Recently, GPGG’s very own Shoumita Dasgupta, PhD, gave a seminar presentation titled “Histories and Futures of Genetic Essentialism: On Bias, Its Origins, and Its Harms”. Learn more about the seminar and Dr. Dasgupta by checking out this article!
On Wednesday a group of GPGG students got together at Muse Paintbar. We were joined by current students, new students, and a recent graduate. Everyone let their creativity flow and worked hard at their masterpieces while enjoying food and drinks!
A big congratulations to Edward (Eddie) Ruiz who has been one of seven graduate students at BU chosen to be a 2023 Hariri Institute Fellow. The Hariri Institute aims to support graduate students and junior faculty by creating opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration to further develop computational research methods. Edward was granted this award due to his exemplary and innovative research pursuits in the Genetics and Genomics Program. Eddie's research primarily centers around the advancement of open-source computational techniques for spatial omics technologies, aiming to discover novel biomarkers or targeted therapies for cancer. As a Hariri Fellow, Eddie looks forward to fostering connections between researchers at BU who share an interest in computational research methods. Find out more here!
Congratulations to all GPGG students who were recognized at Russek Day today! Prizes were awarded to:
1st: Gian Sepulveda, "DOT1L ACTIVATES C-MYC MEDIATED TRANSCRIPTION BY PROMOTING ITS DEGRADATION CYCLE ON CHROMATIN"; Grishok Lab
2nd: Dylan Steiner, “EVALUATING A NOVEL MOLECULAR BIOMARKER OF ANGIOINVASIVE LUNG ADENOCARCINOMA WITH SPATIAL TRANSCRIPTOMICS”; Lab of Avrum Spira and Marc Lenburg and Lab of Jennifer Beane
3rd: Robert Fisher, "USING A SMALL MOLECULE INHIBITOR TO INVESTIGATE COREST'S EFFECT ON RNA SPLICING REGULATION IN MELANOMA"; Alani Lab
Amazing job to all! To learn more about Russek Day check out this article!
We want to highlight an exciting student achievement! Robert will be interning at ReviR Therapeutics, an early stage biotech based in San Francisco, CA pioneering RNA therapeutic development utilizing machine learning and AI technology. He will be working on two projects: one focused on improving nonsense-mediated decay prediction and another on identifying tissue-specific alternative splicing patterns. Best of luck, Robert!
Last week GPGG took a much needed mid-semester break! Students enjoyed dinner and a couple rounds of trivia which ranged from putting their geography skills to the test to identifying songs covered in German. Thanks to our host, GPGG student, Megan Snyder!
This past Friday GPGG headed over to Room Escapers “Organized Crime” room to help the FBI put away one of Boston’s most notorious gangs. Students put their minds together and were able to solve the case with 10 minutes to spare!
Last Thursday, GPGG ventured over to Urban Axes to participate in an axe throwing round robin and tournament. Congratulations to Erin in the round robin and Eddie in the overall tournament! Students learned the proper techniques in the double and one hand throws. After such a great event, students are gearing up to take on the Fall semester!
The 28th Annual Henry I. Russek Student Achievement Day was hosted by GMS last Friday in which Megan Snyder (first-prize recipient) and Jiaji George Chen (second-prize recipient) were recognized for their achievement. Megan gave a talk concerning "Malignant cell expression of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor induces PD-L1 and immunosuppression in models of oral and lung cancer" (Genetics and Genomics, Advisor: D. Sherr). George presented during the poster session on "3D Spatial Omic Profiling to Unravel TNBC." Congratulations to our student award winners: Megan and George!
GPGG went to Candlepin Bowling this past Sunday as a end-of-the-year outing! Candlepin bowling is a variation of bowling that is played with a handheld-sized ball and tall, narrow pins that resemble candles, hence the name. Candlepin bowling was invented in the 1880s in a local bowling center and billiards parlor in nearby Worcester so it is a Boston classic. We had a blast and everyone agreed that candlepin bowling is much harder than traditional bowling!
Students met up February 17th for a post Valentine's Day trivia showdown. Megan, our master of all things trivia hosted. The rivalry between students continues as Taylor and Riley tied for first with Rachel coming in second! Tune in next time to see who is the ultimate trivia winner!