HUMGEN 630: Co-sponsored by the Genetics Training Program (GTP) and the Program in Cellular and Molecular Biology (CMB).
Fall and Winter terms, 1 credit each.
In this short course, GTP and CMB students invite outstanding internal and external scientists to give a seminar and to formally and informally interact with students.
The topic of the Fall 2016 Short Course, sponsored by CMB, is “Make yourself at home: how cells and organisms adapt to and define their micro-environments.” See schedule below.
The topic of the Winter 2017 Short Course, sponsored by the GTP, is "SEQ-ing the truth: leveraging functional genomics to gain insights into mechanisms of neurological disease." See schedule below.
Seminars are open to the University Community
Winter 2017: SEQ-ing the truth: leveraging functional genomics to gain insights into mechanisms of neurological disease
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
- Introductory Lecture, Kenneth Kwan, Ph.D., Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience Institute and Department of Human Genetics, University of Michigan Medical School
"Genetics, genomics, and modeling; studying neurological diseases in the age of NGS"
3:00pm, North Lecture Hall
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
- Genevieve Konopka, Ph.D., Department of Neuroscience, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
"Molecular networks of cognition"
3:00pm, North Lecture Hall
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
- Andrew McCallion, Ph.D., McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
"Exploring the cellular context of risk variants: neurological disorders, non-coding variation and cellular heterogeneity"
3:00pm, North Lecture Hall
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
- Gary Bassell, Ph.D., Department of Cell Biology, Emory University School of Medicine
"Messenger RNA transport, local translation, and Fragile X syndrome"
3:00pm, West Lecture Hall
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
- Hugo Bellen, D.V.M., Ph.D., Departments of Molecular and Human Genetics & Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine
"Flies as a diagnostic tool for human disease in the Undiagnosed Disease Network and for deciphering pathogenesis"
3:00pm, West Lecture Hall
Fall 2016: Make yourself at home: how cells and organisms adapt to
and define their micro-environments
Thursday, September 22, 2016
- Introductory Lecture, Marina Pasca di Magliano, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
- Erika Matunis, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
"Stem cell dynamics in the Drosophila testis"
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
- Raghu Kalluri, M.D., Ph.D., University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
"Exploiting exosomes biology for diagnosis and treatment of cancer"
Thursday, November 10, 2016
- Lea Goentoro, Ph.D., California Institute of Technology
"Self-repairing symmetry in jellyfish"
Thursday, November 17, 2016
- Zena Werb, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco
"Understanding cancer, metastasis and the tumor microenvironment in the age of single-cell genomics"
Winter 2016: Chromosome biology: exploring the impacts of genome architecture
February 25, 2016
- Jacob Mueller, Ph.D., Department of Human Genetics, University of Michigan Medical School
“Two faces of the X chromosome: applications to chromosome structure and function”
March 8, 2016
- Mohamed Noor, Ph.D., Department of Biology, Duke University
“Recombination rate influences adaptation and speciation: studies in the Drosophila pseudoobscura species group”
March 29, 2016
- Houra Merrikh, Ph.D., Department of Microbiology, University of Washington
“Replication-transcription conflicts in bacteria”
April 5, 2016
- Beth Sullivan, Ph.D., Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Duke University School of Medicine
“Epigenetic basis of chromosome inheritance in humans”
April 12, 2016
- Douglas Koshland, Ph.D., Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology, University of California, Berkeley
“The good, the bad, and the ugly of chromosome structure”
Fall 2015: Engineering biology from proteins to patients
October 29, 2015
- Nina Lu, Ph.D., Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan
“Engineering biology: from proteins to patients”
November 5, 2015
- Jaquin Niles, M.D., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Designing and integrating synthetic biology tools to study malaria”
November 12, 2015
- Salil Lachke, Ph.D., University of Delaware
“iSyTE: an integrative approach to study gene function in eye development”
November 19, 2015
- Chris Voigt, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Cello: a programming language for cells”
December 10, 2015
- Timothy K. Lu, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Engineering living cells for human health applications”
Winter 2015: Manipulating genomes: applications for basic science and disease
February 26, 2015
- Thomas Saunders, Ph.D., University of Michigan
"Introduction: principles of genome editing"
March 03, 2015
- Paula Cannon, Ph.D. , University of Southern California
"Giving HIV the [zinc] finger: targeted nucleases and precision gene therapy"
March 17, 2015
- Dirk Hockemeyer, Ph.D. , University of California, Berkeley
"Elucidating telomere function in human tumor biology"
March 27, 2015
- J. Keith Joung, M.D., Ph.D. , Harvard Medical School
"Targeted genome and epigenome editing using CRISPR and TALE technologies"
April 07, 2015
- Matthew Porteus, M.D., Ph.D. , Stanford School of Medicine
"Genome editing as a research and therapeutic tool"
Fall 2014: Movement: from molecule to man
September 23, 2014
- Kristen J. Verhey, Ph.D., University of Michigan
“Movement: from molecule to man”
September 30, 2014
- P. Hande Ozdinler, Ph.D., Northwestern University
"What do the upper motor neurons tell us about motor neuron diseases: let's listen to what they have to say"
October 9, 2014
- Keith Burridge,Ph.D., University North Carolina-Chapel Hill
“From cell adhesion and mechanotransduction to Rho GTPases”
October 30, 2014
- Jan Lammerding, Ph.D., Cornell University
“Squish and squeeze: nuclear biomechanics and mechanotransduction in health and disease”
November 18, 2014
- Lee Sweeney, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
“Design and redesign of the molecular motor, myosin”
Winter 2014: Modern insights into evolutionary genetics
January 28, 2014
- Patricia Wittkopp, Ph.D., University of Michigan
"The genomic basis of regulatory evolution"
February 11, 2014
- Manyuan Long, Ph.D. , University of Chicago
"New genes as drivers of phenotypic and functional evolution"
March 25, 2014
- Harmit Singh Malik, Ph.D. , Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
"Genetic conflicts: the usual suspects and beyond"
April 04, 2014
- Jeffrey Palmer, Ph.D. , Indiana University, Bloomington
"Mitochondrial sex: rampant horizontal gene transfer in mitochondrial genomes"
Fall 2013: Evaluation and development of molecular therapies for cancer
October 1, 2013
- Judith Leopold, Ph.D., University of Michigan
“The evolution of MEK inhibitors from early discovery to regulatory approval and beyond”
October 8, 2013
- Dane Compton, Ph.D., Dartmouth University
“Mechanisms of chromosomal instability in human cancer cells”
October 24, 2013
- Brian Ross, Ph.D., University of Michigan
“Imaging biomarkers of cancer treatment response”
November 12, 2013
- Frederic de Sauvage, Ph.D., Genentech Inc.
"Targeting the hedgehog pathway in cancer: from bench to clinic"
November 26, 2013
- Michael F. Clarke, Ph.D., Stanford University
“Translating basic science”
Winter 2013: Frontiers in gene regulation
January 23, 2013
- Scott Barolo, Ph.D., University of Michigan
"Gene regulation: why does it have to be so complicated?"
January 29, 2013
- Luciano Marraffini, Ph.D. , The Rockefeller University
"The CRISPR-Cas adaptive immune system of bacteria: mechanism and applications"
February 20, 2013
- John Stamatoyannopoulos, M.D. , University of Washington
"Gene regulation and common disease"
March 19, 2013
- Karen Adelman, Ph.D., National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
"Promoter-proximal pausing of RNA polymerase II: a window for opportunities"
Fall 2012: Wiring the nervous system in health and disease
September 25, 2012
- Brian Pierchala, Ph.D., University of Michigan
“Wiring the nervous system in health and disease”
September 27, 2012
- Florian Engert, Ph.D., Harvard University
“Sensory processing and motor control in the larval zebrafish”
November 13, 2012
- John Flanagan, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School
“Axon guidance and regeneration: transmembrane receptors and RNA-based regulation mechanisms”
November 27, 2012
- Zhigang He, Ph.D., Children’s Hospital Boston
"Re-building neuronal circuits after CNS injury"
December 13, 2012
- Martine F. Roussel, Ph.D., St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – Univ of Tennessee
“Molecular networks and cell of origin of pediatric medulloblastoma”