GENETICS, CELL BIOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT
Congratulations to nine GCD undergraduates who have been elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa by the Alpha Chapter of the University of Minnesota. All of these students have received invitations to accept membership and attend the initiation ceremony on May 18, 2013.
The department is proud of these students' academic accomplishments.
Kelly A. Aschenbeck
Erica Catherine Dobbs
Brian Christian Eby
Courtney J. Hager
Brooke Victoria Higgins
Dan Voytas (GCD) was quoted in a Nature news feature May 1 about advanced genetic manipulation techniques such as his (Transcription Activator-Like Nucleases or TALENs) allowing highly precise editing of a plant’s own genome that could reduce the need to modify crops with genes from other species, the most controversial approach to genetic modification. TALENS allows researchers to cut DNA at precise locations and replace single genes.
David Largaespada has been awarded the prestigious American Cancer Society (ACS) Research Professor Award. This ACS award recognizes investigators who have made influential and fundamental contributions to cancer research. Just two candidates are selected nationally, each year. Largaespada is just the second University of Minnesota faculty member to have been granted this award. Largaespada led the way in developing a unique way to identify and understand cancer genes, using a tool called Sleeping Beauty.
Corinne Fairchild, a graduate student in the Gammill lab, won third prize in the student poster competition at the Society for Developmental Biology’s Annual Meeting in Montréal this summer. She will represent the society at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences’ 50th Anniversary Symposium at the National Institutes of Health.
Seminars + events
Nicole Waxmonsky's Thesis Defense
Monday, June 24, 2013
2:00 pm, 3-125 Mayo
Adhering to a plan: Integrin trafficking and the early endosome
Sean Conner, Adviser
Michelle Christian's Thesis Defense
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
2:00 pm, 2-690 Moos Tower
The Development, Engineering and Application of TAL Effector Nucleases and Other Modular
DNA Binding Proteins for Targeted Genome Modification
Dan Voytas, Adviser
Tissue and Organ Regeneration: Uncharted Territory or Developmental Deja-Vu?
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Registration details coming soon
Basic Discovery Accelerating Groundbreaking Brain Tumor Therapy
Thursday, September 26 – Friday, September 27, 2013
McNamara Alumni Center
Register Today at: BrainTumorProgram.umn.edu
This two day event will consist of presentations from experts in neuro-oncology and will be of interest to researchers, physicians, students, patients and families interested in neuro-oncology.
Contact Elizabeth Fedie, MPNA, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-624-0653 with questions.
Thursday, Sept 26 through Saturday, Sept 29, 2013
Are you planning to begin a biomedical sciences Ph.D. program in Fall 2014? Curious about the graduate programs at a major public research university in the top 10 in NIH funding? Then you should apply to the University of Minnesota Biomedical Sciences Graduate Programs Preview Weekend. Information flyer. Click on title for application.