2012-2013 UMass RNA Data Club Meeting Schedule

The 2012-2013 meeting schedule is incomplete at this time but will be forthcoming.

Past Meetings:

May, 2012:

  • “Modeling Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) in Mice by Knocking Down TDP-43, a nuclear RNA binding protein”
    Zuoshang Xu (BMP)
  • “microRNA expression and function in Pancreatic Islet Cells” Xiaochun Chen (Pechhold Lab)
  • “Poxvirus Superinfection Overcomes an Innate Antiviral Barrier to RNA Virus Replication” Don Gammon (Mello Lab)

April, 2012:

  • “Progress and hurdles in RNAi based therapeutics” Neil Aronin (Endocrinology)
  • “Dicer-2 provides antiviral defense independent of the RNA-induced silencing complex” Keith Boundy (Zamore Lab)
  • “Novel approaches of assessing cell-type specific gene expression in complex tissues such as pancreatic islets” Klaus Pechhold (Department of Medicine, Diabetes Division)

March, 2012:

  • “Routes of RNA internalization: do they matter?” Silvia Corvera (Molecular Medicine)
  • “Condensin II is required to alter chromatin and block transcription elongation during RNAi” Kirsten Hagstrom (Molecular Medicine)
  • “Hidden clues in the message: How coding tendency dictates the trafficking and translation of secretory mRNAs in mammalian cells” Alex Palazzo (University of Toronto)