Center for RNA Biology
2022 -2023 Seminar Schedule

Seminars will be held at 12:00 pm in 170 Davis Heart and Lung (DHLRI) unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 – No Seminar

Tuesday, October 11, 2022  – Rescheduled

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 –
Vincenzo Gennarino
Assistant Professor
University of Columbia
Neurological disease: it’s not just about genes anymore”
Host: Wayne Miles Email:

Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Dr. Eugene Valkov
Stadtman Investigator
Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute
“Biochemical Studies of Messenger RNA Degradation”
Host: Michael Kearse

Tuesday, February 14, 2023
115 Biomedical Research Tower (BRT)
RNA Fellows Present
Benjamin Warner (Fredrick Lab) – “Roles of the leader-trailer helix and the antitermination complex in 30S subunit biogenesis

Isobel Bowles (Jackman Lab) – “Identification of a tRNA-specific function for the tRNA methyltransferase Trm10 in Saccharomyces cerevisiae”

Akila Venkataramany (Chandler Lab) – “Understanding Alternative Splicing in Ewing Sarcoma for Therapeutic Benefit.”

Student Advisor: Michael Kearse

Tuesday, March 7, 2023
115 Biomedical Research Tower (BRT)
Dr. Peter Dedon
“Revisiting the central dogma in the age of the epigenome and epitranscriptome”
Host: Venkat Gopalan

Tuesday, April 11, 2023 –
115 Biomedical Research Tower (BRT)
Dr. Jessica Brown
Clare Boothe Luce Associate Professor
University of Notre Dame
“Starting at the End: Insights into the Structure and Function of Human MALAT1 and Triple Helices”
Host: Juan Alfonzo Email:

Tuesday, April 25, 2023 – Rescheduled from March 2023
112 Meiling Hall  – Please Note the room is different than usual.
Dr. Martin Simard
Faculty of Medicine
Université Laval
“Function and regulation of the microRNA-mediated gene regulatory pathway”
Host: Kotaro Nakanishi Email:

Annual Symposium
May 9, 2023
The Ohio Union
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