RNA Chalk Talk Series



The RBI RNA Chalk Talk Series meets once per month on Tuesdays at 3 PM in the conference room on the 9th floor of RC1 South. Please join us for these informative 45-minute talks given by RBI students, postdocs and faculty on their own research.

“Come for the snacks, stay for the RNA and the collaboration!”

For more information, please contact one of our organizers:

Maddie Sherlock, PhD
Jane Coffin Childs Postdoctoral Fellow
madeline.sherlock@cuanschutz.edu

Rachel Jones
Graduate Student, Molecular Biology
rachel.a.jones@cuanschutz.edu


Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the RNA Chalk Talk Series is now held by Zoom. Watch your email for reminders and Zoom links.

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DateSpeakerTitlePositionAffiliation
January 26, 2021Jeff KieftEngineering new functional ncRNAs from viral RNA componentsPIBMG
February 23, 2021Thomas FormanInvestigating RNA Toxicity in Fasciocapulohumeral Muscular DystrophyStudent- Jagannathan LabBMG
March 23, 2021Ashley KnoxTBDStudent- van Dyk LabMicrobiology
April 27, 2021Marisa RuehleTBDPostDoc- Pearson LabCDB
May 25, 2021TBDTBDTBDTBD
June 22, 2021Matthew SzucsTBDStudent- Kieft LabMicrobiology

 

Date Speaker Title Position Affiliation
January 14, 2020 Ankita Arora, PhD High-Throughput Identification of RNA Elements that Regulate Neuronal Localization Using a Massively Parallel Reporter Assay (MPRA) PostDoc- Taliaferro Lab BMG
February 4, 2020 Erin Nishimura, PhD Translate It or Condensate It: mRNA Localization in C. elegans early Embryos Assistant Professor CSU- Biochem & Mol Biol
March 3, 2020 Allison Porman Swain, PhD Investigating the Role of N6-methyladenosine in Candida albicans White-Opaque Switching PostDoc- Johnson Lab BMG
April 7, 2020 Kelsey Nassar Canceled Student- Tan/Schweppe Lab Endocrinology

 

DateSpeakerTitlePositionAffiliation
February 26, 2019Natalia Smirnova, PhD

Assessing the Cellular Heterogeneity of the Lung during Chronic Rejection after Transplantation by scRNAseq

Assistant Research Professor- EickelbergLabPulmonary Sciences
March 26, 2019Maddie SherlockTranslation Termination-Reinitiation by a Structured Viral RNAPostDoc- Kieft LabBMG
April 23, 2019Laura White  Student- Hesselberth LabBMG
May 21, 2019Tassa Saldi, PhDEffects of pre-mRNA Structure on Processing and TranscriptionResearch Instructor- Bentley LabBMG
August 20, 2019Rachel JonesBrain Cytoplasmic RNAs: Uncharacterized lncRNAs in Localized Neuronal Translation InhibitionStudent- Kieft LabBMG
September 24, 2019James TillrRNA Methylation and Translational Fidelity in SalmonellaStudent- Vazquez-Torres LabImmunology & Microbiology
October 8, 2019Anna-Lena Steckelberg, PhDManipulation of RNA Metabolism by SARS Coronavirus Virulence Factor nsp1PostDoc- Kieft LabBMG
November 5, 2019Ben Akiyama, PhDRNA Structure-Based Regulation of Flavivirus ReplicationPostDoc- Kieft LabBMG
December 3, 2019Michael Cortazar Osorio, PhDEscape from Nonsense-Mediated RNA DecayPostDoc- Jagannathan LabBMG

 

DateSpeakerTitlePositionAffiliation
June 12, 2018MultipleRNA Society Meeting SummaryVariousVarious
Date Speaker Title Position Affiliation
January 10, 2017 Erik Hartwick Translation Mediated by a Structured 3'UTR Student- Kieft Lab BMG
February 14, 2017 Francisco Asturias, PhD Investigating the Mechanistic Significance of Mediator Conformational Rearrangements Assistant Professor BMG
March 14, 2017 Marisa Ruehle, PhD RNA at the Centriole: Fact or Fiction? PostDoc- Pearson Lab CDB
April 12, 2017 Ryan Sheridan The Role of RNApolII Backtracking in Transcription Dynamics Student- Bentley Lab BMG
May 16, 2017 Allison Porman, PhD The Role of RNA Modification m6A in HOTAIR-Mediated Gene Repression PostDoc- Johnson Lab BMG
June 13, 2017 Scott Seitz Evaluating the Role of Rig-I-like RNA Helicases During RNA Virus Pathogenesis Student- Tyler Lab Neurology
July 11, 2017 Veronica Fregoso Exploration of the PIK3CD Splice Isoform,p37∂, in Neurodevelopment and Neuropsychiatric Disease Student- Law Lab Psychiatry
September 26, 2017 Neel Mukherjee, PhD RNA Regulation in Human Steroidogenesis Assistant Professor BMG
October 10, 2017 Matthew Taliaferro, PhD mRNA Localization: Delivering the Message Assistant Professor BMG
December 5, 2017 Oliva Rissland Connections Between Translation and mRNA Decay Assistant Professor BMG
December 13, 2017 Anna-Lena Steckelberg, PhD Exoribonuclease-Resistant RNA Structures: A New Mechanism for RNA Maturation? PostDoc- Kieft Lab BMG

 

Date Speaker Title Position Affiliation
June 14, 2016 Doug Shepherd, PhD Information from Fluctuation: Utilizing Single-Cell Analyses to Probe Genetic Response to External Stimuli Assistant Professor CU-Denver; Physics
July 12, 2016 Linda van Dyk, PhD Gammaherpesvirus Non-Coding RNAs: Multifunctional and Highly Processed Associate Professor and Vice Chair Immunology & Microbiology
September 13, 2016 Thomas Evans, PhD A Lot of Bodies in There: RNP Granule Control During Early Development Associate Professor CDB
October 11, 2016 Lori Sussel, PhD Functional and Molecular Characterization of Cell Specific Long Non-Coding RNAs in the Pancreatic Islet Professor and Director of Basic and Translational Research Barbara Davis Center