Spring 2013 Journal Club (Graduate Research Seminar)-Department of Biological Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

Spring 2013 Journal Club

(Graduate Research Seminar)

Journal club is held in the Conference Room of the Mellon Institute at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays unless otherwise indicated.

Date

Speaker

Topic

1/16 Ezgi Kunttas-Tatli
To Dimerize or Not to Dimerize, that is the Question: Role of Dimerization in APC Protein

Deborah Makin
RNA Interference Screens of Trans-Acting Factors for Recursive Splicing in Drosophila
1/23 Suchitra Ramachandran
Statistical Learning of Visual Sequences in Monkey Inferotemporal Cortex depends on the Bidirectional Conditional Probability of the Images

Simran Saini
Mechanism of Membrane Fusion by the Atlastin GTPase
1/30 Amanda Soohoo Tell me MOR, Tell me MOR: Does your Endocytosis Last Really Long

Gregory Smith Applying Cellular Crowding Models to Simulations of Virus Capsid Assembly in vitro
2/6
Ritika Tewari
Understanding the Mechanism of GPP130 Sensitivity to Manganese
Idil Ulengin
Dissecting the Catalytic Machinery of Atlastin GTPase
2/13
Rotation 2 Presentations

Anagha Kadam
Insight into Strain Adaptability Through the Characterization of a Novel Streptococcal Histidine Kinase
Advisor: Hiller

Ceren Tuzmen
Construction of Lariat Libraries to Identify Alternative Splice Sites in Yeast
Advisor: McManus

Brendan Redler
A Method for Direct Electroelution of Proteins from Two Dimensional Gels
Advisor: Minden

Amanda Willard
A New Way to Study Parkinson's: Induction of Motor Deficits through 6-OHDA Time-course Dopamine Depletion
Advisor: Gittis

Caitlin Winkler
A Tale of Two Cell Types: Mapping Anatomical Projections of the External Globus Pallidus (GPe)
Advisor: Gittis

2/14
(2 - 3:15 p.m., Mellon Institute Social Room)
Rotation 2 Presentations

Nicholas Audette
Advisor: Barth

Berquin Feese
Neuroanatomical Differences between Layer 2 Neurons
Advisor: Barth

Vinitha Ganesan
The Oligomerization State of Cis-Golgi Protein GPP130 in Response to Golgi Manganese Influx
Advisor: Linstedt

Lina Song
Construction of a Sensor for Monitoring the Activity of ppGlaNAc Transferase 3
Advisor: Linstedt

Yizhu Lin
Yeast Co-regulation: Looking Under the Hood
Advisor: Durand

Swati Venkat
Characterizing a New Tethering Compound, DC18, as an Anchor for Sparsely Tethered Bilayer Lipid Membranes
Advisor: Loesche

Malachi Blundon
Advisor: Hiller

2/20
Phu Van
Optimizing 2DE Protein Gels for Detection with the SIGI

Rachel Vistein
Sequence of Events: Adrenergic Receptor Tail Sequences Direct Recycling
2/27 Mingrui Zhang
Far-red and NIR Fluoromodules for Multi-color in vivo Imaging

Shanna Bowersox
A Tail of Two Receptors: A Pain Receptor Increases Recycling of the Mu-opioid Receptor
3/6 Jigarkumar Desai
Regulatory Role of Glycerol in Candida albicans Biofilm Formation
Olivia Molinar Novel Roles for Adenomatous polyposis coli Proteins in Actin Assembly
3/13 No Journal Club Due to Spring Break
3/20 Gino Gallo

Engineering Fluorogen-Activating-Proteins as Universal Affinity Biosensors


Salini Konikkat Knitting Together the Ribosome – How Assembly Factors Facilitate Tertiary Interactions during Ribosome Assembly
3/27 Han Lai
Bursts of Horizontal Transfer Activity: Signal or Noise?
4/3 Madhumitha Ramesh You know a Man by his Friends: Understanding the Roles of the ITS2 Neighborhood in Ribosome Biogenesis

Karen Kormuth Exploring New Perspectives of Guanine Quadruplex Biology within Ribosomal DNA
4/10 John Pettersson
Substrate Plasticity of GSTA1-1: Single Molecule Characterization of a Disobedient Enzyme

Veronica Hinman
On the Immortality of Television Sets: “Function” in the Human Genome According to the Evolution-free Gospel of ENCODE
Graur, D., Zheng, Y., Price, N., Azevedo, R.B., Zufall, R.A., and Elhaik, E. (2013). Genome Biol. Evol. , doi:10.1093/gbe/evt028 | in press.

Ward LD, Kellis M. Evidence of abundant purifying selection in humans for recently acquired regulatory functions. Science. 2012 Sep 28;337(6102):1675-8. Epub 2012 Sep 5.
4/17 Elizabeth Ransey
Comprehensive Mechanistic and Structural Analysis of an RNA-Lariat Debranching Enzyme

Sahil Sangani
From Thermodynamics to NMR Dynamics of Specific Protein-DNA Interactions
4/24
Zhongling Sun
Differential Gene Expression in Primary Mesenchyme Cells Underlies Skeletogenesis in the Sea Urchin Embryo

Tina Lee
Actin in the Nucleus
5/1 Yi Wang Directed Molecular Evolution to Diversify Malachite Green Activating Peptide

Ting Liu Probing Viral DNA Structures - What Renders Fluidity to Rigid Viral Genome
5/9
(11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Mellon Institute Social Room)

Rotation 3 Presentations

Anagha Kadam
Advisor: Hiller

Nicholas Audette
Characterization of a Putative Lantibiotic Locus in Streptococcus Pneumonia
Advisor: Hiller

Yizhu Lin
Simulation of Tumor Cell Gene Copy Number Progression
Advisor: Schwartz

Swati Venkat
Simulating MultiDomain Evolution
Advisor: Durand

Lina Song
Establishment of Yeast Based Screen System for Ferritin as an MRI Reporter
Advisor: Ahrens

Malachi Blundon
The Role of APC2 Dimerization in Destruction Complex Formation in Drosophila S2 Cells
Advisor: McCartney

5/10
(11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Mellon Institute Social Room)

Rotation 3 Presentations

Vinitha Ganesan
Comparing the Co-evolution of Transcription Start Site Usage and Translation Efficiency
Advisor: McManus

Caitlin Winkler
Enterovirus Meningoencephalitis: Distribution of Virus in Two Fatal Cases
Advisor: Wiley

Amanda Willard
Do Layer 2/3 PV Cells in the Visual Cortex Exhibit Contrast Variance?
Advisor: Kuhlman

Brendan Redler
Advisor: Linstedt

Berquin Feese
Utility of Anti-microRNAs for the Regulation of Bone Regeneration Under Inflammatory Conditions
Advisor: Campbell

Ceren Tuzmen
VIP as an Immunomodulator to Control Inflammation During Bone Regeneration
Advisor: Campbell