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

~~~ Fall 2019 GMB Friday Seminars ~~~

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)