CCMB Research Day

CCMB RESEARCH DAY

January 21st, 2014
Watson-CIT Building
Swig Boardroom - CIT 241

8:30 - 9:00 - Breakfast - CIT 245

9:00 - 9:15 - Introductions: David Savitz (Vice President of Research), and Ben Raphael (Director, CCMB)

9:15 - 9:45 - Algorithms, Statistics, and Computation
Charles Lawrence - Applied Mathematics, CCMB
Jean Wu - Biostatistics, CCMB
David Laidlaw - Computer Science
Tasos Matzavinos - Applied Mathematics
Tim Kraska - Computer Science
9:45 - 10:00 – Discussion

10:00 - 10:30 - RNA Biology and Epigenetics
Will Fairbrother - Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biochemistry, CCMB
Robert Reenan - Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biochemistry
Erica Larschan - Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biochemistry, CCMB
Nicola Neretti - Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biochemistry, CCMB 
Stephen Helfand - Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biochemistry
10:30 - 11:00 - Discussion & Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:30 - Evolutionary and Ecological Genomics
Casey Dunn - Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, CCMB
Mitchell Sogin - MBL, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biochemistry
Richard Bennett - Molecular, Microbiology & Immunology
David Mark Welch - MBL, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Susan Huse - Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Ed Hawrot - Associate Dean Biology, Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology & Biotechnology
11:30 - 11:45 – Discussion

11:45 - 12:15 - Genomics of Human Disease
Sohini Ramachandran - Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, CCMB
Eric Morrow - Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biochemistry, Psychiatry and Human Behavior, CCMB
Jim Padbury - Pediatrics, Women and Infants' Hospital, Hasbro Children's Hospital
Chanika Phornphutkul - Pediatrics, Rhode Island Hospital
Jason Machan - Orthopaedics, Neuroscience, Rhode Island Hospital
Jack Elias - Dean of Medicine and Biological Science
12:15 - 12:30  - Discussion & Closing

12:30 - 1:30 - Lunch & Research Posters

Derek Aguiar - "HapCompass: A Fast Cycle Basis Algorithm for Accurate Haplotype Assembly of Sequence Data"

Ryan Cabeen - "Estimating Constrained Multi-fiber Diffusion MR Volume by Orientation Clustering"

Steven Criscione - "A genome-wide survey of the transcriptional landscape of repetitive elements and their age-associated expression changes"

Jason Dobson -   "Dosage compensation is targeted to the X chromosome by specific interactions between the CLAMP zinc-finger protein and DNA"

Iman Hajirasouliha - "A combinatorial approach for constructing ancestral history of tumors"

Ece Gamsiz – “Runs-of-homozygosity are Associated with Intellectual Disability and Female Gender in Simplex Autisum”

Christopher Graves - "Virulence evolution: short-sighted evolution meets conventional wisdom" 

August Guang - "Fablast: A Tool for Clustering Homologous Sequences Quickly"

Max Leiserson - “Dendrix ++: A Probabalistic Model for Identifying Mutated Driver Pathways in Cancer”

Wilson McKerrow - "Characterization of the Boltzmann weighted space of RNA secondary structure

Layla Oesper - “Analysis of Complex Genome Rearrangements in Cancer” 

Julia Palacios - "Bayesian phylodynamics from multiple loci"

Matthew Parks - TBA

Eugene Raynes -  "Evolution of chromosomal and microsatellite instability in cancer

Rachel Soemedi - "High throughput identification of genetic variation that cause allelic imbalance in RNA splicing"

Hsin-Ta Wu - "Detecting independent and recurrent copy number aberrations using interval graphs"

Scott Wylie - TBA