Verge Meeting History

2020 Academic Year
2019 Academic Year
2018 Academic Year
2017 Academic Year
2016 Academic Year
2015 Academic Year

Presentations 2020 Academic Year

December 8, 2020

  • Amnon Koren
    Towards identifying novel trans-acting regulators of human DNA replication timing
  • Paula Cohen
    Integration of meiotic recombination and cell cycle progression in the mammalian germ line

November 10, 2020

  • Joeva Barrow
    High-Throughput Screening Approaches to Combat Mitochondrial and Metabolic Disease
  • Paul Soloway
    Adipose Tissue Reprogramming after Bariatric Surgery Revealed by Single Cell Analyses

October 6, 2020

  • Jen Grenier
    Review of Core Resources: Innovation Hub
  • Frank Pugh
    Review of Core Resources: Epigenomics Core

September 8, 2020

  • Andrea Flesken-Nikitin
    Origins of Serous Endometrial Carcinoma
  • Iwijn De Vlaminck
    A Liquid Biopsy for COVID-19

Presentations 2019 Academic Year

May 12, 2020

  • Brian Rudd
    Flipping the script: Using immune development to study genomics
  • Paula Cohen
    Life sciences research at Cornell

April 14, 2020

  • Yu-Han (Amy) Hung (Sethupathy Lab)
    Regulatory dynamics in the human intestinal organoid differentiation model

March 10, 2020

  • Jen Grenier
    Genomics Innovation Hub Update: shared resources and funding for genomics technology development
  • Avery August
    Intrinsic and extrinsic tuning of T cell mediated inflammation

February 11, 2020

  • Theodore Clark
    Exploring the role of the tubby-like protein, TULP4, in mammalian fertility
  • Leonardo Campagna
    Regulation of melanogenesis and its relevance to promoting avian phenotypic differentiation and speciation

January 14, 2020

  • Martha Field
    Genetic and molecular mechanisms linking elevated plasma erythritol to metabolic disease onset
  • Cindy Leifer
    Regulation of innate immunity

December 10, 2019

  • Marcos Simoes-Costa
    Mapping the early vertebrate embryo with spatial genomics
  • Fenghua Hu
    A role of Progranulin in microglial responses to A-beta Amyloid

November 12, 2019

  • Motoko Mukai
    The Complex World We Live in: Endocrine Disruptors
  • Jen Grenier
    The Genomics Innovation Hub: collaborative resources for cutting-edge genomics applications at Cornell University

October 8, 2019

  • Zhenglong Gu
    Mitochondrial DNA Mutation and Disease
  • Haiyuan Yu
    Transcription imparts architecture and function to enhancer units

September 10, 2019

  • Robin Dando
    Taste, Obesity and Feeding
  • Yung-Fu Chang
    Identification of host factors involved in the C. difficile toxins-induced cytotoxicity

Presentations 2018 Academic Year

July 31, 2019 Visiting Speaker

  • Dr. Marianne Bronner
    Albert Billings Ruddock Chair and Professor of Biology, California Institute of Technology
    Hosted by Dr. Marcos Simoes-Costa
    Making the New Head and Heart of Vertebrates

May 14, 2019

  • Kathleen Kelly
    Cardiopathology and genomics of sudden death in racehorses
  • Praveen Sethupathy
    Single cell RNA-sequencing reveals that miR-375 controls intestinal stem cell function

April 9, 2019

  • Matthew Hare
    Using RNAseq to Test for Variation in Thermal Tolerance Across Lake Populations of Adirondack Brook Trout
  • Maria Garcia-Garcia
    Understanding the Genetic and Molecular Basis of Congenital Birth Defect Through Mouse Forward Genetics

March 12, 2019

  • Emily Funk (CVG Scholar, McCune Lab)
    From Lungs to a Gas-bladder: Evolution of a Phenotypic Novelty in Ray-finned Fishes
  • Tudorita Tumbar
    Skin Vasculature and Hair Follicle Stem Cells Cross-Talking Associated with Stem Cell Activation and Tissue Homeostasis

February 12, 2019

  • Andrew Clark
    Drosophila models of neurodegeneration
  • Cedric Feschotte
    LTR recombination of endogenous retroviruses as a cis-regulatory switch

January 8, 2019

  • Patricia Cassano
    Nutritional Genomics of Lung Function Phenotypes
  • Andrew Yen
    Retinoic Acid

December 11, 2018

  • Mariana Wolfner
    Calcium Waves and Macromolecular Changes to Start Development (in Drosophila, but it’s Conserved!)
  • Tracy Stokol
    A (Blood) Tale of Yorkies

November 13, 2018

  • John Lis
    A Discussion of Cornell University's Genome Biology Initiative

September 11, 2018

  • Veerle Rottiers
    Mitochondrial transporter MTCH-1/MTCH2 is a conserved regulator of lipid homeostasis and fertility.
  • Charles Danko
    Positive Selection Drives Changes in Gene Expression in the Adaptive Immune System of Primates

Presentations 2017 Academic Year

May 8, 2018

  • Xingen Lei
    A Regenerating Protein functions as a Novel Regulator of Insulin Secretion.
  • J. Kelly Liu
    Modulation of Bone Morphogenetic Protein Signaling

Apr 10, 2018

  • Andrea Flesken-Nikitin
    Studying human tubal epithelium in organoid cultures
  • Robert Weiss
    Molecular functions of the 9-1-1 DNA damage response complex

Mar 13, 2018

  • Amnon Koren
    Genetic and epigenetic determinants of human DNA replication timing
  • Andrew Clark
    Evolution of heterochromatin

Feb 13, 2018

  • Jonathan Butcher
    NFkB-Notch interactions in aortic valve development, homeostasis, and disease
  • Motoko Mukai
    Power of Zebrafish in Toxicology – transgenics to complex mixture assessments

Jan 9, 2018

  • Ilana Brito
    Insights into developing world microbiomes.
  • Jen Grenier
    Overview of single-cell genomics: platforms, applications, and cost estimates.

Dec 12, 2017

  • Soon Hon Cheong
    Ovarian Cryopreservation: challenges in domestic species.
  • Chris Posbergh (Huson Lab)
    Identifying genomic regions to spring ewes to lamb out of season.

Nov 14, 2017

  • Jeremy Searle
    Tracking recent histories of colonization by small mammals.
  • Chinatsu Mukai (Travis Lab)
    Canine IVF and CRISPR: Can we cure man’s best friend of genetic disease?

Nov 14, 2017 Verge & Biomedical Sciences Visiting Speaker

  • Dr. Ken Zaret
    University of Pennsylvania
    Overcoming Chromatin Barriers to Control Cell Fate

Oct 24, 2017 Verge & Biomedical Sciences Visiting Speaker

  • Dr. Feng Ye
    Penn State College of Medicine
    Genetic variation and their impact on gene regulation and 3D genome organization in cancer.

Oct 10, 2017

  • Andrew White
    Factors regulating development of skin cancers arising from adult stem cells
  • Sergiy Libert
    Interaction of environmental and genetic factors in the risk of Parkinson's Disease

Oct 3, 2017 Verge & Biomedical Sciences Visiting Speaker

  • Dr. Jeffrey Kidd
    Human Genetics and Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics, University of Michigan
    Ancient and Modern and Canine Genome Evolution

Sep 12, 2017

  • Michael Sheehan
    Pheromones and social behavior in house mice
  • John Schimenti
    CRISPR-mediated modeling of predicted human infertility variants in mice

Presentations 2016 Academic Year

May 9, 2017

  • Rory Todhunter
    Preliminary analysis of RNA Seq of dysplastic and control hip soft tissues
  • Elia Tait Wojno
    Notch signaling controls basophil gene expression programs during intestinal helminth infection.

Apr 11, 2017

  • Andrew Grimson
    Finding interesting microRNAs in the Vet School
  • Wenke Wang (Lee Lab)
    The roles of SET-9 and SET-26 in Longevity and Germline Function

Feb 14, 2017

  • Jeffrey Pleiss
    From yeast to humans: understanding the mechanisms of pre-mRNA splicing regulation and mis-regulation in cancer
  • John Lis
    Unveiling Molecular Mechanisms of Transcription Regulation Using Genome-wide Strategies

Jan 10, 2017

  • Douglas Antczak
    Genomic Approach to Invasion Mechanisms of the Placenta
  • Paula Cohen
    Investigating Mechanisms of Crossover Control in Mammalian Meiosis

Dec 13, 2016

  • Patsy Brannon
    Nutritionally Responsive Genes Regulate Placental Trophoblast Cell Growth
    Kimberly O'Brien
    Genetic Determinants of Iron Status and Potential Impact on Risk of Chronic Disease in Asians

Nov 8, 2016

  • Alon Keinan
    Locus in human FADS gene family exhibits population-specific, diet-determined adaptation due to its role in fatty acid synthesis.
  • Marcus Smolka
    Probing Kinase Action in DNA Repair and Cancer Pathways

Sep 13, 2016

  • Scott Coonrod
    Escape Pathway Signaling in ER+ Breast Cancer
  • Joseph Fetcho
    Fetcho lab project sampler: sleep, neuronal migration, and imaging the activity of every neuron in a brain.

Presentations 2015 Academic Year

May 10, 2016

  • Kevin Mazor (Stipanuk Lab)
    4EBP1-Independent Inhibition of mRNA Translation by Methionine Starvation
  • Zhenlong Gu
    Mitochondrial DNA Mutations and Diseases: Young and Old

Apr 12, 2016

  • Thomas Cleland
    A review of resources for Behavioral Phenotyping
  • Peter Schweitzer
    An overview of services and instrumentation available in the Genomics Facility
  • Jen Grenier
    An overview of the RNA Sequencing Core

Mar 8, 2016

  • Bethany Cummings
    TGR5 contributes to glucoregulatory improvements after sleeve gastrectomy in mice.
  • Robin Dando
    Inflammation arising from obesity can trigger programmed cell death in taste buds, killing taste cells, and influencing food intake.

Feb 9, 2016

  • Susan Quirk
    Recipe for deciphering mammalian ovulation: A transgenic mouse, a dab of genomics and a hefty dollop of in vivo imaging.
  • David Lin
    Single Cell Analysis of Axon Guidance

Jan 12, 2016

  • Tudorita Tumbar
    Signaling couples hair follicle stem cell quiescence with plasticity-associated chromatin states.
  • Vimal Selvaraj
    Genetics vs the panacea of TSPO ligands.

Dec 8, 2015

  • Julia Felippe
    Reversing Epigenetic Gene Silencing in Common Variable Immunodeficiency
  • Vicki Meyers-Wallen
    XX Disorder of Sexual Development in Dogs

Nov 10, 2015

  • Patricia Johnson
    Hepatic gene expression and ovarian follicle selection in hens.
  • Mark Roberson
    The Secret Lives of Gonadotropes: An interface between GnRH and ATP metabolism and signaling in the pituitary.

Sep 8, 2015

  • Cynthia Leifer
    On Solid Ground: Regulation of macrophage signaling and gene expression by physical properties of the environment.
  • Kristy Richards
    Dogs are People Too: How Our Pets Can Help Us Cure Cancer


For the Verge history prior to 2015, please email Charlotte Williams.