Genetics Training Program: Annual Retreat

The Annual Genetics Training Program Retreat in 2016 was held on September 13th in the D. Dan and Betty Kahn Auditorium in BSRB. We were honored to have Dr. Cédric Feschotte present the keynote lecture. The program began with 20-minute talks by three senior GTP trainees. A GTP faculty meeting and a reception with poster presentations by current GTP students followed the lecture.

Cédric Feschotte, Ph.D.
Cédric Feschotte, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Human Genetics, University of Utah School of Medicine
"Fighting fire with fire: endogenous retroviruses orchestrate the innate immune response" 
Peter Larson
Peter Larson
Department of Human Genetics, Moran Lab
"Spliced integrated retrotransposed element (SpIRE) formation in the human genome"
Matthew Pauly
Matthew Pauly
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Lauring Lab
"The mutation rate and mutational bias of influenza virus" 

 

Beatriz Otero Jiménez
Beatriz Otero Jiménez
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Tucker Lab
"Landscape genetics: tools to understand the effects of agricultural practices on population connectivity" 

 

Past Genetics Training Program Retreats

2015

The Annual Genetics Training Program Retreat in 2015 was held on May 5th in the D. Dan and Betty Kahn Auditorium in BSRB. We were honored to have Dr. Laura Landweber present the keynote lecture. The program began with 20-minute talks by three senior GTP trainees. The scientific quality and presentation of these talks were outstanding. Indeed, Dr. Landweber commented that it was gratifying to see such high level female scientists progressing through our training program. A GTP faculty meeting and a reception with poster presentations by current GTP students followed the lecture.

Laura Landweber
Laura F. Landweber, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University
“RNA-mediated genome rearrangements in the ciliate Oxytricha” 
Denise Bronner
Denise Bronner
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Michigan Medical School
“Bacterial infection drives Sirtuin-3 degradation via the cytosolic proteasome”
Kerry Flegel
Kerry Flegel
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of Michigan 
"The NuA4 complex is required for proper cell cycle gene repression during proliferation and the transition to a post-mitotic state"
Emily Maclary
Emily Maclary
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Human Genetics, University of Michigan Medical School
“The Tsic lncRNA maintains random X-chromosome inactivation patterns”

2014

Miriam Meisler, Ph.D.
University of Michigan Medical School
"Genetic approaches to neurological disease: 20 years of student discoveries"

2013

Bryan J. Traynor, M.D., Ph.D.
National Institute of Aging, NIH, Bethesda
"Expanding the genetics of ALS"

2012

Stephen Warren, Ph.D.
Emory University School of Medicine
"Fragile X syndrome: molecular mechanisms and therapeutic implications"

2011

Richard M. Weinshilboum, M.D.
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
"Pharmacogenetics to pharmacogenomics"

2010

Deborah Nickerson, Ph.D.
University of Washington School of Medicine
"Next-generation genetics and beyond"

2009

Harmit Malik, Ph.D.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
"Molecular arms-races involving antiviral genes in primate genomes"

2007

Eddy Rubin, Ph.D.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
"Extreme comparative genomics: microbes to Neanderthal"