BMG Departmental Retreat 2015

“What a great way to bring the year to a close!  The BMG retreat was outstanding.  I was blown away by the high quality (and volume) of work.  Congratulations to all who worked together to produce such interesting results.  Congratulations to the following for these honors. Well done!

Mouadh Benamar (Abbas lab) – The McGilvery Memorial Award in Biochemistry

Brian Reon (Dutta lab) – Best Talk by a Graduate Student

Anoush Emrazian Anderson (Wotton lab) – Best Poster by a Graduate Student

Canan Kuscu (Dutta lab) – Best Talk by a Research Associate/Scientist

Hussain Zaid (Bekiranov lab) – Best Poster by a Research Associate/Scientist

Anindya”

Welcome to the 2015-2016 Departmental Retreat

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Zehmer Hall Conference Center, December 4, 2015

 

  • 8:30 – 9:30 : Breakfast
  • 9:30 – 10:30 : Research Talks

9:30 -9:50: Prof. Jeff Smith

Cellular Aging: SNFing Around for Clues about Caloric Restriction

 

9:50 -10:00: Dr. Kizhakke M Sathyan

UBR7 is a Histone H3K9me3 reader associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder

10:00-10:20: Prof. Bryce Paschal

 Unusual Features of an E3 Ligase

10:20-10:30: Dr. Canan Kuscu

tRNA derived RNA fragments (tRFs) can regulate gene expression through sequence complementarity

 

  • 10:30 – 11:00: Coffee Break

 

  • 9:30 – 10:30 : Research Talks

11:00-11:20: Prof. Todd Stukenberg

RNA binding proteins regulate cohesion of sister chromatids by localizing the CPC to inner centromeres

11:20-11:30:  Stephen Shang

Epigenetic basis of chemotherapy resistance in ovarian cancer  

11:30 -11:50: Assistant Prof. Jogender Singh

Tumor Restricted Cytotoxicity using a Novel Bispecific Antibody.

11:50-12:00: Brian Reon

Title:

  • 12:00 – 13:30 : Lunch + Poster session

 

  • 13:30 – 14:40 : Research Talks

13:30 –13:50: Assistant Prof. Michael Guertin

Genomic approaches to study basic mechanisms of transcription within the context of cancer

13:50-14:00: Mouadh Benamar

Targeted Inactivation of CRL4-CDT2 E3 Ubiquitin Ligase as a Novel Therapeutic Strategy for Malignant Melanoma

14:00 -14:20: Assistant Prof. Sanchita Bhatnagar

Xciting the X for Rhett Syndrome Therapeutics

14:20 -14:30: Dr. Kyung Yong Lee

MCM8-9 complex promotes resection of double-strand break ends by Mre11-Rad50-Nbs1 complex

 

  • 14:30 – 14:45 : Coffee Break

 

  • 14:44 – 15:45 : Poster Session

 

  • 16:00 – 16:45 : Awards and Entertainments

 

  • 16:45 – 16:50 : Closing remarks