See Alex Nord talk at the mini-symposium on Genomic Views of Transcriptional Enhancers: Essential Determinants of Cellular Identity and Activity-Dependent Responses in Neurons.
Excellent group of speakers lined up for the Fall IGG seminar series. Hope to see you there! Full disclosure, Alex organized, so he thinks the list is especially awesome.
When: Mondays, 4pm
Where: LSA 1022
IGG homepage: http://igg.ucdavis.edu/
New review on functional enhancer testing in mouse by Alex Nord in Genomics.
Our application for work studying gene regulation and epigenetics in an environmental mouse model of schizophrenia was selected for a NARSAD Young Investigator Grant from the Brain and Behavior Foundation (https://bbrfoundation.org/). We are interested in how maternal immune challenge is related to schizophrenia in offspring, and will be using functional genomics to test the hypothesis that the link is via epigenetic changes in the developing brain.
After lurking in the Genome Center for the first nine months (thanks, Dave Segal and everyone in the Segal Lab!) we have moved in to our space at the Center for Neuroscience. First PCRs completed and we’re off and running.
Undergraduate Alex Mawla is to matriculate as an IGG Masters student in the Fall. http://igg.ucdavis.edu/index.html
Linda Su-Feher (Ph.D., BMCDB) and Ravi Dandekar (M.Sc., IGG) are the intrepid first graduate students in the lab. Linda will be working on functional enhancer testing in vivo in mouse and Ravi on structure and function of non-coding RNA genes.
Iva Zdilar joins the Nord Lab as Junior Specialist.
Nord Lab review on forebrain development published in Neuron!
For more information, you can find the article here: Genomic Perspectives of Transcriptional Regulation in Forebrain Development
Undergraduate volunteers, Alex Mawla, Shreya Louis and Raychelle Laureano join lab.