Genetics Journal Club

Genetics Journal Club


Journal Club Meeting Times for Spring 2017

Every other Tuesday from 12:00-1:00pm in BPS 2245

Date Speaker Article/Talk Title Blog
January 24th Ashley Severance "LH prevents cisplatin-induce apoptosis in oocytes and preserves female fertility in mouse" None Listed
February 7th Anne Sonnenschein "A Fully Synthetic Transcriptional Platform for a Multicellular Eukaryote" None Listed
February 21st Agustin Gonzalez-Reymundez "Pan-cancer patterns of DNA methylation" None Listed
March 7th Paula Gajewski "Sex differences in nucleus accumbens transcriptome profiles associated with susceptibility versus resilience to subchronic variable stress" None Listed
March 21st Derek Fedeson

"Rerouting carbon flux to enhance photosynthetic productivity"

None Listed
April 4th Nick Panchy “An Ovol2-Zeb1 Mutual Inhibitory Circuit Governs Bidirectional and Multi-step Transition between Epithelial and Mesenchymal States"  None Listed
April 18th Katerina Lay “Root microbiota drive direct integration of phosphate stress and immunity" None Listed

Journal Club Fall 2016:

Date Speaker Article/Talk Title Blog
September 16th Scott Funkhouser GJC Blog, and How We Use Social Media in Science None Listed
September 30th Mitch Roth Rewiring of Jasmonate and Phytochrome B Signalling Uncouples Plant Growth-Defense Tradeoffs None Listed
October 14th Paula Gajewski Genetic Background and Epigenetic Modifications in the Core of the Nucleus Accumbens Predict Addiction-Like Behavior in a Rat Model None Listed
October 28th Katerina Lay Genetic Variation in ZmVPP1 Contributes to Drought Tolerance in Maize Seedlings None Listed
November 11th Anne Sonnenschein

Genome-wide prediction and functional characterization of the genetic basis of autism sprectrum disorder

None Listed
November 18th Rima Mouawad TBA None Listed
December 2nd Ryan Corbett Physical and Neurobehavioral Determinants of Reprodcutive Onset and Success None Listed



Journal Club Spring 2016:

Date Speaker Journal Blog
February 12th Paula Gajewski Obesity Weighs down Memory through a Mechanism Involving the Neuroepigenetic Dysregulation of Sirt1 Would You Like a Merlot with that Bic Mac: Compound in Red Wine Stops Obesity Related Memory Loss
February 16th Anne Sonnenschein Schizophrenia risk from complex variation of complement component 4 Opening the 'black box' of biological mechanisms behind complex disease, and the hornet's nest of media hype: Complex variation in C4 as a risk factor for shizophrenia
March 11th Rima Mouawad Insulator dysfunction and oncogene activation in IDH mutant gliomas None Listed
March 25th Mark Reimers WIPS: Genomic evidence for excitatory/inhibitory imbalance in schizophrenia. None Listed
April 8th Mitch Roth

The genome of cultivated sweet potato contains Agrobacterium T-DNAs with expressed genes: An example of a naturally transgenic food crop.

Cultivated sweet potatoes contain agrobacterium inserted in T-DNA that is absent in wild sweet potato relatives. A natural GMO?
April 22nd Scott Funkhouser The phenotypic legacy of admixture between modern humans and Neandertals None Listed


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