Saturday-Sunday, September 29-30, 2007


12:00 pm Registration and Poster setup
1:00 Jim Carrington, Director, CGRB Welcome, Updates and Announcements
1:20 Gary Merrill, Biochemistry and Biophysics "MCB Core Program Curriculum Revisions"

Darryl Conte, University of Massachusetts Medical Center 

"Dicer-Related Helicases: Defining Conserved Complexes and New RNAi-Related Pathways in C. elegans"

2:10 Tai Montgomery, MCB Graduate Program "ARGONAUTEs and Silencing Specificity"

Siva Kullori, Environmental and Molecular Toxicology 

"Signaling from Nucleus to Mitochondria: Nuclear Receptor Nur77 Based Cancer Therapeutics"

3:30 Michael Freitag, Biochemistry and Biophysics "Centromere Assembly and Maintenance"
3:55 Shelley Halpain, University of California, San Diego "MAPs, MARCKS, and Morphology: A Few Keys to Neuronal Development"
5:00 Poster Session, Sponsors' Displays and Open Bar
6:45 Dinner
8:00-12:00  Entertainment, Announcement of Awards
8:45 am Jeff Chang, Botany and Plant Pathology "Functional Genomic Screen for Type III Effectors of Mutualistic Rhizobia"
9:10 Martin Schuster, Microbiology "Social Cheating in Pseudomonas aeruginosa Quorum Sensing"
9:35 Jennifer Nemhauser, University of Washington "Manipulation and Dissection of Plant Growth Control Networks"
10:45 Valerian Dolja, Botany and Plant Pathology "Origin of Viruses and Cells in Light of Comparative Genomics"
11:10 Joe Beckman, Linus Pauling Institute "Mass Spectometry of Native Proteins from Brain: Understanding How SOD Causes ALS" 

Theresa Filtz, Pharmaceutical Sciences 

"Lipids, Dimers, Phosphates, Calcium and Lipase: Fine Tuning the Regulation of a Common Signaling Pathway"

12:00 pm