on Signal Transduction and Cytoskeleton, Lake Tahoe, CA
Department of Cell Biology, Columbia University Medical School, New York, NY
Department of Pharmacology, Texas Health Science Center, Dallas, TX

1988
Gordon Conference on Sensory Transduction in Microrganisms (Vice-Chairman) 
Cold Spring Harbor Symposium #53 on Molecular Biology of Signal Transduction
Gordon Conference Second Messengers Protein Phosphorylation
Gordon Conference on Molecular Genetics, Plymouth, VT
Department of Biology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Department of Biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Department of Biochemistry, Washington State University, Seattle, WA
Department of Biochemistry, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
NATO Conference on Theoretical Modeling of Biological Oscillations, Belgium
American Society of Gravitational and Space Biology, Washington, DC

1989 
Department of Biology, University of California, San Diego, CA
Department of Biochemistry, University of California, Berkeley, CA
British Society of Developmental Biology, St. Andrews, Scotland
NATO Conference on Sensing and Response, The Netherlands
Howard Hughes Workshop on cAMP-Dependent Protein Kinase, Airlie, VA
Gordon Conference on Molecular Membrane Biology (Session Chairman)
Society of General Physiologists, Woods Hole, MA

1990 
Gordon Conference on Sensory Transduction Microorganisms, (Chairman)
UCLA Symposium on Signal Transduction in Development, Steamboat, CO (presented by Maureen Pupillo)
34th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society
Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Institute of Neurology, NIH
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, Johns Hopkins University
Department of Cell Biology, University of Miami
ASBMB Symposium, New Orleans, Louisiana
Society of Development Biologists, Washington, D.C.
FASEB Receptor Conference, Vermont
Society of Cell Biologists, San Diego (Plenary Lecture)
Gordon Conference on Animal Cells and Viruses (presented by Julia Sun)
Department of Pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco, CA

1991 
CSH Banbury Center Conference on Seven-Transmembrane Segment Receptors
Department of Biology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
ASBMB Meeting, Atlanta, GA
Molecular Basis of Signal Transduction Symposium, SUNY, Stony Brook, New York
Roussel UCLAF Symposium on Seven Transmembrane Domain Receptors Signal Transduction Mechanisms, Paris (presented by Robert Gundersen)
Gordon Conference on Second Messengers and Protein Phosphorylation
Gordon Conference on Molecular Pharmacology (Geoff Pitt)
FASEB Conference on Protein Kinases, Copper Mountain, CO
Department of Biochemistry, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Gordon Conference on Hormone Action
XVIth European Symposium on Hormones and Cell Regulation, Mont Ste. Odile, Alsace, France (prsented by Ron Johnson)
G-Protein Conference, Lake Placid, New York
The Thirteenth Edmond Rothschild School in Molecular Biophysics, "Chemotaxis of Cells and Unicellular Organisms", Israel (presented by Geoff Pitt)

1992 
Department of Biochemistry, Penn State, College Park, PA
Gordon Conference on Sensory Transduction in Microorganisms, Oxnard, CA
BCMB Graduate Program, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Department of Cell Biology, Duke University, Durahm, NC
Department of Biochemistry, GLAXO
Cold Spring Harbor Symposium on The Cell Surface
Department of Biophysics, The Johns Hopkins University
Department of Biochemistry, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Department of Biochemistry, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Department of Microbiology, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Department of Biochemistry, Jefferson Medical School, Philadelphia, PA

1993 
Department of Pharmacology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Department of Biology, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Department of Cell and Development, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Gruber Lecturer, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Department of Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Keystone Symposia on Molecular Genetic Controls of Microbial Differentiation, Tamarron, CO (Lijun Wu) 

1994 
Gordon Conference on Sensory Transduction in Microorganisms
University of Georgia Winter Symposium, Athens, GA
Givaudan-Roure Lecture, American Chemosensory Society, Sarsota, FL
Department of Biochemistry, Case Western Reserve, Cleavland, OH
EMBO Workshop on Molecular Techniques to Study Endocytosis, Cell Motility and Differentiation in Dictyostelium, Martinsried, Germany
Gordon Conference on Hormone Action
Mid-Atlantic Society for Developmental Biology Meeting, University of Pennsylvania Department of Pharmacology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

1995 
Keystone Symposia on Genetic Networks, Santa Fe, NM
Keystone Symposia on Cancer Cell Invasion and Motility, Tamarron, CO
Emory University Symposium on Signal Transduction, Atlanta, GA
British Society of Developmental Biology, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK
International Dictyostelium Conference, France (Carole Parent)
Steenbock Symposium on Sensing and Response in Microorganisms, Madison, WI
Ninth Conference on Second Messengers Phosphoproteins, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (Symposium Speaker)
Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

1996 
Gordon Conference on Sensory Transduction in Microorganisms
Keystone Symposia on Directed Cell Migration, Sante Fe, NM
Department of Biophysics, New Jersey Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ
Staples Lecture, University of Maine, Bangor, ME
Ringberg Workshop on Endocytosis, Cell Motility, and Differentiation in Dictyostelium
Cellular and Molecular Medicine Seminar, Johns Hopkins University
International Dictyostelium Conference, Japan (presented by Tian Jin)

1997 
4th DBMS Workshop, Molecular Mechanisms of Cell Activation, Grenoble, France
UCSD Beckman Symposium on Signal Transduction, La Jolla, CA
Department of Biochemistry, Mt. Sinai, NY
Department of Microbiology, University of Maryland
Gordon Conference on Molecular Pharmacology, Ventura, CA
Banting Best Institute, Toronto, Canada
International Dictyostelium Conference, Snow Bird, UT
International Conference on Signaling and Adhesion, Berlin, Germany

1998 
Department of Molecular Biophysics, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Department of Biology, Johns Hopkins University
Department of Biological Chemistry, JHU School of Medicine
Gordon Conference on Sensory Transduction Microorganisms
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Baylor University, Houston, TX
Department of Neurobiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL
Gordon Conference on Chemotactic Cytokines
International Conference on Dictyostelium, Munich, Germany
Symposium Pattern Formation in Development, U of Minnesota, St Paul, MN
Department of Pharmacology, Medical College of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Program Administrators, Rockledge Bldg., NIH
Plenary Lecture, XIII Annual ECRO Congress, Siena, Italy
Department of Marine Biology, University of Maryland

1999 
Department of Biochemistry, Uniformed Services, Bethesda, MD
Gordon Conference on Molecular Pharmacology
Department of Biology, University of Missouri, Columbia,
Department of Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Merke, Sharpe, and Dhome, Rahway, NJ
Symposium on Leukocyte Trafficking, American Association of Immunology, DC
Department of Cell Biology, Duke University, Durham, NC
BCMB Graduate Program, U. Washington, Seattle, WA
Department of Pharmacology, U. Chicago, Chicago, IL
Workshop on Genomics in Model Organisms (Carole Parent)
International Dictyostelium Meeting, Bar Harbor ME
University Lecture Series Southwestern Med Center, Dallas, TX
Department of Pharmacology, UT Southwestern Med Center, Dallas, TX

2000 
Gordon Conference on Sensory Transduction in Microorganisms
UMBC Symposium Keynote Speaker
Plenary Lecture, Japanese Dictyostelium Meeting, Tskuba
ASPET Meeting, Boston, MA
Society of Endocrinology, San Diego, CA
Physiology Course, Marine Biological Laboratory, Wood's Hole, MA
International Dictyostelium Meeting, Dundee
BBV Foundation Meeting, Spain
International Francqui Colloquium, Brussels, Belgium
Millenium Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge

2001 
Gordon Conference on Molecular Pharmacology, Ventura, CA
Keystone Symposium on Molecular and Cellular Biology, Lake Tahoe, CA
Keystone Symposium on Signaling Systems, Steamboat Springs, CO
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, JHMI 
The Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, New York, NY
NIH National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD
Chicago Signal Transduction Symposium, Chicago, IL
Alliance for Cellular Signaling Annual Meeting, Bethesda, MD
Frontiers in Science Seminar Series, Stanford University
Gordon Conference - Second Messengers & Protein Phosphorylation, New Hampshire
Society for Developmental Biology, Seattle, WA
International Dicty Conference, San Diego, CA
The Myron Levine Lectureship, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Second International Conference on Systems Biology, Caltech
Kenneth Sparks/Julia Fisher Lectureship, University of Connecticut
International Conference of the DFG-MDC, Berlin, Germany

2002 
Compass Workshop, San Francisco, CA
Gordon Conference - Sensory Transduction, Ventura, CA
Department of Clinical Immunology, Johns Hopkins University-Bayview
NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, MD
Keystone Symposium on Cellular Motility and Signaling, Taos, New Mexico
Distinguished Speaker Series, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Dept. of Cell & Dev. Bio., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Physiology Course, Marine Biological Laboratory, Wood's Hole, MA
Annual Meeting for the Society for Cell Biology, San Francisco, CA

2003 
Keystone Symposium on Chemokines and Chemokine Receptors, Breckenridge, CO
Gordon Conference on Molecular Pharmacology, Ventura, CA
Keystone Symposium on Dynamics of Cellular Organization, Taos, NM
Center for Developmental Biology Symposium, Kobe, Japan
EMBL Workshop on Mechanisms of Cell Migration, Heidelberg, Germany
Discovery Seminar Series, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK
62nd Annual Meeting of Society for Developmental Biology, Boston, MA
CMB Distinguished Seminar Program, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
MCDB Department Seminar Series, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Cell Dynamics Distinguished Seminar Program, Univ. Mass. Med., Worcester, MA
Division of Signal Transduction Seminar Series, Harvard University, Boston, MA
GDB Seminar Series, University of Farmington Health Ctr., Farmington, CT
1st Annual National Academies Keck Futures Initiative Conference, Irvine, CA

2004 
1st International PTEN Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ
Department of Pharmacology Seminar, Columbia University, NY, NY
Developmental Biology Seminar, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY, NY
Plenary Lecture - USGEB 2004 Conference, Fribourg, Switzerland
Cologne Spring Meeting 2004, Cologne, Germany
Cell Migration Consortium, Herndon, VA
IUBMB/ASBMB Meeting 2004, Boston, MA
Plenary Lecture - 12th International Conference on Second Messengers & Phosphoproteins, Montreal, Canada
International Dictyostelium Conference, Quebec, Canada
Symposium of the Society of General Physiologists, Woods Hole, MA

2005 
Keynote Speaker - 3rd TLL Life Sciences Symposium, Singapore
Chair & Founder, Gordon Conference on "Gradient Sensing and Directed Cell Migration, Ventura, CA
Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology Seminar, Duke University, Durham, NC
Plenary Lecture, Keystone Symposia, Snowbird, UT
Department of Embryology Seminar, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Baltimore, MD
University of Birmingham, School of Biosciences, Birmingham, U.K.
60th Annual Harden Conference, Ambleside, U.K.
Department of Cell Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

2006 
Gordon Conference on "Sensory Transduction in Microorganisms," Ventura, CA
2nd International PTEN Mtg., Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, NY
Emory University BCDB Graduate Program Symposium, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
EMBL Workshop, Heidelberg, Germany
G-Protein Signaling Workshop, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
Danny Thomas Lectureship, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
Santa Cruz Developmental Biology Conference, Santa Cruz, CA
60th Annual Meeting of Society of General Physiologists, Woods Hole, MA
Robert E. Davies Lecture, 15th Annual Retreat and Symposium, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelpia, PA
Keynote Speaker, 7th Annual Great Lakes GPCR, Detroit, MI

2007 
Gordon Conference on "Gradient Sensing and Directed Cell Migration," Ventura, CA
Biophysical Society 57th Annual Meeting on "Molecular Mechanisms of Cell Migration, Baltimore, MD
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Keynote Speaker, Gordon Conference on "Fibronectin, Integrins & Related Molecules," Il Ciocco, Italy
Gordon Conference on "Phagocytes," New London, CT
Keynote Speaker, Gordon Conference on "Phosphorylation and G-Protein Signaling Networks," Biddeford, ME
Janelia Farms "Inositide Signaling Symposium," Ashburn, VA

2008 
Keystone Symposia on Cell Migration in Invasion & Inflammation, Taos, NM
IMA Workshop "Organization of Biological Networks, University of Minnesota, MN
97th International Titisee Conference, Titisee, Germany
University of Chicago Cell Physiology Seminar, Chicago, IL
TOR Conference - Fondation des Treilles, Nice, France
Cell Migration Consortium on "Frontiers in Cell Migration: from Mechanism to Disease, Bethesda, MD

2009 
Carnegie Institute of Washington Seminar, Baltimore, MD
Gordon Conference on "Gradient Sending and Directed Cell Migration," Galveston, TX
ASBMB 2009 Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA
IUBMB International Congress, Shanghai, China
Annual Cell Migration Consortium, Bethesda, MD
International Conference on Cell & Tissue Polarity, Paris, France 

2010 
Stanford University Seminar, Palo Alto, CA
Gordon Conference on "Sensory Transduction in Microorganisms", Ventura, CA
3rd Singapore Lipid Symposium, Singapore
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories PTEN Pathways and Targets, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

2011 
University of Illinois seminar, Dept. of Cell & Developmental Biology, Urbana, IL
Frontiers in Cell Migration and Mechanotransduction Conference, NIH, Bethesda, MD
Gordon Conference on "Gradient Sensing and Directed Cell Migration," Switzerland
Gordon Conference on "Phagocytes," Davidson, NC
Gordon Conference on "Mechanisms of Cell Signalling," Lewiston, ME
Annual Dictyostelium Conference, Co-organizer, Baltimore, MD
Dartmouth Medical School Seminar, Dept. of Physiology, Lebanon, NH
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Seminar, Department of Immunology, Baltimore, MD

2012 
Plenary Speaker, Workshop on Cell Signaling and Cytoskeleton in Directed Cell Migration, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

2013 
Keynote Speaker & Discussion Leader, Gordon Conference on "Directed Cell Migration," Galveston, TX
Seminar Series, Institute of Genetic Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
EMBO Spatial 2013 Conference on "Gradient Sensing and Directed Cell Migration," Israel
Annual Dictyostelium Conference, North Carolina

2014
FASEB Conference on "Phospholipid Cell Signaling and Metabolism in Inflammation and Cancer,” Niagara Falls, NY
Cell & Developmental Biology Seminar Series, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelpha, PA
Developmental Genetics Symposium, New York University, New York, NY

2015
Gordon Research Conference on “Directed Cell Migration,” Galveston, TX
Plenary Speaker on “Signal Transduction and Trafficking,” International Meeting of the German Society for Cell Biology (DGZ), Cologne, Germany
Seminar Series of The Biophysics Training Program at UNC Chapel Hill, NC

2016
Frontiers in Chemistry Seminar, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry Colloquium Series, Unversity of Toledo, Toledo, OH
Endowed Chairs Seminar Series, Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
NIH Twinbrook Seminar Series, Rockville, MD
FASEB Science Research Conference on “Phospholipid Signaling in Cancer, Neurodegeneration and Cardiovascular Disease,” Steamboat Springs, CO

2017
Gordon Research Conference on “Directed Cell Migration,” Galveston, TX
University of Pennsylvania Physical Sciences in Oncology Center seminar series, Philadelphia, PA
Eminent Scholar Colloquia Series, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Postdoctoral Fellows Invited Speaker Series, NICHD-NIH, Division of Developmental Biology, Bethesda, MD
Keynote Speaker, International Dictyostelium Conference, Geneva, Switzerland