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Dean’s Lecture features RNA expert Lynne Maquat
"Nonsense-mediated mRNA Decay and Human Disease"

Lynne E. Maquat, PhD - J. Lowell Orbison Endowed Chair and Professor, Departments of Biochemistry & Biophysics, Oncology, and Pediatrics, School of Medicine and Dentistry; Founding Director, UR Center for RNA Biology; Founding Chair, UR Graduate Women in Science, University of Rochester

The J. Lowell Orbison Endowed Chair of Biochemistry & Biophysics and founding director of the UR Center for RNA Biology will present “Nonsense-mediated mRNA Decay and Human Disease” from 4-5 pm, December 12 in the Ryan Case Method Room (1-9576) or via Zoomhttps://rochester.zoom.us/j/93349851917.

The Dean’s Lecture Series showcases high caliber research and high impact topics in clinical medicine and related biomedical fields.

Maquat’s work has elucidated the role of nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) in destroying faulty, disease-causing mRNAs. She’ll discuss recent efforts that have revealed surprising mechanisms by which NMD influences normal and disease-associated metabolism, possibly opening new avenues for the development of therapeutics.

Mark Taubman, dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry, and Jeff Hayes, Shohei Koide Professor and chair of biochemistry and biophysics will welcome and introduce Maquat. The talk will be followed by a reception on the Forbes Mezzanine (1-9580).

 Dec 12, 2022 @ 4:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Ryan Case Method Room (1-9576)

Hybrid seminar, Zoom Link

DBB Seminar: Cryo Electron Microscopy at the Hauptman-Woodward Institute

Devrim Acehan, PhD - Research Scientist, Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute, Buffalo, NY

 Dec 07, 2022 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Register for Zoom

Host: Dr. Clara Kielkopf

GWIS Seminar: Career alternative splicing: academia or industry?

Isabel Aznarez, PhD - Co-Founder and Group VP, Discovery Research, Stoke Therapeutics, Inc., Bedford, MA

 Dec 01, 2022 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Adolph Lower Aud (1-7619)

In person only

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat

Executable models of signaling pathways built using omics data - PhD Thesis Defense

Mukta Palshikar - PhD Candidate, Advisor: Juilee Thakar, PhD

 Dec 01, 2022 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-207 (2-6408)

Hybrid Zoom Link

DBB Seminar: A Novel RNA-Based Approach to Treat Genetic Diseases

Isabel Aznarez, PhD - Co-Founder and Group VP, Discovery Research, Stoke Therapeutics, Inc., Bedford, MA

 Nov 30, 2022 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K307 (3-6408)

Hybrid Zoom Registration

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat and Dr. John Lueck (co-sponsored by Graduate Women in Science)

SPECIAL EVENT: Wellness and Resilience Workshop for Faculty

Kermin Martínez-Hernández, PhD - *Mandatory for T32 in CBMS Faculty; open to all faculty who train graduate students.*, Principal Facilitator, Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER); Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, St. John Fisher University, Rochester, NY

NIH NIGMS T32 Training Grant in Cellular, Biochemical and Molecular Sciences (CBMS)
Fall 2022 Workshop Series Presents:

Kermin Martínez-Hernández, PhD

Principal Facilitator, Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER); Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry,
St. John Fisher University, Rochester, NY

Hosts: Dr. Jeffrey Hayes and Dr. Paul Boutz; sponsored by a supplement to the
NIH NIGMS T32 in CBMS

Wellness and Resilience Workshop for Faculty

* Mandatory for T32 in CBMS Faculty; open to all faculty who train graduate students.*

The learning objectives for this session will be: (a) Increase understanding of wellness and resilience and their influence on mentor-mentee interactions; (b) Recognize the impact of traumatic experiences on the mentor-mentee relationship and acquire skills to manage them, and (c) Identify concrete strategies for learning about and building resilience. As part of the case study discussion, faculty will be able to come up with a better understanding of dealing with these situations and learning strategies to reframe their thinking.

 

Thursday, November 17, 2022

4:15 – 5:30 p.m.

Adolph Lower Aud (1-7619)

Refreshments will be served.

 Nov 17, 2022 @ 4:15 p.m.

 Medical Center | Adolph Lower Aud 1-7619

Host: Hosts: Dr. Jeffrey Hayes and Dr. Paul Boutz; sponsored by a supplement to the NIH NIGMS Predoctoral T32 in Cellular, Biochemical and Molecular Sciences (CBMS)

GWIS Wellness and Resilience Workshop: Building mentee self-efficacy: a toolbox for wellness and resilience

Kermin Martínez-Hernández, PhD - *Mandatory for past and current T32 in CBMS Trainees and open to everyone.*, Principal Facilitator, Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research CIMER); Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, St. John Fisher University, Rochester, NY

Graduate Women in Science (GWIS)

2022 Fall Seminar Series

 

 

Kermin Martínez-Hernández, PhD

Principal Facilitator, Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research CIMER); Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry,
St. John Fisher University, Rochester, NY

 

Host: Dr. Paul Boutz; co-sponsored by a supplement to the NIH NIGMS Predoctoral T32 Training Grant in Cellular, Biochemical and Molecular Sciences (CBMS)
(Lynne Maquat, PI; Jeffrey Hayes, Co-PI)

 

“Building mentee self-efficacy:

a toolbox for wellness and resilience”

*Mandatory for past and current T32 in CBMS Trainees and open to everyone.*

Thursday, November 17, 2022

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Adolph Lower Aud (1-7619)

Refreshments will be served.

 

GWIS is chaired by Lynne Maquat, PhD and
co-chaired by Catherine Ovitt, PhD

 Nov 17, 2022 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Adolph Lower Aud 1-7619

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat and Dr. Paul Boutz; co-sponsored by a supplement to the NIH T32 Training Grant in Cellular, Biochemical and Molecular Sciences

SPECIAL EVENT: Wellness and Resilience Workshop for Graduate Students

Kermin Martínez-Hernández, PhD - *Mandatory for past and current T32 in CBMS Trainees; open to all graduate students.*, Principal Facilitator, Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER); Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, St. John Fisher University, Rochester, NY

NIH NIGMS T32 Training Grant in Cellular, Biochemical and Molecular Sciences (CBMS)
Fall 2022 Workshop Series Presents:

Kermin Martínez-Hernández, PhD

Principal Facilitator, Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER); Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry,
St. John Fisher University, Rochester, NY

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat; sponsored by a supplement to the
NIH NIGMS T32 in CBMS

Wellness and Resilience Workshop for Graduate Students

*Mandatory for past and current T32 in CBMS Trainees; open to all graduate students.*

The learning objectives for this session will be: (a) Increase understanding of wellness and resilience and their influence on mentor-mentee interactions; (b) Recognize the impact of traumatic experiences on the mentor-mentee relationship and acquire skills to manage them, and (c) Identify concrete strategies for learning about and building resilience. Through a case study, participants will be able to experience first-hand how a graduate student went through a traumatic event and provide strategies to build resilience in dealing with the situation presented. In the end, some concrete resilience strategies will be shared with the participants.

Thursday, November 17, 2022

1:00 – 2:45 p.m.

Ryan Case Method Room (1-9576)

Refreshments will be served.

 Nov 17, 2022 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Ryan Case Method Rm 1-9576

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat; sponsored by a supplement to the NIH NIGMS Predoctoral T32 in Cellular, Biochemical and Molecular Sciences (CBMS)

DBB Seminar: Transcriptional Control by Histone Readers and Writers

Brian D. Strahl, PhD - Oliver Smithies Investigator; Professor & Interim Chair, Faculty Director, Peptide Synthesis and Arraying Facility, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC

 Nov 16, 2022 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Zoom Registration

Host: Dr. Jeffrey Hayes

POSTPONED -- GWIS Seminar (SPECIAL EVENT): NIH T32 CBMS Mini-symposium Roundtable Featuring the T32 External Advisory Committee for the NIH T32 in Cellular, Biochemical and Molecular Sciences (CBMS)

Anita Corbett, PhD; Karin Musier-Forsyth, PhD; Kimberly Mowry, PhD - Robin Chemers Neustein Professor of Biomedicine; Chair, Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry, Brown University, Providence, RI; Samuel C. Dobbs Professor, Department of Biology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA; Professor and Ohio Eminent Scholar, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

 Nov 09, 2022 @ 9:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | Class of '62 Aud. (G-9425)

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat (PI) and Dr. Jeff Hayes (Co-PI); co-sponsored by the NIH T32 Training Grant in Cellular, Biochemical and Molecular Sciences

DBB Seminar: tRNA Modifications in Ribosomal Decoding

Eric Westhof, PhD - Architecture et Réactivité de l'ARN, Institut de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire du CNRS, Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France

 Nov 03, 2022 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Adolph Auditorium (1-7619)

If you plan to attend virtually, please click here to register

Host: Dr. Eric Phizicky (co-sponsored by the RNA Structure and Function Cluster and the Bioinformatics Cluster)

DBB Seminar: Structural Basis of Dystroglycan Function and the Pathogenesis of Muscular Dystrophy

Kevin P. Campbell, PhD - Professor, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics and of Neurology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

 Nov 02, 2022 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Lower Adolph Aud. (1-7619)

IN PERSON EVENT ONLY

Host: Dr. Mark Dumont (co-sponsored by the Paul LaCelle Lectureship)

POSTPONED -- DBB Seminar: Making mRNA - A Tale of Two Spliceosomes

Sebastian M. Fica, PhD - Wellcome Trust and Royal Society Sir Henry Dale Fellow, Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, England, United Kingdom

 Oct 26, 2022 @ 2:00 p.m.

VIRTUAL

Host: Dr. Clara Kielkopf (co-sponsored by the RNA Structure and Function Cluster)

GWIS Seminar: From Ph.D. to podcasts

Madeline (Maddie) Sofia, PhD - Science Communicator, National Public Radio (NPR), Boulder, CO

 Oct 20, 2022 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Class of '62 Aud. (G-9425)

Host: Dr. Elaine Smolock

DBB Seminar: Insights into the Ribosome Function from the Structures of Non-Arrested Ribosome Nascent Chain Complexes

Yury Polikanov, PhD - Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

 Oct 19, 2022 @ 2:00 p.m.

Host: Dr. Dmitri Ermolenko (co-sponsored by the Protein Synthesis Cluster and the RNA Structure and Function Cluster)

DBB Seminar: Catalytic and Non-Catalytic Functions of an 18S rRNA Methyltransferase in Leukemia

Kathy Fange Liu, PhD - Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

 Oct 12, 2022 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Click here to register

Host: Dr. Eric Phizicky (co-sponsored by the RNA Structure and Function Cluster)

DBB Seminar: How Small Molecules Regulate mRNA Expression

Robert T. Batey, PhD - Professor; Associate Chair for Graduate Affairs, Department of Biochemistry, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO

 Oct 05, 2022 @ 2:00 p.m.

Host: Dr. Joseph Wedekind and Dr. Doug Anderson (co-sponsored by the Protein Synthesis Cluster and the RNA Structure and Function Cluster)

DBB Seminar: Mechanistic Insights Using Expanded CUG Repeat RNA to Model Cardiac Features of Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1 in Mice

Thomas A. Cooper, MD - S. Donald Greenberg and R. Clarence and Irene H. Fulbright Professor, Department of Pathology and Immunology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

 Sep 28, 2022 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

HYBRID Event: Registration

Host: Dr. Peng Yao (co-sponsored by the RNA Structure and Function Cluster)

DBB Seminar: Free-Energy Profiles from CryoEM Particles

Pilar Cossio, PhD - Research Scientist and Project Leader, CCM joint with CCB, Flatiron Institute, Simons Foundation, New York, NY

 Sep 21, 2022 @ 2:00 p.m.

Host: Dr. Ignacio Franco (co-sponsored by the Bioinformatics Cluster)

GWIS Seminar: How to start (in) a new lab

Paul Boutz, PhD - Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics; Member, Center for RNA Biology, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

 Sep 15, 2022 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Adolph Lower Auditorium (1-7619)

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat

DBB Seminar: Using Cryo-EM to Solve the Structures of Conformationally Dynamic Viral RNAs and Their Complexes With Host Proteins

Steve L. Bonilla, PhD - HHMI Hanna H. Gray Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Denver, CO

 Sep 14, 2022 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-207 (2-6408)

Host: Dr. Eric Wagner and Dr. Lynne Maquat

CANCELLED -- DBB Seminar: From Blobs to Atoms and Back to Blobs - Embracing the Full Power of 3D Electron Microscopy

Melanie Ohi, PhD - Rowena G. Matthews Collegiate Professor in the Life Sciences; Research Professor, University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute; Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology,, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI

 Sep 07, 2022 @ 2:00 p.m.

Registration link

Host: Dr. Clara Kielkopf

The Biology of 1-Methyladenosine and Initiator tRNA in Evolutionarily Distant Yeast Species, and Other Aspects of tRNA Modification Biology - PhD Thesis Defense

Monika Tasak - PhD Candidate, Advisor: Eric Phyzicky, PhD

 Jun 23, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Upper S-Wing Aud (3-7619)

Hybrid Zoom Link

Global Analysis of the Interplay Between Protein Folding Stabilities and Methionine Oxidation - PhD Defense

Ethan Walker, MS - PhD Candidate, Advisor: Sina Ghaemmaghami, PhD

 Jun 22, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Upper S-Wing Aud (3-7619)

Hybrid Zoom Link

Host: Dr. Sina Ghaemmaghami, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Program, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

Investigating Succinate and pH Dynamics in Cardiac Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury

Alexander Milliken - PhD Candidate in Physiology

 Jun 16, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Ryan Case Method Room 1-9576

Host: Dr. Paul Brookes, Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Program, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

“Engineered Extracellular Matrices for Periodontal Tissue Regeneration”

David Fraser - PhD Candidate, Advisor: Dr. Danielle Benoit

 May 25, 2022 @ 9:45 a.m.

 Medical Center | K-207 Auditorium (2-6408)

Host: Dr. Danielle Benoit

19th Annual Fred Sherman Lecture: Targeting the Cell’s Stress Pathways for Therapeutic Benefit

Peter Walter, PhD - SVP & Institute Director, Altos Labs - Bay Area Institute of Science
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
University of California, San Francisco
Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics

 May 16, 2022 @ 9:30 a.m.

 Medical Center | Class of '62 Auditorium and Atrium

Poster Registration

Host: Genetics Day is sponsored by the University Committee for Interdisciplinary Studies (UCIS) and organized by the Departments of Biomedical Genetics and Biology

Targeting a Toxic RNA that Causes a Common Form of Muscular Dystrophy

J. Andrew Berglund, PhD - Professor, Department of Biological Sciences; Director of the RNA Institute, University at Albany, Albany, NY

 May 11, 2022 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Upper S-Wing Auditorium (3-7619)

Register Here

Host: Dr. Clara Kielkopf and Dr. Joseph Wedekind (Co-sponsored by the RNA Structure and Function Cluster)

“Deciphering EIF2B5 deficiency in Vanishing White Matter disease”

Li Xie - Ph.D. Candidate, Advisor: Dr. Chris Proschel, Genetics

 May 09, 2022 @ 1:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-207 Auditorium (2-6408)

Host: Genetics, Development, and Stem Cells Ph.D. Program (Degree Program)

"The Function of Type Three Secretion System Protein VopZZ in Vibrio cholerae Infection"

Hannah Bell - PhD Candidate, Advisor: Dr. Michelle Dziejman, Microbiology & Immunology

 May 09, 2022 @ 9:30 a.m.

https://rochester.zoom.us/j/94981043997?pwd=V0RBSEpiK2R0SldXdHdBT0h1QXFyZz09: Passcode: 456707

Host: Microbiology & Immunology

Targeting R-Loop Vulnerabilities in Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Tim Graubert, PhD - Professor, Dept. of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

 May 06, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Wilmot Cancer Center | CR 2-0727

Hybrid link

Host: Dr. Clara Kielkopf and the Wilmot Cancer Institute Seminar Series and the RNA Structure and Function Cluster

GWIS Seminar: The scenic route: my indirect path towards life in science

Karen Adelman, PhD - Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School; Associate Member, Broad Institute, Boston, MA

 May 05, 2022 @ 3:00 p.m.

Register for Hybrid Seminar

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat and Xavier Rambout

Controlling Transcription of Coding and Non-coding RNAs

Karen Adelman, PhD - Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

 May 04, 2022 @ 2:00 p.m.

Register Here

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat & Dr. Xavier Rambout (Co-sponsored by Graduate Women in Science (GWIS), the RNA Society, and Lexogen)

PhD Thesis Defense: The role of CRISPR-Csx28 in CRISPR-Cas anti-phage immunity

Arica VanderWal - PhD Candidate, Advisor: Mitchell O'Connell, PhD

 May 03, 2022 @ 9:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | Upper S-Wing Auditorium (3-7619)

Hybrid Session

Host: Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics Ph.D. Program in Biophysics

Computer simulations as a complementing approach to study nucleic acids and their partners

Serdal Kirmizialtin, PhD - Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, NYU Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

 Apr 27, 2022 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Register Here

Host: Dr. Mitchell O’Connell (Co-sponsored by the Bioinformatics Cluster)

GWIS Seminar: Academic science is just one path to success... I didn't do so badly

Joe Palca, PhD - Science Correspondent, NPR

 Apr 21, 2022 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Adolph Lower Aud, 1-769

Zoom Registration for Hybrid Seminar

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat

SPECIAL SEMINAR (General Talk): Science communication during a pandemic: unique challenges

Joe Palca, PhD - Science Correspondent, NPR

 Apr 21, 2022 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Class of ‘62 Aud, G-9425

Zoom Registration for Hybrid Seminar

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat

The Evolution of Molecular Sculpture

Byron Rubin, PhD - Adjunct Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Rochester

 Apr 13, 2022 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Ryan Case Method Room (1-9576)

Zoom Registration

Host: Dr. Mark Dumont

Transposon-encoded CRISPR-Cas Systems Direct RNA-Guided DNA Integration

Sam Sternberg, PhD - Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Columbia University, New York, NY

 Apr 06, 2022 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Register Here

Host: Dr. Mitchell O’Connell (Co-sponsored by the RNA Structure and Function Cluster, the RNA Society, and Lexogen)

Efficient RNA Folding and mRNA Design for COVID-19

Liang Huang, PhD - Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science; Principal Scientist, Baidu Research USA, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR; Silicon Valley, Sunnyvale, CA

 Mar 30, 2022 @ 2:00 p.m.

VIRTUAL

Host: Dr. David Mathews (Co-sponsored by the Bioinformatics Cluster and the RNA Structure and Function Cluster)

Thesis Defense: Functional Analysis of Transcriptomic Data Utilizing Prior Biological Knowledge

Lauren Benoodt - PhD Candidate, Advisor: Juilee Thakar, PhD

 Mar 29, 2022 @ 2:00 p.m.

Zoom Link

Host: Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics Ph.D. Program in Biophysics

On the Path to Better Personal Cancer Vaccines

Catherine Wu, MD - Professor of Medicine, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School; Chief, Division of Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapies, Department of Medical Oncology; Institute Member, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Boston, MA

 Mar 23, 2022 @ 2:00 p.m.

VIRTUAL

Host: T32 Training Graduate Student, Wesley Chiang and Dr. Lynne Maquat

GWIS Seminar: Across disciplines and continents or the art of being in the right place at the right time

Eva Nogales, PhD - Professor, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator; Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA

 Mar 17, 2022 @ 3:00 p.m.

Register for Hybrid Seminar

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat (Co-sponsored by Graduate Student NIH T32 Retreat in Cellular, Biochemical and Molecular Sciences)

T32 Annual Retreat: Eva Nogales, "Visualization of Macromolecular Structure, Dynamics and Interactions in the Regulation of Human Gene Expression"

Eva Nogales, PhD - Professor; Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA

 Mar 16, 2022 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Class of '62 (G-9425)

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat, PI, and Dr. Jeffrey Hayes, Co-PI, NIH T32 in Cellular, Biochemical and Molecular Sciences (Co-sponsored by GWIS)

Specificity and Non-Specificity in RNA-Protein Interactions

Eckhard Jankowsky, PhD - Director, Center for RNA Science and Therapeutics; Professor, Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

 Mar 09, 2022 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K307 (3-6408)

Register Here

Host: Dr. Peng Yao (Co-sponsored by the RNA Structure and Function Cluster)

Computational Modeling of RNA 3D Structures and Interactions with the Use of Experimental Data

Janusz Bujnicki, PhD - Professor of Biological Sciences, International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw, Poland

 Mar 02, 2022 @ 2:00 p.m.

Zoom meeting

Host: Dr. David Mathews (Co-sponsored by the Bioinformatics Cluster)

RNA Collaborative, University of Rochester: "Hyperactive translation programs during cardiac remodeling" & "Unexpected interactions within the integrator complex"

Peng Yao, PhD; Eric J. Wagner, PhD - Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute; Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics; Member, UR Center for RNA Biology, University of Rochester Center for RNA Biology; Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics; Member, Wilmot Cancer Institute; Member, UR Center for RNA Biology, University of Rochester Center for RNA Biology

 Feb 23, 2022 @ 4:00 p.m.

Zoom Registration

Host: Lynne E. Maquat, PhD, J. Lowell Orbison Endowed Chair and Professor, Departments of Biochemistry & Biophysics, Oncology, and Pediatrics; Director, UR Center for RNA Biology; Chair, UR GWIS

GWIS Seminar: Who is paying the cost for diversity?

Bil Clemons, PhD - Arthur and Marian Hanisch Memorial Professor of Biochemistry, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

 Feb 17, 2022 @ 3:00 p.m.

Register for Hybrid Seminar

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat and Dr. Clara Kielkopf

A Detailed Look at Tail-Anchored Membrane Protein Targeting – from Opisthokonts to Protists to Plants

Bil Clemons, PhD - Arthur and Marian Hanisch Memorial Professor of Biochemistry, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

 Feb 16, 2022 @ 2:00 p.m.

Hybrid, Register Here

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat and Dr. Eric Wagner (Co-sponsored by Graduate Women in Science (GWIS), the RNA Society, and Lexogen)

GWIS Seminar: Equity and anti-racism—plan in action

Adrienne L. Morgan, PhD - Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, University of Rochester Medical Center; Senior Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion, School of Medicine and Dentistry; Associate Professor, Division of Medical Humanities and Bioethics; Associate Professor, Warner School of Education, University of Rochester

 Feb 03, 2022 @ 3:00 p.m.

Register for Virtual Seminar

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat

RNA Presentations by UR Grad Students, Postdocs, and Research Staff (Day 2 of 2)

Adrián Moisés Molina Vargas; Li Xie - Genetics Graduate Student, O'Connell Lab (Biochemistry & Biophysics), Biomedical Genetics, “From prokaryote immunity to the newest RNA targeting tool. Unveiling the nature and opportunities of the Cas13 CRISPR RNA-nuclease”; Genetics Graduate Student, Pröschel Lab, Biomedical Genetics, "Deciphering eIF2B deficiencies in a neurodegenerative disorder"

The RNA Contest judging committee has selected a lineup of four oral contestants for the UR Center for RNA Biology’s RNA Presentation Competition, sponsored by the RNA Society & Lexogen!

Virtual presentations will be held Wednesdays at 2pm EST on January 12th & 26th during the usual Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics Seminar. There will be 2 presentations per date (~15-min slots). The oral presenters were selected by an anonymous faculty committee, based on the contestants’ abstract submissions. Contestants will present a 2-min introduction and lay talk, followed by an 8-min powerpoint presentation of their favorite RNA or RNA-binding protein and a 3-min Q&A session. Winners will be determined by the anonymous panel of judges based on the quality of contestants’ lay talk, research presentations, and ability to address questions during Q&A.

 

RNA Presentations:
Convince us why your favorite RNA or RNA-binding protein is worthy of our admiration

Day 2: Wednesday, January 26th, 2022

2:00 – 2:30pm EST

 

Adrián Moisés Molina Vargas
Genetics Graduate Student, O'Connell Lab (Biochemistry & Biophysics), Biomedical Genetics

From prokaryote immunity to the newest RNA targeting tool. Unveiling the nature and opportunities of the Cas13 CRISPR RNA-nuclease”

 

Li Xie
Genetics Graduate Student, Pröschel Lab, Biomedical Genetics

"Deciphering eIF2B deficiencies in a neurodegenerative disorder"

 Jan 26, 2022 @ 2:00 p.m.

Zoom Registration

Host: Lynne Maquat, PhD, Director, Center for RNA Biology

RNA Presentations by UR Grad Students, Postdocs, and Research Staff (Day 1 of 2)

Xueyang He; Perinthottathil Sreejith, PhD (“Sreejith”) - Biophysics Graduate Student, Boutz Lab, Biochemistry & Biophysics, “Modeling the effects of cancer-associated spliceosome mutations and identifying driving intronic features using deep-learning neural networks”; Staff Scientist, Bharadwaj Lab, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine; presenting on his previous work as a Postdoc in the Biteau Lab in Biomedical Genetics:, “Imp interacts with Lin28 to regulate adult stem cell proliferation in the Drosophila intestine”

The RNA Contest judging committee has selected a lineup of four oral contestants for the UR Center for RNA Biology’s RNA Presentation Competition, sponsored by the RNA Society & Lexogen!

Virtual presentations will be held Wednesdays at 2pm EST on January 12th & 26th during the usual Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics Seminar. There will be 2 presentations per date (~15-min slots). The oral presenters were selected by an anonymous faculty committee, based on the contestants’ abstract submissions. Contestants will present a 2-min introduction and lay talk, followed by an 8-min powerpoint presentation of their favorite RNA or RNA-binding protein and a 3-min Q&A session. Winners will be determined by the anonymous panel of judges based on the quality of contestants’ lay talk, research presentations, and ability to address questions during Q&A.

 

RNA Presentations:
Convince us why your favorite RNA or RNA-binding protein is worthy of our admiration

Day 1: Wednesday, January 12th, 2022

2:00 – 2:30pm EST

 

Xueyang He
Biophysics Graduate Student, Boutz Lab, Biochemistry & Biophysics

“Modeling the effects of cancer-associated spliceosome mutations and identifying driving intronic features using deep-learning neural networks”

 

Perinthottathil Sreejith, PhD (“Sreejith”)
Staff Scientist, Bharadwaj Lab, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Presenting on his previous work as a Postdoc in the Biteau Lab in Biomedical Genetics:

“Imp interacts with Lin28 to regulate adult stem cell proliferation in the Drosophila intestine”

 Jan 12, 2022 @ 2:00 p.m.

Zoom Registration

Host: Lynne Maquat, PhD, Director, Center for RNA Biology