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

DATE PRESENTERS location
October 9, 2018 BMCB-GGD Symposium  
November 13, 2018 John Lis
A discussion of Cornell University's Genome Biology Initiative
G10 Biotech
December 11, 2018 Mariana Wolfner
Tracy Stokol
LH3 Vet Tower
January 8, 2019 Andrew Yen
Patricia Cassano
LH3 Vet Tower
February 12, 2019 Cedric Feschotte
Matthew Hare
G10 Biotech
March 12, 2019 Emily Funk (CVG Scholar, McCune Lab)
Avery August
LH3 Vet Tower
April 9, 2019 Andrew Clark
Maria Garcia-Garcia
LH3 Vet Tower
May 14, 2019 Praveen Sethupathy
Kathleen Kelly
LH3 Vet Tower

Recent Presentations

DATE PRESENTERS
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
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.

Past Presentations