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

Meeting times: Fridays 12:45 – 2:00 pm (lab meeting) & 2:15-3:30 pm (journal club). Once a month, journal club will be at the alternate time of 4:00 – 5:15 pm.


When What Who Details
July 16th Lab Meeting Florian Labourel A mechanistic view of the Evolution of diversity.

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Full Schedule:

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 Author, Title Journal
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 TBD
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
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 TBD.
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 TBD.
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 TBD.
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 TBD.
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.

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