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Spring 2007

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 biology, including molecular cell biology, genetics/genomics, developmental biology, neurobiology and stem cell biology. The course consists of one selected seminar (see schedule below) and one additional meeting (Friday 11:00-1:00 pm) per week. The Friday meetings will combine a student-led discussion of the previous week's seminar with an introduction to the upcoming seminar by a guest lecturer. 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. 

Friday meetings (post- and pre- sessions): 
Time: Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (April 6 - June 1) 
Place: CMME 2047


Weekly seminars: most are on a Thursday in the CMG large conference room except two (See schedule below)

* There are two pre-sessions scheduled for the first Friday meeting on April 6, followed immediately by the first seminar on the same day 
* There is no class or seminar scheduled for the week of May 14-18 due to the BMS program retreat.
* Pizza lunch provided for the Friday meetings

For questions on registration, please contact Gina Butcher, email, phone 534-1823.

Schedule (subject to change):

Week Day Date Time Place Speaker Title or topic
1 Friday 4/6/07 11 - 1 pm CMME 2047 Joon Kim/Pascal Gagneux Pre-sessions for Dymecki and Geschwind
1 Friday 4/6/07 1 pm LBR 107 Dan Geschwind Understanding Humans: From Genes to Brains and Diseases
2 Thursday 4/12/07 4 pm CMG Susan Dymecki Building the Brainstem: Lessons From Genetic Fate Mapping
2 Friday 4/13/07 11 - 1 pm CMME 2047 Sharsti SandallDiscussion (Stephanie Nissen and Amy Moon)
Pre-session for Kapoor


3 Thursday 4/19/07 4 pm CMG Tarun Kapoor Chemical Biology of Cell Division
3 Friday 4/20/07 11 - 1 pm CMME 2047 Ainhoa Mielgo Discussion (Erin Foley and Tom Cohen)
Pre-session for Horvitz
4 Thursday 4/26/07 4 pm Skaggs/Pharm Bob Horvitz Genetic Control of Programmed Cell Death in C. elegans
4 Friday 4/27/07 11 - 1 pm CMME 2047 R. David Hawkins Discussion (Greg Fuchs and Morgan Pence)
Pre-session for White
5 Wednesday 5/2/07 4 pm CMG Kevin White Genomic Regulatory Networks, Development and Disease
5 Friday 5/4/07 11 - 1 pm CMME 2047 Justin Voog Discussion (Eveline Sun and Adam Best)
Pre-session for Jones
6 Thursday 5/10/07 4 pm CMG Leanne Jones Aging-Related Changes to Stem Cells and the Stem Cell Niche
6 Friday 5/11/07 11 - 1 pm CMME 2047 Videos Discussion (Andrew Crain and Beverly Chen)
Pre-session for Carroll
7 - - - - - No seminar this week due to BMS retreat
7 - - - - - No class this week due to BMS retreat
8 Wednesday 5/23/07 4 pm Skaggs/Pharm Sean Carroll The Making of the Fittest: The DNA Record of Evolution
8 Friday 5/25/07 11 - 1 pm CMME 2047 Sarah Siegel Discussion (Rafael L. Gomez-Amaro, Noel Warfel and Devendra Mistry)
Pre-session for Kelly
9 Thursday 5/31/07 4 pm CMG Jeff Kelly Understanding and Ameliorating Age-Onset Proteotoxicity Diseases
9 Friday 6/1/07 11 - 1 pm CMME 2047 none Discussion (Suzette Farber-Katz and Stephen Cheng)
Wrap up/Course Evaluation