BMG Retreat 2018


2018_BMG_Department_Retreat_final map of Morven Farm

Please find below the schedule for the BMG retreat, to be held on Thursday 30th November at Morven Farms. The day kicks off at 8.30 am with breakfast, talks beginning at 9 am and concluding around 5.15 pm after a faculty-sponsored reception and student entertainment. Please plan to attend, all are welcome.

Posters: As a reminder all BMG graduate students are required to present a poster and/or a talk. The poster boards are eight (8) feet high by four (4) feet wide. All other trainees and lab staff are also welcome to present posters. Please contact Patrick if you plan to do so.

Location (Map attached): The retreat will take place at the Meeting Barn at Morven Farms, a 2913 acre UVA Foundation property located in South Eastern Albemarle County near Monticello and Ash-Lawn Highland. The location is 791 Morven Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22902. From Charlottesville take Route 20S/Monitcello Avenue. After passing PVCC turn left onto Route 53E heading towards Monticello. Take 53E for 7.2miles and turn right onto Morven Drive. Note 53E becomes Route 795/James Monroe Parkway after passing Monticello. You will be directed to the Meeting Barn from the attendant at the Gatehouse. Please car pool if possible, as parking is limited.

Welcome to the 2018-2019 Departmental Retreat

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Morven Farms, December 5, 2018


8:30-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-9:15 Welcome and Opening Remarks

BMG Chair, Prof. Anindya Dutta

9:15-9:40 Associate Prof. Hao Jiang

Material properties of protein condensates regulate tumorigenesis

9:40-10:05 Prof. Yuh-Hwa Wang

Role of alternative DNA secondary structure and Topoisomerase II in DNA fragility

10:05-10:20 Dr. Fengbin “Jerry” Wang

Cryo-EM reveals atomic structure of microbial nanowires

10:20-10:40 Coffee Break
10:40-11:05 Prof. Marty Mayo

Role of MYBL2 in lung cancer progression

11:05-11:30 Assistant Prof. Chongzhi Zang

Global alteration of CTCF binding in the cancer genome

11:30-11:45 Katherine Owsiany

Dual lineage tracing and scRNAseq define SMC phenotypic transitions in atherosclerosis

11:45-12:00 Ryan Fine

Cohesin depletion and chromosome instability as a cause of replicative aging in yeast

12:00-1:30 Lunch + Poster Session I
1:30-1:55 Prof. David Auble

Chromatin dynamics over seconds, minutes, hours, days and years

1:55-2:20 Assistant Prof. Clint Miller

Genetic risk factors for coronary artery disease

2:20-2:35 Elizabeth Wagner

A potential role for XIRP2 in the repair of sensory hair cell stereocilia

2:35-2:50 Basel Al-Barghouthi

Ppp6r3 is a determinant of bone mineral density and morphology in mice

2:50-4:00 Coffee Break + Poster Session II
4:00-4:30 Wine and Cheese Reception
4:30-5:00 Student Presentation
5:00-5:15 Awards and Closing Remarks