Keep up with the latest research from the GSA community!

Hosted by the Community and Membership Engagement Committee of GSA’s Early Career Leadership Program, this online seminar series is designed to showcase research by student and postdoc GSA members. Each month, two presenters discuss their work in an 8–10-minute talk, followed by lively Q&A sessions.

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Date Speaker Name Talk Title
12/15/20 David Peede Natural History of Drosophila santomea
Jon Massey The genomic architecture of species correlated differences in behavior and morphology
10/27/20 Sydney Skuodas The ABCF gene family facilitates amyloid disaggregation
Jacob L. Steenwyk When two become One: The Hybrid origin of filamentous fungal pathogens
9/22/20 Cecilia Blengini Integrity of the spindle assembly checkpoint with age depends on Aurora kinase B
Vikas Yadav Sexual Parasitism In Fungi: Uniparental Meiotic Progeny From Bisexual Cell-Cell Fusion
7/21/20 Marie Berenguer Discovery of genes required for body axis and limb formation by global identification of retinoic acid regulated enhancers and silencers
Nairita Maitra De-repressing translational control of lipogenesis promotes nuclear division and suppresses PITP-dependent cell cycle delays
6/30/20 Adelaide Tovar Gene-environment interactions underlie respiratory responses to the air pollutant ozone
Eaaswarkhanth Muthukrishnan Genetic adaptations for desert environment linked to metabolic syndrome
5/26/20 Mansi Karkhanis A method for fast and high efficiency multiplex genome editing using CRISPR/Cas9 in Drosophila
Debu Menon Mammalian SWI/SNF chromatin remodeler is essential for reductional meiosis in males
4/28/20 Arvind Shukla How your host shapes your aging? Effect of host-microbiome interaction in aging process
Gavin Rice Evolving a novel trait through co-option of the shavenbaby gene regulatory network
2/21/20 Javier Apfeld Caenorhabditis elegansprocesses sensory information to choose between freeloading and self-defense strategies
Amanda Shaver Method to culture and document large scale mixed-stage Caenorhabditiseleganspopulations for omics studies
11/21/19 Jacob Steenwyk Extensive loss of cell-cycle and DNA repair genes in an ancient lineage of bipolar budding yeast
Yu-Chieh David Chen Control of sugar and amino acid feeding via integration of distinct pharyngeal taste inputs
10/17/19 Fred Boehm Testing pleiotropy in multiparental populations
Krishna Kumar Vasudevan Developing chytrid fungi as a model for studying eukaryotic cell biology
9/18/19 Pallavi Panda Rcd4:Ana3, a sub-complex required for centriole to centrosome conversion in Drosophila
Arvind Shukla Late-breaking news: Autophagy goes on strike! – Rampant immune response kills neurons!
8/21/19 Christopher E. Nauman Structure function analysis of Drosophila Tribbles C’ terminal tail
Wei Shen Different modes of Notch activation and strength regulation in the spermathecae secretory cell lineage
6/21/19 Balint Kacsoh The neural circuitry of learning dialects in Drosophila species
Shan Meltzer Tiling and somatotopic alignment of mammalian low-threshold mechanoreceptors
5/15/19 Jia-Sing Yue Structural genome dynamics revealed by the yeast population reference panel
Matthew Berg Lost (and found) in translation: Using mistranslating tRNAs to investigate genetic code evolution and cellular response to translational errors
4/17/19 Sarah Turner-Hissong Demographic history of morphotype diversification in cole crops (Brassica oleracea)
Neda Barghi Genetic redundancy fuels polygenic adaptation in Drosophila
3/20/19 Osama Refai Disruption of Mitochondrial Fatty Acid Synthesis Pathway (mtFASII) Leads to Dopamine-Dependent Paralysis and Neurodegeneration in C. elegans
Ralph Hazlewood The role of angiotensin II type 1 receptor blockers in glaucoma
1/16/19 Anna Knight Neonatal gestational age acceleration predicts NICU course
Nestor Siaz Arenales Tissue size determines lineage specification in the mouse blastocyst
11/14/18 Nele Haelterman Ariadne-1 LINC’s nuclear positioning to aneurysms
Rewatee Gokhale Identification and characterization of a conserved Rabex-5 ubiquitination signal on Drosophila Das,Ras85D
10/17/18 Sona John Neutral genomic signatures of host-parasite coevolution
Hossein Ashgarian Towards a predictive model of gene-level natural selection in Drosophila melanogaster

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