Research Meetings Archives

2016-2017 MGM Departmental Research Meetings

DateSpeakers
October 10, 2016Introduction:
Hiroaki Matsunami

Speakers:
Zanetta Chang
(Heitman Lab)
RNAi-dependent Epimutation as a Mechanism of Drug Resistance in Mucormycosis

Sol Gomez De La Torre Canny
(Rawls Lab)
Tributyltin exposure affects post-embryonic growth in zebrafish

Hiroaki Matsunami
Trafficking of mammalian odorant receptors

November 14, 2016Introduction:
Raphael Valdivia

Speakers:
Denis Kiktev
Petes Lab
Influence of GC content on mutation rate

Sarah Wetzel-Strong
Marchuck Lab
Approaches for understanding the effect of the p.R183Q G-alphaq mutation on endothelial function and signaling

Raphael Valdivia
Functional characterization of genes in a “genetically intractable” gut bacteria
December 12, 2016Introduction:
Dong Yan

Speakers:
"Systems biology of the host response to infections disease"
Ephraim Tsalik

"EBV-mediated B-cell transformation is suppressed by oncogene-induced senescence due to depletion of nucleotide pools"
Amy Hafez
Luftig Lab

"An antimicrobial peptide and its neuronal receptor regulate neurodegeneration in aging and infection"
Dong Yan
January 9, 2017Introduction:
Stacy Horner

Speakers:
Cindo Nicholson
Keene Lab
"RNA target analysis of RBM38 and its proposed functions"

Chien-Kuang Ding
Chi Lab
"Regulation of cell survival in oxidative stress by metazoan ortholog of SpoT (MESH1)"

Stacy Horner
New regulators of antiviral innate immunity
February 13, 2017Introduction:
Debra Silver

Speakers:

"DNA mismatch correction during homeologous
recombination"
Yee Fang (Eva) Hum
(Jinks-Robertson Lab)

"Translational Regulation of Hypoxia by DAP5
through PHD2"
Jeff Bryant
(Gromeier Lab)

"EIF4A3 deficient human iPSCs and mouse
models of Richieri-Costa-Pereira Syndrome"
Debby Silver
March 13, 2017Introduction:
Alejandro Aballay

Speakers:
"Interferon-inducible GTPases protect against
endotoxin induced shock"
Ryan Finethy
Coers Lab

"Multifunctional Nap1 Promotes Alkaline pH
Signaling in Cryptococcus neoformans"
Kaila Pianalto
Alspaugh Lab

"New regulators of antiviral innate immunity"
Stacy Horner
April 10, 2017Introduction:
Lawrence David

Speakers:
"Building a kinetochore: from noncoding RNA to protein"
Shannon McNulty
Sullivan Lab

"Slc37a2 is a Critical Regulator of Mast Cell Regranulation"
Jason Iskarpatyoti
Abraham Lab

"Evidence for how gut microbes shape their environment"
Lawrence David

May 8, 2017Introduction:
Nick Heaton

Speakers:
Brigid Poling
Cullen Lab
"The Epstein-Barr virus-encoded BHRF1 miRNAs regulate viral gene expression in Cis to enhance LCL growth"

Fred Dietrich
What is the gene set of Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Nick Heaton
"Cellular survival after influenza virus infection"
June 12, 2017Introduction:
Dennis Ko

Speakers:
Mark Cronan
"Macrophage plasticity in the mycobacterial granuloma"
Tobin Lab

Helen Lai
Lew Lab
" Temporal regulation of septin assembly and bud emergence in the budding yeast"

Dennis Ko
"Interpreting the human genome through high-throughput cellular microbiology"
Departmental research meetings are held monthly on Monday evenings at 4:00 p.m. in Room 143 Jones Building.

2015-2016 MGM Departmental Research Meetings

DateSpeakers
October 12, 2015Introduction: Sue Jinks-Robertson

Speakers:
Lingfeng Meng
(Yan Lab)
"Glial Cells Regulate Neuronal Polarity Through Gap Junctions"

Barbara Sixt
(Valdivia Lab)
"The Chlamydia trachomatis inclusion membrane protein CpoS promotes host cell survival"

Sue Jinks-Robertson
"Transcription and destabilization of the
DNA template"

Setup/Cleanup: Aballay Lab
November 9, 2015Introduction: Ashley Chi

Speakers:
Ashley Lennox
(Silver Lab)
"Building the Brain: Studies on mRNA Localization during Mammalian
Cortical Development"

Sriram Vijayraghavan
(McCusker Lab)
"Investigating nucleo-mitochondrial genotype-phenotype relationships in S. cerevisiae"

Ashley Chi
"Characterization of Human Stringent Response"

Setup/Cleanup: Chi Lab
December 14, 2015Introduction: Jack Keene

Speakers:
Monica Alvarez
(Ko Lab)
"How genetic differences affect susceptibility
to Typhoid Fever"

Christine Vazquez
(Horner Lab)
"Regulation of host innate immunity by the hepatitis C virus protease, NS3-NS4A"

Jack Keene
"RNA Regulons and RNP Codes"

Setup/Cleanup: Coers Lab
January 11, 2016Introduction: Micah Luftig

Speakers:
Eve Chow
(Heitman Lab)
"Elucidating the calcineurin-Crz1 virulence
cascade in Cryptococcus neoformans"

Justin Silverman
(David Lab)
"A Geometric Approach to Analysis of
Microbiome Data"

Micahl Luftig
"Sealed with a kiss: What EBV has taught us
about sugar and starvation"

Setup/Cleanup: Cullen Lab
February 8, 2016Introduction: Doug Marchuk

Speakers:
Matt Kennedy
(Cullen Lab)
"m6A RNA methylation plays a key positive role in the HIV-1 lifecycle"

Eric Feeley
(Coers Lab)
"Galectin-3 as a danger sensor for intracellular pathogen recognition"

Doug Marchuk
"Vascular Independent Factors modulating Cerebral Infarction"

Setup/Cleanup: Keene Lab
March 14, 2016Introduction: Beth Sullivan
Speakers:
Xiou Cao
(Aballay Lab)
"Dopamine signaling regulates innate immune response in C. elegans"

Jose Vargas-Muniz
(Steinbach Lab)
"title"

Beth Sullivan
"Genomic variation and chromosome stability in humans"

Setup/Cleanup: Ko Lab
April 11, 2016Introduction: John Rawls

Speakers:
Bethany Gray
(Sullenger Lab)
"Aptamer-Targeted Drug Delivery to Prostate Cancer"

Shannon Esher
(Alspaugh Lab)
"Using the Cryptococcus neoformans cell wall to probe the host-pathogen interface"

John Rawls
"Developmental and microbial control of gene expression in the intestinal epithelium"

Setup/Cleanup: Marchuk Lab
May 9, 2016Introduction: Tom Petes

Speakers:
Cody Nelson
(Permar Lab)
"Passive infusion of cytomegalovirus-neutralizing antibodies can protect against placental virus transmission in a novel monkey model of congenital CMV infection"

Caitlin Esoda
(Kuehn Lab)
"A Pseudomonas aeruginosa leucine aminopeptidase modulates biofilm formation on a biotic surface"

Tom Petes
"Sequence-specific recruitment of an error-prone DNA polymerase in yeast"

Setup/Cleanup: Tobin Lab
June 13, 2016Introduction: David Tobin

Speakers:
Matthew Tay
(Tomaras Lab)
"Antibody Mediated Phagocytosis of Infectious HIV-1 Virions"

Brook Heaton
(Heaton Lab)
"Genome wide siRNA screens define requirements for cellular survival after influenza virus infection"

David Tobin
"An Ancient Strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis"

Setup/Cleanup: Silver Lab

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

 

2014-2015 MGM Departmental Research Meetings

DateSpeakers
October 6, 2014Introduction: Dong Yan

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

Karl Bates
Director of Research Communications Working with the News Office

Dong Yan
"Regulation of synapse elimination by the cell death pathway through cleavage of advillin"
November 10, 2014Introduction: Bryan Cullen

Speakers:
Autumn Rorrer (Marchuk Lab)
"Direct vs. indirect inhibition of Rho-kinase in Cerebral Cavernous Malformations (CCM)"

Colin Lickwar (Rawls Lab)
"Genomic dissection of a common host response to microbes in the gut"

Bryan Cullen
"HIV and microRNAs
December 8, 2014Introduction: Dennis Ko

Speakers:
Ying Zhao (Petes Lab)
"Examining the frequency of mitotic recombination between sister chromatids in yeast using the CUP1 tandem array"

Nick Barrows (Garcia-Blanco Lab)
"The human ER membrane protein complex as a yellow fever virus host factor"

Dennis Ko
"Pipelines for biomarker discovery using cross-phenotype analysis of GWAS (CPAG)"

Setup/Cleanup: Horner Lab
January 12, 2015Introduction: Stacy Horner

Speakers:
Neha Sharma (Matsunami Lab)
"Olfactory receptor accessory proteins RTP 1 and RTP 2 play a crucial role in receptor gene choice, development and odor detection

Blake Billmyre (Heitman Lab)
"Origins of outbreak: Hypermutators in the Pacific Northwest outbreak of Cryptococcus gattii"

Stacy Horner
"Defining novel RNA regulatory controls of hepatitis C virus infection"

Setup/Cleanup: Jinks-Robertson Lab
February 9, 2015Introduction: Lawrence David

Speakers:
Alex Price (Luftig Lab)
"c-Myc repression of the EBV LMP1 promoter early after B cell infection"

Matt Friedersdorf (Keene Lab)
"Quantitative analysis of in vivo RNA targeting"

Lawrence David
"Resistance and response of the human gut microbiome to perturbation"

Setup/Cleanup: Matsunami Lab
March 9, 2015Introduction: Debby Silver

Speakers:
Lisa Cho (Jinks-Robinson Lab)
Topoisomerase I-dependent mutagenesis in budding yeast

Shannon McNulty (Sullivan Lab)
Identification of human centromeric transcripts associated with centromere function

Debby Silver
Moving messages in the brain: a new model for RNA localization

Setup/Cleanup: Luftig Lab
April 13, 2015Introduction: Elwood Linney

Speakers:
Pooja Strope (McCusker Lab)
Saccharomyces cerevisiae mitochondrial genome variation

Fred Dietrich
Some things you find if you stare at a lot of yeast genomes

Elwood Linney
Retinoic acid as a trigger for embryonic transitions

Setup/Cleanup: Sullivan Lab
May 11, 2015Introduction: Jorn Coers

Speakers:
Katie Walzer (Chi Lab)
Single-cell sequencing reveals stage-specific splicing in Plasmodium falciparum

Ben Woods (Lew Lab)
Cell polarity requires local activation of Cdc42

Jorn Coers
Breaking Bad: how to find a microbe hidden in a vacuole

Setup/Cleanup: Valdivia Lab
June 8, 2015Introduction: Alejandro Aballay

Speakers:
Dora Posfai (Derbyshire Lab)
Transcriptional profiling of liver stage Plasmodium

Michael Brown (Gromeier Lab)
The MAP Kinase Interacting Kinases (MNK1/2) regulate cap-independent translation by activating mTORC1

Alejandro Aballay
Neural control of immunity

Setup/Cleanup: Yan Lab

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

 

2013 - 2014 MGM Departmental Research Meeting

DateSpeakers
January 14, 2013Introduction: Fred Dietrich

Speakers:
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, 2013Introduction: Matthias Gromeier

Speakers:
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, 2013Introduction: Anna Mae Diehl

Speakers:
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, 2013Introduction: Micah Luftig

Speakers:
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, 2013Introduction: Debby Silver

Speakers:
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, 2013Introduction: Jörn Coers

Speakers:
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, 2013Introduction: Hiro Matsunami

Speakers:
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, 2013Introduction: TBD

Speakers:
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, 2013Introduction: David Tobin

Speakers:
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, 2014Introduction: Raphael Valdivia

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

Pinghuang Liu (Tomaras Lab)
TBD

Raphael Valdivia
"The Awesome Power of Chlamydia Genetics"
February 10, 2014Introduction: Jack Keene

Speakers:
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, 2014Introduction:John McCusker

Speakers:
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, 2014Introduction: TBD

Speakers:
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
TBD

May 12, 2014Introduction: Mariano Garcia-Blanco

Speakers:
Sabrina Cote (Petes Lab)
"DNA repair in the absence of Top 1p"Aspen Reese (David Lab)
TBD

Mariano Garcia-Blanco
"From FGFR2 alternative splicing to epithelial mesenchymal transitions in carcinomas"
June 9, 2014Introduction: Sue Jinks-Robertson

Speakers:
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, 2014Introduction: Dong Yan

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

Karl Bates
Director of Research Communications Wroking with the News Office

Dong Yan
"Regulation of synapse elimination by the cell death pathway through cleavage of advillin"
November 10, 2014Introduction:Bryan Cullen

Speakers:
Autumn Rorrer (Marchuk Lab)
"Direct vs. indirect inhibition of Rho-kinase in Cerebral Cavernous Malformations (CCM)"

Colin Lickwar (Rawls Lab)
"Genomic dissection of a common host response to microbes in the gut"Bryan Cullen
"HIV and microRNAs

2011-2012

MGM Departmental Research Meetings

DateSpeakers
October 3, 2011Introduction: Hiro Matsunami

Speakers:
Sallie Permar
"Immune protection against postnatal HIV/SIV transmission"

Mari Shinohara
"Studies of Innate Immunity in Our Laboratory"

Hiro Matsunami
"Smelling Blood"

Room Setup:
Coers Lab
November 14, 2011Introduction: Jack Keene

Speakers:
Sarah Linnstaedt (Cullen Lab)
"Functional miRNA:mRNA interactions in EBV immortalized B cells"

Adam Kulp (Kuehn Lab)
"Biogenesis of outer membrane vesicle"s

Jack Keene
"RNA Regulation in Mammalian Cells"

Room Setup:
Cullen Lab
December 12, 2011Introduction: Joe Nevins

Speakers:
Cardenas-Corona Lab
Tomaras Lab
Joe Nevins

Room Setup:
Tobin Lab
January 9, 2012Introduction:Fred Dietrich

Speakers:
Frothingham Lab
Fred Dietrich

Room Setup:
Keene Lab
February 13, 2012Introduction: Sue Jinks-Robertson

Speakers:
Willard Lab
Sunhee Lee
Sue Jinks-Robertson

Room Setup:
Dietrich Lab
March 12, 2012Introduction: David Tobin

Speakers:
Megan Ulmer (Hauser Lab)
"Genome-wide analysis of central corneal thickness in primary open-angle glaucoma cases"

So Young Kim
"Uncovering mechanisms of resistance to targeted therapies for cancer"

David Tobin
"Visualizing and Manipulating Zabrafish Immunity"

Room Setup:
Petes Lab
April 16, 2012Introduction: Raphael Valdivia

Speakers:
Wei Song (Petes Lab)
"Haploidization in yeast induced by a deficiency in homologous recombination"

Vance Fowler
"Associations between Staphylococcus aureaus genotype with patient outcome"

Raphael Valdivia
"Chlamydia escorts and their sordid clients: How to establish a hierarchy in the secretion of virulence proteins"

Room Setup:
McCusker Lab
May 14, 2012Introduction: Beth Sullivan

Speakers:
Luftig Lab
Silver Lab
Beth Sullivan

Room Setup:
Marchuk Lab
June 11, 2012Introduction: Alejandro Aballay

Speakers:
Danielle Pilla (Coers Lab)
"Nonlytic exocytosis as an IFNgamma-regulated response to intracellular pathogens"

Alejandro Aballay
"Neural regulation of immune homeostasis"

Mariano Garcia-Blanco
"RNA binding proteins and the love-hate relationship between the dengue virus and its host"

Room Setup:

Silver Lab
October 8, 2012Introduction: Soman Abraham

Speakers:
Yue Jiang (Matsunami Lab)
"Beta-arrestin-2 mediates odorant receptor potentiation by M3 muscarinic acetylcholine receptor"

Chris Frank (Crawford Lab)
"Chromatinaccessibility changes during neuronal differentiation"

Soman Abraham
TBD

Room Setup: Alejandro Aballay
November 12, 2012Introduction: John Rawls

Speakers:
Omar Flores (Cullen Lab)
"Mutational inactivation of HSV-1 miRNAs identifies viral mRNA targets and reveals phenotypic effects in culture"

Matt Friedersdorf (Keene Lab)
"RNA recognition properties of the HuR RNA-binding protein"

John Rawls
"Microbial regulation of systemic neutrophil function"

Room Setup: Ashley Chi
December 10, 2012Introduction: Tom Petes

Speakers:
Igor Shats (Nevins Lab)
"FOXO transcription factors control E2F1 transcriptional specificity and apoptosis"

Yi-Fan Lu (Goldstein Lab)
"Finding causal variants responsible for HCV treatment response in the IL28B genomic region"

Tom Petes
"Telomere-induced chromosome rearrangements in yeast"