2019 Suddath Symposium
Epigenetics: From Mechanisms to Tree of Life
Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering & Bioscience
February 7-8, 2019
DAY 1 – February 7, 2019
Suddath Seminar Room 1128
2019 Suddath Award Winner Presentation
11:30 a.m. Biosensor Development for Field-deployable Diagnostic Assays - Monica McNerney, Doctoral Candidate; Mark Styczynski, Ph.D., Advisor
1:00 p.m. Welcome address by Suddath Symposium Co-Chairs – Yuhong Fan, Ph.D., Soojin Yi, Ph.D.
Session I – Epigenetic Mechanisms
Chair – Hengbin Wang, Ph.D.
1:05 p.m. Identifying and Overcoming Epigenetic Barriers that Impede Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer Cloning – Yi Zhang, Ph.D. – Howard Hughes Medical Investigator, Harvard Medical School
1:45 p.m. Nutrient Signaling through Histone H3 Phosphorylation for Transcriptional Regulation – Jerry Workman, Ph.D. – Stowers Institute for Medical Research
2:25 p.m. Mechanisms of Transgenerational Inheritance of Obesity Epiphenotypes – Victor Corces, Ph.D. – Howard Hughes Medical Investigator, Emory University
3:05 p.m. Break
Session II – Epigenetics in Development and Disease
Chair – Patrick McGrath, Ph.D.
3:30 p.m. Principles of Epigenetics and Chromatin in Development and Human Disease – Ali Shilatifard, Ph.D. – Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
4:10 p.m. A SAGA of Gcn5 and USP22 in Development and Disease – Sharon Dent, Ph.D. – University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
4:50 p.m. Presentation of 2019 Suddath Award Winner
5:00 p.m. Poster session and reception – Petit atrium
DAY 2 – February 8, 2019
Suddath Seminar Room 1128
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
Session III – Epigenetics and Phenotypic Plasticity and Evolution
Chair – Michael Goodisman, Ph.D.
8:30 a.m. Epigenetic Control of Phenotypic Plasticity: Constraining Tumor Cell Heterogeneity and Evolution – Paula Vertino, Ph.D. – University of Rochester Medicine Center
9:10 a.m. Genetic and Epigenomic Approaches for Understanding Human Evolution and Disease – James Noonan, Ph.D. – Yale School of Medicine
9:50 a.m. Investigating the Molecular Basis of Behavioral Variation in Social Insects – Brendan Hunt, Ph.D. – University of Georgia
10:30 a.m. Break
11:10 a.m. Genome and Epigenome Evolution of Human Brains – Soojin Yi, Ph.D. – Georgia Tech
11:40 a.m. Lunch – Petit atrium
Session IV – Epigenetics in Stem Cells and Cancer
Chair - Yomi Oyelere, Ph.D.
1:00 p.m. The End is the Beginning: Epigenetic Mechanisms that Guide Germline Transcription across Generations in C. Elegans – William Kelly, Ph.D. – Emory University
1:40 p.m. Histone Ubiquitination, Transcription, and the Cancer Connection – Hengbin Wang, Ph.D. – University of Alabama, Birmingham
2:20 p.m. Linker Histones in Stem Cells and Cancer – Yuhong Fan, Ph.D. – Georgia Tech
3:00 p.m. Adjourn