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From the paper: Erythropoietin facilitates definitive endodermal differentiation of mouse embryonic stem cells via activation of ERK signaling. By Taku Kaitsuka, Kohei Kobayashi, Wakako Otsuka, Takuya Kubo, Farzana Hakim, Fan-Yan Wei, Nobuaki Shiraki, Shoen Kume, and Kazuhito Tomizawa. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol; Published 15 March 2017. DOI: 10.1152/ajpcell.00071.2016 From the paper: “TRPV4 ion channel is a novel regulator of dermal myofibroblast differentiation” By Shweta Sharma, Rishov Goswami, Michael Merth, Jonathan Cohen, Kai Y. Lei, David X. Zhang, and Shaik O. Rahaman. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol; Published 1 March 2017.DOI: 10.1152/ajpcell.00187.2016 From the paper: Melamine induces Ca2+-sensing receptor activation and elicits apoptosis in proximal tubular cells. By Allen J Yiu, Cliff-Lawrence Ibeh, Sanjit K Roy, and Bidhan C Bandyopadhyay. DOI: 10.1152/ajpcell.00225.2016 from the paper: “Ulk1-mediated autophagy plays an essential role in mitochondrial remodeling and functional regeneration of skeletal muscle” By Jarrod A Call, Rebecca J. Wilson, Rhianna C. Laker, Mei Zhang, Mondira Kundu, and Zhen Yan. DOI: 10.1152/ajpcell.00348.2016

The Cell and Molecular Physiology Section provides an organizational framework to promote and enhance excellence in the use of cellular and molecular approaches to physiological research. We encourage all our members to share their novel discoveries through Cell Section sponsored Featured Topics and Poster sessions at the annual Experimental Biology meeting and consider publishing their research in the American Journal of Physiology-Cell Physiology. We recognize section trainee achievements with an active awards program from undergraduate to early investigator levels. The Cell Section steering committee (see link below) has two representatives on the APS Joint Program Committee that actively participate in the organization and programming of the Experimental Biology meeting. We also have two representatives on the Trainee Advisory Committee that organize several events at the Experimental Biology meeting to foster interaction between trainees and established investigators. Please contact our Committee on Committees representative, Dr. Debbie Baines for more information if you are interested in serving as a Cell Section representative on an APS committee.

Message from the Section Chair:


Six months ago, I made a promise to increase the visibility and impact of the Cell Section, recruit new members, and develop programs and awards for our early career stage members. I am proud to say that your Cell Section Steering Committee has increased the number of Postdoctoral Research Recognition Awards from TWO to FIVE for 2017. We have also added another TWO Robert Gunn Student Awards in 2017 for a total of SIX awards available. Finally, we have created a Trainee International Travel Award to partially cover travel expenses for a Cell Section affiliated trainee to attend an international scientific meeting.

  We hope to be able to create more awards in the future, but this will require some fund-raising. The APS has agreed to match up to $25,000 in an endowment our section established two years ago. As you can see from the graphic, we have been receiving donations, but definitely need your help to reach our goal of $25,000! In order to increase the visibility of the Cell Section Trainee Endowment Fund, the Steering Committee has created “Thank You” gifts for different donation amounts. Please click on this hyperlink (http://www.the-aps.org/mm/hp/Audiences/Sections/Sample-Category-2/CAMPS-Trainee-Endowment-Fund.html) to learn more about how YOU can support our trainees.

Kenneth Gagnon, Ph.D.
Chair – Cell and Molecular Physiology Section

The EB 2017 Cell Section Awards Dinner will be held at The Berghoff Restaurant (www.theberghoff.com) located in the heart of Chicago’s loop (17 W Adams Street). The evening will begin with an Open bar reception and the 4th Annual Networking Bingo Game, followed by an amazing menu featuring dishes that made The Berghoff an iconic Chicago institution. Tickets prices are: $70 faculty, $30 for students/postdocs (see APS website for ticket purchase – or click on this link http://ebus.the-aps.org/personifyebusiness/APSStore/Banquet.aspx to purchase your tickets).

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Cell & Molecular Physiology Resources

Cell and Molecular Physiology Section Trainee Endowment Fund

The Cell and Molecular Physiology Section (Cell Section) has established an endowment fund to subsidize Cell Section dinner tickets for trainees and provide travel grants for trainees to present their research at national and international scientific meetings.

CaMPs Banquet

Cell & Molecular Physiology Section Banquet Link to Ticket Purchase Site

Guidelines for Writing Successful Symposia & Featured Topic Proposals for EB

Cell & Molecular Physiology (CaMPS) Section Guidelines for Writing Successful Symposia & Featured Topic Proposals for EB

Statement of Organization & Procedures

Cell & Molecular Physiology Section Statement of Organization & Procedures (SOP)

Steering Committee

Cell & Molecular Physiology Section Steering Committee