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Retreat 2017

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Thursday, May 11, 2017
8:15 am - 5:30 pm

Atkinson Hall

Morning Keynote: Dr. Lucy Shapiro, Virginia and D. K. Ludwig Professor of Developmental Biology and Director, Beckman Center for Molecular & Genetic Medicine, Stanford University
Afternoon Keynote: Dr. Leonid Kruglyak, Professor of Human Genetics and Biological Chemistry, Chair of Human Genetics, and HHMI Investigator, University of California Los Angeles


8:15 Coffee and Registration

8:45 Welcome and Opening Remarks: Elizabeth Winzeler, Associate Director, Professor of Pediatrics.

9:00 Kevin Ross (Hamilton Lab) - Genetic Suppression of Retroviral Mutations by Nxf1.

9:15 Arshad Desai, Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine - How Cells Get the Right Genomes.

9:45 Anthony Schmitt (Ren Lab) - TBA

10:00 Morning Keynote:

Lucy Shapiro, Stanford University
Systems Architecture of a Bacterial Cell Cycle

11:00 Coffee Break

11:15 Sophia Espanola (Traver Lab) - The Histone Chaperone, supt16h, Regulates the Elongation of Genes Required for Hematopoietic Stem Cell Specification Through p53.

11:30 Kun Zhang, Professor of Bioengineering - Single-Cell Analysis of the Human Brain.

12:00 Alexandra Buckley (Schork Lab) - Identifying Batch Effects in Public Data Sets: Garbage In Garbage Out.

12:15 Lunch

1:15 Julie Law, Assistant Professor, Salk Institute - Establishing and Interpreting DNA Methylation in Arabidopsis Thaliana.

1:45 Sam Stoner (D. Zhang Lab) - Transcriptional Repression of RASSF2 Impairs Hippo kinase Signaling to Promote t(8:21) Leukemia Cell Survival.

2:00 Rafael Bejar, Assistant Professor of Medicine - Translational Genetics in Myelodysplastic Syndromes.

2:30 Genevieve Ryan (Mellon Lab) - Antiandrogen Treatment Ameliorates Reproductive and Metabolic Phenotypes in the Letrozole-induced Mouse Model of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

2:45 Bernardo Lara (De Maio Lab) -  Characterization of Stress-Induced Extracellular Vesicles.

3:00 Dessert and Poster Session - Atkinson Hall Theater

4:00 Afternoon Keynote:

Leonid Kruglyak, UCLA
Complex Traits and Simple Systems

5:00 Closing Remarks: Bruce Hamilton, Director, Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine.


We gratefully acknowledge the following sponsors for their support:

Illumnia, Inc. UCSD Division of Biological Sciences
10x Genomics UCSD Department of Pediatrics
New England Biolabs UCSD Department of Medicine
Roche UCSD Institute for Genomic Medicine