Presentation Schedule: Fall 2021 BIOL 5304

Friday, November 19 :

Student Topic Comments sent
 1  Kyra Rozanitis  Revisiting the consequences of deleting the X inactivation center.    ✔
 2  Harrison Cape  Translation in amino-acid-poor environments is limited by tRNAGln charging.    ✔

Monday, November 22 :

Student Topic

 1  Brooke Koritala  Topoisomerase I-driven repair of UV-induced damage in NER-deficient cells.     ✔
 2  Andrew Wright  Multiple deprotonation paths of the nucleophile 3'-OH in the DNA synthesis reaction.     ✔
 3  Lindsey Philips  Transcription termination and antitermination of bacterial CRISPR arrays.     ✔
 4  Daniel Chavez  Witnessing the structural evolution of an RNA enzyme.     ✔
 5  Katie Neal  Bacterial translation machinery for deliberate mistranslation of the genetic code.     ✔


Monday, November 29

Student Topic

 1  Katherine Scalise  Structural basis of ribosomal frameshifting during translation of the SARS-CoV-2 RNA genome.     ✔
 2  Delaney Gaston  poly(UG)-tailed RNAs in genome protection and epigenetic inheritance.     ✔
 3  Hannah Velasco  Extending the Spacing between the Shine-Dalgarno Sequence and P-Site Codon Reduces the Rate of mRNA Translocation.     ✔
 4  Madigan Eppink  Ligation of newly replicated DNA controls the timing of DNA mismatch repair.     ✔
 5  Morgan Smith  Dynamic DNA-bound PCNA complexes co-ordinate Okazaki fragment synthesis, processing and ligation.     ✔


Wednesday, December 1

Student Topic

 1  Patrick Isaac  RNA Sequence and Structure Determinants of Pol III Transcriptional Termination in Human Cells.     ✔
 2  Muaz Wahid  RNA abasic sites in yeast and human cells.     ✔
 3  Kolos Nagy  The selection process of licensing a DNA mismatch for repair.     ✔
 4  Subash Swarna  Pre-termination Transcription Complex: Structure and Function.     ✔
 5  Anusha Iyengar  Evolutionary Persistence of DNA Methylation for Millions of Years after Ancient Loss of a De Novo Methyltransferase.     ✔


Friday, December 3

Student Topic

 1  Travis Harris  The molecular basis of coupling between poly(A)-tail length and translational efficiency.     ✔
 2  Ben Pliske  RecA finds homologous DNA by reduced dimensionality search.     ✔
 3  Josephine Chiu  A Mechanism to Minimize Errors during Non-homologous End Joining.     ✔
 4  Anaiya Deshong-McGruder  Defects in 8-oxo-guanine repair pathway cause high frequency of C > A substitutions in neuroblastoma.     ✔
 5  Abigail White  Redox controls RecA protein activity via reversible oxidation of its methionine residues.     ✔


Monday, December 6

Student Topic

 1  Gabrielle Gard  Metabolic stress promotes stop-codon readthrough and phenotypic heterogeneity.     ✔
 2  Zuhair Almahayni  DNA polymerase θ promotes CAG•CTG repeat expansions in Huntington's disease via insertion sequences of its catalytic domain.     ✔
 3  Jordan Wartell  Structural analyses of an RNA stability element interacting with poly(A).     ✔
 4  Nicole Petchey  Role of BRCA2 DNA-binding and C-terminal domain in its mobility and conformation in DNA repair.     ✔
 5  Brynne Hindle   RNA-guided retargeting of Sleeping Beauty transposition in human cells.     ✔

Extra day, Tuesday December 7, Reading Day, 10:00 AM

Student Topic

 1  Rebecca Peterson  A nascent polypeptide sequence modulates DnaA translation elongation in response to nutrient availability.     ✔
 2  Justin Patty  RNA polymerase III is required for the repair of DNA double-strand breaks by homologous recombination.     ✔
 3  Daniel Latour  Mechanism of spliceosome remodeling by the ATPase/helicase Prp2 and its coactivator Spp2.     ✔
 4  Cela Patras  The Alarmone (p)ppGpp Regulates Primer Extension by Bacterial Primase.     ✔
 5  Rafay Wahid  DNA methylation enables transposable element-driven genome expansion.     ✔
 6  Kyle Pekar  The biochemical basis for the cooperative action of microRNAs.     ✔


Extra day, Wednesday December 8, Reading Day, 10:00 AM

Student Topic

 1  Will Saad  Mutations primarily alter the inclusion of alternatively spliced exons.    ✔
 2  Bradley Dromgoole  Extraction of mRNA from Stalled Ribosomes by the Ski Complex.    ✔
 3  Hassan El-Bardini  Novel insights into ATP-Stimulated Cleavage of branched DNA and RNA Substrates through Structure-Guided Studies of the Holliday Junction Resolvase RuvX.
 4  Jasmine Sun  The single CCA-adding enzyme of T. brucei has distinct functions in the cytosol and in mitochondria.  
 5  Amber Siddiqui  Targeted protein degradation reveals a direct role of SPT6 in RNAPII elongation and termination.  


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