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

~~~ 2022/2023 GMB Friday Seminar Series ~~~

unless otherwise noted, seminars are hosted in 1131 Bioinformatics Building and via Zoom at 12 pm


August 19, 2022

Applications of Viral Sequencing in the Biopharmaceutical Industry
Martin Buchkovich, PhD (website)

Manager, Bioinformatics
Q2 Solutions
UNC BCB Alum


Host: Will Valdar (email)

September 2, 2022

Hijacking Bacterial Retroelements for Transcriptional Recording and Genome Editing
Seth Shipman, PhD (website)

Assistant Professor
of Bioengineering
University of California San Francisco
Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco


Host: Jason Stein (email)

September 9, 2022

New Answers to Old (and New) Questions in Human Germline Mutation
Aaron Quinlan, PhD (website)

Professor,
Department of Human Genetics,
Department of Biomedical Informatics,
Thomas Dee Endowed Chair
of Human Genetics,
Associate Director of
the Utah Center for Genetic Discovery,
University of Utah


Host: BCB Graduate Students (email)

October 7, 2022

Bridging Pre-Clinical Drug Screening with Patient Molecular Profiles for Biomarker Discovery & Drug Development
R Stephanie Huang, PhD (website)

Professor,
Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology,
College of Pharmacy,
University of Minnesota


Host: BCB Graduate Students (email)

October 14, 2022

Surfing the Cell Cycle with Chemical Genetics
Prasad Jallepalli, MD, PhD (website)

Professor,
Member,
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Host: Jean Cook (email)

October 28, 2022

High sensitivity cancer monitoring via whole genome sequencing of cell-free DNA
Paz Polak, PhD (website)

Assistant Professor
Oncological Sciences
Genetics and Genomic Sciences
Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology
Pathology, Molecular and Cell Based Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


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

November 11, 2022

Investigating how FGF signaling directs cell migration in vivo
Ariel Pani, PhD (website)

Assistant Professor of Biology
University of Virginia


Host: Kacy Gordon (email)

January 13, 2023

Molecular archeology of cancer
Peter Van Loo, PhD (website)

Professor
Department of Genetics
MD Anderson Cancer Center


Host: Hongtu Zhu (email)

January 20, 2023

Regulation of Innate Immune Responses: insights from pathogenic variants associated with monogenic autoinflammatory diseases
Ivona Aksentijevich, MD (website)

Associate Investigator
IDS/NHGRI/NIH


Host: Jenny Ting (email)

January 27, 2023

STING is a new vulnerability in renal cell carcinoma through an innate immunity independent mechanism
Pengda Liu, PhD (website)

Associate Professor
Biochemistry and Biophysics
UNC Lineberger Cancer Center


Host: Dan McKay (email)

February 3, 2023

The lysine demethylase Kdm6b promotes postmitotic neuronal maturation
Anne West, MD, PhD (website)

Professor of Neurobiology
Professor of Cell Biology
Faculty Network Member
of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
Duke University


Host: Karl Shpargel (email)

February 10, 2023

The lysine demethylase Kdm6b promotes postmitotic neuronal maturation
Nicole King, PhD (website)

Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology,
University of California, Berkeley
Investigator,
Howard Hughes Medical Institute


Host: Amy Shaub Maddox (email)

March 3, 2023

Exploring evolutionary immunogenomics: Lessons from our ancestors and past pandemics
Luis Barreiro, PhD (website)

Associate Professor,
Department of Medicine,
University of Chicago


Host: Samir Kelada, Associate Professor of Genetics & Mark Heise, Professor of Genetics and Microbiology & Immunology. (email)

March 31, 2023

Histone methylation regulates cell fate and plasticity in the intestine
Justin Brumbaugh, PhD (website)

Assistant Professor
University of Colorado
Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
University of Colorado Cancer Center
Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine


Host: Doug Phanstiel, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology (email)

April 14, 2023

Characterize non-coding DNA variants in the human genome
Yin Shen, PhD (website)

Associate Professor of Neurology,
UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences,
University of California, San Francisco


Host: Yun Li, Professor of Genetics and Biostatistics (email)