Smerdon/Reeves Lecture

Come hear exciting developments in the areas of DNA repair, chromatin, and biomedical research

Join us on March 3, 2022

BLS 402 or Zoom ID: 997 1349 5507 Passcode: 188545

9:00 am
Dr. Geneviève Almouzni

Head of the Chromatin Dynamics team
Research center at the Institut Curie
An inspiration to link histone variant dynamics and genome stability.


10:10 am

  • BRITTANY VANDENBERG, PhD candidate, Roberts Lab
    The role of DNA polymerases in causing atypical UV mutation signatures

10:25 am

  • MARCOS PEREZ, PhD, Watts Lab
    Dietary lipids induce ferroptosis in C. elegans and human cancer cells

10:40 am

  • QUAN PHAN, PhD candidate, Driskell Lab
    The epigenetic regulation of broblast heterogeneity during murine embryonic development

11:00 am Break

11:10 am

  • CHASITY TAMMELL, PhD candidate, Goodman Lab
    Coupled small molecules target RNA interference and JAK/STAT signaling to reduce Zika virus infection in Aedes aegypti

11:25 am

  • SMITHA SIVAPRAGASAM, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Wyrick Lab
    CTCF binding modulates UV damage formation to promote mutation hot spots in melanoma

11:40 am

  • PENG MAO, Assist Prof, University of New Mexico
    BER in chromatin: genome-wide mapping of DNA alkylation and repair

12:10 pm
Dr. Jeffrey Hayes

Principal Investigator, University of Rochester, Medical Center
Chomatin modulators impact H1 CTD structure


2019 Lectures

MICHAEL SMERDON
Regents Prof, WSU Pullman
Odyssey of a Biophysicist: Exploring DNA Repair in Chromatin

PENG MAO
Res Assoc Prof, WSU Pullman
Genome-wide Analysis of Base Excision Repair

KYLE MILLER
Assoc Prof, Univ of TX-Austin
Genome Integrity and DNA Damage Up Proteins

JIYUE ZHU
Professor, WSU Spokane
Humanizing Telomerase Regulation in Mice

ALEXANDER BROWN
PD & Adj Prof, WSU Vancouver
Chromatin Drives Mutation Signatures in Melanoma

2019 Keynote Lecturers
YESENIA RODRIGUEZ (representing Dr. Samuel H. Wilson)
IRTA Fellow, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Regulation of AP Endonuclease 1 Activity by Intrinsic and Extrinsic Features of the Nucleosome Core

DR. SAMUEL H. WILSON
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
(unable to attend due to illness)


2017 Keynote Lecturer

DR. AZIZ SANCAR
2015 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, University of North Carolina
Whole Genome Mapping of DNA Damage and Repair


2015 Keynote Lecturer

DR. PHILIP C. HANAWALT
Stanford University
DNA Repair Doctors Without (Chromatin) Borders

Washington State University