CVG Symposium 2018

Symposium Poster

Monday, July 16, 2018
8:30am - 5:00pm
S1 210 Schurman Hall

Spaces are limited, so register early.
Registration ends June 22nd.

The Center for Vertebrate Genomics (CVG) was created to enhance research and education in vertebrate genetics and functional genomics at Cornell University. As part of that overall goal, the CVG aims to foster research interactions amongst vertebrate geneticists and other faculty. The monthly "Verge" meetings were started to increase awareness among CVG members of the different research programs that currently exist on campus, to share up-to-date information from conferences and the scientific literature, and to encourage interactions between CVG members. The symposium is an outgrowth of these monthly meetings, where we will learn more about the exciting research in vertebrate genomics that is being conducted outside of Cornell, through presentations from distinguished invited speakers, and within Cornell, through a poster session where graduate students and postdoctoral fellows of CVG labs can showcase their own research.

Guest Speakers

  • Dr. Francis Collins , Director, National Institutes of Health
  • Dr. Julie Baker , Professor of Genetics, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Dr. Bing Ren , Professor of Cellular & Molecular Medicine, UC San Diego School of Medicine
  • Dr. Martha Bulyk , Professor of Medicine, Professor of Pathology, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Member Speakers

Program of Events

8:30am Registration Check-in
Light breakfast and coffee available
9:15am WELCOME: Dr. Michael Kotlikoff, Cornell University Provost
9:30am SEMINAR: Dr. Bing Ren, UC San Diego
Identification and Characterization of Transcriptional Enhancers in the Mammalian Genome
10:20am SEMINAR: Dr. Nina Overgaard Therkildsen, Dept. of Natural Resources
Genomic Underpinnings of Local Adaptation Despite Extensive Gene Flow Along an Environmental Cline
10:50am SEMINAR: Dr. Julie Baker, Stanford University
The Strange Placental Landscape: Insights into Biology, Evolution and Disease
11:45am Lunch
12:50pm SEMINAR: Dr. Hojoong Kwak, Dept. of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Genetic Analysis of eRNA Transcription in Human Population
1:20pm SEMINAR: Martha Bulyk, Harvard Medical School
Genetic Variation in Human Transcription Factors
2:10pm Coffee Break
2:30pm SEMINAR: Dr. John Lis, Dept. of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Dissecting Molecular Mechanisms of Eukaryotic Transcription Regulation Using the Power of Genome-Wide Assays & Analyses
3:00pm SEMINAR: Dr. Francis Collins, National Institutes of Health Director
Functional Genomics and Precision Medicine
3:50pm CLOSING REMARKS: Dr. John Schimenti, CVG Director
4:00pm Poster Session and Reception
A computer poster session showcasing the research of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

A history of the CVG symposium.