RNA Club 2007 Academic year

Meets every 2nd Thursday of the month. 4:00 - 6:00 pm @ rm 123 Sinsheimer Labs, UCSC

January 11

Nikolai Ulyanov - UCSF Dept. of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Modeling structures of telomerase RNA from various species.

Clint Spiegel - Noller Lab tRNA movements during ribosomal translocation.

February 8

Michael Robertson - Scott Lab The Structural Basis of Ribozyme-Catalyzed RNA Assembly.

Rhonda Perriman - Ares Lab Rearrangement of Competing U2 RNA Helices Promotes Multiple Steps in Splicing.

March 8

Aaron Cozen - Lowe Lab Running in Circles: RNA Oddities at 100 µCi.

David Staple - Noller Lab Structural and Thermodynamic Investigation of the HIV-1 Frameshift Inducing RNA.

April 12

Christine Mayr - Bartel Lab, Whitehead Institute/MIT Disrupting pairing between the let-7 miRNA and its target gene, Hmga2, enhances oncogenic transformation.

Roland Nagel - Ares Lab Identification of Factors that Regulate Muscle-Specific Alternative Splicing in the Mouse.

May 10

Sun Hur - Stroud Lab, UCSF tRNA flexibility is the Key to pseudouridylation of U38, 39 and 40 by TruA.

Sam Gu - Zahler Lab & Fire Lab, Stanford Chemical Probing of microRNAs in their Native Complexes.

Summer Break

September 13

Sergio Barberan - Zahler Lab Large-scale analysis of developmental regulation of alternative splicing in C. elegans.

Melissa Cline - Ares Lab Conserved splicing in neural differentiation.

October 11

Gabriel Roybal - Jurica Lab The Role of 3’ Splice Site Fidelity in Early Spliceosome Assembly.

Manny Ares - Ares Lab Intelligent Design of Regulated Alternative Splicing.

November 8

Pascal Egea - Stroud Lab, UCSF Protein Targeting by the Signal Recognition Particle: One RNA and Two GTPases.

Jason Underwood - Haussler Lab The HAR1 ncRNA: Searching for a Punchline.

December 13

Winter Break

Contact: MaryAnn Dassah @ x9-5127