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CMD Symposia 2009
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May 16
9 AM

2009 Annual Meeting: Toronto May 12 - 16

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Charles Little (Kansas)
Cellular motility versus tissue motion in early amniote embryos - Which cells are really moving?
Stuart Newman (New York Medical College)
Dynamical patterning modules in the evolution and development of animal form
Rich Palmer (Alberta)
Learning, developmental plasticity and the evolution of morphological asymmetry

Generous support for this symposium has been provided by:


In addition to normal contributed paper sessions, the CMD section sponsored two satellite symposia. The Student Satellite Symposium included one distinguished speaker to give the opening presentation (30 min.) and 15-min. presentations by graduate students/postdocs. The Local Satellite Symposium had a similar format, but was organized by a faculty member near the host university.

#1-- The American Association of Anatomists Sponsored
Student Satellite Symposium: Thursday, May 14, 3:30 PM

Gene regulation:
An Eco-Evo-Devo perspective

Keynote speaker:
Stuart Newman
(New York Medical College)
Physical mechanisms in the development and evolution of the vertebrate limb


Additional speakers:

Rajendhran Rajakumar (McGill) Evolution of the gene network underlying wing polyphenism in the hyperdiverse genus Pheidole

Marie-Julie Fave (McGill) An eco-evo-devo approach to the study of phenotypic diversity by combining population history and gene networks: The case study of Monomorium emersoni in the Arizona Sky Islands

Emmanuel Levy (Montreal) Assembly reflects evolution of protein complexes

Andreas Heyland (Guelph) Hormones and development: Deciphering the regulatory architecture underlying life-history transitions and their evolution

Audrey Heppleston (McGill) Patterns and processes of avian digit reduction

Student organizers: Rajendhran Rajakumar & Marie-Julie Fave (McGill)

#2-- Local Satellite Symposium: Friday, May 15, 2 PM

Functional neuroanatomy of the insect nervous system

Keynote presentation: Ian A. Meinertzhagen (Dalhousie)
Synaptic circuits in the Drosophila visual system: Progress towards a wiring diagram of the fly's brain

Additional speakers:

Nancy Butcher (Dalhousie) Ultrastructure and synaptic characteristics of neurons of the mushroom body calyx in Drosophila melanogaster

Colin Steel (York) Neuroanatomical organisation of the circadian system in the brain of larval Rhodnius prolixus

Xanthe Vafopoulou (York) Neuroarchitecture of the clock system in the brain of Rhodnius prolixus adults and its association with neurosecretory cells

Gary Armstrong (Queens) Modulation of anoxic coma in locusts by the nitric oxide signaling pathway: A mechanism for regulating recovery from flash floods?

Organizer: Colin Steel (York)


Executive for 2008-2009
Chair Hans Larsson
Redpath Museum
McGill University
Montreal, Quebec H3A 2K6
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Vice-Chair Ehab Abouheif
Department of Biology
McGill University
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1B1
Abouheif, 21K
Past Chair Louise Page
Department of Biology
University of Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia V8N 3N5
Page, 15K

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