Date: November 17, 2022 (12 p.m.)
Speaker: Lindy Barrett, Ph.D.
Home Institution: Broad Institute
Title: Leveraging iPSC models to Study Neural Development and Disease
Date: December 1, 2022 (12 p.m.)
Speaker: Summer Thyme, Ph.D.
Home Institution: The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Title: Using Zebrafish to Study Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Discover Treatments
Date: December 15, 2022 (12 p.m.)
Speaker: Bin Tian, Ph.D.
Home Institution: Wistar Institute
Title: Suppressing cancer cells by targeting 3’ end processing
Moderna Vax Creator Receives the Herbert & Esther Bennett Brandwein Award in Genetic Research
It's fitting that a lecture series named for a family affected by genetic issues featured the scientist who led the development of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine. The UConn Foundation and the Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences welcomed Melissa J. Moore, Moderna's chief scientific officer, to campus on September 30, to receive the 2022 Herbert and Esther Bennett Brandwein Award and give her talk, "mRNA as Medicine." Read more about the visit and the philanthropy that made it possible.
The National Human Genome Research Institute has awarded genomics expert Brent Graveley and his team $5.6-million to continue to work on an enormous encyclopedia of human RNA molecules and the proteins that bind to them. The grant is jointly awarded to Graveley and Gene Yeo of the University of California, San Diego. Read more.
Congratulations to Nagham Khouri-Farah, Ph.D. candidate in Drs. Li and Cotney labs, for winning best poster at the Institute for Systems Genomics Networking Event on November 8, 2022. The poster was titled: “Purkinje Cell Heterogeneity Orchestrates Mammalian Cerebellar Development”.