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 >
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.