EMBO Workshop: Chromosome segregation and aneuploidy
 
SPEAKERS
Richard McIntosh received an AB in Physics (1961) and a PhD in Biophysics (1968) from Harvard University.  For the latter he worked in the laboratory of Keith R. Porter on the morphogenetic action of microtubules in sculpting the shape of developing cells.  Towards the end of that project he became fascinated by the role of microtubules in mitosis, and he has continued to work largely on that subject ever since.  He moved to Colorado in 1970 where he has worked in the Department of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology as an Assistant, then Associate, and then full Professor. He served briefly as department Chair and then as the director of the Boulder Laboratory for 3-D Electron Microscopy of Cells for about 20 years.  He has taught freshman biology, cell biology, cancer biology, and various graduate courses in cell structure and function.  In 1994 he served as President of the American Society for Cell Biology and was appointed a Research Professor of the American Cancer Society.  In 1999 he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  In 2000 he was appointed a Distinguished Professor of the University of Colorado.

He has taught and done research in both East and West Africa with support from a Fulbright fellowship and a grant from the Carnegie Corporation.  He retired from his department in 2007, but thanks to support from the National Institutes of Health and the hospitality of MCDB, he continues his research on mitosis.


  • Elaine Dunleavy, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
  • Michael Glotzer, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Patricia Hunt, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA
  • Lars Jansen, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal
  • Susanne Lens, University Medical Center, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Linda Wordeman, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA

  • Holger Bastians, Goettingen University Medical School, Germany
  • Renata Basto, Institut Curie, Paris, France
  • Sue Biggins, Fred Hutchison Cancer Ctr, Seattle, WA, USA
  • Ben Black, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Michael Blower, Harvard University Genetics Dept., Boston, MA, USA
  • Julie Canman, Columbia University, NY, USA
  • Daniela Cimini, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA
  • Mary Dasso, NICHD / LGRD, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MA, USA
  • Viji Draviam, Cambridge Institute Cancer Research, Cambridge, England
  • Bill Earnshaw, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Fanni Gergely, CR UK CRI/ University of Cambridge, UK
  • Rebecca Heald, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
  • Patrick Heun, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Geert Kops, Hubrecht Institute, Netherlands
  • Jan Korbel, EMBL Genome Biology, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Dick McIntosh, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA
  • Patrick Meraldi, Universite de Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Andrea Musacchio, Max Planck Institute, Gesellschaft, Munchen, Germany
  • Ryoma (Puck) Ohi, Vanderbilt University Med.Ctr., Nashville, TN, USA
  • Snezhana Oliferenko, King's College London, United Kingdom
  • Raquel Oliveira, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal
  • Mark Petronczki, Boehringer Ingelheim Oncology, Ingelheim am Rhein, Germany
  • Jonathan Pines, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Susannah Rankin, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma City, OK, USA
  • Melina Schuh, Medical Research Council, Cambridge, UK
  • Olaf Stemmann, University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany
  • Zuzana Storchova, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany
  • Aaron Straight, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
  • P. Todd Stukenberg, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
  • Beth Weaver, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
  • John Wise, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA