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
"Synapse Formation and Axon Regeneration in C. elegans"
Yishi Jin (Bai)
Tuesday, October 21
Noon
Pelton Auditorium

Retrovirus Meeting
Amit Sharma (Overbaugh)
Thursday, October 23
9:15am
B1-072/074

Friday Evening Seminar
Arnaud Augert (MacPherson)
Eric Matsen (Matsen)

Friday, October 24
4:00pm
Pelton Auditorium

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

Rodriguez J, McKnight JN, Tsukiyama T. (2014). Genome-Wide Analysis of Nucleosome Positions, Occupancy, and Accessibility in Yeast: Nucleosome Mapping, High-Resolution Histone ChIP, and NCAM. Current protocols in molecular biology / edited by Frederick M Ausubel  [et al], 108, 21 8 1- 8 16. PMCID: PMC4183977.
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Umbreit NT, Miller MP, Tien JF, Cattin Ortola J, Gui L, Lee KK, Biggins S, Asbury CL, Davis TN. (2014). Kinetochores require oligomerization of Dam1 complex to maintain microtubule attachments against tension and promote biorientation. Nat Commun, 5, 4951.
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Announcements

Congratulations to our recent graduates!

These graduate students recently obtained their Ph.D.:

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