Class of 1960 Scholars Program:
With funds generously provided by the Class of 1960, the BIMO Program invites prominent researchers from other institutions to campus to present a public seminar and then to meet privately in a discussion and dinner setting with a select group of students (chosen for the calendar year to be the BIMO Class of 1960 Scholars).
Seminar Title: Personalized Medicine: Personal Omics Profiling of Healthy and Disease States
Dr. Snyder’s research uses a variety of “omics” approaches to analyze genomes and regulatory networks. His research focuses on yeast, a model organism ideally suited to genetic analysis, and humans. His lab has developed RNA sequencing methods for the annotation of yeast and human transcriptomes, methods for mapping transcription factor binding sites throughout the genome thereby providing important information about metabolic and inflammatory pathways, and methods for mapping phosphorylation and protein-metabolite interaction networks. See his website for more details concerning his research.
Seminar Title: TBA
Dr. Newman’s laboratory investigates how bacteria have shaped, and continue to shape, the chemistry of their environment by studying the molecular mechanisms that underlie microbial formation and/or dissolution of minerals. By understanding the way extant organisms function at the molecular level, her research aims to gain insights into the evolution of ancient metabolic and biomineralization pathways, interpretation of the chemical signatures of early life found in the geologic record, and quantification of the contribution of microbes to present-day geochemical cycles. See her website for more details concerning her research.
The BIMO Class of 1960 Scholars for 2014
Zaw Htut Naing