BMB Journal Club: BCH 6936


Each week, a student in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Advanced Concentration presents a journal article from the current literature to the group of BMB students, postdocs, and faculty. Senior (4th year) students have the option of giving a research seminar or presenting a journal article. One faculty member and one or two students are assigned as “readers” and they are available to answer questions and help with the preparation of the presentation. The readers also provide the student with feedback on the presentation to aid in the development of strong presentation skills and the ability to critically evaluate scientific work.

Schedule and Articles

MEETING DAY AND TIME:  Tuesdays, 11:45am, ARB R3-265

SCHEDULE:  Journal Club Schedule for current semester


Spring 2018

1/16/18:    Alec Brown – Enlarged perivascular spaces as a marker of underlying arteriopathy in intracerebral haemorrhage: a multicentre MRI cohort study
1/23/18:    Graduate Recruitment – no journal club
1/30/18:    John Leatherman – circRNA Biogenesis Competes with Pre-mRNA Splicing
2/8/18:      Dr. Ken Stedman, BMB student-hosted speaker
2/13/18:    Eliot Gunn – Non-coding Transcription Instructs Chromatin Folding and Compartmentalization to Dictate Enhancer-Promoter Communication and T-Cell Fate
2/20/18:    COM Celebration of Research
2/27/18:    Rotation Talks: Emmanuel Shanan (Agbandje-McKenna lab); Joseph Ellis (Berglund lab); Jared Richardson (Berglund lab); Louise Ball (Swanson lab)
3/6/18:      Spring Break
3/13/18:    Boyce Competition: Melissa Hale, Jana Jenquin, Carrie Lomelino
3/20/18:    Srishti Singh – Overexpression of carbonic anhydrase IX induces cell motility by activating matrix metalloproteinase-9 in human oral squamous cell carcinoma cells
3/27/18:    J. Kennon Smith – Kennon presented his own research, Characterizing the Antigenic Structure of Adeno-Associated Virus Serotype 9
4/3/18:      Akilah Murray – Identification and Characterization of Von Hippel-Lindau-Recruiting Proteolysis Targeting Chimeras (PROTACs) of TANK-Binding Kinase 1
4/10/18:    Nivetha Ramesh Babu – YY1 Is a Structural Regulator of Enhancer-Promoter Loops
4/17/18:    Yasmin Ali – Tim/Timeless, a member of the replication fork protection complex, operates with the Warsaw breakage syndrome DNA helicase DDX11 in the same fork recovery pathway
4/24/18:    Andrea Ramirez – The EMT-activator Zeb1 is a key factor for cell plasticity and promotes metastasis in pancreatic cancer

Presentaton History: A list of papers presented at previous BMB Journal Club meetings can be found here.