Retreat 2006

August 26-27, MacMullan Conference Center

 

Schedule for CMB/GEN Retreat

Saturday, August 26, 2006

 

12:00-1:00

Lunch for GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY.

1:00-3:30

Graduate Student Session . Graduate students will be giving short talks.

1:00

Informal Introduction

1:10

Andrea Braeutigam (Dr. Andreas Weber’s Lab)

1:30

Wan Song (Dr. Dean Della Penna’s Lab)

1:50

Break

2:10

Ellen Wilch (Dr. Karen Friderici’s Lab)

2:30

David Lacher (Dr. Tom Whittam’s Lab)

2:50

Student Panel Disscusion

 

Make the Most of Your First years in Graduate School

 

Sankalpi Warnasooriya (GEN 2 nd Yr, Dr. Beronda Montgomery-Kaguri’s Lab,)

 

Danielle Nevarez (CMB 2 nd Yr, Dr. Kevin Walker’s Lab)

 

Soumya Korrapati (GEN 4 th Yr, Dr. Karen Friderici’s Lab)

 

Harrie Van Erp (GEN 5 th Yr, Dr. Jon Walton’s Lab)

3:30-5:30

Room check-in – Poster set-up -- Free Time -- faculty arrive

5:30

Dinner

6:45

Welcome and Introduction of New Graduate Students and Program Members

7:00

"Genetic alteration and action of a tumor susceptibility gene in liver and breast cancers"

 

Hua Xiao
Associate Professor, Dept. of Physiology and Pathology

7:50

"transposable elements in rice and related species"

 

Ning Jiang 
Associate Professor, Dept. of Horticulture

8:40

Poster Session and Refreshments

 

Schedule for CMB/GEN Retreat

Saturday, August 27, 2006

 

7:00-8:00

Breakfast and check-out

8:15

"Eukaryotic gene expression through the lens of Drosophila embryo".

 

David Arnosti

Associate Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

9:05

“Seeing the light: Color vision in photosynthetic organisms"

 

Beronda Montgomery-Kaguri
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

9:55

Coffee Break

10:15

"Chloroplasts: The cockroaches of the plant kingdom"

 

Barbara Sears 
Professor, Dept. of Plant Biology

11:05

"Alternative cures for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD): Eat worms, feel better?"

 

Linda Mansfield
Professor, Dept. of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Noon

Lunch and Departure