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

~~~ 2020/2021 GMB Friday Seminar Series ~~~

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

August 14, 2020

Fall 2020 Friday Seminars Begin

Host: ()

October 2, 2020

Modeling Microbial Time Series
Sayan Mukherjee, PhD (website)

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

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

October 9, 2020

Spatial Transcriptomics Analysis
Guo-Cheng Yuan, PhD (website)

Associate Professor
Department of Biostatistics
Harvard University

Host: Yun Li (email)

October 30, 2020

Implications of Genetic Ancestry on Biological Determinants of Cancer Disparities, A Systems Biology Approach
Melissa Boneta Davis, PhD (website)

Assistant Professor
Cell and Developmental Biology Research in Surgery
Cornell University

Host: Katie Hoadley (email)

November 6, 2020

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

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

Host: Amy Shaub Maddox (email)

November 13, 2020

Alterations in RNA Splicing in the Pathogenesis and Therapy of Cancer
Omar Abdel-Wahab, PhD (website)

Associate Member in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program (HOPP)
Associate Attending Physician on the Leukemia Service in the Department of Medicine
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Host: Genetics and Molecular Biology Students (email)

November 20, 2020

Single-cell trajectories to study specification and differentiation
Jeff Farrell, PhD (website)

Earl Stadtman Investigator Lab Head
Unit on Cell Specification and Differentiation

Host: Bob Duronio (email)

January 8, 2021

Characterizing the effect of genetic variants within promoters with distal enhancer functions
Alejandra Medina-Rivera, PhD (website)

Research Associate
International Laboratory for Human Genome Research
National University of Mexico

Host: Samir Kelada (email)

January 15, 2021

Mitochondria and Cancer
Marcia Haigis, PhD (website)

Department of Cell Biology
Harvard Medical School

Host: Genetics and Molecular Biology Students (email)

January 22, 2021

Trajectories of plasticity in development and cancer
Dana Pe’er, PhD (website)

Chair, Computational and Systems Biology Program, SKI;
Scientific Director, Metastasis & Tumor Ecosystems Center
Sloan Kettering Institute

Host: Yuliya Pylayeva-Gupta (email)

January 29, 2021

Identifying transcription factor binding using open chromatin, transcriptome, and methylation data
Michael Hoffman, PhD (website)

Senior Scientist,
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Associate Professor,
Departments of Medical Biophysics and Computer Science
University of Toronto

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

March 5, 2021

To Be Announced
Jordan Rowley, PhD (website)

Assistant Professor
Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Host: Doug Phanstiel (email)

March 19, 2021

To Be Announced
Dmitri Petrov, PhD (website)

Michelle and Kevin Douglas Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences
Department of Biology
Stanford University

Host: Dan Schrider (email)

April 9, 2021

To Be Announced
Ruth Enid Zambrana, PhD (website)

Distinguished University Professor
Interim Chair Department of Women's Studies
Director, Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity
University of Maryland

Host: Folami Ideraabdullah (email)