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The Many Roads to Cell Death: Gaining a Practical Understanding of Apoptosis, Necrosis, and Autophagy

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The Many Roads to Cell Death: Gaining a Practical Understanding of Apoptosis, Necrosis, and Autophagy

Recorded 04 June 2014



Cell death is, ironically, an essential part of life. In recent years, the study and understanding of cell death pathways has been dramatically transformed by the insights gained into non-apoptotic pathways, including necro-apoptosis and autophagy, together with a deeper understanding of the mechanism of the apoptotic cascade. New discoveries have been enabled by cutting-edge technologies, particularly in the realm of cytometry and cell-death–specific markers. In this webinar, the latest insights into cell death pathways will be discussed, including the molecular markers and cellular changes that characterize each pathway. Viewers will also learn practical cytometry-based strategies for dissecting cell death pathways, and how to use the data to better understand the pathophysiology of diseases such as cancer as well as to uncover new targets for drug discovery and development.

During this webinar, the speakers will:

  • Review the latest insights into the different cell death pathways
  • Present their own recent data and research on cell death mechanisms and impacts
  • Describe techniques to detect and dissect cell death pathways
  • Answer your questions live and in real time!

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Speaker bios

John Abrams, Ph.D.

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Dr. Abrams completed his Ph.D. at Stanford University in California after completing his undergraduate degree at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He joined the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 1994 as an assistant professor in the Department of Cell Biology, becoming an associate professor in 2000 and program chair of the genetics and development graduate program in 2004. Dr. Abrams has been professor of cell biology since 2006; his research examines the in vivo molecular networks involved in cell death regulation and explores determinants of chromatin organization, using Drosophila as a model system. Dr. Abrams is an Ellison Foundation Scholar and a member on the Faculty of 1000. His publication record includes invited book chapters and many top international peer-reviewed journals; he also holds three patents.

William G. Telford, Ph.D.

National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

Dr. William Telford received his Ph.D. in microbiology from Michigan State University in 1994, where his laboratory developed some of the earliest techniques for flow cytometric detection of apoptosis. He received his postdoctoral training in immunology at The University of Michigan Medical School, and was appointed assistant scientist at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City from 1997 to 1999. Dr. Telford became a staff scientist at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health in 1999, and is currently the director of the flow cytometry core laboratory in the NCI Experimental Transplantation and Immunology Branch. Dr. Telford’s main research interests include: instrument development, particularly in the area of novel solid state laser integration into flow cytometers; flow cytometric stem cell detection and characterization; and functional characterization of early apoptosis by flow and image cytometry. 

Tianna Hicklin, Ph.D.

Washington, DC

Dr. Hicklin studied biology at Colorado State University for her undergraduate education before earning a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Prior to joining Science/AAAS, she worked as a science writer intern for the University of Colorado’s Office of Media and Public Relations in Denver, Colorado and for Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Media and Communications Office in Upton, New York. Dr. Hicklin is currently the assistant editor for the Science/AAAS Custom Publishing Office.

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