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.

COVID-19 Update (March 13):
In alignment with Cornell University's shift to online instruction, Verge will be held as a Zoom webinar. The webinar link will be shared via the Verge-L email list and may be requested by emailing
Charlotte Williams or Carolynn Steele-Law.

The Verge meets at Noon on the second Tuesday of each month.

Schedule Spring 2020

January 14, 2020 in G10 Biotech

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

February 11, 2020 in LH3 VRT

  • 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

March 10, 2020 in LH3 VRT

  • 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

April 14, 2020 as Zoom webinar

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

May 12, 2020 as Zoom webinar

  • Brian Rudd
  • Natasza Kurpios

Past Presentations