Seminar Archive

Past Molecular Genetics Seminars


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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