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9:00 - 9:30 AM Registration & Coffee, 2nd floor lobby LKS
9:35 - 9:40 AM  Welcome address
Zhadyra Yerkesh and Julia Peukes
Session 1: Chairs: Chris Arp (Bautista & Lumpkin Labs), Varsha Rajshekar (Karpen Lab)
9:40 - 9:50 AM Corinne Pender (Dillin Lab)
An immune response that couples detoxification to inter-tissue and intergenerational signaling
9:50 - 10:00 AM Preethi Thattai Ragunathan (Portnoy Lab)
Remodeling Listeria monocytogenes isoprenoid biosynthesis leads to massive stimulation of human γδ T-cells
10:00 - 10:10 AM Jacob L Steenwyk (King Lab)
Know the enemy: genome-scale diagnostics of cryptic fungal pathogens
10:10 - 10:20 AM Lucy Brennan (Karpen Lab)
Spontaneous heterochromatin compartmentalization in a minimal in vitro system
10:20 - 10:30 AM Wren Kim (Ingolia lab)
Calcium-dependent Protein Biotinylation Strategies for Functional Omics in Neuroscience
10:30 - 10:40 AM Hossein Amiri (Bustamante Lab)
Fuel for fidelity: GTP hydrolysis in ribosomal translocation
10:40- 11:10 AM Coffee Break, 2nd floor lobby LKS
Session 2:  Chairs: Amir Bitran (Marqusee Lab & Bustamante Lab), Nicholas Lue (Nogales Lab)
11:10 - 11:20 AM Logan Ganzen (Kramer Lab)
Retinal Bipolar Cell Synaptic Output is Diminished By Photoreceptor Degeneration
11:20 - 11:30 AM Kimberly Tsui (Dillin Lab)
CRISPR screens and lectin microarrays identify novel high mannose N-glycan regulators
11:30 - 11:40 AM Jonathan Gropp (Nayak Lab)
Using metabolic reaction network models and CRISPR to understand the isotopic composition of microbial methane
11:40 - 11:50 AM Francesca Burgos Bravo (Bustamante Lab)
FACT promotes efficient Pol II transcription by modulating the topographic features of the nucleosomal barrier
11:50 - 12:00 PM Oscar Arenas (Lumpkin Lab)
The origins of animal touch sensation: exploring mechanosensitivity in the ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi
12:00 - 1:50 PM Lunch & Poster Session*, 2nd floor lobby LKS
Session 3: Chairs: Maria Flores (Nogales Lab), Julia Falo-Sanjuan (Eisen Lab & Garcia Lab)
1:50 - 2:00 PM Sankalp Shukla (Hurley lab)
In vitro reconstitution of endolysosomal membrane repair by ESCRT-III machinery
2:00 - 2:10 PM Jiao Sima (Dan Lab)
Restoration of locus coeruleus noradrenergic transmission in sleep
2:10 - 2:20 PM Akanksha Thawani (Nogales Lab & Collins Lab)
Genetic Architects: How the LINE-1 Transposon Crafts Your Genome
2:20 - 2:30 PM Deepa Ramamurthy (Feldman lab)
Reward history guides attentional selection in mouse sensory cortex
2:30 - 2:40 PM Thyago L Calvo (Urnov lab)
CRISPR Epigenetic Reprogramming of Myokines as Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease
2:40 - 3:00 PM Coffee Break, 2nd floor lobby LKS
Keynote Session: Chairs: Julia Peukes, Zhadyra Yerkesh
3:00 - 4:00 PM Christopher O Barnes (Asst. Prof., Stanford)
Structure-guided approaches to mitigate emerging viral threats
Career Panel:  
4:00 - 5:00 PM

Christopher O Barnes, Asst. Prof., Stanford (Academia)
Anthony Schuller, Assoc. Dir., Interdict Bio (Startup)
Brie Lindsey, Dir. Science Services, California Council on Science and Technology (Science Policy)
David Mets, Scientist, Arcadia (Science Incubator)

5:00 - 5:10 PM Concluding Remarks
Zhadyra Yerkesh, Julia Peukes and Doug Koshland
5:15 - 7:00 PM Evening Postdoc Social Reception, GPB lawn


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*Poster Presentations

Hossein Amiri (Bustamante Lab)
Fuel for fidelity: GTP hydrolysis in ribosomal translocation
Amir Bitran (Marqusee Lab & Bustamante Lab)
Towards a detailed molecular picture of protein folding during real-time translation
Francesca Burgos Bravo (Bustamante Lab)
FACT promotes efficient Pol II transcription by modulating the topographic features of the nucleosomal barrier
Helena Cantwell (Heald Lab)
Molecular Basis of Spindle Morphology Changes at the Meiosis to Mitosis Transition
Laura Craciun (Saijo Lab)
Deficiency of Psychiatric Risk Gene Tcf4 Causes Spontaneous Seizures in Mice
Julia Falo-Sanjuan (Eisen Lab & Garcia Lab)
Optimizing base editing for high-throughput enhancer mutagenesis in vivo
Rui Jiang (Dernburg Lab)
The Role of DNA Topology in Meiosis and Genome Integrity
Sindy Li (Brenner Lab)
Evaluating the clinical utility of missense variant effect predictors: CAGI6 assessment
Anuradha Mukherjee (Heald Lab)
Safeguarding sister chromatid biorientation and segregation in the absence of a spindle checkpoint during embryogenesis in Xenopus
Wayne Ngo (Doudna Lab)
Structure of Lentiviral-like Particles Containing Cas9
Varsha Rajshekar (Karpen Lab)
Love thy neighbor: Understanding the relationship between Nucleoli and Heterochromatin
Raúl Ramos (Bautista Lab & Lumpkin Lab)
Touch in Altered States of Perception: Sensory Processing Disorder & Psychedelics
Briana Van Treeck (Collins Lab)
PRINT: Precise RNA-mediated INsertion of Transgenes
Kevin Wu (Park Lab)
Substrate recognition mechanism of the endoplasmic reticulum-associated ubiquitin ligase Doa10