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Graduate Student Symposium - 2010

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Graduate Student Symposium Schedule
Tupper 14-B2
Tuesday March 30th

8:45-8:55Coffee & muffins (courtesy of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)
Session 1 - Chair: Courtney Stairs
8:55-9:00Opening remarks
9:00-9:30Greg McCluskey (Ro lab) "A unique application of steric-block antisense oligomers in treating myotonic dystrophy type 1 is a step in the right direction." Discussion of: Wheeler, T. M. et al. (2009) Science 325: 336-339
9:30-10:00Dale Corkery (Dellaire lab) "Bridging the gap between nuclear architecture and embryonic stem cell pluripotency with Chd1." Discussion of: Gaspar-Maia, A. et al. (2009) Nature 460: 863-868.
10:00-10:30Marie-Laurence Tremblay (Rainey lab) "Sensing voltages: structure and hydration of lipid membranes by voltage sensing domains." Discussion of: Krepkiy, D. et al. (2009) Nature 462: 473-479
10:30-11:00Coffee Break (courtesy of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)
Session 2 - Chair: Dale Corkery
11:00-11:30Javier Alfaro (Roger lab) "Establishing synchrony within a quorum of genetic oscillators." Discussion of: Danino, T. et al. (2010) Nature 463: 326-330.
11:30-12:00Mary McQuaid (Dobson lab) "Acetylation of histone H4 lysine 16 in aging cells - Evidence that the histone code dictates cellular lifespan." Discussion of: Dang, W. et al. (2009) Nature 459: 802-807.
12:00-12:30Barry Kennedy (Karten lab) "Sleep deprivation causes memory loss through upregulation of phosphodiesterase 4 and disruption of cAMP signalling in the mouse hippocampus." Discussion of: Vecsey, C. G. et al. (2009) Nature 461: 1122-1125.
12:30-1:30 Lunch (courtesy of DBSS) Room 9A-1
Session 3-Chair 1: Daniel Arsenault
1:30-2:00Courtney Stairs (Roger lab) "Prion proteins are susceptible to artificial selection in cell culture." Discussion of: Li, J. et al. (2010) Science 327: 869-872.
2:00-2:30Alison Suraci (McMaster lab) "Haploid Genetic Screens Rescue Stalled Host-Pathogen Biology Studies" Discussion of: Carette, J. E. et al. (2009) Science 326: 1231-1235.
Session 3-Chair 2: Mary McQuaid
2:30-3:00André Dubé (Ewart lab) "A switch between life or death- Phosphorylation state of H2AX determines apoptosis and survival decisions." Discussion of: Cook, P. J. et al. (2009) Nature 458: 591-596.
3:00-3:30Dan Arsenault (Ridgway lab) "Dual regulation of telomeres and gene expression through TERT-ribonucleoprotein complexes." Discussion of: Maida, Y. et al. (2009) Nature 461: 230-238.


Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 9:00 - 3:30


14B-2 Tupper Medical Building

All are welcome to attend!