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
Fred Chang (Bai)
Tuesday, September 23
Pelton Auditorium

Friday Evening Seminar

Qing Feng (R. Bradley)
“A feedback loop between DUX4 and nonsense-mediated decay”

Katie Peichel (Peichel)

“Searching for signatures of selection in Switzerland”

Friday, September 26
Pelton Auditorium

Benjamin D. Ross (Malik)
"Functional Consequences of Rapid Evolution at Drosophila Centromeres"
Monday, September 29
Pelton Auditorium

Current Biology Seminar
Chandra Tucker (Stoddard)
Tuesday, September 30
Pelton Auditorium

Division News

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.

Dr. Heidi Dvinge Receives DoD Postdoctoral Fellowships

Basic Sciences postdoc Heidi Dvinge of the Robert K. Bradley Lab has received a Department of Defense fellowship to study certain aspects of breast cancer starting in May 2014. Please join us in congratulating her!
DoD Press Release »

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Latest Publications

Henderson, K.A., Hughes, A.L., Gottschling, D.E. (2014). Mother-daughter asymmetry of pH underlies aging and rejuvenation in yeast. Elife, e03504.
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Strongin, D.E., Groudine, M., Politz, J.C.R. (2014). Nucleolar tethering mediates pairing between the IgH and Myc loci. Nucleus, 5(5).
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Talbert, P.B., Henikoff, S. (2014). Environmental responses mediated by histone variants. Trends Cell Biol.
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Teves, S.S., Henikoff, S. (2014). DNA torsion as a feedback mediator of transcription and chromatin dynamics. Nucleus, 5(3), 211-8. PMCID: PMC4133216.
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Ventura, A.C., Bush, A., Vasen, G., Goldin, M.A., Burkinshaw, B., Bhattacharjee, N., Folch, A., Brent, R., Chernomoretz, A., Colman-Lerner, A. (2014). Utilization of extracellular information before ligand-receptor binding reaches equilibrium expands and shifts the input dynamic range. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A.
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Congratulations to our recent graduates!

These graduate students recently obtained their Ph.D.:

  • Kristina Krassovsky (MCB)
  • Christopher Weber  (MCB)
  • Adam Waite (MCB)

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