Postdocs Research Showcase 2023 | Program

Postdocs Research Showcase talk



Day 1 | Thursday, March 30, 2023

1:00 – 1:05 PM Cory Pender (Dillin Lab) and Xiao Liu (Heald Lab)
Welcome address
Session 1: Molecules Chair: Joe Lobel (Ingolia Lab)
1:05 - 1:20 PM Varsha Rajshekar (Karpen Lab)
A Tale of Two Condensates: Dynamic interplay between heterochromatin and nucleoli
1:20 - 1:25 PM Briana Van Treeck (Collins Lab)
⚡️Harnessing the unique properties of a eukaryotic retroelement for site-specific transgene supplementation of the human genome
1:25 - 1:40 PM David Morgens (Glaunsinger Lab)
Coding and non-coding features controlling transcription in herpesvirus
1:40 - 1:45 PM Julia Falo-Sanjuan (Eisen & Garcia Labs)
⚡️Generating enhancer variability and testing activity in a high throughput manner
1:45 - 2:00 PM Chandrima Majumdar (Cate Lab)
Cryo-EM structures of the WT E. coli ribosome with aminobenzoic acid monomers
2:00 - 2:05 PM Anna Maurer (Tjian & Darzacq Labs)
⚡️High-content and live-cell imaging approaches to study rAAV vector biology
2:05 - 2:20 PM Diane Haakonsen (Rapé Lab)
Molecular mechanism and functional importance of stress response silencing
2:20 - 3:15 PM Poster Session & Coffee Break, 2nd Floor Lobby LKS
Session 2: Cells Chair: Tim Eisen (Groves Lab)
3:15 - 3:30 PM Connor Arkinson (Martin Lab)
Nub1 unfolds and delivers FAT10 for 26S dependent degradation
3:30 - 3:35 PM Janneke Peeters (DuPage Lab)
⚡️Does an Ezh2 gain of function mutation give Tregs a “gain of function”?
3:35 - 3:50 PM Mangyu Choe (Titov Lab)
Function of allostery in regulation of glycolysis
3:50 - 3:55 PM MeeJung Ko (Kaufer Lab)
⚡️Understanding the psychedelic-mediated plasticity of glial cells for treating PTSD
Keynote Talk  
4:00 - 5:00 PM Adam Frost, PI, Altos Labs
Pattern Formation in Biological Membranes: Making MD Predictions Better with CryoEM Constraints
5:15 – 6:30 PM Postdocs - Faculty Mixer, Barker Lawn


Day 2 | Friday, March 31, 2023

1:00 – 1:05 PM Cory Pender (Dillin Lab) and Xiao Liu (Heald Lab)
Opening remarks
Session 3: Cellular Interactions Chair: Congyan Zhang (Schekman Lab)
1:05 - 1:20 PM Han Chin Wang (Feldman Lab)
Tuning instability of non-columnar neurons in the salt-and-pepper whisker map in somatosensory cortex
1:20 - 1:25 PM Suifang Mao (He Lab)
⚡️Hybrid Cilia in Choroid Plexus Gate Cerebrospinal Fluid In and Out
1:25 - 1:40 PM Koning Shen (Dillin Lab)
Inter-tissue signaling of the mitochondrial unfolded protein response is mediated through the germline
1:40 - 1:45 PM Logan Ganzen (Kramer Lab)
⚡️Retinoic acid weakens synaptic transmission between ON cone bipolar cells and RGCs in mouse models of retinitis pigmentosa
1:45 - 2:45 PM Poster Session* & Coffee Break, 2nd Floor Lobby LKS
Session 4: Organisms Chair: Kathleen Pestal (Barton Lab)
2:45 - 3:00 PM Laurits Skov (Moorjani Lab)
Reconstructing the history of archaic introgression in modern humans: Insights from whole genome sequences of worldwide populations
3:00 - 3:05 PM Amir Bitran (Marqusee & Bustamante Labs)
⚡️Cotranslational formation of disulfides guides folding of the SARS COV-2 receptor binding domain
3:05 - 3:20 PM Alain Garcia De Las Bayonas (King Lab)
An adhesion GPCR controls the shift from asexuality to gametogenesis in choanoflagellates
3:20 - 3:25 PM Elise Wolf (Nguyen Lab)
⚡️Characterization of variants of unknown significance in the PRF1 gene in patients with familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis
3:25 - 3:40 PM Neta Gazit Shimoni (Lammel Lab)
Neurotensin mediated regulation of hedonic feeding behavior and obesity in mesolimbic circuits
3:40 - 3:55 PM Helena Cantwell (Heald Lab)
Molecular basis of spindle morphology changes at the meiosis-to-mitosis transition
Career Panel  
4:00 - 5:00 PM Claudio Ciferri, Executive Director, Genentech
Florentine Rutaganira, Assistant Professor, Stanford
Lenny Teytelman, Co-founder & CEO,
5:00 - 5:10 PM Susan Marqusee
Professor & Faculty lead, MCB Postdoctoral Affairs Office
Concluding remarks
5:30 – 6:30 PM Postdocs Pizza Social, Gladys and Wayne Plaza

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*Poster Presentations

Amir Bitran (Marqusee & Bustamante Labs)
Cotranslational formation of disulfides guides folding of the SARS COV-2 receptor binding domain
Gabriel Cavin-Meza (Heald Lab)
Testing microtubule spindle adaptation to polyploidy using multiple Xenopus species
Tim Eisen (Groves Lab)
BTK Dimerization Tunes B-cell Signaling
Julia Falo-Sanjuan (Eisen & Garcia Labs)
Generating enhancer variability and testing activity in a high throughput manner
Jessica Hung (DuPage Lab)
Mass Spectrometry-based Immunopeptidome Screening on Murine Bone Marrow-Derived Dendritic Cells upon Toll-like Receptor Activation
Yeara Jo (Raulet Lab)
Molecular mechanisms of NK cell desensitization
Azra Lari (Glaunsinger Lab)
Viral infection-induced retrotransposon activation drives mRNA isoform switching
Joe Lobel (Ingolia Lab)
Principles and properties of disordered regions in post-transcriptional control
Anna Maurer (Tjian & Darzacq Labs)
DNA Damage Repair Pathways Have Opposing Effects on Concatenation and Expression from rAAV Vectors
Sankalp Shukla (Hurley Lab)
In vitro reconstitution of calcium-dependent recruitment of the human ESCRT machinery in lysosomal membrane repair
Tina Sing (Ünal Lab)
Leveraging gametogenesis-specific rejuvenation pathways to counteract cellular aging
Elena Zavala (Moorjani Lab)
Impact of Degraded DNA on Genotyping Accuracy for Forensic Applications