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General Info

  • Fall 2017
  • Location: | Oregon Health and Science University, main campus,
  • Student discussions and preparations are Tuesdays 2-4 pm (faculty present 2-3pm). RJH 6524 (MMI area). Presentation room will also be reserved for you for practice 2-4 pm on Tuesdays.
  • Presentations start at 1:30 Thursdays 1:30 to 2:30 (then students and mentors stay later for evaluations)
  • The Echo recordings are nested inside Sakai in the “Echo Cloud” tab. Direct link here (have to be logged into Sakai first and then go to echo cloud)

Week-by-Week Schedule Summary

  • Sud Anand - try again next year

Date, Bold is Presentation Presenter1/Presenter2 Topic/Time/Location MC/LE/Timekeeper/DL/CC(Faculty)
Sept 26 Scheduling, class format, communications Maureen Hoatlin
Sept 28 Erin Hoover Barnett, OHSU Dir of Communications present 2:30-3:30p Presentation skill session, communications, pictures Maureen Hoatlin
Oct 3 Critique read firstStem cell divisions, somatic mutations, cancer etiology, and cancer prevention Read second (Dr. Peter Mayinger)
Oct 5 Bates/Caruso Bad Luck and Cancer Chang/Churchill/Flynn/Guzman/Helms/(Dr. Peter Mayinger)
Oct 10 Identifiers for the 21st century: How to design, provision, and reuse persistent identifiers to maximize utility and impact of life science data (Melissa Haendel)
Oct 12 Jameson/Peters Me Myself and I-dentifiers, How Do We Make Identifiers Persistent Posert/Rollins/Romine/Thornton/Weinstein/(Dr. Melissa Haendel)
Oct 17 TZAP, A telomere-associated protein involved in telomere length control/zap telomeres Dr. Julia Maxson
Oct 19 Guzman/Helms Jameson/Peters/Posert/Rollins/Romine/(Dr. Julia Maxson)
Oct 24 A heterochromatin-dependent transcription machinery drives piRNA expression and News&Views Rhino gives voice to silent chromatin (Dr. Matt Thayer MEH out of town)
Oct 26 Thornton/Weinstein Bates/Caruso/Chang/Churchill/Flynn/(Dr. Matt Thayer MEH out of town)
Oct 31 Disruptions of topological chromatin domains cause pathogenic rewiring of gene-enhancer interactions and News and Views A CRISPR Connection between Chromatin Topology and Genetic Disorders (Dr. Lucia Carbone)
Nov 2 Posert/Rollins Helms/Thornton/Weinstein/Bates/Caruso/(Dr. Lucia Carbone)
Nov 7 Cohesin Loss Eliminates All Loop Domains (Dr. Andrew Adey)
Nov 9 Chang/Churchill Flynn/Guzman/Helms/Weinstein/Peters/(Dr. Andrew Adey)
Nov 14 HSP90 Shapes the Consequences of Human Genetic Variation and News& Views and LUMIER Assays (Maureen Hoatlin)
Nov 16 Flynn/Romine Thornton/Weinstein/Bates/Caruso/Churchill(Maureen Hoatlin)
Nov 21 Class Review, elevator intros Elevator Prep1 elevator prep2 elevator prep3, networking skills Networking for Scientists, snacks! (Maureen Hoatlin)
No class Nov 23, Happy Thanksgiving Happy Thanksgiving
Nov 28 Competing memories of mitogen and p53 signalling control cell-cycle entry Persistence of Memory and News &Views Persistence of Memory (Dr. Amanda McCullough)
Nov 30 Caruso/Flynn Peters/Bates/Guzman/Helms/Posert/(Dr. Amanda McCullough)
Dec 5 New Frontiers in Cap Independent Translation Dr. Michael Cohen
Dec 7 Churchill/Guzman Caruso/Flynn/Helms/Thornton/Bates/Dr. Michael Cohen
Dec 12 Nucleic acid detection with CRISPR-Cas13a/C2c2 and Perspectives A CRISPR way to Dx infectious diseases (Dr. Patrick Gray)
Dec 14 Romine/Posert ***Networking reception to follow the presentations/evaluations at approx 3pm Weinstein/Chang/Caruso/Churchill/Rollins/(Dr. Patrick Gray)


  • Make sure each of you has at least one shot at presenter 1 and 2 and as many other roles as you can. Some people will end up doing Presenter 1 or 2 twice. Extra credit to them.