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Fall 2014 Calendar

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Date Event Speaker/Presenter Time/Location
Sep 17 MCB Graduate Program Seminar

David Brautigan, University of Virginia

"Multiple Finctions of Protein Ser/Thr Phosphatase-6 in Cell Signaling"

12 PM               SFH 220
Sep 24 MCB Graduate Program Seminar Alla Grishok, Columbia University                             "Insights into gene regulation by RNAi, chromatin and Forkhead transcription factors"
12 PM                SFH 220
Sep 26 MCB Data Club

Judson Belmont (Salomon Lab)  - "Novel tools for the phosphoproteomic investigation of T cell signaling"        

Allison Taggart (Fairbrother Lab) - "Large-scale study of branchpoint selection and its roles throughout the life cycle of the intron"

4 PM                SFH 220
Oct 1 MCB Graduate Program Seminar

Joseph Ziegelbauer, National Cancer Institute

"Function of Viral microRNAs"

12 PM                  SFH 220
Oct 8 MCB Graduate Program Seminar

Avner Schlessinger, Mount Sinau School of Medicine

"Structure-based discovery of modulators of Solute Carrier (SLC) transporters"

12 PM                  LMM 107
Oct 15 MCB Graduate Program Seminar

Richard Terek, Brown University Dept. of Orthopaedics

"microRNA regulation of angiogenesis and metastasis in chrondrosarcoma"

12  PM

SFH 220

Oct 22 MCB Graduate Program Seminar James Shorter, University of Pennsylvania                                     "Potentiated Protein Deaggregases to Counter Neurodegenerative Disease"
12 PM                  LMM 107
Oct 29 MCB Graduate Program Seminar

Robert Duronio, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

"Engineering Histone Gene Clusters to Interrogate Epigenetic Control of the Cell Cycle During Animal Development"

12 PM                  LMM 107
Oct 31 MCB Data Club

Aaron Held (Wharton Lab)  - "Characterization and Suppression of LAS Associated Phenotypes"           

Rosa Martinez-Garcia (Connors Lab) - "Thalamic circuitry and function to understand neurodevelopmental disorders and Tuberous Sclerosis"

4 PM                SFH 220
Nov 5 MCB Graduate Program Seminar

Nick Rhind, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Genome-Wide Organizationof DNA Replication

12 PM                  SFH 220
Nov 12 MCB Graduate Program Seminar

Karen Adelman, National Institutes of Health (NIEHS)

Regulating Signaling Networks Through Pausing of RNA Polymerase II

12 PM                  SFH 220
Nov 19 MCB Graduate Program Seminar

EDDS Lecture

Jeanne Lawrence, University of Massachusetts Medical School

From Basic Discovery in Epigenetics to Down Syndrome and Back Again

12 PM                  SFH 220
Nov 21 MCB Data Club Emily Kaye (Larschan Lab)                  Stephanie Post (Tatar    Lab)                     Kevin Murphy (Koren Lab) 2 PM                 LMM 107
Dec 3 MCB Graduate Program Seminar

Alexander Mankin, University of Illinois, Chicago

Functional interactions between the ribosome and nascent peptide

12 PM                  LMM 107
Dec 4 MCB Graduate Program Thesis Defense

Christine Langlois (Advisor: Tricia Serio)

"Insights into Prion Biology: Mechanistic Contributions and Phenotypic Consequences of Oligopeptide Repeats

10:30 AM

LMM 107

Dec 10 MCB Graduate Program Seminar

Robert Landick, University of Wisconsin

"Mechanisms and Regulatory Roles of Transcriptional Pausing"

12 PM                     LMM 107

Dec 11 MCB Graduate PRogram Thesis Defense

Stephen JOnes (Advisor: Richard Bennett)

Pheromone Signaling, Mating and Biofilm Formation in Candida Species

12 PM

Metcalf Friedman Auditorium

Dec 19 MCB Data Club

Steven Criscione (Neretti Lab)        

John Santiago (Rand Lab)

4 PM               SFH 220
Jan 8 Special Seminar

Celina Juliano, PhD                                     Stem Cell Center, Yale University                          

"PIWI-piRNA pathway function in the stem cells of the immortal Hydra"

Note: Celina is a graduate of the MCB Graduate Program

12 PM

SFH 218

Jan 29 MCB Grad Rotation Talks The first year MCB Graduate Students will present their first rotation talks 2-5 PM              LMM107
Jan 30 MCB Data Club

Christine Scaduto (Bennett Lab)           

Robert Thorn (Creton Lab)

4 PM                  SFH 220
Feb 4 MCB Graduate Program Seminar

Dr. Peter Belenky                                    Brown University, MMI

"Taking Antimicrobial Mechaisms from Model Organisms to Microbiomes"

12 PM                SFH 220
Feb 13 MCB Data Club

Jennifer Forcina (Johnson Lab)            "Arabidopsis HAP2: Defining a conserved mechanism for sperm-egg fusion"                     

Brian Jones (Helfand Lab) - "A somatic pathway in Drosophila fat body with aging-associated implications"

4 PM                  SFH 220
Feb 18 MCB Graduate Program Seminar

Dr. Nelson Lau                                           Brandeis University

"Transposon landscape dynamics and the evolution of Piwi-interacting RNA (piRNA) clusters"

12 PM                 SFH 220
Feb 25 MCB Graduate Program Seminar

Dr. Blanche Capel, Duke University

"The Battle of the Sexes"

CANCELLED!

12 PM               SFH 220
Feb 27 MCB Data Club

Alex Conicella (Fawzi Lab)                      

Jennifer Johnson (Larschan Lab)

4 PM                 SFH 220
Mar 4 MCB Graduate Program Seminar

Dr. John Quackenbush                          Harvard University

"Using Networks to Probe Biological Systems"

12 PM                 SFH 220
Mar 11 MCB Graduate Program Seminar

Dr. Rejii Kuruvilla                                    Johns Hopkins University

"Neuron-target interactions in the developing sympathetic nervous system"

12 PM                LMM107
Mar 18 MCB Graduate Program Seminar

Dr. Dong Wang                                     University of Massachusetts, Amherst

"Life on the edge: hosst control of bacterial fate in the nitrogen-fixing symbiosis"

12 PM               SFH 220
Mar 27 MCB Data Club

Tara Fresques (Wessel Lab)                   

Abbie Frederick (Morrow Lab)

4 PM                  LMM107
Mar 30 MCB Grad Rotation Talks

The first year MCB Graduate Students will present their second rotation talks

2- 5 PM            LMM 107
Apr 1 MCB Graduate Program Seminar

Dr. Dorothy Kern                                  Brandeis University

"Evolution of kinase energy landscapes over several billion years"

12 PM                LMM 107
Apr 2 MCB Special Seminar

Dr. Mariana Wolfner, Cornell University

"The squeeze that starts development: egg activation in Drosophila"

2:00 PM             SFH 220
Apr 3 MCB Graduate Program Thesis Defense

S. Zachary Swartz

Advisor: Prof. Gary Wessel

"Germ Line and Somatic Cell Divergence in Animal Development"

1:30 PM             SFH 220
Apr 8 MCB Graduate Program Seminar

Dr. David Raizen                                  University of Pennsylvania

"Catching Z's with the worm: somnogen discovery in C. elegans"

12 PM                 SFH 220
Apr 15 MCB Graduate Program Seminar

Dr. Marla Sokolowski                         University of Toronto

"Gene-Environment Interplay on Behavior"

12 PM                LMM 107
Apr 22 MCB Graduate Program Seminar Dr. Fred Charron                                      IRCM, McGill University 12 PM              SFH 220
Apr 24 MCB Data Club

Ed Anderson (Wharton Lab)                  

Tim Erick (Brossay Lab)

4 PM                  SFH 220
May 29 MCB Grad Rotation Talks

The first year MCB Graduate Students will present their third rotation talks

2-5 PM              LMM 107