Calendar

Fall 2013 - Spring 2014

Date Event Speaker/Presenter Time/Location

Oct 30

MCB Graduate Program Seminar
Nadia Singh, North Carolina State Univ.: Genetic and Environmental Determinants of Meiotic Recombination Rate Variation in Drosophila Host: E. Larschan

12 noon           

SFH 220

Nov 4

MCB Journal Club

Tara Fresques                                

Heather Bennett

5 PM                

SFH 220

Nov 6

MCB Graduate Program Seminar

Robert Goldman, Northwestern University:   The Multiple Roles of Lamins in Nuclear Architecture"                Host: BIOL1050 (S. Gerbi)

12 noon           

SFH 220

Nov 12 DRIP meeting Antoine Borensztejn (Wharton Lab) will speak on: "Programmed cell death regulation: the two faces of Janus kinase signaling"

4 PM 

SFH 350

Nov 13

MCB Graduate Program Seminar

Christopher de Graffenried, Brown University:  The role of polo like kinase in the morphogenesis of the T. brucei cytoskeleton                  

Host: A. Salomon

12 noon          

SFH 220

Nov 20

MCB Graduate Program Seminar

Robert Kingston, Harvard Medical School:    "Nucleosomes and IncRNAs as components of epigenetic regulation"                                 

Host: BIOL1050 (S. Gerbi)

12 noon         

SFH 220

Nov 22

MCB Data Club Brian Jones (Helfand Lab)

4 PM            

LMM107

Nov 25

MCB Journal Club

John Urban                                   

Asli Sahin

5 PM                

SFH 220

Dec 4 MCB Graduate Program Seminar

Dr. Tracy Young-Pearse, Brigham & Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School: Utilizing patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells to investigate the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia"

12 noon

SFH 220

Dec 9

MCB Journal Club

Jennifer Forcina                              

Stephanie Post

5 PM              

SFH 220

Dec 10 DRIP Meeting Eric Gustafson: "TAF4b promotes mouse spermatogonial stem cell lineage establishment" 4 PM SFH 350

Dec 11

MCB Graduate Program Seminar

CANCELLED!

Kevin Dalby, University of TExas, Austin:              

Host: R. Page

12 noon           

 

Dec 16

MCB Journal Club Alex Conicella

5 PM              

SFH 220

Jan 6

MCB Journal Club

Bobby Thorn                                  

Emily Kaye

5 PM               

SFH 220

Jan 13

MCB Journal Club

Ed Anderson                                   

John Santiago

5 PM                

SFH 220

Jan 14 DRIP Meeting

Marla Tipping                                                Department of Biology, Providence College                                                            "Studying Cancer Metabolism in Drosophila"

4 PM

SFH 350

Jan 22 MCB Seminar Dr. Jack A. Elias, Dean of Medicine and Biologial Sciences, Brown University                                            "Chitinase-like proteins in lung injury, repair and neoplasia"

12 Noon

SFH 220

Jan 31

MCB Data Club

Alex Leydon (Johnson Lab)                

Christopher Neil (Mowry Lab)

4 PM                

SFH 220

Jan 31 Recruitment Reception Come meet prospective graduate students - drinks and hors d'houvres

5 PM

Sidney Frank Hall Atrium

Feb 1 Recruitment Brunch/Party Brunch at the home of Prof. Kristi Wharton to meet prospective graduate students

12 - 2 PM

Barrington, RI

Feb 3 MCB Graduate Student Rotation Talks First year MCB Graduate Students will present their first rotation talks

2 - 5 PM

LMM 107

Feb 10

MCB Journal Club

Stephen Jones                               

Allison Porman

SFH 220
Feb 11 DRIP Meeting Edward Anderson (Wharton Lab)     Regulation of Drosophila BMP signaling by proteolytic cleavage 4 PM   SFH 350
Feb 12 MCB Graduate Program Seminar

Timothy Springer                                  Harvard University                                     

Latency or its lack in two members of the same family, TGF-beta and BMP9

Host: K. Wharton

12 Noon

SFH 220

Feb 14

MCB Data Club

Samantha Jeschonek (Mowry Lab)    

Matthew Booker (DeLong Lab)

4 PM                

SFH 220

Feb 14 Reception Come meet students interested in joining the MCB Graduate Program  5 - 7 PM    SFH Lobby
Feb 15 Lunch Lunch for members of the MCB grad program with prospective new grad students Home of Dr. Will Fairbrother

Feb 19

 MCB Graduate Program Seminar

Caren Chang, University of Maryland:          

"The ethylene hormone signaling pathway in Arabidopsis and its origins in the charophyte algae"       

Host: A. DeLong

12 noon    

SFH 220  

Feb 26

MCB Graduate Program Seminar

Cassandra Extavour, Harvard University:    "From Egg to Immortality: The Evolution of the Germ Line"

Hosts: G. Wessel and C. Dunn

12 noon        

SFH 220

Feb 27 MCB Seminar Dr. Jack A. Elias, Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences                              "Chitinase-like proteins in lung injury, repair and neoplasia"            Host: Kim Mowry 12 noon        SFH 220

Feb 28

MCB Data Club

Steven Criscione (Neretti Lab)         

Kathryn Grive (Freiman Lab)

4 PM           

SFH 220

FEb 28 MCB Grad Program Recruitment Reception Reception to welcome visiting students interested in joining our program 5 PM          Sidney Frank Hall Atrium
Mar 5 MCB Graduate Program Seminar

Barry Eisenstein                                            VP, Cubist Pharmaceuticals                      "The antibiotic pipeline: Where it is and what needs fixing"

Host: S. Gerbi

12 noon    

SFH 220

Mar 10

MCB Journal Club

Victoria Cabot                                 

Takahiro Ito

5 PM              

SFH 220

Mar 11 DRIP Meeting Anne Fausto Sterling, Brown University:  "Using Dynamic Systems to Study the Emergence of Difference"

4 PM 

SFH 350

Mar 11 SACNAS @ Brown: Inspiring Women in STEM

Panel Discussion-Women in STEM

Jean King, UMass Amherst                           Suzanne DeLamonte, Brown University          Nicole Renaud, Novartis Inst. for BioMedical Research                                                       Robin Wellington, St. John's University                 Lorna Gibson, MIT

7 - 9 PM     Salomon 101

Mar 12

MCB Graduate Program Seminar

Andreas Bergmann, UMass Medical School:   "Genetic Control of Apoptosis and Compensatory Proliferation in Drosophila"               

Host: K. Wharton

 12 noon

SFH 220

Mar 17

MCB Journal Club

Tim Erick                                        

Brian Jones

5 PM            

SFH 220

Mar 19

MCB Graduate Program Seminar

John Lis, Cornell University:   "Probing Mechanisms of Transcription Regulation in Cells and Across Genomes"              

Host: E. Larschan

12 noon         

SFH 220

Mar 24

MCB Journal Club

Steven Criscione                               

Chapman Beekman

5 PM           

SFH 220

Mar 28

MCB Data Club

Ed Anderson (Wharton Lab)              

Tim Erick (Brossay Lab)

4 PM            

LMM 107

Mar 31

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

2 PM            

SFH 220

Apr 2 MCB Graduate Program Seminar Job Dekker, University of Massachusetts Medical School: "Two ways to fold the genome"                Host: N. Neretti

12 noon          

LMM107

Apr 2 MCB Graduate Program Thesis Defense Jeffrey Hofmann will defend his PhD thesis: "The role of Myc in aging and longevity"

1:30 PM

LMM 107

Apr 7 MCB Graduate Program Thesis Defense Marissa Holmbeck will defend her PhD thesis: "Mito-nuclear interactions and environmental conditions that impact Drosophila physiology and lifespan" 12:00 PM SFH 220

Apr 7

MCB Journal Club

Kathryn Coser                                   

Kathryn Grive

5 PM                

SFH 220

Apr 9 MCB Graduate Program Thesis Defense Adrian Reich will defend his PhD thesis: "Evolutionary transitions within Echinodermata" 10:30 AM  LMM 107

Apr 9

MCB Graduate Program Seminar

Mark Lemmon, University of Pennsylvania:              

Host: G. Barnea

 12 noon
Apr 11 MCB Graduate Program Thesis Defense Marcela Soruco will defend her PhD thesis: "The CLAMP protein is essential in Drosophila mediating dosage compensation through increased targeting to the X-chromosome and during development as a non-sex secific transcription factor 2:00 PM           SFH 220

Apr 14

MCB Journal Club

Christopher Neil                              

Samantha Jeschonek

5 PM                

SFH 220

Apr 16 MCB Graduate Program Seminar

Andrei Seluanov                                    University of Rochester: "Anticancer and longevity mechanisms in long-lived mole rats"

Host: J. Sedivy

12 noon

LMM107

Apr 17 Biology of Aging Seminar

Joshua Dubnau, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

"The transposon storm hypothesis of neurodegeneration"

12 noon

SFH 220

Apr 18 MCB Graduate Program Thesis Defense Jessica Chery will defend her PhD thesis defense: The function of the CLAMP zinc finger protein in targeting MSL Complex to the X-chromosome during dosage compensation in Drosophila melanogaster.  Advisor: Erica Larschan
2 PM       Carmichael Auditorium, Bldg for Environmental Research and Teaching

Apr 21

MCB Journal Club

Jen Johnson                                      

Dan Berg

5 PM              

SFH 220

Apr 23 MCB Graduate Program Seminar

Phillip D. Zamore                                   University of Massachusetts Medical School: "Mechanisms and Functions of RNA Silencing Pathways in Animals"

Host: MCB Graduate Students

12 noon  

SFH 220

Apr 25

MCB Data Club

Abbie Frederick (Morrow Lab)          

Arjun Ray (Kaun Lab)                     

Akash Srivastava (Horb Lab)

3:30 PM       

LMM 107

Apr 30

MCB Graduate Program Seminar

Holger Sonderman, Cornell University:  "The Ins and Outs of c-di-GMP Signaling in Bacterial Biofilm Formation"                       

Host: R. Page

12 noon

May 5

MCB Journal Club

Matthew Booker                                

Arjun Ray

5 PM           

SFH 220

May 7 MCB Graduate Program Seminar Jason Sello, Dept. of Chemistry, Brown University                                               "Genetic Bases of Biological Chemistry and Ecology in Streptomyces"
12 noon          LMM107
May 14 MCB Graduate Program Seminar Amanda Jamieson, MMI, Brown University 12 noon          LMM 107

May 19

MCB Journal Club

Dan DiCorpo                                      

Alger Fredericks

5 PM             

SFH 220

May 29

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

2 PM            

LMM 107

May 30

MCB Data Club

Tara Fresques (Wessel Lab)             

Jennifer Johnson (Larschan Lab)

4 PM            

SFH 220

Jun 2

MCB Journal Club

Vanessa Scialabba                             

Nick Panzarino

5 PM           

SFH 220

Jun 16

MCB Journal Club

Tyler Curran                                      

Jon Yang

5 PM           

SFH 220

Jun 30

MCB Journal Club

Erin Kennedy                                     

Jenna Kotak

5 PM           

SFH 220

Jul 28

MCB Journal Club Aaron Held

5 PM           

SFH 220

Aug 4

MCB Journal Club

Rosa Martinez-Garcia                        

Arthur Sugden

5 PM           

SFH 220

Aug 18

MCB Journal Club

Marissa Holmbeck                            

Alex Leydon

5 PM            

SFH 220