More than 200 people gathered in the Student Union Theatre on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 for the Institute for Systems Genomics (ISG) 5-year Anniversary Celebration. UConn President Susan Herbst and Dr. Marc Lalande (Founder and previous Director of the ISG) opened the conference, highlighting the significant accomplishments of the Institute. The celebration also included presentations by: Mark Gerstein (Yale); Eric Green (Director, National Human Genome Research Institute); Charles Lee (The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine); Brenton Graveley and Rachel O’Neill (ISG, UConn).
The day-long event included a poster session, with 45 posters being displayed from undergraduates and master’s students, graduate students, and senior researchers (postdocs, research technicians, and junior faculty).
Poster presentation winners:
Alyssa J. Mathiowetz, Molecular and Cell Biology (PI: Dr. Ken Campellone); “Actin nucleation factors that control autophagy are important for zebrafish organ development”
Geno Villafano, Molecular and Cell Biology (PI: Dr. Leighton Core); “Divulging and Ascribing Function to Pervasive Overlapping Transcription in the Human Genome”.
Nathan LeClair, Genetics and Developmental Biology AoC (PI: Dr. Olga Anczukow); “Dissecting the control of splicing-factor regulation in breast cancer”
Sandy Garrett, Genetics and Genome Sciences (PI: Dr. Brenton Graveley); “CRISPR loci in cultured Pyrococcus furiosus actively acquire new spacers”