YSSch - 2018
"MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BASES OF HOST-MICROBES INTERACTIONS-2018"
Professor em. Dr. med. Eberhard Passarge, Emeritus Director, Department of Human Genetics,
University of Essen School of Medicine, Universitätsklinikum Essen, Germany.
Prof. Eberhard Passarge is an Australian pediatrician and geneticist. He is the author of Color Atlas of Genetics.
Dr. Haig Alexander Eskandarian is a Post-doctoral fellow in the Laboratory of Microbiology
and Microsystems of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.
The research in the laboratory is focused on the quantitative dynamics of microbial behavior in
fluctuating environments. Their principal research tool is automated timelapse fluorescence microfluidic-microscopy.
Dr. Diane Barber, PhD, is an Endowed Professor and Chair of the Department of Cell
and Tissue Biology at the University of California San Francisco.
She received her PhD from the University of California Los Angeles in 1985 and was a postdoctoral
fellow at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Her first faculty appointment as an Assistant Professor
was at Yale University before she moved to UCSF in 1993. She heads a cell biology laboratory investigating cancer
cell biology and epithelial plasticity with a focus on regulation by intracellular pH and actin filament dynamics
at molecular, cellular, and tissue scales. Her research is supported by grants from the National Institutes of
Health and the Paul Allen Family Foundation. Her recent notable honors include being elected as an AAAS Fellow,
receiving the Outstanding Faculty Mentoring Award from the UCSF Postdoctoral Scholars Association, and serving
as Chair of the Women in Cell Biology (WICB) committee within the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB).
Diane is a second generation American Armenian. Her grandparents emigrated in the early
1900s from Diyarbakir and Harput in the Anatolia region of Eastern Turkey. Her paternal grandfather,
Sarkis Berberian, shortened his surname to Barber and her maternal grandfather was Oscar Garabedian.
She was raised – with 24 first cousins – in the Central Valley of California.