Spring 2015 Schedule-The Center for Nucleic Acids Science and Technology - Carnegie Mellon University

Spring 2015 Schedule: This Week in CNAST

"This Week in CNAST" was held Tuesdays 2:30-3:50 p.m. in the MI Conference Room during Spring 2015.

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Jan. 13 This Week in CNAST: The Hinman Group
Hosted by: The Hinman Group

Title 1: How Transcriptions Factors Evolve and What This Means for Development
Speaker 1: Veronica Hinman

Title 2: Gene Expression Changes During Larval Sea Star Regeneration
Speaker 2: Greg Cary

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Jan. 20 This Week in CNAST: The Van Houten Group
Hosted by: The Van Houten Group

Title 1: Single-molecule studies of Rad4 on defined DNA substrates reveal a multi-step damage recognition process
Speaker 1: Ben Van Houten

Title 2: Watching PARP1-DNA interaction at the single molecule level
Speaker 2:
Lili Liu

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Jan. 27 This Week in CNAST: Nucleic Acid Interactions in Human Pathogens
Hosted by: The Chakrabarti Group

Title 1: Molecular intimacy at the host-pathogen interface
Speaker 1: Kausik Chakrabarti

Title 2: Dissecting the cross-talks between Telomerase, Telomere and Sub-telomiric Chromatin in Malaria Pathogen Plasmodium falciparum
Speaker 2: Samantha Sanford

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Feb. 10 This Week in CNAST: The Achim Group
Hosted by: The Achim Group

Title 1: Metal Incorporation in PNA triplexes
Speaker 1: Catalina Achim

Title 2: Synthesis of Chiral PNAs for Spintronics Applications
Speaker 2: Selma Ulku

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Feb. 17 This Week in CNAST: The Lopez Group
Hosted by: The Lopez Group

Title: Aging and Oxidative Stress-Related Alternative Splicing
Speaker: Javier Lopez

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Feb. 24 This Week in CNAST: Fluorogenic Dyes and the RNA Aptamers that Love Them
Hosted by: The Armitage Group

Speakers: Bruce Armitage & Xiaohong Tan

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March 3 This Week in CNAST: The Silence of the Genes
Hosted by: The Whitehead Group

Title: Lipid-siRNA nanoparticles for RNA Interference Therapy
Speakers: Lisa Kasiewicz and Chris Knapp

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March 17
This Week in CNAST: The Bruchez Group
On & Off Again: Adventures in PNA Binding
Hosted by: The Bruchez Group

Title 1: Reversible Translation Control using γPNA
Speaker 1: Taylor Canady

Title 2: Improving PNA Thermodynamic Models through Data Mining
Speaker 2: Jonathan deWerd

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March 24 This Week in CNAST:  The Ly Group
Exploratory Work: Design of Bifacial Nucleic Acid Recognition Codes
Hosted by: The Ly Group

Speakers: Danith Ly, Shivaji Thadke, and Alinakhi

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April 7 This Week in CNAST: The Lee Group and studies of lncRNA biology in cancer
Hosted by: The Lee Group (guest speakers from the Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, The University of Pittsburgh)

Title: SNHG7  is a growth factor inducible lncRNA critical for cell growth
Speakers: Adrian Lee and David Boone

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April 21 This Week in CNAST:  The Leuba Group
Hosted by: The Leuba Group (guest speakers from the Department of Cell Biology, The University of Pittsburgh)

Title: Nucleic acid molecular motors, one-at-a-time
Speaker: Sanford Leuba

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April 28 This Week in CNAST:  The Kaufman Group
Hosted by: The Kaufman Group (guest speakers from the Vascular Medicine Institute, The University of Pittsburgh)

Speaker: Brett Kaufman