Molecular and Medical Genetics

2014-2015 Seminar Schedule

Wednesday, 4:00 to 5:00 P.M.
Vollum M1441

October 29
Sander Houten, Ph.D.,  Associate Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinari, Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology.
"Mitochondrial fatty acid oxidation disorders: From pathophysiology to new defects"

November 19
Matt Thayer, PhD, Professor, Molecular and Medical Genetics, OHSU
"Control of Chromosome-Wide Replication Timing by Cis-Acting, Long, Non-Coding RNA" 

December 3
Shobhan Gaddameedhi, M.Sc., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Experimental and Systems Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy, Washington State University
"Role of the circadian clock in skin cancer prevention and sunburn erythema"

January 14
Mark A. Batzer, Ph.D., LSU Boyd Professor and Dr. Mary Lou Applewhite Distinguished Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University
"Mobile Elements and Genomic Variation"

January 21
Robert Kotin, Ph.D., Vice President, Voyager Therapeutics Inc., Adjunct Professor, University of Massachusetts, Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland
"Developing Recombinant Adeno-Associated Virus Vectors for Treating Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy."

February 4
Aaron D. Gitler, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Genetics, Stanford University School of Medicine
"High-Throughput Screens to Define the Mechanisms of Human Neurodegenerative Diseases."

February 11
Charlotte Bieneck Haglind, M.D., Ph.D. Student, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, Astrid Lindgrens Childrens Hospital 
"Energy metabolism andclinical symptoms in betaoxidationdefects, especiallyLong-Chain 3-hydroxyacyl-Coenzyme A dehydrogenasedeficiency"

February 25
Caleb Rogers, M.D., Resident, Molecular and Medical Genetics, OHSU
"NBIA: Diagnostic Toolsand Our Experiences withExome Sequencing"

March 11
Jared Rutter, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Utah, School of Medicine
"Metabolism and CellularDecisions: Entwined inHealth and Disease"

March 18
Glenn Palomaki, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Brown University
"General population screeningfor Down syndrome usingcell free DNA: Are we ready?"

April 8
Svetlana Lutsenko, Ph.D., Professor, Physiology, Johns Hopkins University
"The Role of Copper Homeostasisin Cell Differentiationand Lipid Metabolism"

April 15
Melanie Gillingham, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Molecular and Medical Genetics, OHSU
"Odd or Even? Results from a randomized trial of triheptanoin compared to MCT in patients with long-chain fatty acid oxidation disorders."  

April 29
Asia Mitchell, Graduate Research Assistant, Molecular and Medical Genetics, OHSU
"Germline Pressure on Specific Chromosome Loss Events in Cancer"  

May 13
Lizzy Sunderhaus, Graduate Research Assistant, Molecular and Medical Genetics, OHSU
"Studying the role of Neuropathy Target Esterase in the Nervous System using Drosophila"  

May 20
Elenora (Ellie) Juarez, Graduate Research Assistant, Molecular and Medical Genetics, OHSU

May 27
Douglass R. Keene, Assistant Investigator, Shriners Hospital for Children

June 10
Betsey Ferguson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Molecular and Medical Genetics, OHSU