Spring 2014 Journal Club (Graduate Research Seminar)-Department of Biological Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

Spring 2014 Journal Club

(Graduate Research Seminar)

Journal club is held in the Conference Room of the Mellon Institute at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays unless otherwise indicated.

Date

Speaker

Topic

1/15 Ardon Shorr
Gravity
Matt Saunders
Applications of Fluorogen Activating Proteins (FAPs) in Molecular Biology or FAPlications
1/22 Pieter Spealman
Starvation is Not a Piece of Cake
Alison Barth
The Language-related Transcription Factor FoxP2 Regulates Synaptic Density and Vocalization in Mice
2/5
Shanna Bowersox
Cell Autonomous Tuning of Opioid Responses by Substance P
Chien Ho An Old Drug With New Tricks
2/12
Rotation 2 Presentations
2/19
Gino Gallo
Biosensor Romance: Match-Making and Love at a Molecular Level
Veronica Hinman Cerebrating Darwin Day: On the Inheritance of Acquired Characteristics
2/26 Salini Konikkat
Dissecting Molecular Interaction Networks in Ribosome Assembly
David Hackney
Deep Fried Crystallography
3/5 Karen Kormuth
Unconventional Guanine Quadruplexes and their Role in Ribosome Biosynthesis
Xiaohong Tan
A 95% off sale for molecular beacon *with a coupon of label-free
3/12 No Journal Club Due to Spring Break
3/19 Han Lai
What makes a Prochlorococcus a Prochlorococcus? A genome content analysis
Wenjie Xu
Pathogen gene expression during infection
3/26 Ting Liu
Pump DNA into Viral Capsid Shell
Tina Lee The Cost of Moving a Lipid = Moving Another Lipid
4/2 Kaustubh Sinha
Mapping Metal Ion Effects in a Protein-DNA Complex
4/9 John Pettersson
The Secret Life of GST: Enzyme Characterization in Singulo
Robert Murphy
Learning Protein Function From Noise
4/16 Madhumitha Ramesh
Intriguing Exceptions: Roles of rRNA Expansion Segments in Ribosome Biogenesis
Olivia Molinar
Walking the walk, talking the talk: APC proteins speak the language of actin assembly factors in vivo
4/23
Sahil Sangani
Studying Metal-ion Effects in a Protein-DNA Complex
Russell Schwartz
Death is a journey, not a destination: unraveling mutation processes in cancer development and progression
4/30
ROTATION 3 PRESENTATIONS
Katie Lagree
“Trafficking Dynamics of the A118G SNP in the μ-opioid Receptor”
Dylan McCreary
"Using Zebrafish to Study BK Ion Channel Trafficking In Vivo"
Lydia Perkins
“Using Fluorogen Activating Proteins to Study Beta-2-Adrenergic Receptor Trafficking”
Emily Simon
"Rab GTPase Control of Delta Opioid Receptor Golgi Retention"
Zach Weinberg
"The role of Golgi positioning in neuronal differentiation"
James Winsor
"Brachyury Expression Pattern in Strongylocentrotus Purpuratus"
Mia Zheng
“A preliminary study of Yap1, a candidate mechanical sensor in sea urchins”
5/7
Yi Wang
A Toolbox for EGFR Trafficking
Jing Wen Unreliable stimulus-evoked activity in the olfactory bulb of
an autistic mouse model
5/14
Ritika Tewari
Manganese Induces Oligomerization to Promote Downregulation of the Intracellular Trafficking Receptor used by Shiga toxin
Diego Pafundo Top-down control of visual response in mouse
5/21
Idil Ulengin
Endoplasmic Reticulum Structure in Sickness and in health until graduation do us part…
Charles Ettensohn
The CRISPR Craze: Targeted Genome Editing
5/28
Zhongling Sun
TBA
Simran Saini
TBA