Vertebrate Genomics Club, a.k.a "The Verge"

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 "Verge" meets at Noon on the second Tuesday of each month. Lunch will be provided at 11:45 AM.

Organizers: John Schimenti and Paul Soloway
If you need accommodations to participate in this event, please contact Carolynn Steele-Law.

Upcoming Schedule

July 16, 2018 CVG Symposium Schurman Hall

Recent Presentations

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

Past Presentations