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BMCDB Students Chris Fortenbach and Weston Powell present at PSTP Retreat 4/9/2013

April 4, 2013 Leave a comment

Come hear BMCDB students Christ Fortenbach and Weston Powell present at the annual PSTP/VSTP Retreat next Tuesday 4/9/2013!

2013 VSTP/PSTP Annual Retreat

When: April 9, 2013, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where: Activities & Recreation Center (ARC), SE Corner of LaRue & Orchard Roads, UC Davis Campus


1:15 P.M.        Introduction or Welcome

John Payne, Ph.D., Director, PSTP Program

1:20 P.M.        Kimberly A. Dodd, VSTP Student

Protection from RVFV neurologic disease is dependent on a functional CD4+ T cell response

1:55 P.M.        Weston Powell, PSTP Student

Long, non-coding RNAs at the heart of Prader-Willi syndrome and Angelman syndrome

2:30 P.M.        Break & Poster Session

3:30 P.M.        Nanelle Barash, VSTP Student

Increased spatiotemporal resolution of Giardia intestinalis colonization dynamics using bioluminescent in vivo imaging

4:05 P.M.        Chris Fortenbach, PSTP Student

The effect of RGS9 overexpression on flicker responses of mouse bipolar cells

BMCDB Student Weston Powell Presents at MIND Institute

April 4, 2013 Leave a comment

Research Seminar Series
M.I.N.D. Institute Auditorium (2825 50th Street, Sacramento)
Friday, April 5, 2013
9:00 am – 10:30 am
Speakers:  LaSalle Research Program (Janine LaSalle, PhD, and Weston Powell, PhD)
Title:  Epigenetics of ASD, and Long, non-coding RNAs at the heart of Prader-Willi and Angelman Syndromes

Janine LaSalle, PhD, is a Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of California, Davis, with memberships in the Genome Center, Rowe Program in Human Genetics, and the MIND Institute.  Dr. LaSalle serves on the editorial board of the journal Human Molecular Genetics and Molecular Autism, scientific advisory boards of the International Rett Syndrome Foundation and Dup15q Alliance Foundation.  The research focus in Dr. LaSalle’s laboratory is on epigenetics of neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism, Rett syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Angelman syndrome, and 15q duplication syndrome.

Weston T. Powell received his PhD from UC Davis in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 2013 while being mentored by Dr. Janine LaSalle and is a member of the Physician-Scientist Training Program. As part of the LaSalle lab he has investigated the role of long, non-coding RNAs in the pathogenesis of Prader-Willi syndrome and in directing epigenetic transcriptional regulation at the locus and genome-wide.

BMCDB Exit Seminar: Amy Fabritus, McNally Lab: “Cortical contact and cytokinesis regulate polar body formation in C. elegans meiosis”

October 2, 2012 Leave a comment

Hello!  I’ll be giving my exit seminar and would love everybody to come for my exit seminar and celebration!

Title: “Cortical contact and cytokinesis regulate polar body formation in C. elegans meiosis”

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
3pm in LSA 1022

BMCDB Exit Seminar: Joseph Ramahi “Studying Kinetochores in Arabidopsis, a 1st Grad Student’s Story”.

March 19, 2012 Leave a comment

As the seasons change, trees lose their leafs and eventually sprout new blossoms (currently inundating us all with pollen). So too, must seasons change within the BMCDB graduate group. The inexorable march of time has caused another leaf to fall from our BMCDB family tree, except this “leaf” is going onto a post-doc at St. Jude’s Hospital in Memphis! All poetric imagery aside, Joe is finishing up and will be giving his exit seminar. It is sure to be chock full of sagely advice about life and graduate school, and maybe even some of those pesky green dots.

The BMCDB graduate group and DEB cordially invite you to attend Joe’s exit seminar on Friday, March 23rd at 3pm in LSA 1022 titled “Studying Kinetochores in Arabidopsis, a 1st Grad Student’s Story”.

Personal Appeal from Joe: “If you’re one of the many people that helped me get this far, I’d appreciate it if you could make it. I have a lot of people to thank.”


This will be a good one, do not miss it!

Hsuan-Ching Ho’s exit seminar

September 27, 2011 Leave a comment

Please come see Hsuan-Ching Ho‘s exits seminar this Friday Sept 30th at 2pm in LSA1022!

The title of my talk is:

The roles of Pch2 and Mek1 in interhomolog bias and the recombination checkpoint during meiosis


Hsuan-Chung Ho
Burgess Lab