Last updated: March 14, 2013
Spring 2013
BIOM 272 and 274: Seminars in Genetics and Molecular Cell Biology

BIOM 272/274: Seminars in Genetics and Seminars in Molecular Cell Biology have been run as a combined class since 2006 and this is the 8th year this course is offered.

We acknowledge the continuous, generous support from the Genetics (Dr. Hamilton) and MCB tracks (Dr. Cleveland) of this class. Thanks to Gina Butcher, Leanne Nordeman and Kathleen Klingenberg for assistance.

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


Who may register:
1st year BMS students who are interested in current topics in diverse areas of biological/biomedical research. Depending on space availability, we may or may not be able to accommodate additional students.


Course description:
This course will provide perspective on selected seminars representing a broad spectrum of modern biomedical research areas. The focus is on how science is done and communicated effectively, and not to get to every technical detail of each presentation. The course consists of one seminar on campus (Thursday, 4 pm) and one class meeting (Friday 11 am - 1 pm) per week. The Friday meetings will consist of a student-led discussion of the previous seminar (post-session, 1st hour) and an introduction to the upcoming seminar by a guest lecturer (pre-session, 2nd hour). 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 background for the upcoming seminar.


Course website: http://zheng.ucsd.edu/biom2013.php

Friday meetings (post- and pre- sessions):
Time: Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (April 5 - June 7)
Place: CMME 2047

Seminars (CMM seminar series):
Time: Thursday 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Place: CNCB (formerly CMG) large conference room

Schedule (subject to change):
Notes: Class sessions are shaded in grey; seminars are indicated with white background.

Week Day Date Time Place Speaker Title or topic
1 Friday 4/5/13 11 - 1 pm CMME 2047 Sebastian Markmiller
(Yeo Lab)
Class introduction
Pre-session for Swanson (12 - 1 pm)
2 Thursday 4/11/13 4 pm CNCB(CMG) Maurice S. Swanson RNA-mediated Pathways to Disease
2 Friday 4/12/13 11 -1 pm CMME 2047 Cyril Bernis, Steven Martell
(Forbes lab)

Discussion: Paola, Ben, Michael (2044); Aaron, Sophia, Steve R. (2047)
Pre-session for Schwartz (12 - 1 pm)

3 Thursday 4/18/13 4 pm CNCB(CMG) Thomas U. Schwartz Taming a Monster: Toward the Structure of the Nuclear Pore Complex
3 Friday 4/19/13 11 - 1 pm CMME 2047 Dheeraj Malhotra
(Sebat Lab)
Discussion: Aaron, Jason (2044); Charlie, Sam, Gwen (2047)
Pre-session for Bear (12 - 1 pm)
4 Thursday 4/25/13 4 pm CNCB(CMG) Mark F. Bear Autism: From Genes to Pathophysiology to Treatment
4 Friday 4/26/13 11 - 1 pm CMME 2047 Christine Hochmuth
(Traver Lab)
Discussion: Nicole, Victoria, Dina (2044); Nikki, Olga (2047)
Pre-session for Weissman (12 - 1 pm)
5 Thursday 5/2/13 4 pm CNCB(CMG) Irving L. Weissman Normal and Neoplastic Stem Cells
5 Friday 5/3/13 11 - 1 pm CMME 2047 Shauna Yuan
(faculty)
Discussion: Alex, Annie, Kris (2044); Jenna, Anthony, Michael (2047)
Pre-session for Goldstein (12 - 1 pm)
6 Thursday 5/9/13 4 pm CNCB(CMG) Lawrence S.B. Goldstein Probing the Secrets of Neurodegenerative Diseases with Human Pluripotent Stem Cells
6 Friday 5/10/13 11 - 1 pm CMME 2047 Rebecca Green
(Oegema Lab)
Discussion: Kevin, Olga, Gwen (2044); Nicole, Victoria (2047)
Pre-session on Strome (12 - 1 pm)
7 Thursday 5/16/13 4 pm CNCB(CMG) Susan Strome Germ Granules in C. elegans - New Insights into Their Structure and Functions
7 Friday 5/17/13 11 - 1 pm CMME 2047 Shirin Bahmanyar
(Oegema Lab)
Discussion: Genevieve, Steve R. (2044); Paola, Annie, J. R. (2047)
Pre-session on Voeltz (12 - 1 pm)
8 Thursday 5/23/13 4 pm CNCB(CMG) Gia Voeltz New roles for ER structure and dynamics at inter-organelle contact sites
8 Friday 5/24/13 11 - 1 pm CMME 2047 Athurva Gore
(Zhang Lab)
Discussion: Nikki, Charlie, Jenna (2044); Brittney, Alex, Jason (2047)
Pre-session for Shendure (12 - 1 pm)
9 Thursday 5/30/13 4 pm CNCB(CMG) Jay A. Shendure Next Generation Human Genetics
9 Friday 5/31/13 11 - 1 pm CMME 2047 David Welsh
(Faculty)
Discussion: Sophia, Sam, Brittney (2044); Ben, Kevin (2047)
Pre-session for Sassone-Corsi (12 - 1 pm)
10 Thursday 6/6/13 4 pm CNCB(CMG) Paolo Sassone-Corsi Epigenetic Control of Metabolism: The Clock Link
10 Friday 6/7/13 11 - 1 pm CMME 2047 - Discussion: J. R., Anthony (2044); Kris, Dina, Genevieve (2047)
Wrap up/Course evaluation