Seminars

2017-2018 CBM Seminar Series

Evans Building (E), 6th Floor Evans Conference Room (E-605)
72 East Concord Street
Tuesdays
3:00-4:30 PM
*unless otherwise noted
Updated 6/11
/2018

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
“Targeting transcriptional regulation in Small Cell Lung Cancer”
Invited Speaker: Camilla L. Christensen, Ph.D., Instructor, Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
“Transcriptomic changes in the airway associated with diesel engine exhaust exposure”
Eduard Drizik, Computational Analyst, Lab of Avrum Spira and Marc Lenburg, Computational Biomedicine
“Sample size optimization and power calculations in scRNA-seq experiments”
Tyler Faits, Ph.D. Candidate, Bioinformatics Program, Lab of Evan Johnson, Computational Biomedicine

Friday, October 20, 2017
“Gene regulatory networks and polygenic risk of breast cancer”
Invited Speaker: Professor Sir Bruce Ponder, MD, PhD, FRCP, FMedSci, FRS; Emeritus Director, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute; Emeritus Professor of Oncology, University of Cambridge

Friday, October 27, 2017
“Application and evidence for comprehensive liquid biopsy testing in advanced solid tumor cancer”
Invited Speaker: Richard Lanman, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Guardant Health, Inc.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
“p62 and miR-21 promote tumorigenesis in mTORC1 hyperactivated cells by maintaining mitochondrial homeostasis”
Invited Speaker: Hilaire Lam, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Elizabeth P. Henske, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
“Characterization of transcriptional deregulation in adipocytes by metabolic disrupting compounds”
Eric Reed, Ph.D. Candidate, Bioinformatics Program, Lab of Stefano Monti, Computational Biomedicine
Differentially expressed genes associated with CT imaging clusters”
Ke Xu, M.D./Ph.D. Candidate, Bioinformatics Program, Lab of Avrum Spira and Marc Lenburg, Computational Biomedicine

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Characterization of cellular responses to cigarette smoke in the human bronchus by single cell RNA-seq”
Grant Duclos, Ph.D. Candidate, Graduate Program in Molecular and Translational Medicine, Lab of Avrum Spira and Marc Lenburg, Computational Biomedicine
In-vitro gene expression profiling of chemical perturbations to predict long-term carcinogenicity”
Amy Li, Ph.D. Candidate, Bioinformatics Program, Lab of Stefano Monti, Computational Biomedicine

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Diagnostic evaluation of indeterminate pulmonary nodules via RNA-seq of bronchial epithelium”
Xingyi Shi, Ph.D. Candidate, Bioinformatics Program, Lab of Avrum Spira and Marc Lenburg, Computational Biomedicine
“A 29-gene transcriptomic signature for TB progression”
Yue (Jason) Zhao, Ph.D. Candidate, Bioinformatics Program, Lab of Evan Johnson, Computational Biomedicine

*Wednesday, March 14, 2018
“Immune alterations in the airway transcriptome of lung cancer patients
Julian Lel, M.D., Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellow, BMC, Lab of Avrum Spira and Marc Lenburg, Computational Biomedicine
“Enhancing deconvolution and quality control of barcoded reads from 3′ DGE single-cell RNA-seq”
Zhe Wang, Ph.D. Candidate, Bioinformatics Program, Lab of Joshua Campbell, Computational Biomedicine

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
“Development of an airway epithelium transcriptomic signature and biomarker of lung function decline”
Beth Becker, Ph.D. Candidate, Bioinformatics Program, Lab of Avrum Spira and Marc Lenburg, Lab of Katrina Steiling, Computational Biomedicine
“Addressing data heterogeneity in biomarker discovery and genomic prediction”
Yuqing Zhang, Ph.D. Candidate, Bioinformatics Program, Lab of Evan Johnson, Computational Biomedicine

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
“Clustering Single Cell RNA-seq Data With Celda”

Sean Corbett, Ph.D. Candidate, Bioinformatics Program, Lab of Avrum Spira and Marc Lenburg, Computational Biomedicine
“Effect of malnutrition on TB progression and on going TB projects in Johnson Lab”
Ethel Nankya, M.D., Fellow, Infectious Diseases, Lab of Evan Johnson, Computational Biomedicine

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
“singleCellTK: Interactive single cell RNA-Seq analysis”
David Jenkins, Ph.D. Candidate, Bioinformatics Program, Lab of Evan Johnson, Computational Biomedicine
“Defining Molecular Subtypes of Bronchial Premalignant Squamous Lesions & Understanding the Impact of Immune Modulation in Transcriptional Signatures of Progression”
Sarah Mazzilli, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Associate, Lab of Avrum Spira and Marc Lenburg, Computational Biomedicine

*Thursday, May 10, 2018
“Molecular Subtyping in Lung Cancer”
Invited Speaker: Matthew D. Wilkerson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics; Bioinformatics Director, The American Genome Center, Collaborative Health Initiative Research Program (CHIRP), HJF; Member, Murtha Cancer Center, Uniformed Services University

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
“Single-cell RNA-seq Identification of Nasal Cell Subpopulations”
Yusuke Koga, Computational Analyst, Lab of Joshua Campbell, Computational Biomedicine