MCBcDNA is excited to welcome Professor Gloria Brar as our Featured Speaker for the Spring 2016 semester! The title of her keynote talk is "Decoding Meiosis". Gloria Brar is currently an Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology and recently received a New Innovator Award from the NIH for high-risk, high-reward research. She was an undergraduate at UC Berkeley and received the 2002 Departmental Citation for outstanding academic and research achievement. Professor Gloria Brar's talk will focus on meiosis, the highly conserved cellular process by which gametes are produced. The mechanisms that link cellular differentiation programs and dynamic gene regulation in complex eukaryotic systems remain mysterious. Such programs drive diverse and central biological processes including organismal development, immune function, disease progression, and meiosis. The Brar lab studies the molecular basis for the cellular remodeling that accompanies meiosis. The Brar lab uses high-throughput and classical genetic and molecular approaches in budding yeast (S. cerevisiae) to study the role of pervasive short protein synthesis in meiosis, specialized regulation of meiotic translation, and the role of several prominent and diverse stress response pathways in driving cells through the meiotic program.
When: February 25th, 7-9 PM Where: 2063 VLSB