Pre-Research Seminars

Ph.D. Program
Current Students

Schedule Fall 2018 BIOL GR9301 - PRERESEARCH SEMINAR

Link to list of first year PhD students

Pre-research seminars occur in the Fall semester on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:10 - 7:30 pm, Room 800 Fairchild Center. Attendance by Biological Sciences PhD students is required.  Pass/Fail.  Duration: about 45 minutes.

Jump to: September – October – November – December

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 bootcamp -- no PRS
Thursday, September 6, 2018 bootcamp -- no PRS
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Rosh Hashanah -- no PRS
Thursday, September 13, 2018 Gary Struhl "Morphogens and the control of organ growth in Drosophila"
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Jim Manley "Splicing dysregulation in cancer and neurodegenerative disease”
Thursday, September 20, 2018 Oliver Hobert "Transcriptional regulation of nervous system development"
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Jean Gautier “Maintenance of genome stability”
Thursday, September 27, 2018 Jonathan Dworkin "Quiescence in microbes"

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 John Hunt "Structural and thermodynamic studies of human CFTR to guide drug development"
Thursday, October 4, 2018 Rodney Rothstein "Genome integrity: from chromosome mobility to gene over expression"
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Jian Yang "Ion channel structure, function, disease mechanisms and drug discovery"
Thursday, October 11, 2018 Songtao Jia “Epigenetic regulation of the genome”
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Stavroula Kousteni "Bone and Hematopoietic stem Cell crosstalks"
Thursday, October 18, 2018 Mimi Shirasu-Hiza "Off the Clock: Circadian Regulation and Disease"
Thursday, October 23, 2018 Laura Landweber "RNA-mediated genome editing in the ciliate Oxytricha"
Tuesday, October 25, 2018 Guy Sella tba
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Martin Chalfie "Touching Worms"

Thursday, November 1, 2018 Marko Jovanovic "Posttranscriptional Regulation of Gene Expression"
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Election Day - Academic Holiday -- no PRS
Thursday, November 8, 2018 Uttiya Basu "Antibody gene diversification mechanisms"
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Ozgur Sahin "Imaging and modeling biological systems at the nanoscale"
Thursday, November 15, 2018 Iva Greenwald "Cell-cell interactions, cell signaling, and cell fate in C. elegans"
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 Lars Dietrich "Bacterial Multicellularity"
Thursday, November 22, 2018 Thanksgiving - University Holiday -- no PRS
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Liang Tong "Structural insights into RNA processing and quality control"
Thursday, November 29, 2018 Rafa Yuste "Breaking the neural code"

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Daniel Kalderon "Studying adult stem cell behavior and how it is regulated using FSCs in Drosophila"
Thursday, December 6, 2018 Jellert Gaublomme "Deciphering biomolecular and cellular interaction networks from a single-cell vantage point"
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Brent Stockwell "Ferroptosis as a cancer treatment strategy" Study Day - Cancelled - no PRS
Thursday, December 13, 2018 Study Day -- no PRS
Friday, December 14, 2018 to Friday, December 21, 2018 Final Exams -- no PRS

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