Genetics Seminar
Will return in September

April 13, 2018 | Chulan Kwon, MS, Ph.D. | John Hopkins University
April 20, 2018 | Merry-Lynn McDonald, Ph.D. | University of Alabama at Birmingham 
May 4, 2018 | Mikhail Alexeyev, Ph.D., I University of South Alabama
May 11, 2018 | Jiangbing Zhou, Ph.D. I  Yale University






9/2/2016 Margaret R. "Peggy" Wallace Indiana University  Molecular and Cellular Studies of Neurofibromatosis 1
9/16/2016 Vidu Garg, MD Nationwide Children's Hospital  Insights into the genetics of congenital heart disease:
From human genetics to mouse models
9/23/2016 STATE DEPT MEETING     
10/7/2016 Jake Chen Journal Club  
10/14/2016 IMMERSON COURSE     
11/4/2016 Gabrielle Geddes, M.D. Medical College of Wisconsin/ Children's Hospital of Wisconsin  Ciliopathies and Congenital Heart Disease
11/11/2016  Patty Sanderson  Journal Club  
12/2/2016  Brian Spurlock Journal Club Mechanisms of Autophagy as discovered by Dr. Yoshinori Oshumi Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2016
12/9/2016 Sophie Astrof, PhD Thomas Jefferson University Cell type-specific function of fibronectin in cardiovascular development

 Li, Yi, PHD

*This lecture will take place from 2 - 3 p.m. in the Finely Conference Room

Baylor College of Medicine`  Unexpected players in cancer metastasis
1/13/2017 Joy Dean Journal Club  
2/3/2017 Benjamin Tu, PhD  UT-Southwestern University  A metabolic vulnerability of tumors revealed by yeast
2/17/2017 Jariya Upadiya  Journal Club  Fox transcription factors in cardiovascular development
2/24/2017 Barbara K Burton MD  Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago   Lysosomal Acid Lipase Deficiency
3/10/2017 Dr. Kume Tsutomu   Northwestern University   Fox transcription factors in cardiovascular development
3/17/2017 Bruce Walcheck University of Minnesota Regulating Receptor Levels on Leukocytes to Improve Their Function During Disease
3/24/2017 Stephen Dalton   University of Georgia   “MYC coordinates metabolic control with pluripotent stem cell fate decisions”
4/7/2017 Dr. David Gutmann Washington Univ Neurofibromatosis Center   
Neurofibromatosis: New Insights from an Old Gene
4/14/2017 Danny Welch, PhD Univ of Kansas Medical Center The forgotten genome: Surprising roles of mitochondria in cancer metastasis.
4/21/2017  Genetics Graduation - Robert Marion Albert Einstein College of Medicine  
4/28/2017 Deborah Yelon Univ of California San Diego  “Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Cardiac Architecture in Zebrafish”
5/5/2017 Dr. Prabhat Goswami      A redox cycle within the cell cycle: ring in the old with the new.
5/12/2017 Deeann Wallis, PhD   Journal Club   
5/19/2017 IMMERSION COURSE    
5/26/2017 Shizen (Emily) Wang, Ph.D Seminar Series  “Cancer-derived extracellular miRNA in breast cancer metastasis”.
6/9/2017 Dr. Melissa Harris    Uncovering gene regulatory networks for somatic stem cell self-renewal.
9/29/2017 Dr. Elizabeth Worthey John Hartman Preparing for the Precision Medicine Revolution: Transforming Whole Genome Sequencing Data into Clinically Actionable Knowledge


Date  Speaker Institution Title
09/18/2015 State Department Meeting     
10/16/2015 Journal Club-
Justin Avery
10/23/2015 Dr. Sunjung Kim   Children's National Medical Center  "The Role of Tumor Suppressor genes in Central Nervous System (CNS) Disorder
10/30/2015  Deeann Wallis, Ph.D Texas  A&M University "High-Throughput Differentiation and Screening of a Library of Mutant Stem Cell Clones Defines New Host-Based Genes Involved in Infection'
11/06/2015 Journal Club-
Ved Prakash Mooga
11/13/2015 Areeg El-gharbawy University of Pitsburg  
11/27/2015 Thanksgiving holiday    
12/04/2015 Journal Club-
Akila Subramanium
12/11/2015 Joy Lincoln , Ph.D
Nationwide Children's Hospital Research Institute  
12/18/2015 Stanley Lei Qi, PhD  Stanford University  
12/25/2015 Holiday    
01/01/2016 Holiday     
01/15/2016 Day before MLK Weekend     
01/22/2016 Journal Club -
Kasturi Mitra, Ph.D
01/29/2016  Ivan Moskowitz, MD, PhD University of Chicago  "Gene Regulatory Networks in Cardiac Development and Homeostasis"
02/05/2016 Mick Edmonds, PhD, MS   Vanderbilt University Medical Cente  
02/12/2016 Cancelled- Rescheduled for March 4.     
02/19/2016 Toren Finkel  NIH  "Mitochondria and Aging"
02/26/2016 Joy Lincoln , Ph.D  Nationwide Children's Hospital Research Institute "Exploring heart valve endothelial cell dynamics"
03/04/2016  Journal Club- 
Ashley Turner
03/11/2016 Stanley Lei Qi, PhD   Stanford University "CRISPR/Cas9 for complex genome regulation and disease modeling"
03/18/2016 Journal Club-
Austin Hamm
03/25/2016 Spring Break    
04/01/2016 Spring Break     
04/08/2016 Vishal Gohil  Texas A & M University "Discovering novel mitochondrial disease genes by integrative genomics"
04/15/2016 Journal Club-
Sean Santos
04/20/2016 Woojin An, Ph.D.,  University of Southern California   Chromatin dynamics and gene regulation”
04/22/2016 Todd Lowe, Ph.D.   University of California Santa Cruz  Unraveling the Complex Roles for 500+ Human tRNA Genes and their Ubiquitous Small RNA Fragments
04/29/2016 Maria Alejandra San Martin, PhD   Emory University  “Diverse roles of NADPH oxidases in the VSMC phenotype” 
05/06/2016  Anil Shanker, PhD Meharry Medical College School of Medicine  "Preventing Immune Escape Variants of Cancer"
05/20/2016 Brian Kennedy, PH.D. / LRC-235   Buck Institute for Aging  “The Age of Aging – Can We Intervene?”
05/27/2016 Jing Yang PhD  University of California, San Diego  "Epithelial-Mesenchymal Plasticity in Carcinoma Metastasis"
06/17/2016  Journal Club-
Anna Hurst

Date Speaker Institution Title
09/12/2014 Bruce Korf, M.D., Ph.D. Professor and Chair, Department of Genetics, UAB State of the Department Address
09/19/2014 No Seminar    
09/26/2014 Rebecca Dodd, Ph.D. Senior Research Associate, Duke University Medical Center  "New Mice for Old Questions: Modeling Soft-tissue Sarcoma"
10/03/2014  No Seminar    
10/10/2014 Todd Nystul, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, University of California San Francisco  "To Be (Stem) or Not to Be: Polarity and pH Define Cell Fate in an Epithelial Stem Lineage"
10/17/2014 Becky Nagy, MD, LGC Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University  "The Use of Next Generation Sequencing in Novel Gene Discovery: A Tale of Two Cities"
10/24/2014 Journal Club- Trevor Carden  UAB  
10/31/2014 Sean Wu, MD, Ph.D  Professor, Stanford University "Molecular Regulation of Cardiac Development: Implications in Regenerative Therapy"
11/07/2014 Hudson Alpha Retreat- NO SEMINAR N/A N/A
11/14/2014 Journal Club-Anil Challa UAB  
11/21/2014 Anil Challa, Ph.D  Instructor, University of Alabama at Birmingham  
11/28/2014 Thanksgiving Holiday N/A N/A
12/05/2014 Hyeong-Reh Choi Kim, Ph.D.  Assistant Professor, Wayne State University  "A Novel Function of PDGF D in Prostate Cancer Bone Metastasis: New Biology of an Old Growth Factor Family Member"
 12/12/2014  No Seminar    
 12/19/2014 Journal Club- Warren L Simmons UAB  
 12/26/2014 Christmas Holiday  N/A  N/A
 01/02/2015 New Years Holiday  N/A  N/A
01/09/2015  Mark Gillespie, Ph.D. Professor and Chairman Dept. of Pharmacology, University of South Alabama  
 01/16/2015 MLK Holiday N/A N/A
 01/23/2015 William Pu, MD.  Harvard Medical School  
 01/30/2015 Journal Club- Bob Kesterson  UAB  
02/06/2015 No Seminar    
02/13/2015 No Seminar    
 02/20/2015 Journal Club- Wei Zhang UAB  
 02/27/2015 No Seminar    
 03/06/2015 Matt R. Kaeberlein, Ph.D.  University of Washington  
 03/13/2015 Rocio Moran, MD Associate Staff, Cleveland Clinic  
 03/20/2015 Journal Club-Haley D. Albright    
03/27/2015 Spring Break    
 04/03/2015 Spring Break    
 04/10/2015 Bhupendra Singh, Ph.D. Instructor, University of Alabama at Birminhgam  
 04/17/2015 Randal Voss, Ph.D.  Professor, Biology, University of Kentucky  
04/24/2015 Day Before Commencement    
 05/01/2015 No Seminar    
 05/08/2015  Journal Club- Ying Peng UAB  
 05/15/2015 Anita Hjelmeland, Ph.D.  Assistant Professor, UAB  
 05/22/2015 No Seminar    
 05/29/2015 Journal Club- Justin Avery UAB