Retreat 2007

August 25-26, Kellogg Biological Station

 

Schedule for CMB/GEN Retreat

Saturday, August 25, 2007

 

12:00-1:00

Lunch for GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY

1:00-3:30

GRADUATE STUDENT SESSION

1:00

Informal Introduction

1:30

Julie Bordowitz – CMB (Montgomery-Kaguri Lab)

1:50

Break

2:10

Weifeng Mao – Genetics (Hans Cheng Lab)

2:30

Charlie Miller – CMB (Weinreich Lab, VARI)

2:50

Student Panel Discussion

 

Make the Most of Your First years in Graduate School

 

Brenda Marrero-Rosado (GEN 2 nd Yr

 

Meghan Drummond (GEN 3 rd Yr

 

Laura Lamb (CMB 4 th Yr.

 

Aaron DeWard (CMB 4 th Yr

3:30 – 6:00

Faculty/Post-docs Arrive; Check-in; Poster set-up; Socialize

5:00

Tour of KBS Manor House ($3.00 per person)

6:00

Dinner

7:00

Welcome and Introduction of New Graduate Students and Program Members

7:15

Kellogg Biological Center Overview

7:30

" Genetics of floral traits: the roles of integration and constraint in adaptive evolution”

 

Jeff Conner (Plant Biology)

8:00

" Regulation of neuronal signaling by alternative splicing and RNA editing of an insect sodium channel gene "

8:30

Poster Session and Refreshments

   

 

Schedule for CMB/GEN Retreat

Sunday, August 26, 2007

 

7:00

Bird Sanctuary Tour ($3.00 Faculty/Post Docs, Free for Students)

8:00 – 9:00

Breakfast and Check-out

9:15

" Molecular evolutionary genetics in yeast (Saccharomyces Cerevisiae) "

 

Barry Williams (Zoology)

9:45

“Actin and hearing: what’s the connection?”

 

Karen Friderici (Microbiology and Molecular Genetics)

10:15

Coffee Break

10:45

"How an insect parasitic nematode transmits an essential symbiont"

 

Todd Ciche (Microbiology and Molecular Genetics)

11:15

" Overcoming current limitations for biological oil production by employing genetic and genomic approaches "

 

Christoph Benning (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)

Noon

Lunch and Departure

 

Genetics students

Genetics students at the retreat

gen students

Four second-year genetics students and their computers: Nicole Milton, Brenda Marrero-Rosado, Jessica Taft, and Megha Gulati.

canoeing

Students enjoy canoeing at Gull Lake

daytime

A few students stand on the dock

landscape

Students enjoying the beautiful lake and grounds at the Kellogg Biological Station

night

After dinner, everyone gathers outside

poster session

Emily Flynn shows her poster to Tejas Kadakia

poster

Genetics students Soumya Korrapati and Ellen Wilch at the poster session

Professor and poster

Professor Susan Conrad at the poster session

presentation

Professor John Fyfe introducing new students