Seminars and Meetings
Research Meetings

Departmental research meetings are held monthly on Monday evenings at 4:00 p.m. in Room 143 Jones Building.


Date Speakers
January 14, 2013

Introduction: Fred Dietrich

Sheng Sun (Heitman Lab)

"The sex and the mating type loci (MAT) of a fungus: Cryptococcus amylolentus"

Han Kyu (Marchuk Lab)
"Identification of new major effect gene(s) for stroke"

Fred Dietrich
"Intraspecific genomic variation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae"

February 14, 2013

Introduction: Matthias Gromeier

Karen O'Connell (Jinks-Robertson Lab)

"Changes to meiotic recombination due to inversions in S. cerevisiae "

Dennis Ko
"Physiological relevance of cellular GWAS hits for inflammatory cell death in mice and men"

Matthias Gromeier
"Dynamic regulation of the translation initiation helicase complex by signal transduction to eIF4G"

March 11, 2013

Introduction: Anna Mae Diehl

Stefan Oehlers (Tobin Lab)
"Vascularisation of the mycobacterial granuloma"

Adam Whisnant (Cullen Lab)
"In depth analysis of the interaction on HIV-1 with cellular microRNA biogenesis and effector mechanisms"

Anna Mae Diehl
"Developmental morphogens and adult liver repair"


April 8, 2013

Introduction: Micah Luftig

Jeffrey Barker (Valdivia Lab)
"When Chlamydia STINGs, it's not always bad"

Greg Taylor
"Role of Irgm1 in inflammatory bowel disease"

Micah Luftig
"Epstein-Barr virus induces global changes in cellular mRNA isoform usage important for the maintenance of latency"

May 13, 2013

Introduction: Debby Silver

Justyne Matheny (Sullivan Lab)
"Defining the centromere functional domain"

Brandt Levit (Garcia-Blanco Lab)
"ERI3 is a novel RNA degrading protein required for dengue replication"

Debby Silver
"Building a bigger brain: Lessons from the mouse"

June 10, 2013

Introduction: Jörn Coers

Deidre Krupp (Gregory Lab)
Title TBD

Argenia Doss (Aballay Lab)
"Modulation of the innate immune response in Caenorhabiditis elegans via chemosensory neurons"

Jörn Coers
"New trick of an old enzyme: IDO regulates thymic T cell differentiation"

October 7, 2013

Introduction: Hiro Matsunami

Casey Purley (Frothingham Lab)
"Surface binding antibodies in active tuberculosis disease"

Jim Davison (Rawls Lab)
"HNF4 transcription factors specifically bind the cis-regulatory element that mediates gut microbial control of zebrafish angptl4 expression"

Hiro Matsunami
"Mitochondria and initiation of respiration at birth"

November 11, 2013

Introduction: TBD

Silvia Calo Varela (Heitman Lab)
"Epimutations evoke antifungal drug resistance in the human fungal pathogen Mucoor via RNAi"

Yuxuan (Phoenix) Miao (Abraham Lab)
"Epithelial expulsion of infecting bacteria in exosomes"

Kyla Selvig (Alspaugh Lab)
The basics of the Cryptococcus neoformans alkaline response pathway: Responding to the bitter host"

December 9, 2013

Introduction: David Tobin

Sarah Jaslow (Ko Lab)
"Using genetic variation to understand signaling in IL10-producing B cells"

Karyn McFadden (Luftig Lab)
""EBV-mediated B-cell transformation is suppressed by oncogene-induced senescence through the DNA damage response"

David Tobin
"Calcium dynamics in inflammation and infection"

January 13, 2014

Introduction: Raphael Valdivia

Magan Aldrup-MacDonald (Sullivan Lab)
"Genomic and functional variation at human centromeres"

Pinghuang Liu (Tomaras Lab)

Raphael Valdivia
"The Awesome Power of Chlamydia Genetics"

February 10, 2014

Introduction: Jack Keene

Chao-Chieh "Jerry" Lin (Chi Lab)
Coenzyme A depletion-induced multi-nucleation"

Eda Holl and Kara Shumansky (Sullenger Lab)
"Nucleic acid-scavengers as novel regulators of inflammatory disorders"

Jack Keene
"Coordinated dynamics of RNA regulation"

March 10, 2014

Introduction: John McCusker

Kristen Smith (Lee Lab)
"Mycobacterium tuberculosis: Master of cell death inhibition?"

Patrick Seed
"Bacterial association with the fetal membranes and preterm premature rupture of membranes"

John McCusker
"Analysis of 100 Saccharomyces cerevisiae genomes"

April 14, 2014

Introduction: TBD

Ryan Finethy (Coers Lab)
Irgm2 inhibits endotoxin-induced Il-1beta production and cell death"

Emily Miller (Silver Lab)
Elucidating the role of  the exon junction complex in mitosis"

Guido Ferrari


May 12, 2014

Introduction: Mariano Garcia-Blanco

Sabrina Cote (Petes Lab)
"DNA repair in the absence of Top 1p"

Aspen Reese (David Lab)

Mariano Garcia-Blanco
"From FGFR2 alternative splicing to epithelial mesenchymal transitions in carcinomas"

June 9, 2014

Introduction: Sue Jinks-Robertson

Allison Roder (Horner Lab)
"A tyrosine motif within the hepatitis C virus NS4A protein is required for HCV assembly"

Chia-Hui Chen (Yan Lab)
"Regulation of neural circuit formation by a Slit-independent Robo pathway"

Sue Jinks-Robertson
"Relieving DNA stress in yeast: When too much of a good thing becomes bad"

October 6, 2014

Introduction: Dong Yan

Molly Matty (Tobin Lab)
"Host-directed therapies for mycobacterial infections"

Karl Bates
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Dong Yan
"Regulation of synapse elimination by the cell death pathway through cleavage of advillin"