Spring 2021

When What Who Details
January 8th Lab Meeting Ipsita Agarwal Mutation saturation in current samples
Journal club Marc de Manuel Baur & Berger 2020, Experimental evidence for effects of sexual selection on condition-dependent mutation rates Nature Ecology & Evolution
January 15th Lab Meeting Eric Turkheimer Are SNPs related to complex human behavior causal? Does it matter?
Journal club Eric Turkheimer Fisher 1919, The causes of human variability Eugenics Review
January 29th Lab Meeting Felix Wu and Marc de Manuel Estimating male mutation bias across mammals
February 5th Journal club Felix Wu Bhutani et al. 2021, Widespread haploid-biased gene expression enables sperm-level natural selection/a> Science
February 12th Journal club Ana Pinharanda Kennedy and Reade 2017, Why does drug resistance readily evolve but vaccine resistance does not? Proceedings of the Royal Society B
March 5th Lab Meeting Hakhamanesh Mostafavi
March 12th Lab Meeting Vince Buffalo Why do species get a thin slice of π? Revisiting Lewontin’s Paradox of Variation.
March 19th Lab Meeting Arslan Zaidi
March 26th Lab Meeting Molly Schumer The genetic architecture and evolutionary origin of a lethal hybrid incompatibility.
Journal Club Zach Fuller Jones et al. 2020, Convergent evolution of seasonal camouflage in response to reduced snow cover across the snowshoe hare range Evolution
April 2nd Lab Meeting Ben Strober Diverse transcriptomic signatures identify functional rare genetic variation.
Journal Club Will Milligan Strogatz, Exploring complex networks Nature
April 9th Lab Meeting Thomas Sasani A wild-derived antimutator drives germline mutation spectrum differences in a genetically diverse murine family.
April 15th @ 9:30 AM Lab Meeting Flora Borne Evolution of the glue produced by Drosophila larvae.
April 16th Journal Club Anna Yoney Bizzotto et al. 2021, Landmarks of human embryonic development
April 23rd Lab Meeting Chris Large
Journal Club Ana Pinharanda Gokhman et al. 2021, Human–chimpanzee fused cells reveal cis-regulatory divergence underlying skeletal evolution Nature Genetics
May 13th @ 10:30 AM (EDT) Lab Meeting Djivan Prentout Plant genera Cannabis and Humulus share the same pair of well-differentiated sex chromosomes.
May 14th Journal Club Marc de Manuel Montero Abascal et al. 2021, Somatic mutation landscapes at single-molecule resolution nature.
May 21st Lab Meeting Ellen Leffler Host-parasite genetic interactions in malaria
May 28th 10:30 AM -12 PM Lab Meeting Ziyue Gao
June 11th Journal Club Carla Hoge Pratt et al. 2021, Germline DNA replication shapes the recombination landscape in mammals BioRxiv.
Journal Club Daniel Hooper Wang et al. 2021, Transcriptional regulatory divergence underpinning species-specific learned vocalization in songbirds PLOS Biology.
July 16th Lab Meeting Florian Labourel A mechanistic view of the Evolution of diversity.

Fall 2020

When What Who Details
August 14th Journal Club Ipsita Agarwal Sinnott-Armstrong et al. 2020, GWAS of three molecular traits highlights core genes and pathways alongside a highly polygenic background bioRxiv.
August 21th Journal Club Carla Hoge Murakami et al. 2020, Multilayered mechanisms ensure that short chromosomes recombine in meiosis Nature.
August 28th Journal Club Felix Wu Pearce and Vandenbroucke 2020, Educational note: types of causes International Journal of Epidemiology.
October 23rd Lab Meeting Vagheesh Narasimhan Natural selection through different time epochs in ancient Europeans.
October 30th Journal club Zach Fuller and Carla Hoge Kuntz et al. 2020, Juvenile corals inherit mutations acquired during the parent’s lifespan bioRxiv and Barfield et al. 2016, Evolutionary origins of germline segregation in Metazoa: evidence for a germ stem cell lineage in the coral Orbicella faveolata (Cnidaria, Anthozoa) Proceedings of the Royal Society B
November 13th Lab Meeting Ipsita Agarwal Fitness consequences of DNMs
Journal club Daniel Hooper
November 20th Lab Meeting Arbel Harpak Interpreting signals of polygenic adaptation – Part 1
Journal club Anna Yoney Guo et al. 2020 The Dynamic Transcriptional Cell Atlas of Testis Development during Human Puberty, Cell Stem Cell
December 4th Lab Meeting Carla Hoge
December 11th Lab Meeting Laura Hayward & Guy Sella Interpreting signals of polygenic adaptation – Part 2
December 18th Lab Meeting Peter Andolfatto Diet unmasks cryptic genetic variants that regulate lifespan in outbred Drosophila

Spring 2020

When What Who Details
January 24th Lab Meeting Zach Fuller Towards a genetic prediction of bleaching in Corals.
January 31st Journal club Carla Hoge Jung et al. 2019, Unified single-cell analysis of testis gene regulation and pathology in five mouse strains eLife
Journal club Luke Sarre Lopez and Palumbi 2019, Somatic mutations and genome stability maintenance in clonal coral colonies bioRxiv
March 6th Lab Meeting Ana Pinharanda Gene regulatory network evolution in morphological divergence between Drosophila species.
Journal Club Felix Wu Seplyarskiy et al. 2020, Population sequencing data reveal a compendium of mutational processes in human germline. BioRxiv
March 13th Journal Club Will Milligan Watson et al. 2016, Germline replications and somatic mutation accumulation are independent of vegetative life span in Arabidopsis PNAS and Schmid-Siegert et al. 2017 Low number of fixed somatic mutations in a long-lived oak tree Nature Plants.
March 20th Journal Club Zach Fuller Cirulli et al. 2020, Genome-wide rare variant analysis for thousands of phenotypes in over 70,000 exomes from two cohorts Nature.
March 26th Journal Club Collective COVID19 Part 1
April 3rd Lab Meeting Carla Hoge Towards identifying determinants of meiotic recombination landscapes in non-mammalian animals
Journal Club Collective COVID19 Part 2
April 10th Journal Club Arbel Harpak Howe et al. 2020, Assortative mating and within-spouse pair comparisons BioRxiv.
April 29th Lab Meeting Ipsita Agarwal Estimating fitness consequences of de novo mutations
May 15th Lab Meeting Daniel Hooper Evaluating the Faster-Z Effect in a recent radiation of Australian grassfinches
Journal Club Carla Hoge Malinsky et al. 2018, Whole-genome sequences of Malawi cichlids reveal multiple radiations interconnected by gene flow Nature Ecology and Evolution and Svardal et al. 2019 Ancestral Hybridization Facilitated Species Diversification in the Lake Malawi Cichlid Fish Adaptive Radiation Molecular Biology and Evolution.
May 22th Journal Club Arbel Harpak Wang et al. 2020, Theoretical and empirical quantification of the accuracy of polygenic scores in ancestry divergent populations BioRxiv.
May 29th Lab Meeting Aaron Stern Quantifying & disentangling selection on genetically-correlated complex traits
Journal Club Laura Hayward Buffalo and Coop 2009 Genetics The Linked Selection Signature of Rapid Adaptation in Temporal Genomic Data.
June 5th Journal Club Ana Pinharanda Meier et al. 2020, Haplotype tagging reveals parallel formation of hybrid races in two butterfly species BioRxiv.
June 12th Lab Meeting Izabel Alves The evolution and coevolution of PRDM9.
June 26th Lab Meeting Will Milligan Evolution of Genetic Variance in Mutation Rates
Journal Club Ipsita Agarwal and Zach Fuller Karczewski et al. 2020, The mutational constraint spectrum quantified from variation in 141,456 humans Nature and Collins et al. 2020, A structural variation reference for medical and population genetics Nature.
July 3rd Journal Club Arbel Harpak Wang et al. 2020, Theoretical and empirical quantification of the accuracy of polygenic scores in ancestry divergent populations BioRxiv.
July 10th Journal Club Felix Wu Volkova et al. 2020, Mutational signatures are jointly shaped by DNA damage and repair BioRxiv.
July 17th Journal Club Luke Sarre Cantina et al. 2020, Evolutionary Persistence of DNA Methylation for Millions of Years after Ancient Loss of a De Novo Methyltransferase BioRxiv.
July 24th Journal Club Marc de Manuel Montero Bell et al. 2020, Insights into variation in meiosis from 31,228 human sperm genomes Nature.

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.

Spring 2019

Full Schedule:

When What Who Details
January 25th Lab Meeting Bárbara Bitarello Ancestry effects on the accuracy of polygenic scores for height in African-Americans
(second talk) Iain Mathieson Polygenic scores for height in Ancient Europeans, and the evolution of skeletal morphology
February 11th Journal club Carla Hoge Halldorsson et al. 2019, Characterizing mutagenic effects of recombination through a sequence level genetic map
February 18thJournal club Ipsita Agarwal Warrington et al. 2019, Maternal and fetal genetic effects on birth weight and their relevance to cardio-metabolic risk factors. bioRxiv.
February 22nd, time TBD Lab Meeting Nancy Chen Tracking short-term evolution in a pedigreed wild population
March 4th Journal club Laura Hayward Hou et al. 2019, Accurate estimation of SNP-heritability from biobank-scale data irrespective of genetic architecture. bioRxiv.
March 13th, 9AM Lab Meeting Dan Belsky Phenotypic Annotation: Polygenic Score Analysis of Human Development to Advance Translation of GWAS Discovery
March 18th Lab Meeting Jeremy Berg Polygenic mutation selection drift balance under the liability threshold model
March 19th @10:30 Lab Meeting Elora López Molecular processes associated with long life span and resilience to stress in reef-building corals
March 25th Lab Meeting Tyler Joseph Time-series models for population structure.
April 29th Journal club Arbel Harpak Selzam et al. 2019, Comparing within- and between-family polygenic score prediction. bioRxiv.
May 6th Lab Meeting Mikkel Schierup Neanderthal fragments lengths and mutational signatures suggests different historical generation times in non-African population over the past 50,000 years
May 13th Lab Meeting Lucas Moreira Genomics of parallel divergence and local adaptation in two North American woodpeckers
May 20th Lab Meeting Kristin Lee Evolution of Color Vision in New World Monkeys
May 28th Lab Meeting Felix Wu Directly estimating the sex-specific mutation rate in olive baboons
June 3rd Lab Meeting Carla Hoge Towards Understanding the Evolution of Recombination Localization in Vertebrates
June 10th Lab Meeting Shyamalika Gopalan Characterizing the natural genetic and epigenetic diversity of human populations
Journal Club Zach Fuller Weghorn et al 2019 Applicability of the Mutation–Selection Balance Model to Population Genetics of Heterozygous Protein-Truncating Variants in Humans. Molecular Biology and Evolution.
June 13th @ 10am Thesis Defense Hakhamamesh Mostafavi Quantitative trait variation and adaptation in contemporary humans.
June 14th @ 9am Lab Meeting Will Milligan Selection against mutator alleles limits their impact on mutation rates
June 17th Journal club Isabel Alves Shanfelter et al. 2019, Divergent fine-scale recombination landscapes between a freshwater and marine population of threespine stickleback fish. Genome Biology and Evolution.
June 24th Lab Meeting Zach Baker An evolutionary perspective on the localization of meiotic recombination events.

Winter 2018

Full Schedule:

When What Who Details
July 26th Lab Meeting Lluis Q-M Unraveling the genetic and evolutionary sources of variation in immune response phenotypes
July 27th Journal Club Jeremy Berg Cvijovic et al 2018 The effect of strong purifying selection on genetic diversity. Genetics.
August 16th (@2:00pm) Lab Meeting Will Milligan TBD
August 17th Lab Meeting Hakhamanesh Mostafavi Decomposing pitfalls of polygenic score portability across populations
September 12th (Wednesday) @9:30am Lab Meeting Wynn Meyer From blue eyes to the deep blue sea: exploring the genetic basis of convergent traits in mammals
October 16th, 9am Lab Meeting Zach Fuller Using genomics to understand adaptation in the coral Acropora millepora
Nov 14th Journal Club Arbel Harpak O’Connor et al. 2018, Distinguishing genetic correlation from causation across 52 diseases and complex traits. Nature Genetics.
Nov 27th @9AM Journal Club @9AM Jeremy Berg O’Connor et al. 2018 Polygenicity of complex traits is explained by negative selection. bioRxiv.
Dec 12th Journal Club @9AM Will Milligan Young and Donelly 2018 Identifying loci affecting trait variability and detecting interactions in genome-wide association studies. Nature Genetics.
Dec 19th Journal Club @9AM Laura Hayward Hoellinger et al. 2018 Polygenic Adaptation: From sweeps to subtle frequency shifts. bioRxiv.

Spring 2018

Full Schedule:

When What Who Details
January 19th Lab Meeting Jeremy Berg Practice Job Talk
January 26th Lab Meeting (@11:30am) Hakhamanesh Mostafavi Viability selection in contemporary humans
February 2nd Conference NY Genome Center NY Human Genetics in NYC Conference
February 9th Lab Meeting
(@1:30pm)
Nitin Phadnis The molecular basis of speciation in Drosophila
February 16th Journal Club
(@12:00pm)
Felix Wu Liggett et al 2017 Conserved patterns of somatic mutations in human peripheral blood cells. bioRxiv.
February 23rd Journal Club Jeremy Berg Stephens 2017 False Discovery Rates: A New Deal. Biostatistics.
March 2nd Lab Meeting Zachary Fuller A population genetics perspective on the intolerance to mutation
March 9th Lab Meeting Felix Wu Estimating De Novo Mutation Rates in Humans and Baboons by Deep Sequencing of Family Units
March 23rd Journal Club Laura Hayward Chan et al 2018 A Likelihood-Free Inference Framework for Population Genetic Data using Exchangeable Neural Networks. bioRxiv.
March 30th Lab Meeting Iain Mathieson Watching evolution with ancient DNA
Journal Club Hakhamanesh Mostafavi Kong et al 2018 The nature of nurture: Effects of parental genotypes. Science.
April 5th Lab Meeting
(@10:00am)
Yoav Benjamini The replicability problems in science: it’s not the p-value’s fault
April 6th Lab Meeting Felix Wu Estimating De Novo Mutation Rates in Humans and Baboons by Deep Sequencing of Family Units
Journal Club Carla Hoge Murray et al 2018 Natural selection shaped the rise and fall of passenger pigeon genomic diversity. Science.
April 13th Journal Club Yuval Simons Nelson and Cresko 2018 Ancient genomic variation underlies repeated ecological adaptation in young stickleback populations. Evolution Letters.
April 26th Lab Meeting T​om DiPrete Genetic Instrumental Variable (GIV) regression: Explaining socioeconomic and health outcomes in non-experimental data
April 27th Journal Club Zachary Fuller Meiklejohn et al 2018 Gene flow mediates the role of sex chromosome meiotic drive during complex speciation. BioRxiv.
May 4th Lab Meeting
(@2:30pm)
Carla Hoge and
Xiaoting Li
Rotation Project Overviews
May 11th Conference Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories Biology of Genomes
May 18th Lab Meeting Zachary Baker The story of PRDM9
Lab Meeting
(@1:45pm)
Molly Schumer Searching for adaptive introgression with linked deleterious sites
May 25th Lab Meeting Guy Amster Life history effects on X-to-autosomes polymorphism ratios
Journal Club Zachary Baker Brand et al 2018 Molecular Evolution at a Meiosis Gene Mediates Species Differences in the Rate and Patterning of Recombination. Current Biology.
June 8th Lab Meeting Jeremy Berg All of the empirical results from my PhD thesis are wrong!
Journal Club Hakhamanesh Mostafavi Haworth et al 2018 Common genetic variants and health outcomes appear geographically structured in the UK Biobank sample: Old concerns returning and their implications. BioRxiv.
Yengo et al 2018 Meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies for height and body mass index in ~700,000 individuals of European ancestry. BioRxiv.

Fall 2017

Full Schedule:

When What Who Details
July 21st Lab Meeting (@2:00pm) Magnus Nordborg Epigenetic Variation in Arabidopsis
Journal Club Guy Amster Pelletier et al. 2017 Eco-evolutionary dynamics in a contemporary human population. Nature.
July 28th Journal Club Hakhamanesh Mostafavi Ge et al. 2017 Phenome-wide heritability analysis of the UK Biobank. Plos Genetics.
August 4th Lab Meeting Jeremy Berg Population genetic models for the evolution of human complex disease
August 18th Lab Meeting Yuki Haba The genomics of behavioral adaptation to photoperiodism in an Asian burying beetle
Journal Club Laura Hayward Fernando et al. 2009 Additive Genetic Variability and the Bayesian Alphabet. Genetics.
August 25th Lab Meeting Zach Fuller Genetic variation associated with heat tolerance in corals
September 8th Lab Meeting Laura Hayward A model for selection on a polygenic trait after a sudden change in environment
Journal Club David Murphy Lunter et al. 2014 8.2% of the Human Genome Is Constrained: Variation in Rates of Turnover across Functional Element Classes in the Human Lineage.GeneticsPlos Genetics
September 22nd Journal Club Felix Wu Niederhuber et al. 2017 Germline De Novo Mutation Clusters Arise During Oocyte Aging In Genomic Regions With Increased Double-Strand Break Incidence. BioRxiv.
September 29th Lab Meeting Andy Kern Putting the HAL in Haldane: leveraging machine learning for population genetics
Journal Club Jeremy Berg Cherry et al. 1998 Should We Expect Substitution Rate to Depend on Population Size?. Genetics.
October 6th Lab Meeting Kristen Lee Detecting signatures of convergent adaptation in population genomic data
Journal Club Hakhamanesh Mostafavi Tahmasbi et al. 2017 Testing the moderation of quantitative gene by environment interactions in unrelated individuals. BioRxiv.
October 20th Journal Club Laura Hayward Lello et al. 2017 Accurate Genomic Prediction Of Human Height. BioRxiv.
October 27th Lab Meeting
(@10:00am)
Ipsita Agarwal Sex differences in the mutation spectrum
Journal Club Zach Fuller Prince et al. 2017 The evolutionary basis of premature migration in Pacific salmon highlights the utility of genomics for informing conservation. ScienceAdvances.
November 10th Lab Meeting
(@9:45am)
Parul Johri Population genomics reveals evolutionary constraints across the genomes of Paramecium species
Journal Club Yuval Simons Crawford et al. 2017 Loci associated with skin pigmentation identified in African populations. Science.
November 17th Lab Meeting Noah Reid Rapid repeated evolution of extreme pollution tolerance in killfishes (Fundulus)
Journal Club Guy Amster Lynch et al. 2008 The Cellular, Developmental and Population-Genetic Determinants of Mutation-Rate Evolution. Genetics.
December 1st Lab Meeting Eduardo Amorim Barbarian migrations and social organization in 6th century Europe
Journal Club Zach Baker Latrille et al. 2017 The Red Queen model of recombination hot-spot evolution: a theoretical investigation. Philos Trans R Soc Lond.
December 8th Lab Meeting Molly Schumer Breakdown of population structure and hybrid incompatibility in a swordtail population
Journal Club Ipsita Agarwal Ju et al. 2017 Somatic mutations reveal asymmetric cellular dynamics in the early human embryo. Nature.

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

Spring 2017

When What Who Details
January 6th Journal Club David Murphy Campos et al. 2016 Estimating the parameters of background selection and selective sweeps in Drosophila in the presence of gene conversion.
January 13th Lab Meeting Fernando Racimo Detecting polygenic adaptation in an admixture graph
Journal Club Zachary Baker Larson et al. 2016 The composite regulatory basis of the large X-effect in mouse speciation. Mol Bio Evol.
January 27th Lab Meeting Joe Pickrell Methods for scaling genome-wide association studies using ultra-low-coverage sequencing and mobile phenotyping
February 10th Lab Meeting Diego Hartasanchez Modeling and simulation of interlocus gene conversion
Journal Club Ipsita Agarwal Lynch et al. 2016 Genetic drift, selection and the evolution of the mutation rate. Nature Review Genetics.
February 17th Lab Meeting Jeremy Berg How Natural Selection has Impacted the Evolution of Anthropometric Traits
Journal Club Yuki Haba Miles et al. 2016 Natural diversity of the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae. BioRxiv.
March 3rd Symposium Public symposium on Social Evolution and Genome Complexity
March 20th (Monday @2:30pm) Lab Meeting Claude Bhérer
March 24th Journal Club Fernando Racimo Robinson et al. 2016 Genetic evidence of assortative mating in humans. Nature Human Behavior.
April 7th (@3:00pm) Lab Meeting Molly Schumer
April 14th Journal Club Jeremy Berg Cassa et al. 2017 Estimating the selective effects of heterozygous protein-truncating variants from human exome data. Nature Genetics.
April 26th (Wednesday @10:00am) Lab Meeting Ana Pinharanda Speciation in two sympatric species of neo-tropical butterflies
April 28th Symposium Precision Medicine symposium
May 5th Journal Club Practice talks for Biology of Genomes
May 8th (Monday @12:00pm) Lab Meeting Thanasis Kousathanas The demographic history and mutational load of African hunter-gatherers and farmers
May 26th Lab Meeting Felix Wu TBD
Journal Club Hakhamanesh Mostafavi Kong et al. 2016 Selection against variants in the genome associated with educational attainment. PNAS.
June 2nd Lab Meeting Li Zhao Evolution of de novo genes in Drosophila melanogaster.
June 6th (Tuesday) Lab Meeting Arbel Harpak The high rate of non-allelic gene conversion in humans and its effect on the divergence of gene duplicates
June 10th Journal Club Guy Sella Malinsky et al. 2017 Whole Genome Sequences Of Malawi Cichlids Reveal Multiple Radiations Interconnected By Gene Flow. BioRxiv.

Fall 2016

When What Who Details
Sept 16 Journal Club Molly Schumer Fu et al. 2016  The genetic history of Ice Age Europe. Nature.
Sept 23 Lab Meeting Avi Flamholz (UC Berkeley) Mangan and Flamholz et al. 2016  pH determines the energetic efficiency of the cyanobacterial CO2 concentrating mechanism. PNAS.
Oct 7 Lab Meeting Zachary Baker The evolutionary history of PRDM9 in vertebrates: implications for recombination mechanisms.
Journal Club Fernando Racimo Aeschbacher et al. 2016  Population-genomic inference of the strength and timing of selection against gene flow. bioRxiv.
Oct 21 Lab Meeting Molly Schumer Recombination patterns in fish reveal evolutionary conservation of recombination mechanisms across the vertebrate phylogeny.
Journal Club Zachary Baker Halldorsson et al. 2016  The rate of meiotic gene conversion varies by sex and age. Nature Genetics.
Nov 4 Journal Club Jeremy Halldorsson et al. 2016  Linkage disequilibrium dependent architecture of human complex traits reveals action of negative selection. BioRxiv.
Nov 18 Lab Meeting Ipsita Agarwal Comparing mutational patterns on the X chromosome and Autosomes using ExAC data.
Journal Club Chen Chen Lindsay et al. 2016  Striking differences in patterns of germline mutation between mice and humans. BioRXiv.
Dec 2 Lab Meeting Michel Georges Insights in the de novo mutation process from sequencing cows: frequency of mosaicism points towards mutation prone early cleavage cell divisions.
Dec 13 (Tuesday) Lab Meeting Zachary Fuller Evolutionary mechanisms that shape chromosome structure in Drosophila pseudoobscura

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