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Scientific Organizers:

Margaret A. Goodell, Baylor College of Medicine

Laura A. Johnston, Columbia University

Thomas P. Zwaka, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


The four-day conference will:

  1. Bring together, for the first time, researchers from diverse fields who study competitive and cooperative interactions between cells;
  2. Cover recent findings on quality control systems, developing tissues, stem cell populations and tumorigenesis, as well as address important evolutionary aspects of competitive and cooperative behavior in diverse model systems;
  3. Define critical questions shared by the diverse investigators and help shape this exciting and emerging field.



  • Scholarship Applications and Discounted Abstract – October 24, 2018
  • Abstract – November 28, 2018
  • Discounted Registration – January 8, 2019


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