Evenings with RNA

The objective of Evenings with RNA is to foster a collaborative environment for students, post-docs and faculty to share their research with the ever-expanding RNA community of Colorado. Hosted by the Colorado RNA Club in collaboration with the RNA Bioscience Initiative at CU Anschutz, this event takes place at 3pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, September through May; event location varies.


Danielle Bilodeau (CU Anschutz)

Giulia Corbet (CU Boulder)

Shelby Lennon (CU Boulder)

Kailee Reed (CSU)

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all Evenings with RNA events are currently taking place on Zoom.

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September 15, 2020Tim-Michael DeckerDylan TaatjesCU BoulderTargeted degradation of transcription elongation factor SPT5 using the dTAG system
Kelsey NassarAik-Choon TanCU AnschutzTranscriptomic analysis of mutant SF3B1 and its effects on mucosal melanoma oncogenesis
O'Neil WigganNeil WigganColorado State UniversityReal-time imaging of transcription and translation from an endogenous gene
October 20, 2020Frank LeeScott AlperNational Jewish HealthRegulating MyD88 alternative splicing in mouse macrophages
Megan CernyAmanda CharlesworthCU DenverDifferential expression of Oct paralogs during early development of Xenopus laevis
Conner LangebergJeffrey KieftCU AnschutzA conserved class of hystidylatable viral tRNA mimics
November 17, 2020Gongyi ZhangGongyi ZhangNational Jewish HealthRNA Polymerase II pausing regulation in higher eukaryotes
Traci LyonsTraci LyonsCU AnschutzInsights into pregnancy-related breast cancer through RNA analysis
Charlotte CialekTim StasevichCSUVisualizing dynamic tethering of Argonaute to single mRNA in live human cells
December 15, 2020Matthew TaylorMatthew TaylorCU AnschutzReading the tea leaves of the human cardiovascular transcriptome
Parker NicholsBeat VogeliCU AnschutzA-Z junction formation in Alu RNAs: A role for the Z-RNA binding domain of ADAR1
Robert BateyRobert BateyCU BoulderRiboswitches: Finding the hidden messages in the message
January 19, 2021Evan LesterRoy ParkerCU BoulderTau aggregates are RNA-protein assemblies that mislocalize multiple nuclear speckle components
Eugenia OlesnickyEugenia Olesnicky KillianUCCSTissue specific roles for the splicing factor Caper in aging and development
Rytis PrekerisRytis PrekerisCU AnschutzThe role of mid-body assocoated RNA in regulating cell proliferation and differentiation
February 16, 2021Ankita AroraMatthew TaliaferroCU Anschutz 
Thomas FormanSujatha JagannathanCU Anschutz 
Jennyfer M MitchellJennyfer Mora MitchellCU Anschutz 
March 16, 2021John RinnJohn RinnCU Boulder 
Olve PeersenOlve Peersen


Dick DavisDick DavisCU Anschutz 
April 20, 2021Alicia CutlerBrad OlwinCU Boulder 
Raeann GoeringMatthew TaliaferroCU Anschutz 
David BentleyDavid BentleyCU Anschutz 
May 18, 2021Jeff MayfieldAmanda CharlesworthCU Denver 
Rachel JonesJeffrey KieftCU Anschutz 
Hossein ShenasaDavid BentleyCU Anschutz 
Date Presenters Lab Institution Title
September 17, 2019 Roman Iwasaki Robert Batey CU Boulder A Cas13-based assay rapidly quantifies transcription and enables biosensing of small molecules
Craig Forester Craig Forester CU Anschutz Dissecting specific translational activation in early hematopoiesis
Christopher Phiel Christopher Phiel CU Denver Stem cell pluripotency, metabolism, and m6A
Michael Cortázar Sujatha Jagannathan CU Anschutz Transcription elongation and termination: the sitting-duck torpedo model
October 15, 2019 Tom Santangelo   Colorado State University Abundant and diverse RNA modifications supporting thermophily in the Archaea
Rui Zhao Rui Zhao CU Anschutz Cryo-EM structure of spliceosomal E complex and biochemical analyses reveal a unified mechanism for intron definition, exon definition, and back-splicing
Yicheng Long Tom Cech CU Boulder RNA-protein interactions regulate epigenetic silencing
Stephanie Moon Roy Parker CU Boulder Coupling of translational quality control and mRNA targeting to stress granules
November 19, 2019 Esther Braselmann Esther Braselmann CU Boulder Illuminating RNA dynamics in mammalian cells with the Riboglow platform
Devin Tauber Roy Parker CU Boulder Modulation of RNA condensation by the DEAD-box protein eIF4A
Olivia Rissland Olivia Rissland CU Anschutz Connections between translation and mRNA decay
Allison Swain Aaron Johnson CU Anschutz m6A RNA modifications regulate lncRNA HOTAIR in breast cancer
December 10, 2019 John Rohloff Industry Somalogic Chemically-modified DNA aptamers
Brenna Dennison Katherine Fantauzzo CU Anschutz Srsf3-mediated alternative RNA splicing downstream of PDGFRα signaling in the palatal mesenchyme
Yuanyuan Xie Edward Chuong CU Boulder Harnessing transposon-derived dsRNA to kill cancer cells
Cecilia Levandowski Dylan Taatjes CU Boulder How does ∆40p53 alter p53 function?
January 21, 2020 Joseph Cardiello R Dowell & MA Allen CU Boulder Investigating the effects of Down syndrome on the induction of heat shock responsive gene mRNAs across a cellular population
Siddharth Shukla Roy Parker CU Boulder
Claire Gillette Tania Reis CU Anschutz RNA-binding proteins and fat storage homeostasis: a tale of fat flies
James Till Andres Vazquez-Torres CU Anschutz Linking nitrosative stress-induced metabolic adaptations to aminoglycoside tolerance
April 28, 2020 Danielle Bilodeau Olivia Rissland CU Anschutz Using long-read sequencing to validate RNA cleavage events in Giardia lamblia
Tom Evans Tom Evans CU Anschutz Genetic surprises: novel Sm family ncRNAs control developmental recovery from starvation in C. elegans
July 21, 2020 Otto Kletzien Robert Batey CU Boulder hnRNPU RGG is part of a larger RNA-binding domain
Kevin Hemphill Industry Horizon Discovery Chemical synthesis of long RNA for CRISPR mediated gene activation (CRISPRa)


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