Tracy was awarded the Barbara Chapman Neuroscience travel award to attend the Wellcome Trust’s 2023 Genomics of Brain Disorders meeting in Cambridge, UK. At the conference, Tracy presented her findings on differential symptomatology within psychotic disorders that are associated with risk converging upon distinct neurotransmitter pathways. A preprint of this research is available on medRxiv: Association of neurotransmitter pathway polygenic risk with specific symptom profiles in psychosis | medRxiv
Multiple lab members will be presenting research at the annual Molecular Psychiatry conference, this year in San Francisco from October 17-19. Learn about our work with the role of regulatory DNA in disease (Jason and Tracy), mechanistic insights of Dlx regulation (Rinaldo), Chd8 mutations (Cesar), and maternal immune activation (Alex and Karol). For more info, click here.
Postdoc Karol Cichewicz’s abstract was selected for a talk at a nanosymposium Behavioral Analysis of Developmental Disorders at the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) meeting in Chicago. He will present our work on how maternal immune activation perturbs transcriptional co-expression networks during corticogenesis. Meet with Karol and other members of the Nord lab at SfN.
Graduate student Linda Su-Feher’s abstract was selected for a talk at the nanosymposium “Genomic Engineering Using Enhancers or CRISPR” at the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) meeting in Chicago. She will present our work on developing a functional enhancer assay to test DNA sequences for enhancer activity in vivo in mouse brain. Meet with Linda and other members of the Nord lab at SfN.
Six members of our lab were among the 702 undergraduate researchers in all academic fields who presented their research, scholarship and creative activities on April 26th and 27th. Our wonderful team members excelled in the first day presenting posters of their research on Scn1a and Chd8 mutants. Congratulations to Diana Quintero and Samrawit Agezew who presented posters of their work on Scn1a mutant mice, and also to Hafsa Mir and Ellie Kreun who presented posters on their Chd8 relevant projects. Paris Beauregard also shined the last day in front of a big and broad audience presenting her initial findings on the role of Chd8 in adult neurogenesis. Go Nord lab Undergrads!
Lots of Nord lab posters at SfN this year, which was in San Diego from November 3rd to 7th. Posters covered our latest work on traumatic brain injury (Iva Zdilar), maternal immune activation (Cesar Canales), Dlx transcription factors (Rinaldo Catta-Preta), embryonic basal ganglia regulatory networks (Linda Su-Feher), Scn1a mutations (Alex Nord), in-utero electroporation of CACNA1C (Jess Haigh), and Chd8 mutations (Ayanna Wade with guest presenter, Mihailo, born in September).
Postdoctoral scholars Cesar Canales and Jess Haigh represented the Nord lab at the American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting in San Diego, CA, where they presented posters and enjoyed good food.
Rinaldo Catta-Preta was one of the organizers of the 3rd Northern California Computational Biology Symposium 2018, held on Oct 6, 2018 at the Genentech Hall at UCSF. Students from five UC campuses (Berkeley, Davis, Merced, Santa Cruz, and San Francisco), plus Stanford University, produced a one-day symposium including student talks, a poster session, an industry discussion panel, and networking opportunities encompassing all fields related to computational biology. The event had the participation of over 100 graduate and undergraduate students, postdocs and faculty members, and was an overall success!
Graduate student Ayanna Wade and Postdoc Jason Lambert represented the Nord lab by presenting posters at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s annual Biology of Genomes meeting held May 8th-12th in Cold Spring Harbor, NY.
Graduate students Linda Su-Feher and Rinaldo Catta-Preta braved a bomb cyclone to represent the Nord Lab at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s annual Systems Biology: Global Regulation of Gene Expression meeting held March 20-23, 2018 in Cold Spring Harbor, NY. Posters were presented, food was enjoyed, and much snow was experienced.