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RTI Seminar Series Archive

2020-2021 RTI Seminar Series

Date & Time Speaker, Affiliation, Title & Zoom Information Faculty Host
Feb 2 - 9am

Rotem Sorek, PhD
Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics, Weizmann Institute of Science

"The immune system of bacteria: Beyond CRISPR"

Erik Sontheimer, PhD
Feb 23 - 10am

Julia Mahamid, PhD
Structural and Computational Biology Unit,
European Molecular Biology Laboratory

"Molecular views into cellular functions by in-cell cryo-electron tomography"

Niko Grigorieff, PhD
Mar 2 - 11am

Molly Przeworski, PhD
Professor, Biology Sciences Department,
Columbia University

"Causes and consequences of recombination hotspot evolution in vertebrates"

Phil Zamore, PhD
Mar 9 - 9am

Annemieke Aartsma-Rus, PhD
Professor of Translational Genetics,
Dept of Human Genetics,
Leiden University Medical Center

"Developing antisense-mediated exon skipping: beyond the scientific state of the art"

Jon Watts, PhD
Mar 24 - 4pm

Wenwen Fang, PhD 
Assistant Professor, RNA Therapeutics Institute
“Sensing RNA: from microRNA biogenesis to innate immunity”

Li Li, PhD
Assistant Professor, RNA Therapeutics Institute
Efficient chemical RNA copying with 2-aminoimidazole activated nucleotides”

RNA Collaborative Seminar Series
Mar 30 - 10am Sun Hur, PhD

Oscar Schloss Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School
Program in Cellular & Molecular Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital

"RIG-I-like receptors: assembly, action & clearance of the signalosome"

Wenwen Fang, PhD
April 6 - 10am Vadim Gladyshev, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Brigham & Women's Hospital
BWH Division of Genetics, Redox Medicine

“Quantifying and Targeting the Aging Process"

Andrei Korostelev, PhD
April 27 - 10am

Brooke Rock, PhD
Director of Research, Amgen

"Bioanalytical techniques for siRNA; moving molecules from discovery to the clinic"

Anastasia Khrovova, PhD
May 11 - 10am Zasha Weinberg, PhD

Group Leader
Bioinformatics Group, Department of Computer Science and Interdisciplinary Centre for Bioinformatics
Leipzig University

TITLE: "Catalytic RNAs: strange structural variants in mysterious organisms"

Li Li, PhD
May 25 - 10am Shona Murphy, PhD

Professor of Molecular Genetics,
Sir William Dunn School of Pathology

"The Mysterious World of the Pol II CTD Kinases"

Athma Pai, PhD

2019-2020 Seminar Series





Seminar Title

Sept. 19, 2019

Lin He, Ph.D.

University of California, Berkeley

Wen Xue

"MicroRNAs and Retrotransposons: Seeking Treasure in the Non-coding Genome"

Oct. 3, 2019

Hiten Madhani, M.D., Ph.D.

University of California, San Francisco

Erik Sontheimer

 "Epigenetic memory over geological timescales"

Oct. 24, 2019

Andrew York, Ph.D.

Calico Labs

David Grunwald

"Invention, Dissemination and Impact or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love DIY Publishing"

Nov. 7, 2019

Michael Axtell, Ph.D.

Pennsylvania State University

Phil Zamore

"Trans-species microRNAs from the parasitic plant Cuscuta target host mRNAs"

Dec. 12, 2019

Samie Jaffrey, M.D., Ph.D.

Weill Medical College, Cornell University

RTI Trainees

"Synthetic RNA Biology - Small RNAs for imaging and controlling cell biology"