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).
Date: November 20, 2015
Seminar Title: The Dark Matter of Genomes: Understanding the Forces and Conflicts that Drive Genome Change
My lab uses molecular genetic and cytogenetic techniques to study centromere determinance; centromere function and evolution; small RNA biogenesis; transcriptional control of chromatin modifiers; chromosome evolution; speciation and hybrid dysgenesis in several model systems, including human, mouse, marsupial, platypus (somatic cells, germ cells and embryonic stem cells). Using techniques such as in situ hybridization, microarray screening, cell assays, artificial chromosome constuction, and next-generation sequencing platforms (Illumina and 454 pyrosequencing), we are addressing the hypothesis that small RNA forms mediate centromere function.
See her website for more details concerning Prof. O’Neill’s research.
Date: February 12, 2016
Seminar Title: “Mechanisms controlling degradation of HMG CoA reductase, the rate-limiting enzyme in cholesterol synthesis”
Russell DeBose-Boyd studies mechanisms through which the cholesterol biosynthetic enzyme HMG-CoA reductase is subject to sterol-induced, ER-associated degradation.
See his website for more details concerning Prof. Debose-Boyd’s research.
The BIMO Class of 1960 Scholars for 2015