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

~~~ Fall 2018/Spring 2019 GMB Friday Seminars ~~~

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

August 24, 2018

Repetitive RNAs in development and disease
Maurice Swanson, M.S., Ph.D. (website)

Associate Director of Center for NeuroGenetics
Professor of University of Florida
Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

Host: Jack Griffith (email)

September 7, 2018

On the biosynthetic basis of cell size control
Jan Skotheim, Ph.D. (website)

Associate Professor of Biology and of Chemical and Systems Biology
Stanford Cancer Institute
Stanford University

Host: Mike Emanuele (email)

October 12, 2018

Transcription networks in animal development and evolution
Mike Levine, Ph.D. (website)

Anthony B. Evnin '62 Professor in Genomics
Professor of Molecular Biology and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics
Director, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics

Host: GMB Students (email)

October 19, 2018

No Seminar: UNC Fall Break

Host: ()

November 2, 2018

Bayesian methods for high-dimensional data: Applications to `omic’ data
David Dunson, PhD (website)

Arts and Sciences Professor of Statistical Science
Duke University

Host: BCB Students (email)

November 9, 2018

Regulatory Circuits in Innate Immunity
Bryan Williams, PhD (website)

Emeritus Director and Distinguished Scientist
Hudson Institute of Medical Research

Host: Di Wu (email)

November 16, 2018

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)

November 23, 2018

No Seminar: Thanksgiving Break

Host: ()

November 30, 2018

Retrotransposons are conserved features of Drosophila centromeres
Amanda M. Larracuente, Ph.D. (website)

Assistant Professor of Biology
University of Rochester

Host: Bob Duronio (email)

December 7, 2018

No Seminar: UNC Exam Period

Host: ()

December 14, 2018

No Seminar: UNC Exam Period

Host: ()

December 21, 2018

No Seminar: UNC Holiday Break

Host: ()

December 28, 2018

No Seminar: UNC Holiday Break

Host: ()

January 4, 2019

No Seminar: UNC Holiday Break

Host: ()

January 11, 2019

Modulation of innate immune signaling and epithelial cell function by the obligate pathogen Chlamydia trachomatis
Raphael H. Valdivia, PhD (website)

Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Vice Dean for Basic Science
Duke University

Host: Mark Peifer (email)

January 18, 2019

Career Conversion
Don Alexander, CPC, CFP (website)

President and Managing Director
GeneCoda™ Executive & Professional Search

Host: Christopher Gregory (email)

January 25, 2019

Recent progress towards accurate and reproducible sequencing-based measurements of microbial communities
Benjamin Callahan, PhD (website)

Assistant Professor of Microbiomes and Complex Microbial Communities
Department of Population Health and Pathobiology
Bioinformatics Research Center
NC State University, College of Veterinary Medicine

Host: Terry Furey and Mike Love (email)

February 1, 2019

Tracing 3D DNA structures during embryogenesis
Allistair Boettiger, PhD (website)

Assistant Professor of Developmental Biology
Stanford University

Host: Doug Phanstiel (email)

February 8, 2019

Data Visualization in Biomedical Sciences
Nils Gehlenborg, PhD (website)

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Harvard Medical School

Host: Doug Phanstiel (email)

February 15, 2019

Genomic Imprinting: regulation and function in response to the developmental environment
Michael Cowley, PhD (website)

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
Center for Human Health and the Environment
W. M. Keck Center for Behavioral Biology
Comparative Medicine Institute
North Carolina State University

Host: J Mauro Calabrese (email)

February 22, 2019

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

March 1, 2019

Duplicating the genome and re-establishing the chromatin landscape
David MacAlpine, PhD (website)

Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Duke University

Host: GMB Students (email)

March 8, 2019

Targeting BAF (SWI/SNF) and PBAF dysfunction in cancer
H. Courtney Hodges, PhD (website)

Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Baylor College of Medicine
MD Anderson Center for Cancer Epigenetics

Host: Brian Strahl and Nate Hathaway (email)

March 15, 2019

No Seminar: UNC Spring Break

Host: ()

March 22, 2019

New Insights into Sexual Differentiation: From Lillie’s Freemartin to the Jost Paradigm
Humphrey Hung-Chang Yao, PhD (website)

Senior Principal Investigator
Reproductive Developmental Biology Group
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS/NIH)

Host: GMB Students (email)

March 29, 2019

Calm under stress: gene regulatory networks in archaeal extremophiles
Amy Schmid, PhD (website)

Associate Professor of Biology
Duke Center for Genomic and Computational Biology
Duke University

Host: BCB Students (email)

April 5, 2019

Asthma in the Post-GWAS Era: Searching for the Mid-Hanging Fruit
Carole Ober, PhD (website)

Professor and Chair of Human Genetics
University of Chicago

Host: Samir Kelada (email)

April 12, 2019

Quantitative Models of Cell-Cell Signaling in Development
Gregory T Reeves, PhD (website)

Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
NC State University

Host: BCB Students (email)

April 19, 2019

No Seminar: UNC Spring Holiday

Host: ()

April 26, 2019

Transposable elements and epigenome evolution
Ting Wang, PhD (website)

Inaugural Sanford and Karen Loewentheil Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Department of Genetics
Edison Family Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology
Washington University School of Medicine

Host: Yun Li (email)

May 3, 2019

Many weak trans eQTLs drive omnigenic architecture of human complex traits
Jonathan Pritchard, PhD (website)

Professor of Genetics and Biology,
Stanford University
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Host: BCB Students (email)