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Seminars by faculty at UNC and from other institutions are held each Friday during the semester.

~~~ 2019/2020 GMB Friday Seminar Series ~~~

unless otherwise noted, seminars are in 1131 Bioinformatics at 12 pm


August 23, 2019

Duplicating the genome and re-establishing the chromatin landscape
Gayathri Devi, MSc., PhD (website)

Program Director, Duke Consortium for Inflammatory Breast Cancer
Associate Professor of Surgery and Pathology
Duke University


Host: UNC Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility (email)

September 6, 2019

Mechanisms of transgenerational inheritance of obesity epiphenotypes
Victor Corces, PhD (website)

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor of Biology
Emory University


Host: Jill Dowen (email)

September 13, 2019

Telomere-loops, mTOR, and F-actin: old and new players in genome integrity
Tony Cesare, BSc, PhD (website)

Children's Medical Research Institute, Head of the Genome Integrity Group
University of Sydney


Host: Jack Griffith (email)

September 27, 2019

Topoisomerase activity in yeast: the good, the bad and the ugly
Sue Jinks-Robertson, PhD (website)

Professor and co-Vice Chair of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Director of Cell and Molecular Biology
Duke University


Host: Genetics and Molecular Biology Graduate Students (email)

October 4, 2019

Sculpting a stem cell niche in the endogenous and ectopic setting
Kacy L Gordon, Ph.D. (website)

Assistant Professor of Biology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Host: GMB Curriculum (email)

October 11, 2019

The role of altered chromatin remodeling complexes in gene regulation
Jesse Raab, Ph.D. (website)

Assistant Professor of Genetics
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Host: GMB Curriculum (email)

October 18, 2019

No Talk This Week
No Friday Seminar – UNC Fall Break

Host: ()

October 25, 2019

Epigenetic pathways in human health and disease
Shelley Berger, PhD (website)

Daniel S. Och University Professor
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Departments of Genetics and Cell & Developmental Biology


Host: GMB Students (email)

November 1, 2019

Eukaryotic RNA Synthesis and Processing in the Nuclear Landscape
Karla Neugebauer, PhD (website)

Department of Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry (Acting Chair)
Department of Cell Biology
Director of the Yale Center for RNA Science and Medicine
Yale University


Host: Jimena Giudice (email)

November 8, 2019

Arsenic and the human genome: susceptibility and response to exposure
Brandon Pierce, Ph.D., M.S. (website)

Assistant Professor
Departments of Health Studies and Genetics
The University of Chicago


Host: UNC Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility (email)

November 15, 2019

Functional overlap and specialization of divergent actins in Chlamydomonas
Prachee Avasthi, PhD (website)

Assistant Professor
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
University of Kansas Medical Center


Host: Mark Peifer (email)

November 22, 2019

Cellular and molecular models for epigenetic studies of human diseases
John M. Greally, Ph.D., M.B.,B.Ch. (website)

Professor, Department of Genetics
Professor, Department of Medicine (Hematology)
Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Pediatric Genetic Medicine)
Faculty Advisor, Epigenetics Shared Facility, Department of Genetics
Director, Center for Epigenomics, Department of Genetics
Faculty Scholar for Epigenomics, Department of Genetics
Director, Division of Computational Genetics, Department of Genetics
Faculty Advisor, Computational Genomics Core, Department of Genetics


Host: Folami Ideraabdullah (email)

January 10, 2020

Alternative RNA Splicing and Ancestry-related Molecular Targets in Precision Oncology and Cancer Disparities
Steven R. Patierno, PhD (website)

Deputy Director, Duke Cancer Institute
Professor of Medicine
Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health
Duke University Medical Center


Host: Keriayn Smith (email)

January 17, 2020

Gene network control of entry into the T-cell lineage developmental program
Ellen Rothenberg, PhD (website)

Albert Billings Ruddock Professor of Biology
California Institute of Technology


Host: Ageliki Tsagaratou (email)

January 24, 2020

Environmental Regulation of the Estrogen Response in Single Living Cells
Joseph Rodriguez, PhD (website)

Principal Investigator
Single Cell Dynamics Group
NIEHS


Host: UNC Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility (email)

January 31, 2020

Unraveling complex patterns of speciation in Madagascar’s mouse lemurs: a computationally enabled genomics approach
Anne Yoder, PhD (website)

Braxton Craven Distinguished Professor of Evolutionary Biology
Duke University


Host: UNC Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Graduate Students (email)

February 7, 2020

The Battle of the Sexes: Setting a Course in the Bipotential Gonad Through Genes or Temperature
Blanche Capel, PhD (website)

Professor, Department of Cell Biology
Director of Admissions, Developmental Biology Training Program
Duke University


Host: UNC Genetics and Molecular Biology Graduate Students (email)

February 21, 2020

Chromatin dynamics during DNA double-strand break repair
Jessica Tyler, PhD (website)

Professor
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine


Host: Greg Wang (email)

February 28, 2020

A Tale of Two Checkpoints
Needhi Bhalla, PhD (website)

Professor of MCD Biology
University of California Santa Cruz


Host: UNC Genetics and Molecular Biology Graduate Students (email)

March 6, 2020

From metagenomes to therapeutics: the human microbiome
Juilia Oh, PhD (website)

Assistant Professor
The Jackson Laboratory


Host: UNC Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Graduate Students (email)

March 13, 2020


CANCELLED – Spring 2020 GMB Friday Seminar Series

Host: ()

March 20, 2020

Epithelial Cell Reintegration: Ins and Outs
CANCELLED – Dan Bergstralh, PhD (website)

Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
University of Rochester


Host: Jeff Sekelsky (email)

April 3, 2020

Gene regulation in normal and pathogenic brain development
CANCELLED – Alexander Nord, PhD (website)

Assistant Professor
Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
Center for Neuroscience
Genome Center
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine
UC Davis


Host: Hyejung Won (email)

April 10, 2020


No Seminar: UNC Spring Holiday 2020

Host: ()

April 17, 2020

Going in circles gets you somewhere – signaling mechanisms that coordinate cell movements for collective migration
CANCELLED – Sally Horne-Badovinac, PhD (website)

Associate Professor
Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology
The University of Chicago


Host: Amy Shaub Maddox (email)

April 24, 2020

Modeling Microbial Time Series
CANCELLED – Sayan Mukherjee, PhD (website)

Professor
Departments of Statistical Science, Mathematics, Computer Science, and Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Duke University


Host: UNC Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Graduate Students (email)

May 1, 2020

Charting genome maintenance mechanisms
CANCELLED – Daniel Durocher, PhD (website)

Senior Investigator
The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute
Mount Sinai


Host: UNC Genetics and Molecular Biology Graduate Students (email)