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

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
LH4 Schurman Hall
April 9, 2019 Matthew Hare
Maria Garcia-Garcia
LH3 Vet Tower
May 14, 2019 Praveen Sethupathy
Kathleen Kelly
LH3 Vet Tower

Recent Presentations

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
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

Past Presentations