Retreat 2008

August 23-24, Kellogg Biological Station

 

Schedule for CMB/GEN Retreat

Saturday, August 23, 2008  

 

 

12:00-1:00

Lunch

1:00

Informal Introductions

1:15

Rob Last, Dept of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Dept of Plant Biology

 

Systems Approaches to Plant Metabolism in Arabidopsis and Tomato

1:45

Markus Pauly, Dept Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Plant Research Lab

 

Plant cell walls as a resource for biofuels: Insights through cell wall mutants

2:15

Break

2:30

Gemma Reguera, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

 

Electronic communication in Geobacter bacteria

3:00

Norbert E. Kaminski, Dept of Pharmacology & Toxicology and Center for Integrative Toxicology

 

Impairment of signal transduction cascades and gene expression during lymphocyte activation by drugs and chemicals

3:30

Recreation (Volleyball, Frisbee, Table Tennis, Canoeing) / check-in

4:00

Car Caravan Tour of KBS (Dana Reznik and Poonam Jasroitia) – meet in the registration area parking lot

5:30

Tour of KBS Manor House ($3.00 per person)

6:00

Dinner

7:00

Ian Dworkin, Department of Zoology

 

Towards a systematic analysis of cryptic genetic variation and genetic background in Drosophila

7:30

Kefei Yu, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

 

DNA double strand break repair in immunoglobulin class switch recombination

 

8:00

Poster session and refreshments

10:00

Bonfire

 

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Graduate Student Session starts at 9:15 am

 

 

*Bird Tour Cancelled

8:00 – 9:00

Breakfast and Check-out

9:15

Graduate Student Discussion

10:00

Erin Wakeling, Genetics

 

Determining the function of LIX1, a feline SMA candidate gene

10:20

Break

11:00

Laura Lamb, Cell and Molecular Biology

 

Androgen Receptor Regulation of Prostate Epithelial Survival and Differentiation In Vitro

11:20

Matt Berry, Genetics

 

Effect of a waaL mutation on lipopolysaccharide composition, oxidative stress survival, and virulence in Erwinia amylovora

11:40

Wanessa Wight, Cell and Molecular Biology

 

Biosynthesis of the Histone Deacetylase Inhibitor Depudecin from Alternaria brassicicola

Noon

Student Panel Discussion

 

Make the Most of Your First years in Graduate School

 

Emily Harper CMB 2nd year student

 

Dana Reznik, GEN 2nd year student

 

Sebla Kutluay, CMB 4th year student

 

Elizabeth Molina Campos, GEN 4th year student

12:30

Lunch and Departure

 

 

 

 

 

Genetics Program director, Barb Sears 
welcoming participants

CMB/Genetics students socialize around a campfire

Genetics students

Genetics student Erin Wakeling and faculty member Brian Schutte discuss her poster

Genetics students Gaurav Moghe, Ashwini Phandis, and Tejas Kadakia canoe on Gull Lake

Marco Oliveria explaining his poster

Ian Dworkin describing his research

John Kaguni introduces new students

W. K. Kellogg Manor House at the
Kellogg Biological Station

Genetics 1 st year students of 2008: (back row; left to right) Megan Goddall, Ashwini Phandis, Arianna Smith, Evin Hildebrandt (front row; left to right) Nikolas McPherson, Amancio Souza, Arito Nath, Sherif Ibrahim