Edward C. Cox Symposium

Edward C. Cox Symposium

Saturday, October 19, 2013
Princeton University
Department of Molecular Biology
Lewis Thomas Laboratory
Washington Road
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Princeton University
Department of Molecular Biology
Lewis Thomas Laboratory
Washington Road


LTL - Lewis Thomas Laboratory

8:00 AM Breakfast LTL 005
9:00 AM

Session I: From Humble Beginnings: E. coli (Chair: Zemer Gitai, Princeton)

 •  Lin Chao (UCSD), “Evolution of aging in single celled organisms”

 •  Johan Paulsson (Harvard), “Plasmid fluctuations in single cells”

 •  Ido Golding (BCM), “Quantitative adventures in gene regulation”

 •  Tom Kuhlman (UIUC), “Growth state dependent intracellular diffusion in E. coli

LTL 003
10:40 AM Break Lobby
11:00 AM

Session II: Ideas Come and Go, Technology Stays: Methods (Chair: Josh Shaevitz, Princeton)

 •  Henry Erlich (Roche), “HLA, PCR, and NGS”

 •  Justin Kinney (CSHL), “Probing the biophysics of transcriptional regulation with DNA sequence”

LTL 003
12:00 PM Lunch LTL 005
1:15 PM

Session III: All Creatures Big and Small: Higher Organisms (Chair: TBD)

 •  David Mehlman (Northwestern), “Radiographic atlas of prosthetic heart valves”

 •  Deepak Bastia (MUSC), “Chromosome kissing and crystal structure of the kissing protein Reb1 of S. pombe”

 •  Rachel Cox (USUHS), “Mitochondrial life in germ cells”

LTL 003
2:30 PM Break Lobby
2:50 PM

Session IV: Slimy is Beautiful: Dicty and Friends (Chair: Thomas Gregor, Princeton)

 •  Guerard Byrne (UCL), “Ted and the emergence of whorls in Polysphondylium pallidum”

 •  Satoshi Sawai (U. Tokyo), “Singularity in space and time in single-cell and mutlicellular dynamics”

 •  Rob Cooper (UCSD), “Beyond pseudopods: The substructure underlying Dictyostelium motility”

 •  Monica Skoge (UCSD), “Chemotaxis in spatiotemporal waves:  Memory in Ras activation and the back-of-the-wave problem”

LTL 003
4:30 PM Free Period  
6:00 PM Cocktail Reception Prospect House ~ Drawing Room
7:00 PM Dinner Prospect House ~ Garden Room


Parking for the Cox Symposium is located just north of the Lewis Thomas Building in any of the numbered lots on Ivy Lane. These lots (highlighted in orange) are lots 4, 5, 14, 25, and 26. A short walk from any of these lots, from Ivy Lane down Washington Road, will take you directly to the Lewis Thomas Building (also highlighted in orange) where the majority of the day's events will be held. (See the map below.)

There is no weekend shuttle service provided by either of the hotels listed below. If you would prefer not to drive your own car, we recommend the following car services:

  • Andy's Princeton Taxi (609) 924-2112
  • Jak's Taxi (732) 666-7485


Cox Symposium Parking


Attendees of the Cox Symposium are responsible for arranging personal accommodations while attending the Symposium. We have reserved a few blocks of rooms for Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19 at discounted rates at the Princeton area hotels outlined below. Any unused rooms in the blocks will be released after the cut-off date.


  • Rate: $149 - $169/night (single and double occupancy)
  • Make an online reservation or call the Westin Princeton directly at 1-888-627-7036
  • Cut-off date: The above-listed amount(s) reflect the hotel's standard rates.
  • Location: 201 Village Blvd, Princeton, NJ (off of Route 1, about a 10-15 minute drive to campus)


  • Rate: $109/night for 1 king bed, $139 for 2 queen beds
  • To make a reservation: King Room $109 per night Book King Room at Courtyard Princeton for $109 per night or Double Room $139 per night Book Double Room at Courtyard Princeton for $139 per night or call the Courtyard Marriott directly at 1-8888-823-5848 and mention "Princeton University – Department of Molecular Biology" to get the discounted rate.
  • Cut-off date: Please book your reservation before September 27, 2013, in order to get this negotiated group rate.
  • Location: 3815 U.S. Highway 1, Princeton, NJ (free shuttle to campus)

Additional blocks of rooms are reserved for attendees of Many Minds, Many Stripes, the Graduate student reunion being held the same weekend. 

Additional options for local area hotels



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