Basic Sciences Division

Seminars and Meetings

The following events are for members of the Basic Sciences Division and other scientific collaborators. Read more about meetings, clubs and seminars >

Current Biology Seminar

Yishi Jin (Bai)
"Synapse Formation and Axon Regeneration in C. elegans"

Tuesday, October 21
Pelton Auditorium

Retrovirus Meeting

Amit Sharma (Overbaugh)
"Functional Interactions between Primate CD4 Receptors and Transmitted HIV-1 Envelopes"

Thursday, October 23

Friday Evening Seminar

Arnaud Augert (MacPherson)
“Interrogating MLL2/KMT2D function as a tumor suppressor”

Erick Matsen & Brian Claywell (Computational Biology)
“How to love your voluminous data: a quick tour of  Fred Hutch high performance computing, Galaxy, and”

Friday, October 24
Pelton Auditorium

Current Biology Seminar
Craig Pikaard (Hahn)
Tuesday, October 28
Pelton Auditorium

Retrovirus Meeting
Tad Davenport (Lee)
Thursday, October 30

Division News

Dr. Olsen Awarded a Junior Faculty Support Grant in Studying the Basic Biology of Aging

Basic Sciences junior faculty member Dr. Carissa Perez Olsen has been granted the University of Washington's Junior Faculty Support in the Basic Biology of Aging award to study her project titled "Understanding the Role of Plasmalogens in Membrane and Organismal Aging"
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Erica Hildebrand wins 4th place in the poster contest at the Genetics Society of America Yeast Genetics Meeting

The 2014 Yeast Genetics Meeting took place July 29 – August 3, 2014 at the University of Washington, Seattle. This is the premier meeting for students, postdoctoral fellows, research staff and principal investigators studying various aspects of eukaryotic biology in yeast.

Her poster was titled Regulation of centromeric nucleosome localization in budding yeast. It described her project to determine the genome-wide mislocalization pattern of the centromeric histone variant Cse4 when Psh1, the ubiquitin ligase that normally controls Cse4 levels, is deleted. She compared the Cse4 mislocalization pattern to other genomic features and found that Cse4 is mislocalized to intergenic regions, and that there is an association between genes that have upstream mislocalized Cse4 and that have decreased transcript levels compared to the WT strain. Regions of Cse4 mislocalization are also enriched for the histone variant H2A.Z, so Hildebrand is currently trying to determine how this contributes to the regulation of Cse4 localization.

Career Opportunity

Junior and Senior Faculty Members
The division of Basic Sciences is seeking applicants for available faculty member positions. For more info, please click here.

Latest Publications

Agarwal A, Mackenzie RJ, Besson A, Jeng S, Carey A, LaTocha DH, Fleischman AG, Duquesnes N, Eide CA, Vasudevan KB, Loriaux MM, Firpo E, Cortes JE, McWeeney S, O'Hare T, Roberts JM, Druker BJ, Deininger MW. (2014). BCR-ABL1 promotes leukemia by converting p27 into a cytoplasmic oncoprotein. Blood
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London N, Biggins S. (2014). Signalling dynamics in the spindle checkpoint response. Nature reviews Molecular cell biology.
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Ross BD, Malik HS. (2014). Genetic Conflicts: Stronger Centromeres Win Tug-of-War in Female Meiosis. Curr Biol, 24(19), R966-8.
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Congratulations to our recent graduates!

These graduate students recently obtained their Ph.D.:

  • Benjamin Ross (Malik Lab)
  • Kristina Krassovsky (MCB)
  • Christopher Weber (MCB)