Last updated: April 23, 2008
Spring 2008
BIOM 272A and 274A: Seminars in Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics

Course co-directors:
Karen Oegema, PhD.
Binhai Zheng, Ph.D.


Course description:
This course will provide perspective on selected seminars representing diverse areas of modern biomedical sciences, including molecular cell biology, genetics/genomics, developmental biology and neurobiology. The course consists of one selected seminar on campus and one additional meeting (Friday 11:00-1:00 pm, CMME 2047) per week. The Friday meetings will combine a student-led discussion of the previous week's seminar (post-session) with an introduction to the upcoming seminar by a guest lecturer (pre-session). The guest lecturer (a senior student, postdoctoral fellow or faculty member from the local research community who works on a related research topic) will introduce the upcoming seminar following a format designed to encourage student participation.

Who may register:
BMS students who are interested in current topics in MCB and Genetics. Priority will be given to 1st year students.
For questions on registration, please contact Gina Butcher, email gbutcher@ucsd.edu, phone 534-1823.

Course website: http://zheng.ucsd.edu/biom2008.php

Friday meetings (post- and pre- sessions):
Time: Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (April 4 - June 6, with exceptions, see below)
Place: CMME 2047

Schedule (subject to change):
Notes:
1) Exceptions in time and/or place are indicated in bold.
2) Class sessions are shaded in grey; seminars are indicated with white background.

Week Day Date Time Place Speaker Title or topic
1 Friday 4/4/08 11 - 1 pm CMME 2047 Dmitri Nusinow Pre-session for Lee
2 Thursday 4/10/08 4 pm CMG Jeannie Lee Sex chromosomes, heterochromatin, pairing, and stem cells
3 Wednesday 4/16/08 3 - 5 pm CMME 2047 Gene Yeo

Discussion: Leah Boyer and Mason Israel
Pre-session for Burge

3 Thursday 4/17/08 4 pm CMG Chris Burge Global patterns in alternative pre-mRNA splicing
3 Friday 4/18/08 11 - 1 pm CMME 2047 Gentry Patrick Discussion: Margaret Timmers and Bethany Sotak
Pre-session for Patrick
4 Tuesday 4/22/08 4 pm LBR 107 Gentry Patrick Synaptic regulation of the ubiquitin proteasome system
5 Monday 4/28/08 11 - 1 pm CMME 2047 Arshad Desai Discussion: No leader
Pre-session for Nogales
5 Thursday 5/1/08 4 pm CMG Eva Nogales Coupling of self-assembly processes at the microtubule kinetochore interface
5 Friday 5/2/08 - - - Class cancelled
6 Thursday 5/8/08 - - - Seminar cancelled (BMS off-site retreat)
6 Friday 5/9/08 11 - 1 pm CMME 2047 Maximiliano D'Angelo Discussion: Deanna Stevens and Taylor Gilliland
Pre-session skipped. Please read on Hetzer's work
7 Thursday 5/15/08 4 pm CMG Martin Hetzer Nuclear structure and dynamics
7 Friday 5/16/08 11 - 1 pm CMME 2047 Manuela Schuksz Discussion: Diane Bushman and Yun Liang
Pre-session for Bertozzi
8 Thursday 5/22/08 4 pm CMG Carolyn Bertozzi Chemical strategies for imaging glycans
8 Friday 5/23/08 11 - 1 pm CMME 2047 Wendy Huang Discussion: Chris Gregg and Loren Brown
Pre-session for Aderem
9 Thursday 5/29/08 4 pm CMG Alan Aderem A systems approach to dissecting immunity
9 Friday 5/30/08 11 - 1 pm CMME 2047 Jae Lee Discussion: Mary Winn and Cody Diehl
Pre-session for He
10 Tuesday 6/3/08 4 pm LBR 107 Zhigang He Extrinsic and intrinsic control of axon regeneration
10 Friday 6/6/08 11 - 1 pm CMME 2047 None Discussion Ariana Lorenzana and David Kochman
Wrap up/Course evaluation