Fall 2019

Our weekly lab meetings and journal clubs were held together with the Andolfatto and Sella labs.

Meeting times: Fridays 2:15-3:30 pm (lab meeting) & 3:45-5:00 pm (journal club)

Full Schedule:

When What Who Details
August 2nd Lab Meeting Xiaoheng Cheng Statistical approaches for detecting ancient positive selection and balancing selection
Journal Club Carla Hoge Mihola et al. 2019, Histone methyltransferase PRDM9 is not essential for meiosis in male mice Genome Research and Genomic structure of Hstx2 modifier of Prdm9-dependent hybrid male sterility in mice BioRxiv.
August 9th Lab Meeting Tom Sasani Rates and patterns of de novo mutation in large human pedigrees.
Journal club Will Milligan Ruan et al. 2019, Mutations beget more mutations – The baseline mutation rate and runaway accumulation. bioRxiv
August 28th Lab Meeting (10:30AM -12:00PM) Nasa Sinnott-Armstrong GWAS of biomarkers reveals core genes and recapitulates omnigenic inheritance
September 6th Lab Meeting Nicole Rockweiler Whole-body maps of postzygotic mutations in 946 normal individuals.
Journal club Arbel Harpak Morrison et al. 2019, Mendelian randomization accounting for horizontal and correlated pleiotropic effects using genome-wide summary statistics bioRxiv
September 13th Lab Meeting Ipsita Agarwal, Zach Fuller Practice Talks for Biological Sciences Retreat
Sept. 16th Lab Meeting: 12:00PM – 1:30PM Kira Delmore Studying speciation using hybrid zones and focusing on seasonal migration.
September 18th Lab Meeting (1:00PM – 2:00PM) Zach Baker Practice Talk for Biology Retreat
September 20th Lab Meeting Marc de Manuel Chimpanzees, lions and sled dogs; case studies of genetic introgression and adaptation
Journal club Felix Wu Mackintosh et al. 2019, The determinants of genetic diversity in butterflies Nature Communications
September 24th Lab Meeting (10:30AM – 12:00PM) Simon Myers Tree reconstruction method and applications (the Siedel et al. preprint)
September 27th Lab Meeting 10:00AM – 11:00AM Felix Wu Practice talk for Systems Biology Retreat
Lab Meeting Brielin Brown Cross-population complex trait genetics
Journal club Daniel Hooper Toews et al. 2019, Selection on VPS13A linked to migration in a songbird PNAS and Toews et al. 2016, Plumage Genes and Little Else Distinguish the Genomes of Hybridizing Warblers Current Biology
September 30th Lab Meeting (1:00PM – 2:00PM) Laura Hayward & Will Milligan Practice Probgen Talks
November 1st Lab Meeting Dalton Conley Social Science Genomics
Journal club Ipsita Agarwal Speidel et al. 2019, A method for genome-wide genealogy estimation for thousands of samples Nature Genetics
November 8th Lab Meeting Stephen Gaughran Mutation accumulation in endangered and abundant mammal species.
Journal club Laura Hayward Kelleher et al. 2019, Inferring whole-genome histories in large population datasets Nature Genetics
November 15th Journal club Will Milligan Goldberg and Harris 2019, Great ape mutation spectra vary across the phylogeny and the genome due to distinct mutational processes that evolve at different rates BioRxiv

For examples of topics previously discussed by our lab, please view schedules from previous semesters.

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