Thursday, March 28, 2019

9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
125 Li Ka Shing Center

9:30 AM Opening remarks
9:45 AM Scott Dawson, University of California, Davis
Disc-o-fever: getting down with the structure, function and evolution of Giardia’s groovy ventral disc
10:15 AM Lillian Fritz-Laylin, University of Massachusetts Amherst
The frog-killing chytrid fungus is a naked amoeba that can build a cell wall
11:00 AM Kelly Dawe, University of Georgia
The molecular mechanism of meiotic drive in maize
11:30 AM Abby Dernburg, University of California, Berkeley
Counting to One: Patterning of meiotic recombination by a reaction-diffusion mechanism
12:00 PM LUNCH
1:00 PM Cande Lab Alumni, Short talks
Hank Bass, A bouquet by any other name would smell as sweet
Meredith Carpenter, Unlocking the Power of Next-Generation Sequencing for Infectious Disease Detection
Fei Li, The role of heterochromatin in centromere evolution
Janet L. Paluh, Mitotic Mechanisms to Neurological Pathologies
Marianne Poxleitner, Gonzaga Universities Undergraduate Phage Discovery Research Program
Anne Sylvester, Focusing on lines during maize leaf development
2:00 PM Linda Wordeman, University of Washington
Microtubule dynamics and chromosome segregation
3:00 PM Alex Paredez, University of Washington
Cytoskeletal innovations for sticking around
3:30 PM Nicole King, University of California, Berkeley
Flipping out with a tide pool choanoflagellate
4:00 PM Closing remarks
4:15–5:30 PM RECEPTION