BMG Retreat 2018

8:30-9:00 Wednesday December 5, 2018 Zehmer Hall


9:00-9:15 Welcome and Opening Remarks

BMG Chair, Prof. Anindya Dutta

9:15-9:40 Associate Prof. Hao Jiang

Material properties of protein condensates regulate tumorigenesis

9:40-10:05 Prof. Yuh-Hwa Wang

Role of alternative DNA secondary structure and Topoisomerase II in DNA fragility

10:05-10:20 Dr. Fengbin “Jerry” Wang

Cryo-EM reveals atomic structure of microbial nanowires

10:20-10:40 Coffee Break
10:40-11:05 Prof. Marty Mayo

Role of MYBL2 in lung cancer progression

11:05-11:30 Assistant Prof. Chongzhi Zang

Global alteration of CTCF binding in the cancer genome

11:30-11:45 Katherine Owsiany

Dual lineage tracing and scRNAseq define SMC phenotypic transitions in atherosclerosis

11:45-12:00 Basel Al-Barghouthi

Ppp6r3 is a determinant of bone mineral density and morphology in mice

12:00-1:30 Lunch + Poster Session I
1:30-1:55 Prof. David Auble

Chromatin dynamics over seconds, minutes, hours, days and years

1:55-2:20 Assistant Prof. Clint Miller

Genetic risk factors for coronary artery disease

2:20-2:35 Elizabeth Wagner

A potential role for XIRP2 in the repair of sensory hair cell stereocilia

2:35-2:50 Ryan Fine

Cohesin depletion and chromosome instability as a cause of replicative aging in yeast

2:50-4:00 Coffee Break + Poster Session II
4:00-4:30 Student Presentation
4:30-4:45 Awards and Closing Remarks