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Seminar Program

CEG SEMINAR SPEAKERS: 2011- PRESENT

2017:

April 10, 2017
ALEX RUTHENBURG, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology
University of Chicago

March 27
STEVEN HENIKOFF, Ph.D.
Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Seattle, WA
Genome-wide mapping of protein-DNA interaction dynamics

March 13
PAUL WADE, Ph.D.
Deputy Chief and Senior Investigator
Epigenetics & Stem Cell Biology Laboratory
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Research Triangle Park, NC

January 6
EVA NOGALES, Ph.D.
Senior Faculty Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Professor; Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of California, Berkeley
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Member, National Academy of Sciences
Mechanistic insights into microtubule dynamics and transcription initiation from cryo-EM structures

2016:

December 12
KEN NEPHEW, PhD
Professor, Cellular and Integrative Physiology and Obstetrics & Gynecology
Director, Graduate Education
Assistant Director for Basic Science Research
University of Indiana
Targeting the Cancer Epigenome and Cancer Stem Cells

November 28
ZHIGUO ZHANG, PhD
Professor; Pediatrics, and Genetics and Development
Institute for Cancer Genetics
Columbia University, NY
Onco-histone Mutations Reprogram EpigenomeNovember 21

JIA FANG, Ph.D.
Department. of Tumor Biology
Moffitt Cancer Center
Assistant Professor, University of South Florida
Tampa, FL
Epigenetic Regulatory Network in Tumor Suppressor Gene Silencing and EMT

October 3
EUGENE OLTZ, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept. of Pathology and Immunology
Director, Immunology Graduate Program
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Normal and pathogenic regulatory circuits that orchestrate gene expression programs in human lymphoid subsets

June 3
JEROEN KRIJGSVELD, Ph.D.
Professor
German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
Heidelberg, Germany
Proteome Meets Genome: Dynamics of Chromatin Composition in Embryonic Stem Cells

May 9
BETTY SUE PACE, M.D.
Interim Division Chief
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Dept. of Pediatrics
Georgia Regents University
Augusta, GA
Discovery of Molecular Targets for Fetal Hemoglobin Induction During Erythropoiesis

April 11
MING-MING ZHOU, Ph.D.
Dr. Harold and Golden Lamport Professor and Chairman
Department of Structural & Chemical Biology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

February 8
YIJUN RUAN, Ph.D.
Professor, Florine Deschenes Roux Chair and Director of Genome Sciences
The Jackson Laboratory
Farmington, CT
3-D Genome Architecture and Transcriptional Regulation

2014:

December 5
ROBERT G. ROEDER, Ph.D.
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Professor
The Rockefeller University
MEMBER, NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
2003 ALBERT LASKER BASIC MEDICAL RESEARCH AWARD WINNER
UF College of Medicine Applebaum Visiting Professor
Transcriptional Regulatory Mechanisms in Animal Cells

November 24
MOSHE SZYF, Ph.D.
James McGill Professor of Pharmacology & Therapeutics
GlaxoSmithKline-CIHR Chair
Dept. of Pharmacology and Therapeutics
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Epigenetics Mediating Between Experience and the Genome

October  27
DAVID GILBERT, Ph.D.
J. Herbert Taylor Distinguished Professor of Molecular Biology
Dept. Biological Science
Florida State University
Developmental Control of Replication Timing and Chromosome Architecture

April 7
GARY FELSENFELD, Ph.D.
NIH Distinguished Investigator
Laboratory of Molecular Biology
NIDDK, National Institutes of Health
MEMBER, NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Chromatin Boundaries, Insulators, and Long Range Interactions in the Nucleus

Jan 27
YUN-BO SHI, Ph.D.
Senior Investigator
Section on Molecular Morphogenesis
Laboratory of Molecular Embryology
NICHD/NIH
The role of histone modification and chromatin remodeling in developmental gene regulation by thyroid hormone

2013:

October 28
PENG JI, Ph.D.
Asst. Professor
Department of Pathology
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Chromatin Dynamics and Histone H2A Variants in Erythropoiesis

April 29
KARL PFEIFER, Ph.D.
Chief
Section on Genomic Imprinting Program, NICHD/NIH
The Role of Chromatin Domains in Establishing Gene Expression Patterns

April 22
SIU SYLVIA LEE, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dept. of Molecular Biology & Genetics, Cornell University
Chromatin Regulation in Aging in C. Elegans

April 8
BRIAN CHADWICK, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Biological Sciences, Florida State University
Macrosatellite Epigenetics: The two Faces of DXZ4

Jan 4
TATIANA KUTATELADZE, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dept. of Pharmacology
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Molecular Mechanisms of Epigenetic Regulation

2012:

December 10
CARL WU, Ph.D.
NIH Scientist Emeritus
Laboratory of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, NCI, NIH
Senior Fellow, HHMI
MEMBER, NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
ATP-Dependent Chromatin Remodeling and the Dynamics of Histone Variant H2A.Z

November 5
VICTOR CORCES, Ph.D.
HHMI Professor, Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor
O. Wayne Rollins Research Center, Emory University
Chromatin Insulators and Nuclear Organizations

September 29
AKASH GUNJAN, Ph.D.
Asst. Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Florida State University
Histone Protein Regulation Contributes to Genome Maintenance from Yeast to Man

September 10
KEN PETERSON, Ph.D.
Professor & Vice-Chairman, Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
University of Kansas Medical Center
Fetal Hemoglobin: Regulation, Activation and Treatment for Sickle Cell Disease

April 2
STEVE SANDERS, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry  Dept.
Case Western Reserve University
Marking the Break: Histone Modifications in DNA Response

March 21
JOHN LIS, Ph.D.
Barbara McClintock Professor of Molecular Biology & Genetics
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Local & Genome-Wide Views of Transcription, Its Regulation, and its Interplay with Chromatin

March 12
JERRY WORKMAN, Ph.D.
Investigator
Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, MO
Protein Complexes that Modify Chromatin

March 5
TERUMI  KOHWI-SHIGEMATSU, Ph.D.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
University of CA, Berkeley
Reprogramming of Chromatin Structure and Function by Genome Organizers in Cancer and Stem Cells

February 27
BING REN, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
University of CA, San Diego School of Medicine
Exploring the Landscape of the Mammalian Epigenome

2011:

December 12
JIAQIAN WU, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, The Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery,
University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
Analyzing Gene Transcription and Regulatory Networks Involved in Stem Cell Self-Renewal and Differentiation

November 28
AHMAD KAHLIL, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Genetics
Case Western Reserve University
Epigenetic Regulation of Gene Expression by Large Intergenic Non-Coding RNA’s

October 24
ROSS HARDISON, Ph.D.
T. Ming Chu Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Pennsylvania State University
Dynamics of the Epigenetic Landscape during Mouse Hematopoietic Differentiation

April 18
ROHINTON KAMAKAKA, Ph.D.
Professor
Molecular Cell & Developmental Biology
University of California, Santa Cruz
tRNA Gene Promoters are Chromatin Insulators

March 7
ALAN SCHECHTER, Ph.D.
Chief, Molecular Medicine Branch
NIDDK, NIH

January 21
RODOLFO GHIRLANDO, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist
Laboratory of Molecular Biology
NIDDK, NIH
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