Last updated: March 31, 2016
Spring 2016
BIOM 272/274: Seminars in Genetics and Molecular Cell Biology

BIOM 272 and 274 have been run as a combined class since 2006. This is the 11th year this course is offered. We acknowledge the continued support of the BMS, the Genetics and MCB tracks. Thanks to Gina Butcher, Leanne Nordeman, Patricia Luetmer and Judy Johns 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.


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 (note different seminar day/time) 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. Note that this year's seminars are drawn from the CMM/Biology series usually on Wednesday 4 pm (with exceptions) and the Genetics / Bioinformatics / System Biology series on Thursday noon.


Course website: http://zheng.ucsd.edu/biom2016.php

Friday meetings (post- and pre- sessions):
Time: Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (April 1 - June 3)
Place: CMME 2047

Seminars:
1) CMM seminar series Wednesday 4 pm (note exception), CNCB Marilyn Farquhar Seminar Room
2) Genetics/Bioinformatics/System Biology series Thursday noon, Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall (PFBH), Fung Auditorium

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

Week Day Date Time Place Speaker Title or topic
1 Friday 4/1/16 11 - 1 pm CMME 2047 Dr. Matt Denholtz
(Murre Lab)
Class introduction
Pre-session for Alt (12 - 1 pm)
2 Wednesday 4/6/16 4 pm CNCB Frederick W. Alt "Recurrently Breaking Genes in Neural Progenitors That May Contribute to Diversity and Disease"
2 Friday 4/8/16 11 -1 pm CMME 2047 N/A

Discussion: Ian, Shereen (2044); Aaron, Cayce (2047)
May skip pre-session (12 - 1 pm)

3 Wednesday 4/13/16 4 pm CNCB Wallace Marshall "Pattern Formation and Regeneration in a Single Cell"
3 Friday 4/15/16 11 - 1 pm CMME 2047 Jason Yao
(Wollman Lab)
Discussion: Greg, Jacob (2044); Doug, Elie, Natalie (2047)
Pre-session for Lahav (12 - 1 pm)
4 Thursday 4/21/16 Noon Fung Galit Lahav "Cancer Signaling Pathways in Single Cells"
4 Friday 4/22/16 11 - 1 pm CMME 2047 Sachin Sethi
(Su Lab)
Discussion: Cayce, Elie, Ryan (2044); Ian, Yanghao (2047)
Pre-session for Scott (12 - 1 pm)
5 Wednesday 4/27/16 4 pm CNCB Kristin Scott "Taste Processing in the Fly Brain"
5 Friday 4/29/16 11 - 1 pm CMME 2047 Saralin Davis
(Ferro-Novick Lab)
Discussion: Aaron, Nina (2044); Eric, Hui (2047)
Pre-session for Hurley (12 - 1 pm)
6 Thursday 5/5/16 4 pm CNCB James H. Hurley "The Beginning of the End: Structural Insights into Autophagy Initiation"
6 Friday 5/6/16 11 - 1 pm CMME 2047 Dr. Stephanie Grainger
(Willert Lab)
Discussion: Paige, Xinxin (2044); Ana, Mark (2047)
Pre-session on Kornberg (12 - 1 pm)
7 Wednesday 5/11/16 4 pm CNCB Thomas Kornberg "Signaling at a Distance: Communicating by Touch"
7 Friday 5/13/16 11 - 1 pm CMME 2047 Adriana Irimia
(Wilson Lab)
Discussion: Natalie, Robert, Yanghao (2044); Dana, Nina (2047)
Pre-session on Lane (12 - 1 pm)
8 Thursday 5/19/16 4 pm CNCB David Lane Drugging the p53 pathway
8 Friday 5/20/16 11 - 1 pm CMME 2047 TBA
(TBA Lab)
Discussion: Dana, Mark (2044); Greg, Xinxin (2047)
Pre-session for Turner (12 - 1 pm)
9 Wednesday 5/25/16 4 pm CNCB Paul Turner "Virus Adaptation (or Not) to Environmental Change"
9 Friday 5/27/16 11 - 1 pm CMME 2047 Jackie Benthuysen
(Sander Lab)
Discussion: Doug, Eric (2044); Jacob, Robert (2047)
Pre-session for Chen (12 - 1 pm)
10 Wednesday 6/1/16 4 pm CNCB Danica Chen "The Mitochondrial Metabolic Checkpoint and Stem Cell Aging"
10 Friday 6/3/16 11 - 1 pm CMME 2047 - Discussion: Ana, Hui (2044); Paige, Ryan, Shereen (2047)
Wrap up/Course evaluation