Seminars


All GMB seminars are on Tuesdays from 12:00-1:00 PM in Whitehead Auditorium except when noted otherwise.

Seminars

DateNameSeminar Title
9/8/20Juan Alfonzo, Ohio State RNA editing, modification and enzyme co-activation: A 10 year solution to a 25 year problem
9/22/20Rameen Beroukhim, Harvard Medical SchoolStructural Alterations in Cancer
10/6/20Jane Jackman, Ohio StateSurprises in the family tree: Mechanism and function of a noncanonical SPOUT methyltransferase
10/27/20Jeffrey Neul, VanderbiltHow natural history studies and animal models help prepare for clinical trials in Rett syndrome
11/17/20Neil Hanshard, Baylor College of MedicineHungry Genes; epigenomic insights to severe nutrient stress in childhood
4/20/21Esther Obeng, St. Judes Children Hospital; Memphis, TNTargeting SF3B1 in Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Seminars

DateSpeaker / SessionTitleNotes
9/4/18

Dr. Elizabeth J. Leslie
Human Genetics
Emory University

GMB Faculty candidate
9/11/18Dr. Chaolin Zhang
Columbia University
Invited Speaker, IBS 515
9/18/18Edwin Corgiat"Defining links between an intellectual disability associated RNA-binding protein and planar cell polarity in neurodevelopment" Student speaker
9/25/18Dr. Gary Bassell
Emory University
"mRNA transport, local translation and genetic neurological disorders"Invited Speaker, IBS 515
10/2/18Dr. Saul Karpen
Emory University
“Genetic Underpinnings of Biliary Atresia”GMB Faculty Candidate
10/9/18Dr. Marcin Grabowicz
Emory University
"Discoveries at the bacterial outer membrane - breaking through the antibiotic barrier"GMB Faculty Candidate
10/16/18Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Gavis
Princeton University
"Assembly and regulation of germline RNA granules"Invited Speaker, IBS 515
10/23/18Christy Kinney
Anna Kania
Student speakers
10/30/18Dr. David Bartel
MIT, HHMI
Invited Speaker, IBS 515
11/6/18Sarah Curtis
Salma Ferdous
Student speakers
11/13/18Binta JallohStudent speaker
11/20/18THANKSGIVING WEEK – No seminar.
“Taxes, Budgeting & Investing”
Family, Turkey & Football
11/27/18Dr. Debby Silver
Duke University School of Medicine
"Intersecting RNA fate and cell fate in the developing brain"Invited Speaker, IBS 515
12/4/18Qualifying Exam Info Session & Overview 2nd Year Students Only
12/11/18Dr. Lynne Maquat
University of Rochester
"Nonsense-mediated mRNA decay and human diseases: Genome guardian and executor"Invited Speaker, IBS 515; last day of classes
12/18/18Dr. Jie (Jay) Jiang
Chemistry
Georgia State University
GMB Faculty candidate
12/25/18CHRISTMAS DAY! 
1/15/19Rebecca Pollak
Alyssa Scott
Student speakers
1/22/19Hari Somineni
Ogie Avramovska
Student speakers
1/29/19Stephanie Grewenow
Ha Eun Kong
Student speakers
2/5/19Post Rotation/Selecting a Lab; Recruitment weekRecruitment Week
2/7/19Student speakers - TBARecruitment Week
2/12/19Kari Mattison
Doug Terry
Student speakers
2/19/19Jasmine Moody
Bob Haines
Student speakers
2/26/19George Inglis
Christine Doronio
Student speakers
3/5/19TBA 
3/12/19SPRING BREAK -
"How to make the most of attending a seminar"
 
3/19/19Sarah Sucio
Juan Rodriquez
Student speakers
3/26/19Trennell Mosley
Dillon Patterson
Student speakers
4/2/19Phil Byun
Brindar Sandhu
Marko Bajic
Student speakers
4/9/19Chris Round
Cristina Trevino
Student speakers
4/16/19Crystal Grant
Stephanie Jones
Mike Nichols
Student speakers
4/23/19Sara Fielder
Alyx Goodnight
Annie McPherson
Student speakers

Seminars

DateSpeaker / SessionNotes

Aug 29

Program Welcome Lunch

CNR 6001/6th floor lobby

Sept 5

Sarah Mereby / Elizabeth Kennedy

Student speakers

Sept 12

Mary Mullins, PhD
Univ. of Pennsylvania

IBS 515

Sept 19

Edwin Corgiat / Binta Jalloh

Student speakers

Sept 26

Geraldine Seydoux, PhD
Johns Hopkins University

IBS 515

Oct 3

Kameryn Butler / Alex Kotlar

Student speakers

Oct 10

Shonna McBride, PhD
Emory University

Faculty Appointment Candidate

Oct 17

Phil Byun / Nitya Sharma

Student speakers

Oct 24

Diana Laird, PhD
UC San Francisco

IBS 515

Oct 31

Alyssa Scott / Sarah Suciu

Student speakers—Happy Halloween!

Nov 7

Mark Van Doren, PhD
Johns Hopkins University

IBS 515

Nov 14

Dillon Patterson / Crystal Grant

Student speakers

Nov 21

Vertical Integration Session: Filing Taxes as a Grad Student

Thanksgiving Week -- Family, turkey and football!!!

Nov 28

Yukiko Yamashita, PhD
University of Michigan

IBS 515

Dec 5

Vertical Integration Session: Qual Exam Overview

For 2nd years only

Seminars

DateSpeaker(s)Comments

Jan 17

Brittany Phillips

Jan 24

Pam Head / Mike Nichols

Jan 31

Nitya Sharma / Sarah Suciu

Feb 2 (Thurs)

Marko Bajic / Crystal Grant

Recruitment Weekend!
Special day & time: Thursday @ 4pm, Claudia Nance Rollins Auditorium

Feb 14

Feb 21

Brindar Sandhu

Feb 28

George Inglis / Alex Kotlar

Different location: GCR Rita Anne Rollins Room

Mar 7

Spring Break

Day of Rest

Mar 14

Phil Byun /  Bob Haines

Mar 21

Christine Doronio / Josh Bell

Mar 28

Steve Henikoff, PhD

(Hutchinson Cancer Center)

T32-sponsored student invited speaker

Apr 4

Alyse Steves

Seminars

DateSpeaker(s)Comments

Sept 6

Marko Bajic / Alex Kotlar

Student speakers

Sept 13

Richard Harland

UC Berkeley; IBS 515

Sept 20

Chris Rounds / Stephanie Jones

Student speakers

Sept 27

Lila Solnica-Krezel

Washington University; IBS 515

Oct 4

Kameryn Butler / Binta Jalloh

Student speakers

Oct 11

Fall Break

Enjoy!

Oct 18

Eric Wieschaus

Princeton University; IBS 515

Oct 25

Sara Fielder / Anna Knight

Student speakers

Nov 1

Kathryn Anderson

Sloan Kettering; IBS 515

Nov 8

Shannon Torres / Alyx O’Sullivan

Student speakers

Nov 15

Jeremy Nance

NYU; IBS 515

Nov 22

Thanksgiving Holiday

Gobble gobble!

Nov 29

Cristina Trevino / Jessica Eliason

Student speakers

Dec 6

Elizabeth Kennedy / Annie McPherson

Student speakers

Seminars

DateSpeaker(s)Comments

9/15/15

Dr. Robert Schmitz

University of Georgia (IBS 515)

9/22/15

Sarah Bay & Ben Barwick

GMB Students

9/29/15

Rick Bienkowski & Kristen Blanchard

GMB Students

10/6/15

Jessica Eliason & Shannon Torres

GMB Students

10/13/15

Fall Break

Enjoy!

10/27/15

Brindar Sandhu

GMB Student

11/3/15

Dr. Laura Burrack

Gustavus Adolphus College (IBS 515)

11/10/15

Day of rest and reflection!

Gift!

11/17/15

Dr. Zachary Lewis

University of Georgia (IBS 515)

11/24/15

No Seminar

Turkey and football!

12/1/15

Dr. Christine QueitschUniversity of Washington (IBS 515)

12/8/15

Dr. Karen Miga

University of California, Santa Cruz (Visiting PI, co-sponsored by Dept. of Biology)

12/15/15

Dr. Yuhong Fan

Georgia Institiute of Technology (IBS 515)

1/19/16

Dr. Iain Shepherd

GMB Faculty

1/26/16

Annie McPhersonGMB Student

2/4/16 (Thurs. 4pm)

Michael Christopher & Alev Ozdemir

GMB Recruitment!!!

2/9/16

Alyx Buonanotte & Marko BajicGMB Students

2/16/16

Kristie Mercer & Chris RoundsGMB Students

2/23/16

Brittany Phillips & Mike NicholsGMB Students

3/1/16

Kameryn McCartyGMB Student

3/8/16

Spring BreakEnjoy!

3/15/16

Stephanie Jones & Pam HeadGMB Students

3/22/16

Sara Fielder & Cristina TrevinoGMB Students

3/29/16

Kelly ShawGMB Students

4/5/16

Alyx O'Sullivan & Josh BellGMB Students

4/12/16

Liz Kennedy & Phil ByunGMB Students
4/19/16Alex Kotlar & Nitya SharmaGMB Student
4/26/16Dr. Stephanie SeminaraHarvard University

Seminars

DateSpeaker(s)Comments

9/2/14

Ben Barwick & Sarah Bay

GMB Students

9/9/14

Rick Bienkowski & Kristen Blanchard

GMB Students

9/16/14

Jessica Eliason & Michael Christopher

GMB Students

9/23/14

Dr. Abby Dernburg

University of California, Berkeley (IBS 515)

9/30/14

Sasha Parets & Ben Rambo-Martin

GMB Students

10/7/14

Brooke Weckselblatt & Vincent Han

GMB Students

10/14/14

Dr. Virginia Zakian

Princeton University (IBS 515)

10/21/14

Dr. Barbara Panning

University of California, San Francisco (IBS 515)

10/28/14

Phil Byun & Lucy Petrova

GMB Students

11/4/14

Dr. Victor Corces

Emory University (IBS 515)

11/11/14

Alev Ozdemir & Josh Bell

GMB Students

11/18/14

Shannon Torres

GMB Students

11/25/14

No Seminar

Turkey and football!

12/2/14

Dr. Robert MartienssenCold Spring Harbor Laboratory (IBS 515)

12/9/14

Dr. Huntington Willard

Duke University (IBS 515)

1/20/15

Dr. Erwin Van Meir

GMB Faculty

1/27/15

Marko BajicGMB Student

2/3/15

Liz KennedyGMB Student

2/10/15

Krister Mercer & Kelly ShawGMB Students

2/17/15

No Seminar

2/24/15

Nitya Sharma & Brindar SandhuGMB Students

3/3/15

Dr. Jin-Tang DongGMB Faculty

3/10/15

No Seminar

3/17/15

Dr. John LucchesiGMB Faculty

3/24/15

Dr. Ryan BaughDuke University

3/31/15

Dr. Jennifer MulleGMB Faculty Candidate

4/7/15

Dr. Ya WangGMB Faculty

4/14/15

Dr. Roger DealGMB Faculty

4/21/15

Dr. Daniel G. AndersonKoch Institute at MIT (GMB T32 Student-Invited Speaker)

4/28/15

Alyx Buonanotte & Annie McPhersonGMB Students

5/5/15

Dr. Ichiro MatsumuraGMB Faculty

Seminars

DateSpeaker(s)Comments

9/12/13 (Thurs.)

Dr. Matthew Meyerson

Harvard Medical School, Dana-Farber Institute (IBS 515)

9/19/13 (Thurs.)

Dr. Scott Tomlins

University of Michigan (IBS 515)

9/26/13 (Thurs.)

Dr. Peter Laird

University of Southern California (IBS 515)

10/3/13 (Thurs.)

Dr. Suzanne Baker

St. Jude Children’s Hospital (IBS 515)

10/8/13

Mike Santoro & Jordan Morreall

GMB Students

10/15/13

Brandy Wade & Kevin Xiang

GMB Students

10/22/13

Nicole Umberger

GMB Students

10/29/13

Dr. Guy Benian

GMB Faculty

11/5/13
*Grace Crum Rollins 8th Floor*

Dr. George Jones

Biology Faculty, Special Seminar

11/7/13 (Thurs.) *Whitehead 200*

Dr. Rachel Miller

University of Texas, Houston
(2007 GMB Graduate!)

11/12/13

Vincent Han

GMB Students

11/19/13

Ben Barwick & Brenda Huang

GMB Students 

11/26/13

Sarah Bay & Rick Bienkowski

GMB Students

12/3/13
*11am in Winship C5012*

Dr. Andrea Califano

Columbia University (IBS 515)

12/10/13

Kristen Blanchard & Colin Harrison

GMB Students

12/17/13

GMB Meeting (all students & faculty)

Planning for recruitment

1/14/14

Jennifer Gerfen & Jessica Eliason

GMB Students

1/21/14

Ben Rambo-Martin & Sasha Parets

GMB Students

1/28/14

Jeong Ahn & Lucy Petrova

GMB Students

2/4/14

Joshua Bell & Phil Byun

GMB Students

2/7/14 (Thurs.)

*SOM 110*

GMB Recruitment Event

Dr. Victor Corces

GMB Faculty

2/11/14

No Seminar

2/18/14

Alev Ozdemir & Brindar Sandhu

GMB Students

2/25/14

Nitya Sharma & Brooke Weckselblatt

GMB Students

3/4/14

No Seminar

3/11/14

Richard Carter & In Ki Cho

GMB Students

3/18/14

Michael Christopher & Shannon Mills

GMB Students

3/25/14

No Seminar

4/1/14No Seminar
4/8/14Dr. Judy Fridovich-KeilGMB Faculty
4/15/14Dr. Kerry ResslerGMB Faculty Candidate

Seminars

DateSpeaker(s)Comments

9/9/12

Dr. Mike Levine

University of California, Berkeley

9/13/12

Dr. Brian Harfe

University of Florida

9/20/12

Colin Harrison

GMB Students

9/27/12

Dr. Elaine Fuchs

Rockefeller University (IBS 515)

10/4/12

Mary Harrison & Jordan Morreall

GMB Students

10/11/12

Dr. Mario Capecchi

University of Utah (IBS 515)

10/18/12

Sarah Lohsen & Nicole Umberger

GMB Students

10/25/12

Dr. Steve Dalton

University of Georgia (IBS 515)

11/1/12

Michael Santoro

GMB Students

11/8/12

Tao Wang & Charles Wright

GMB Students

11/15/12

Dr. Grace Pavlath

GMB Faculty Candidate

11/29/12

Dr. Jon Graff

UT Southwestern Medical Center (IBS 515)

12/6/12

Jeong Ahn & Richard Carter

GMB Students

12/13/12

Dr. Margaret Fuller

Stanford University (IBS 515)

1/17/13

Joe Kramer & In Ki Cho

GMB Students

1/22/13

Dr. James Taylor

GMB Faculty Candidate

1/24/13

Wes Austin & Brandy Wade

GMB Students

1/31/13

Vincent Han & Brenda Huang

GMB Students

2/7/13

Dr. Ken Moberg

GMB Faculty

2/14/13

Ben Rambo-Martin

GMB Students

3/7/13

Kristen Blanchard & Jessica Eliason

GMB Students

3/14/13

Jen Gerfen & Sasha Parets

GMB Students

3/21/13

Rick Bienkowski & Brooke Weckselblatt

GMB Students

3/28/13

Dr. John Lucchesi

GMB Faculty

4/4/13

Dr. Fred Alt

Harvard Medical School

(GMB T32 Student Invited Speaker)

4/11/13

Jianxing Xiang & Lucy Petrova

GMB Students

4/25/13

Dr. John Nickerson

GMB Faculty

5/2/13

Dr. Carlos Moreno

GMB Faculty

5/9/13

Dr. Karen Conneely

GMB Faculty Candidate

5/16/13

Dr. Josh Bembenek

University of Tennessee, Knoxville