Pre-Research Seminars

Ph.D. Program
Current Students

Schedule Fall 2019 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 3, 2019 Harmen Bussemaker "From millions of DNA reads to mechanistic insight into transcription factor function"
Thursday, September 5, 2019 Jean Gautier "Genome stability and cancer"
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Oliver Hobert “Gene regulatory mechanisms of nervous system development and plasticity”
Thursday, September 12, 2019 Rafa Yuste "Deciphering the neural code"
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Guy Sella TBA
Thursday, September 19, 2019 Uttiya Basu "RNA biology in B cell immunity and cancer"
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Jian Yang "Ion channels: from molecules to diseases to drug discovery"
Thursday, September 26, 2019 Molly Przeworski "What drives the dependence of human germline mutation rates on sex, age, and time?"

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 Laura Landweber "Oxytricha as a model system for exploring eukaryotic genome remodeling"
Thursday, October 3, 2019 Richard Vallee "Role of Motor Proteins in Human Disease"
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Yom Kippur (eve) - No PRS
Thursday, October 10, 2019 Maria Antonietta Tosches "Evolution of cell types and circuits in the vertebrate forebrain"
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Mimi Shirasu-Hiza “Sick and Tired: The roles of sleep and circadian regulation in disease”
Thursday, October 17, 2019 Lars Dietrich "Bacterial multicellularity"
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Iva Greenwald TBA
Thursday, October 24, 2019 Laura B. Duvall “Neuropeptide regulation of innate behavior in mosquitoes"
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Peter Andolfatto "Epistasis in adaptive protein evolution"
Thursday, October 31, 2019 Gary Struhl TBA

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 Election Day - University Holiday - No PRS
Thursday, November 7, 2019 Jellert Gaublomme "Deciphering biomolecular and cellular interaction networks in situ from a single-cell vantage point" - Rescheduled for December 10
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Daniel Kalderon "Adult stem cell behavior and regulation: Drosophila ovarian FSCs"
Thursday, November 14, 2019 John Hunt "Thermodynamic protein engineering in service of cryo-EM studies of the molecular mechanisms causing & correcting Cystic Fibrosis”
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Erin L. Barnhart "Cellular mechanisms for efficient coding in the Drosophila visual system"
Thursday, November 21, 2019 Rodney Rothstein "Genome integrity: from chromosome mobility to gene over expression"
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Songtao Jia "Epigenetic regulation of the genome"
Thursday, November 28, 2019 Thanksgiving Day - No PRS

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Marty Chalfie "Touching Worms"- updated
Thursday, December 5, 2019 Jonathan Dworkin "Phenotypic variability"- updated
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Study Days Jellert Gaublomme "Deciphering biomolecular and cellular interaction networks in situ from a single-cell vantage point"
Thursday, December 12, 2019 Study Days - No PRS
December 13-20 Final exams - No PRS

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