2020 Rocky Mountain RNA Symposium



February 13, 2020

RNA Bioscience Initiative 1st Annual Rocky Mountain RNA Symposium

I Heart RNA: Rising Stars in RNA Biology

Thursday, February 13, 2020
8:00am – 5:00pm

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Fulginiti Pavilion



Featured Speakers


Kristin Koutmou, PhD, University of Michigan

John Karijolich, PhD, Vanderbilt University

Dipali Sashhital, PhD, Iowa State University

Athma Pai, PhD, University of Massachusetts

Timothy Yu, MD, PhD, Boston Children’s Hospital

Rocky Mountain RNA Symposium 2020 poster

Agenda

TimeLocationProgram  
8:00 –
9:00 am
Fulginiti Pavilion (R27-100) Check-in Coffee and pastries
8:55 –
9:00 am
Fulginiti Pavilion Introduction Welcome and opening remarks
9:00 –
9:45 am
Fulginiti Pavilion Invited speaker #1 Molecular Level Consequences of mRNA Modification on Translation
Kristin Koutmou, University of Michigan
9:45 –
10:05 am
Fulginiti Pavilion Trainee talk #1 Optimized Synthesis of Thiomorpholino Oligonucleotides (TMOs) and Their Biological Activity
Ondrej Kostov, University of Colorado Boulder
10:05 –
10:50 am
Fulginiti Pavilion Invited speaker
#2
RNA-Based Mechanisms of Antiviral Immunity
John Karijolich, Vanderbilt University
10:50 –
11:10 am
Fulginiti Pavilion Break Coffee
11:10 –
11:30 am
Fulginiti Pavilion Trainee talk #2 Quantifying the Spatiotemporal Dynamics of IRES versus Cap Translation with Single-Molecule Resolution in Living Cells
Amanda Koch, Colorado State University
11:30 –
12:15 pm
Fulginiti Pavilion Invited speaker #3 Pervasive Off-Target and Double-Stranded DNA Nicking by CRISPR-Cas12a
Dipali Sashital, Iowa State University
12:15 –
1:30 pm
Education II South, bridge
(L28-2001)
Lunch  
1:30 –
2:15 pm
Fulginiti Pavilion Invited speaker #4 Kinetics of mRNA Processing: Speeding Through Gene Regulation
Athma Pai, University of Massachusetts
2:15 –
2:35 pm
Fulginiti Pavilion Trainee talk #3 Development of a Flexible RNA Proximity Labeling Method Sheds Light on Nuclear RNA Retention Mechanisms
Krysta Engel, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
2:35 –
3:45 pm
Education II South, bridge Poster session Coffee
3:45 –
4:05 pm
Fulginiti Pavilion (R27-100) Trainee talk #4 Cryo-EM Reconstruction of the Giardia intestinalis 80S Ribosome
Daniel Eiler, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
4:05 –
4:50 pm
Fulginiti Pavilion Invited speaker #5 Milasen and Evolutionary Steps Towards Personalized Medicines
Tim Yu, Boston Children’s Hospital
4:50 –
5:00 pm
Fulginiti Pavilion Closing remarks