Seminar Archive

Past Molecular Genetics Seminars


May 30, 2019

Room 200, Campbell Hall (NOTE: different location)
Dr. Ram Dixit, Washington University
"A Tale of Two Spirals"
Host: Molecular Genetics (Iris Meier)


May 21, 2019 (NOTE: this is a TUESDAY)
Room 200, Campbell Hall (NOTE: different location)
Dr. Yanhai Yin, Iowa State University
"Network and Mechanisms for Plant Steroid Hormone Regulated Plant Growth and Drought Responses"
Host: Molecular Genetics (David Somers)


May 17, 2019 (NOTE: this is a FRIDAY)
Room 200, Campbell Hall (NOTE: different location)
Falkenthal Symposium
Guest speaker: Dr. Amit Sharma, The Ohio State University
"Viral and Host Determinants of SHIV Replication in Macaque Lymphocytes"
Host: Molecular Genetics


May 2, 2019
Room 155, Jennings Hall
Dr. Robin Buell, Michigan State University
"Genome dynamics in potato: Polyploidy and vegetative propagation permits genome plasticity"
Host: Molecular Genetics (Jay Hollick)


April 25, 2019
Room 155, Jennings Hall
Elizabeth Regedanz, 4th year seminar
"Understanding the roles of TCP24 and PRC2 in Geminivirus gene expression"
Host: Molecular Genetics


April 18, 2019
Room 155, Jennings Hall
Dr. Aaron Goldman, Dept. of Biological Chemistry and Pharmacology
"Identifying a transcriptional regulatory network for heart regeneration" 
Host: Molecular Genetics


April 11, 2019
Room 155, Jennings Hall
Diego Cuerda-Gil, 4th year seminar
"Designing an mRNA tethering system to recruit silencing factor proteins"
Host: Molecular Genetics


April 4, 2019
Room 155, Jennings Hall
Marcos Corchado, 4th year seminar
"The role of LPR-3 as a cell non-autonomous regulator of LET-60/RAS in C. elegans"
Host: Molecular Genetics


March 28, 2019
Room 155, Jennings Hall
Biao Ding Memorial Lecture
Dr. Neocles Leontis, Bowling Green State University
"To G or not to G - that is the question: How (and why) to build a structured RNA with far fewer Guanosines"
Host: Molecular Genetics


March 21, 2019
Room 155, Jennings Hall
Dr. Venkatesan Sundaresan, UC Davis
"The zygotic transition in rice and applications for clonal propagation of hybrid seeds"
Host: Molecular Genetics (Jay Hollick)


February 28, 2019
Room 155, Jennings Hall
Dr. Ruben Petreaca, Dept of Molecular Genetics
"Chromatin remodeling factors in DNA double strand break repair"
Host: Molecular Genetics


January 31, 2019
Room 155, Jennings Hall
Dr. Wen Tang, Dept. of Biological Chemistry and Pharmacology
"Genetics and genomics of the piRNA pathway" 
Host: Molecular Genetics


January 24, 2019
Room 155, Jennings Hall
Dr. Christoph Lepper, Dept. of Physiology and Cell Biology
"Resizing the muscle stem cell pool via signaling from the myofiber"
Host: Molecular Genetics


December 13, 2018
Room 155, Jennings Hall
Dr. Wayne Miles
"Interplay betewen transcription and translation"
Host: Molecular Genetics


December 6, 2018
Room 155, Jennings Hall
Dr. Christin Burd
"Following the biology: Lessons in RAS codon specificity and immunological aging" 
Host: Molecular Genetics


November 15, 2018
Room 155, Jennings Hall
Dr. Craig Burd
"The Good, Bad, and Ugly of estrogen signaling in cancer"
Host: Molecular Genetics


September 28, 2018
Room 155, Jennings Hall
Dr. Adrienne Roeder, Adolph E. Waller Memorial Lecturer
"How plants make flowers with reproducible sizes and shapes from variable cells" (Technical Lecture)
Host: Adolph E. Waller Memorial Lecture Series and Molecular Genetics


September 27, 2018
Room 155, Jennings Hall
Dr. Adrienne Roeder, Adolph E. Waller Memorial Lecturer
"Three stores about why I love being a plant biologist" (Public Lecture)
Host: Adolph E. Waller Memorial Lecture Series and Molecular Genetics


September 13, 2018
Room 155, Jennings Hall
Dr. Anna Dobritsa
Pollen apertures as a model for formation of distinct cellular domains (Video)
Host: Molecular Genetics


May 3, 2018
Room 155, Jennings Hall
Pooja Gangras (4th Year Student Presentation, Advisors: S. Amacher/G. Singh)
TBA
Host: Molecular Genetics


April 26, 2018
Room 155, Jennings Hall
Natalie Deans (4th Year Student Presentation, Advisor: J. Hollick)
TBA
Host: Molecular Genetics


April 19, 2018
Room 155, Jennings Hall
Meredith Sigman (4th Year Student Presentation, Advisor: K. Slotkin)
TBA
Host: Molecular Genetics


April 12, 2018
Room 155, Jennings Hall
Dr. Shou-Wei Ding, UC Riverside
Antiviral RNAi in plants and mammals
Host: Jian-Qiu Wu


April 5, 2018
Room 155, Jennings Hall
Steve Wilson (4th Year Student Presentation, Advisor: A. Bird)
Understanding Loz1-mediated zinc dependent regulation in S.pombe
Host: Molecular Genetics


March 29, 2018
Room 155, Jennings Hall
Galen Rask (4th Year Student Presentation, Advisor: A. Dobritsa)
TBA
Host: Molecular Genetics


March 22, 2018
Room 155, Jennings Hall
Anne Witzky (4th Year Student Presentation, Advisor:  M. Ibba)
Characterization of EF-P post-translational modification in Bacillus subtilis
Host: Molecular Genetics


March 8, 2018
Room 155, Jennings Hall
Amrit Singh
How mRNP composition determines mRNA fate
Host: Molecular Genetics


March 1, 2018
Room 155, Jennings Hall
Lauren Woodward (4th year student presentation, Advisor: G. Singh)
TBA
Host: Molecular Genetics


January 18, 2018
Room 155, Jennings Hall
Wayne Miles
Surviving RB-loss
Host: Molecular Genetics


November 20, 2015 - 1:00pm
Room 773, Biological Sciences Building
Thesis Defense Seminar
Ning Wang (Wu Lab)
Roles of actin motor myosin-V, Rho GEF Gef3, and membrane trafficking in fission yeast cytokinesis
Host: Molecular Genetics


November 18, 2015 - 9:00am
Room 141, Biological Sciences Building
Thesis Defense Seminar
Mark E. Corkins (Bird Lab)
Zinc Sensing and Homeostasis in S. pombe
Host: Molecular Genetics

 

October 8, 2015 - 4:10pm

Room 155, Jennings Hall
Ana Alonso
Metabolomics & Fluxomics: Cutting-Edge Tools to Decipher Plant Metabolic Networks
Host: Molecular Genetics


October 1, 2015 - 4:10pm
Room 155, Jennings Hall
Andrea Doseff
Mechanisms of Cell Death: Implications for Cancer and Inflammation
Host: Molecular Genetics


May 14, 2015 - 4:10pm
Room 111, Parks Hall
Kaushik Panda (4th year student presentation, Advisor: K. Slotkin)
Whole genome methylation analysis of Arabidopsis silencing mutants shows a broad role for mRNA-derived siRNAs in methylation of transposons
Host: Molecular Genetics


May 7, 2015 - 4:10pm
Room 111, Parks Hall
Jessica Rakijas (4th year student presentation, Advisor: G. Leone)
TBA
Host: Molecular Genetics


April 30, 2015 - 4:10pm
Room 111, Parks Hall
Yao Wan (4th year student presentation, Advisor: A. Hopper)
Studies of proteins required for proper function and localization of tRNA splicing endonuclease in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Host: Molecular Genetics


April 23, 2015 - 4:10pm
Room 111, Parks Hall
Brittany Suggs (4th year student presentation, Advisor: H. Chamberlin)
Uncovering shared and distinct roles for transcription factor gene duplicates hmg-3 and hmg-4 during C. elegans development
Host: Molecular Genetics


April 17, 2015 - 4:00pm
Room 355, Jennings Hall
39th Annual Adolph E. Waller Memorial Lecture
Public Lecture: Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and Public Perception of Science
Host: Molecular Genetics


April 16, 2015 - 4:10pm
Room 111, Parks Hall
39th Annual Adolph E. Waller Memorial Lecture
Technical Lecture: How Plants Can Remember Winter So They Can Flower In Spring
Host: Molecular Genetics


April 14, 2015 - 1:00pm
Room 0773, Biological Sciences Building
Dwitiya Sawant (Ph.D. Defense Seminar, Advisor: H. Fisk)
A Tale of Two Centrins: Centrin 3 is an Inhibitor of Centrosomal Mps1 and antagonizes Centrin 2 function
Host: Molecular Genetics


April 13, 2015 - 3:00pm
Room 0609, Biological Sciences Building
Jingyan Wu (Ph.D. Defense Seminar, Advisor: A. Hopper)
A Genome-wide Analysis to identify and characterize novel genes involved in tRNAbiology in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Host: Molecular Genetics


March 26, 2015 - 4:10pm
Room 111, Parks Hall
Stephanie LaHaye (4th year student presentation, Advisor: V. Garg)
The novel role of Gata4 in semilunar valve development and disease
Host: Molecular Genetics


March 5, 2015 - 4:10pm
Room 111, Parks Hall
Norman Groves (4th year student presentation, Advisor: I. Meier)
Identifying novel inner nuclear envelope proteins: definition and discovery
Host: Molecular Genetics


February 26, 2015 - 4:10pm
Room 111, Parks Hall
Jamie Jontes
A role for protocadherins in the modular assembly of the vertebrate nervous system
Host: Molecular Genetics


February 19, 2015 - 4:10pm
Room 111, Parks Hall
Craig Burd
The impact of endocrine disruptor exposures on estrogen signaling and mammary gland development
Host: Molecular Genetics


January 29, 2015 - 4:10pm
Room 111, Parks Hall
David Symer
Human Papillomavirus and its Impacts on Human Cancer Genomes
Host: Molecular Genetics


January 22, 2015 - 4:10pm
Room 111, Parks Hall
Michael Held
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Ohio University
Molecular Assembly of Hydroxyproline-rich Glycoprotein Networks in Plant Cell Walls
Host: Molecular Genetics


January 15, 2015 - 4:10pm
Room 111, Parks Hall
Sameek Roychowdhury
Opportunities for Precision Cancer Medicine
Host: Molecular Genetics


December 18, 2014 - 4:10pm
Room 155, Jennings Hall
Christin Burd
The combinatorial effects of genes and the environment in NRas mutant melanoma
Host: Molecular Genetics & MC Biochem


December 4, 2014 - 4:10pm
Room 155, Jennings Hall
Guramrit Singh
Unraveling the complexities of the exon junction complex during post-transcriptional gene expression
Host: Molecular Genetics


Novemeber 20, 2014 - 4:10pm
Room 155, Jennings Hall
Adriana Dawes
Signalling pathway dynamics during nematode vulval specification
Host: Molecular Genetics & Math


November 6, 2014 - 4:10pm
Room 155, Jennings Hall
Gustavo Leone
TBA
Host: Molecular Genetics & CCC


October 30, 2014 - 4:10pm
Room 155, Jennings Hall
Stephen Osmani
Integration of mitotic regulation with cell-to-cell connectivity
Host: Molecular Genetics


October 23, 2014 - 4:10pm              !!!!CANCELED as of 9/21/2014!!!
Room 170, DHLRI
David Baulcombe
Department of Plant Sciences
University of Cambridge
"RNA silencing and epigenetics in plants"
Host: Molecular Genetics


October 16, 2014 - 4:10pm
Room 155, Jennings Hall
David Mackey
A Conserved Family of Bacterial Virulence Factors Target Specific Isoforms of Protein Phosphatase 2A to Perturb Plant Metabolism and Defense
Host: Molecular Genetics


October 2, 2014 - 4:10pm
Room 111, Parks Hall
David Bisaro
From Epigenetic Pathways to the Control of Translation: Lessons Learned from Geminiviruses
Host: Molecular Genetics


September 25, 2014 - 4:10pm
Room 111, Parks Hall
Amanda Bird
"Identifying Factors that Influence Zinc Ion Homeostasis"
Host: Molecular Genetics and Nutrition


September 18, 2014 - 4:10pm
Room 111, Parks Hall
Keith Slotkin
"Understanding the Epigenetic Regulation of Transposable Elements: What have we Learned in the Past Five Years?"
Host: Molecular Genetics


September 4, 2014 - 4:10pm
Room 155, Jennings Hall
Anna Dobritsa
"Aperture formation on Arabidopsis pollen surface"
Host: Molecular Genetics


May 29, 2014 - 4:10PM
Room 111, Parks Hall
Wahi Kanu (4th year student presentation, Advisor: S. Cole)
"Examining the role of mir-125 family in the segmentation clock."
Host: Molecular Genetics


May 22, 2014 - 4:10PM
Room 111, Parks Hall
Joey Marquadt (4th year student presentation, Advisor: Harold Fisk)
“Examining the Centrosomal Localization Domain of Mps1”
Host: Molecular Genetics


May 22, 2014 - 1:00PM
Room 111, Parks Hall
Special Topic Seminar
Andrzej Wierzbicki
“Control of chromatin structure by long non-coding RNA”
Host: Keith Slotkin


May 15, 2014 - 4:10PM
Room 111, Parks Hall
Bo Zhang (4th year student presentation, Advisor: P. Herman)
“Characterization of the Recruitment of Casein Kinase 1 to P Bodies”
Host: Molecular Genetics


May 1, 2014 - 4:10PM
Room 111, Parks Hall
Yihua Zhu (4th year student presentation, Advisor: J.Q. Wu)
“Characterization of novel genes that participate in fission yeast cytokinesis”
Host: Molecular Genetics


April 17, 2014 - 4:10PM
Room 111, Parks Hall
Shubhra Majumder (Post Doctoral presentation, Advisor: H. Fisk)
“Novel roles of VDACs in regulating ciliogenesis and centriole assembly”
Host: Molecular Genetics


April 4, 2014 - 4:10PM
Room 0001, Jennings Hall
Waller Lecture Speaker
Dr. Peggy Lemaux
“From Basic to Applied Research: Modifying Expression of the Theoredoxin in Cereals Led to Unexpected Improvements - So, Where Are They”
Host: Molecular Genetics


April 3, 2014 - 4:10PM
Room 355, Jennings Hall
Waller Lecture Speaker
Dr. Peggy Lemaux
“Feast, Famine and the Future of Food”
Host: Molecular Genetics


March 27, 2014 - 4:10PM
Room 111, Parks Hall
Mark Corkins (4th year student presentation, Advisor: A. Bird)
“TBA”
Host: Molecular Genetics


March 6, 2014 - 4:10PM
Room 111, Parks Hall
Natcha Ruiz
“Understanding the function of MurJ in bacterial cell wall biogenesis”
Host: Patrice Hamel


February 27, 2014 - 4:10PM
Room 111, Parks Hall
Valerie Coffman (Post Doctoral presentation. Advisor: A. Dawes)
“Modeling pronuclear rotation in the C. elegans embryo.”
Host: Molecular Genetics


February 20, 2014 - 4:10PM
Room 111, Parks Hall
Biao Ding
“RNA 3D Motifs as A New Constraint of Viral and Subviral RNA Genome Evolution”
Host: Molecular Genetics


January 30, 2014 - 4:10PM
Room 111, Parks Hall
Adriana Dawes
“The role of mechanical and biochemical stimuli for initiation of polarity in the early C. elegans embryo”
Host: Molecular Genetics


December 5, 2013 - 4:10PM
*** Note location change: Room 111, Parks Hall
Harold Fisk
“Multiple roles for the Mps1 protein kinase in centrosome homeostasis”
Host: Molecular Genetics


November 21, 2013 - 4:10PM
Room 155, Jennings Hall
Anya Dobritsa
“Walls and gates: Genetics of exine and aperture formation in Arabidopsis pollen”
Host: Molecular Genetics


November 7, 2013 - 4:10PM
Room 155, Jennings Hall
Zakee Sabbree
“Peripatric speciation and functional conservation in host-isolated symbionts”
Host: Rebecca Lamb


October 31, 2013 - 4:10PM
Room 155, Jennings Hall
Amanda Bird
“Zinc homeostasis in Schizosaccharomyces pombe”
Host: Molecular Genetics


October 24, 2013 - 4:10PM
Room 155, Jennings Hall
Amanda Simcox
“Fly EGF takes wing by paracrine and autocrine signaling”
Host: Molecular Genetics


October 10, 2013 - 4:10PM
Room 155, Jennings Hall
Ana Alonso
“Plant Central Metabolism: From Carbon Flux Maps to Rational Engineering.”
Host: Molecular Genetics


September 26, 2013 - 4:10PM
Room 155, Jennings Hall
James Hopper
“How Does the GAL Gene Transcriptional Switch of Yeast Work?”
Host: Molecular Genetics


September 19, 2013 - 4:10PM

Room 155, Jennings Hall
Hay-Oak Park
“Polarity and Asymmetry in a Single Cell: Lessons from Yeast”
Host: Molecular Genetics


September 5, 2013 - 4:10PM
Room 155, Jennings Hall
Andrea Doseff
“Survival and Apoptotic Networks Regulate Cellular Life Span: Implications for Cancer and Inflammation”
Host: Molecular Genetics


August 29, 2013 - 4:10PM
Room 155, Jennings Hall
Christin Burd
“Unraveling the Mysteries of Melanoma Using Mouse Genetics”
Host: Molecular Genetics


May 16, 2013 - 4:10PM
Room 111, Parks Hall
4th Year MG Student Presentation
Lawrence Small
"Cooperation Between Rho and Par Signalling During C. elegans Zygote Polarization."
Host: Molecular Genetics


May 2, 2013 - 4:10PM
Room 001, Jennings Hall *Please note the change in location*
4th Year MG Student Presentation
Jeffrey Ostler
"Transcriptional gene silencing of virus DNA through RNA-directed DNA methylation"
Host: Molecular Genetics


April 25, 2013 - 4:10PM
Room 001, Jennings Hall   *Please note the room change*
Craig Burd
“Nuclear Receptors: Mechanisms of Control and Dysfunction”
Host: Molecular Genetics


April 19, 2013 - 4:30PM
Room 001, Jennings Hall
37th Annual Adolph E. Waller Memorial Lecture Series
James Carrington
“RNA Silencing Mechanisms & Interactions in Plants”
Host: Molecular Genetics Graduate Students


April 18, 2013 - 1:00PM
Room 355, Jennings Hall
Andrew Goover
“Developing a genome-scale view of the genetic processes regulating the vascular cambium and wood formation in trees.”
Host: Molecular Genetics


April 18, 2013 - 5:00PM
Room 001, Jennings Hall
37th Annual Adolph E. Waller Memorial Lecture Series
James Carrington
“Making an Impact through Plant Science”
Host: Molecular Genetics Graduate Students


April 11, 2013 - 4:10PM
Room 111, Parks Hall
4th Year MG Student Presentation
Andrea McCue
"Regulation of Genes and Transposable Elements through small interfering RNAs"
Host: Molecular Genetics


April 4, 2013 - 4:10PM
Room 111, Parks Hall
4th Year MG Student Presentation
Jingyan Wu
"Identification and Characterization of Novel Genes Involved in tRNA Biology"
Host: Molecular Genetics


March 21, 2013 - 4:10PM
Room 111, Parks Hall
4th Year MG Student Presentation
Xiaorui Yang
"Metabolic engineering of cellulolytic Clostridia for n-butanol production from lignocellulosic biomass"
Host: Molecular Genetics


March 7, 2013 - 4:10PM
Room 111, Parks Hall
4th Year MG Student Presentation
Subbulakshmi Suresh
"Defining the mitotic roles of two essential Nucleoporins, Nup2 and NupA in Aspergillus nidulans"
Host: Molecular Genetics


February 28, 2013 - 4:10PM
Room 111, Parks Hall
4th Year MG Student Presentation
Ning Wang
"Roles of two novel proteins Rng8 and Rng9 in regulating myosin V in fission yeast cytokinesis"
Host: Molecular Genetics


February 14, 2013 - 4:10PM
Room 111, Parks Hall
4th Year MG Student Presentation
Saivageethi Nuthikattu
"Defining a role for RDR6 and PTGS in Transcriptional Gene Silencing (TGS)"
Host: Molecular Genetics


January 24, 2013 - 4:10PM
Room 111 Parks Hall
Dave Somers
"Timing takes Teamwork: Co-repressors and co-chaperones in the circadian clock"
Host: Molecular Genetics


January 10, 2013 - 4:10PM
Room 111, Parks Hall
Sharon Amacher
"Visualizing RNA oscillations: single cell resolution imaging of segmentation clock dynamics"
Host: Molecular Genetics


December 6, 2012 - 4:10PM
Room 111, Parks Hall *Please note the updated location.
Keith Slotkin
"Regulation of Genes and Transposable elements by Epigenetically Active Small Interfering RNAs"
Host: Molecular Genetics


November 29, 2012 - 4:10PM
Room 155, Jennings Hall
Victor Jin
"Learning regulatory codes through modeling and analyzing omics data"
Host: Molecular Genetics


November 15, 2012 - 4:10PM
Room 155, Jennings Hall
"RNA and water: Unusual sources of intracellular stress"
Host: MolGen Post-Docs


November 1, 2012 - 4:10PM
Room 155, Jennings Hall
Jay Hollick
"Non-Mendelian inheritance of epigenetic variation"
Host: Molecular Genetics


October 18, 2012 - 4:10PM
Room 155, Jennings Hall
Hay-Oak Park
"'Touch and Go' at the bud site: Polarity and asymmetry in a single cell"
Host: Molecular Genetics


October 4, 2012 - 4:10PM
Room 155, Jennings Hall
Rebecca Lamb
"Glory in the flower: reproductive development in Arabidopsis thaliana"
Host: Molecular Genetics


September 20, 2012 - 4:10PM
Room 155, Jennings Hall
Ana Alonso
"CarbonQuest: Unfolding the Map of Seed Metabolism"
Host: Molecular Genetics


September 6, 2012 - 4:10PM
Room 155, Jennings Hall
Amanda Bird
“Regulatory zinc finger domains and zinc sensing”
Host: Molecular Genetics

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