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The World of Genomics will be showcased from October 18-20, 2018, at the St. Louis Science Center, one of America’s most visited museums and a destination for all ages with an interest in learning about science and technology.
Our long-term goal is to understand the transcriptional regulatory network in metabolism. We are currently pursuing two major projects. MLL3/4 complexes in transcription and Central roles of glucocorticoid in metabolism.
IGB Faculty Spotlight Lecture Ripan Mahli, PhD University of Illinois, Department of Anthropology "Paleogenomics, community engagement and evolutionary histories of Indigenous peoples of North America"
Bridging and spanning the multiple scales of organization is an essential but daunting task necessary for understanding brain function and ultimately dysfunction. Our ability to map human brain function and connectivity is transforming with recent changes.
Molecular neuroscience, fragile X syndrome
FOX FAMILY INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP LECTURE David M. Kranz, PhD University of Illinois, Department of Biochemistry "Biotechnology Companies and the Rise of Cancer Immunotherapies"
Sensory feedback from the body influences the activity of brain circuits that organize motivated behavior and affective state. We use rodent models to study central neural pathways through which gastrointestinal signals shape stress responsiveness and aversively-motivated avoidance behaviors.
Dr. Xheng's lab has a long-standing interest in cell division. In recent years, their findings have broadened their research using animal models, to include the study of stem cells, genome organization, and lineage specification—how stem cells differentiate into their final cell forms.
Areas of Interest: Genetics of Birth Defects: neuroendocrine, auditory, and skeletal development. We use two main approaches in our birth defects research - sequencing patient DNA to identify novel disease genes and use of cell culture and animal models, especially the mouse, to understand the mechanism and pathophysiology of disease.
Shelley L. Berger, PhD University of Pennsylvania, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology "Epigenetic regulation in brain controlling behavior in ants and mammals"
Professor Dan Morrow presents “Health Literacy as a Resource for Older Adults' Self-care: Implications for Technology Design."
Phil Hylemon, PhD Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Medicine "Antibiotics Secreted by Gut Bacteria Regulate Clostridium difficile growth and the Structure of the Gut Microbiome: Role of Secondary Bile Acids"
Research in the Wendt lab focuses on the molecular mechanisms of breast cancer metastasis. Research in his lab uses a combination of genetics, cell biology and in vivo imaging to identify and target key signaling processes involved in breast cancer metastasis.
Henry T. Greely, PhD Stanford Law School, Director, Center for Law and the Biosciences
It is becoming increasing apparent that the abuse of alcohol during adolescence has long lasting effects of brain and behavior in adulthood. Our studies in a rodent model of intermittent adolescent alcohol exposure to investigate have revealed these changes include alterations in the prefrontal cortex.
The primary emphasis of our laboratory is to understand the alterations among insulin signaling, bioenergetics, glutamatergic neurotransmission, and cognition that occur during disease progression versus successful aging.
"Neurobiological Investigation of Vocal Production Learning in the Mammalian Brain" by Michael Yartsev, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neurobiology and Engineering New York Stem Cell Foundation - Robertson Investigator Helen Wills Institute of Neuroscience Graduate Program UC Berkeley-UCSF Graduate Program in Bioengineering University of California at Berkeley
Learning a language is generally considered the crown jewel of human abilities. Yet the core question of ‘What is it about the human mammalian brain that allows us to learn our language?’, remains unresolved. In humans, language acquisition is mediated by a process called ‘vocal learning’. [See Full Description]
Professor Mariana Kersh presents “Title."